So I decided to try to knit a pair of socks. I am very nervous about this as patterns NEVER make sense to me. I am not new to knitting so should know that it always makes sense when you are actually working the project. BUT…this has me stumped. (
Back to Basics Sock pattern on Knitty.com
Here is the part I don’t get…
[COLOR=Red]Heel will be worked back and forth over sts on Needle 2 only, as follows:
[I]Row 1[/I] [RS]: K48, W&T.
[I]Row 2 [/I][WS]: P28, W&T.
[I]Row 3[/I] [RS]: K27, W&T.
[I]Row 4 [/I][WS]: P26, W&T.
[I]Rows 5-22: [/I]Continue in stockinette st, working each short row 1 st shorter than the last. Row 22 is 8 sts long.[/COLOR]
I understand short rows, have knitted them before. What I don’t understand is how I am going to end up with 8 stitches on the 22nd row. :think:
Probably seems silly, but I just can’t start this pattern until I understand it! Any help appreciated!