I am working on my first pair of socks so am sort of lost and confused. I started with ribbing, that was fine. The sock is worked with DPNs, I have 48 stitches, divided among 3 needles (16 per needle).
So the next part is starting the heel flap. It told me to turn my work then-
Row 1 (WS): Slip 1, purl across 23 stitches
Row 2: Slip 1, k1, rep across all stitches.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 25 rows.
So it has me using 24 sts for the heel flap. But I only had 16 per needle. I watched some youtube videos on knitting heel flaps and they all have you move the sts you are using for the flap to one needle. So I decided to go ahead and move the stitches so 24 were on one needle. I’m starting to think maybe that was a mistake.
I did my 25 rows, they look fine (I think my edge is messed up but don’t think it’ll have any consequence other than giving me trouble when I have to pick up stitches later). The next section is labeled “Turn Heel”. Here are the directions-
Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k13, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 3: Sl 1, k6, ssk, k1, turn.
Row 4: Sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn.
Row 5: sl 1, k8, ssk, k1, turn.
Cont as sat until al sts have been worked, ending with a WS row, 14 sts.
So the first row is only working 17 of my 24 sts. What am I doing with the rest of them? I also don’t really understand the whole “turn” thing so perhaps that’s why I can’t understand what’s happening. But I’m also thinking maybe it would make more sense if I hadn’t gone and moved my sts around. Can anyone help?