Im attempting to knit my first pair of socks from this book. My choice is the 4-stitch garter-rib pattern on pages 33-36.
Im on the “HEEL TURN” section. I have done the first 4 rows. The instructions say to repeat rows 3 & 4, [B]inc 1 additional knit or purl st after the sl 1 until all side sts are worked, end with completed row 4.[/B] i can’t make any sense of the part that says [B]inc 1 additional knit or purl st after the sl 1[/B]. I know that the inc doesnt mean to make a new stitch, and since im knitting or purling to within 1 stitch of the gap before the decrease & only the first stitch of rows 3 & 4–i dont understand how you can knit or purl an extra stitch after the slipped stitch. Can someone help me understand this?
Dont i just repeat rows 3 & 4 as i knit them initially until i have (26 stitches in my case)?
My heel flap is 48 stitches & 48 rows, if i do the heel turn as i suggested above, my heel turn would take 22 rows to bring me to 26 stitches. Does this sound right?
THANKYOU FOR YOUR CLARIFICATION/ASSISTANCE.