Hello everyone! I am a first time knitter and am making a Christmas Stocking. The pattern is online here: http://www.simplicity.com/t-free-knitting-pattern-fisherman-stocking.aspx
Right now I am ready to start the “Heel” part of the pattern, but I want to make sure I do it right since I’ve done hours of knitting to get to this point!
It says to join yarn at left outer edge, between the two dpn’s that I have. Between the two needles is the instep part, about 7 inches wide and 5 inches higher than the 2 dpn’s. Based on this pattern, do I join the yarn on the bottom left edge of the instep part when the right side is facing me, or the right edge? I know the pattern says left outer edge, but that would make the yarn be close to the left needle and not the right needle, which is normally where the yarn is when you are working a row.
Also, how exactly to I join the yarn here? All I can find is how to join yarn when you run out of one ball and need to join another where the tail of the first ball is, so nothing on how to join in a stitch that is in a random other place of the pattern.