I’m knitting my second pair of socks (having done the first pair using Silver’s Sock Class), and have been able to sort my way through this new pattern more or less pretty well. (And learned a new skill - picking up a dropped stitch - which I’ve now been able to use several times in this adventure.)
But I’m having trouble sorting out which needle is which, and how many stitches I should have on each needle now that I’ve picked up all of the stitches. I realize that the total number of sts that I should have will depend on how many I picked up, which probably will differ from person to person. But a ball park figure at this point would be fine…!
Pattern: http://web.archive.org/web/20021202182927re_/www.magma.ca/~vanmac/basketca.htm (I’m knitting on three DPNs - with the fourth as my working needle.)
Specific section of the pattern that I’m stuck on says:
[B]Pick up one stitch in each of the slipped stitch loops along the other side of the flap. Knit 6 stitches. You are now at the beginning of the round (the middle of the heel).
Knit to the last two stitches on needle one*[I][my asterisk here][/I], SSK. On the instep needle, K2tog, knit to marker, knit Row 2 of instep pattern, knit to last two stitches, SSK. On needle three, K2tog, knit to end.[/B]
*This is the first mention of needle one that I’ve seen referenced in the pattern.
I’ve spent time this evening looking at the pattern as it’s linked, as well as the Ravelry version. Maybe instep needle should have 18 sts (because that’s how the instep pattern will be worked)? The marker now sits between what I think is needle one (which has 27 sts) and the instep needle. Needle three has 28 sts. Total sts = 63.
That doesn’t seem correct, though, as I look further in the pattern, which says that I should be decreasing the gusset, and ending up with 15 sts on needles one and three, for a total of 60 sts (which means that needle two/instep needle should have 30).
Can anyone shed light as to how many sts the “instep” needle should have? Maybe I can just evenly divide from there and get back to the business at foot. (Because it’s a sock…get it?)
Sorry that this is so long. :sad:
Thanks, as always, for the helpful advice from other knitters! Hope I’ll be able to return the favor one of these days…!