This is the pattern I’m basing my socks on. http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60050.html
Different yarn, more stitches to fit over my foot and double knitting on DPNs, but that’s the flap and turn.
This is where I’m running into a problem with their numbers.
…Continue to work in this manner, having 1 more st before decs on each row until 12 sts remain.
With first needle, knit across 12 sts of heel, pick up and k 12 sts along side of heel flap, M1 between heel flap and next (instep) needle, with second needle, work 20 sts across 2 instep needles, with third needle, M1 between instep needle and heel flap, pick up 12 sts along remaining side of heel flap, work across 19 sts of heel flap – 58 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Dec Rnd K 17, k2tog, k 20, k2tog, k 17.
Knit 1 rnd.
Rep last 2 rnds until 40 sts remain.
I count up their numbers and I get 58sts.
But going across 19sts after picking up the final 12st puts me somewhere on the side of the heel flap, near but not where I think the decrease should be. 17sts from there puts me on the top of the foot. 20sts from there puts me near the bottom of the heel.
Then the K17 + K17 never changing with the decreases has them spiraling around the foot.
Judging from the crochet socks I made, the decreases should come the two stitches on the heel flap before and after the corner.
I think that’s what they’re getting at but their “19sts” is wrong. It should be 6 to put me in the middle of the heel and 17sts from there would put me 2 from the corner. Then the 20sts should stay the same but for every decrease round each 17sts should decrease by 1.
If I am correct I’ll simply place a marker in each corner and decrease 2 before the first and 2 after the second.
My crochet sock gusset fit pretty bad following the pattern. The pattern fit much better when I decreased every row or twice per corner in each decrease row.
Should I figure a standard knit sock pattern will be sized the same? If so would it be better to K2tog every row or K2tog side by side and then work the even row?