Hello! I was feeling rather delighted to have knitted a pair of socks for the first time. I’ve given them as a gift and have started the next sock project. In doing so I have realised I made a mistake on the heel flap section by misinterpreting the pattern - I continued stockinette stitch by alternating purl and knit rows (first stitch always slipped). I now realise the pattern asks to alternate ‘slip’ and ‘knit’stitches for the ‘knit’ row to create more of a cushion.
The socks I have gifted look lovely - I just wondered if the wearer will be aware of my error from a ‘wearing’ perspective. For example, will the socks burst at the seems; be awfully uncomfortable; just not last as long? I feel a bit silly but hopefully not too big a mistake?