I’m making Diana’s Trail Socks from a pattern in the 2005 Knitting Pattern A Day calendar (June 27). I’m at the “Turn Heel” point and I don’t understand why I have 8 stitches left on the needle when it says to turn.
When I finished the Heel Flap I had 30 stitches on the needle but the way I read the “Turn Heel” section, Row 1 only works 22 of those stitches.
The pattern says:
Row 1: Sl 1, K18, SSK, K1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, P9, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, K10, SSK,K1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, P11, P2tog, P1, turn.
Row 5: Slip1, K12, SSK, K1,turn.
Row 6: Slip 1, P13, P2tog, P1, turn.
Continue in this manner until all sts have been worked and 20 sts remain.
(Please note this is copied verbatim–including no spaces where there should be spaces and sl spelled out some places and not others.)
If anyone has any thoughts–or better yet a copy of this pattern from another source that has different heel turning directions–I’d very much appreciate your help. This is my first sock; up until this it’s been fun.