I am making these Tropicana Socks - http://magknits.com/June06/patterns/tropicana.htm
I am confused with the ‘srpo’. I am just starting the heel.
Slip 3 sts from needle 3 & 2 onto needle one, i. e. 3 sts on each side. You have now 28 sts on needle 1. Work short row heel as follows. :
The short row heel will be worked in stockinette stitch, back and forth. (If you are familiar with a different short row heel or prefer any other heel – work your preferred heel).
K the 28 sts on needle 1. Turn, make a srpo as described above. Put srpo onto spare needle. P 27. Turn, make a srpo as described above. Put srpo onto spare needle. K to the end of row, turn, make a srpo, put srpo onto spare needle, p to the end of row, turn, make a srpo, put srpo onto spare needle. Repeat until 9 sts are left on main needle, work one round over all sts b…[/b]
srpo - sl st to right hand needle with yarn in front, then pull yarn over the needle – st looks now as if there are two sts, you are not making a yarn over, you just pull it to the back! = srpo double stitch. This double stitch is always knit/purled together as one st. Do not make increases!
So, I just knit across my 28 heel stitches, and no it says to srpo and transfer to spare needle. I slip the stitch w/ yarn in front, and pass yarn over the right needle. But i end up with two stitches. That would mean I’d have far more than 55 stitches at the end. :??