I am trying to knit an old fashion Christmas stocking for my niece. The pattern uses straight needles in order to do the Santa pattern in intarsia. After finishing the chart pattern for the leg ending with a knitting row it says:
Slip first 13 sts onto holder for the right half of the heel; slip next 27 sts onto holder for the instep; keep last 33 sts on needle for left half of heel.
It then gives instructions for Left half of heel including the turn starting with a purl row. And then says to put the first 13 sts from holder onto needle to do Right half of heel.
I thought i followed the instructions correctly, but for some reason that I can’t figure out the heel flaps are facing the wrong way. I think the only way to fix this is to rip them out and try again.
Any assistance in helping me figure out how I went wrong or how to avoid this in the future is appreciated.