I just finished working the leg on my first sock using the magic loop method. Now I’m about to start the heel. I have a total of 36 stitches which is 18 split in half. I know I’ll only be working on 18 of these stitches as the other 18 are for the instep later.
Now the instructions tell me: “K9, turn work around and with same needle, p18–18 heel sts on one needle. Place rem 18 sts on spare needle(s) or holder to work later for instep.”
Ok, so I k9, then turn my work around. Now I have 9 stitches on my right needle and 9 on my left needle. How am I supposed to p18 when I have only 9 sts to work with on my left needle?