Need help with sock heel! Think I'm reading pattern wrong

Hi All,

I’m knitting a sock pattern (Toe to Top in Leisure Arts’ “Socks to Go” booklet). I’m OK until I get to the heel, which I think is supposed to be done in short rows. I’m knitting it as if it’s a heel flap, which I do know is wrong, but I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do, needlewise.

The heel foundation round is like so:

Foundation Rnd: K2, pick 7 sts along Turning Heel, K46, pick up 7 sts along Turning Heel: 62 stitches.

*I am OK until I get to the first row…

Row 1: K8, leave remaining stitches unworked; turn
Row 2 (Decrease row): slip 1 as if to purl, P13, P2tog, turn
Row 3 (Decrease row): (slip 1 as if to purl, K1) 7 times, SSK
Rows 4-22: Repeat rows 2 and 3, 9 times, then repeat row 2 once more
Row 23: (Slip 1 as if to purl, K1) 7 times, SSK: 40 sts

I keep ending up knitting a heel flap!

Has anyone knitted a similar pattern or seen anything online that might shed some light on this? I feel totally dense!!

Those instructions will give you a heel flap. What comes AFTER this?


After you knit the above, the pattern asks to knit around begin knitting the cuff. I’m completely lost. Again, it’s a toe-up sock. I’ve put in a call to Leisure Arts.