I am knitting this pattern (full pattern available). I am having issues understanding the heel flap part of the pattern. Here is a small excerpt of the part that is confusing me:
Heel flap is worked on needles 1 and 4, knit 1st needle KTBL2/P2 and then turn work to WS. Leave the remaining 24 sts on two dpns.
Row 1 (WS): Slip 1, purl all sts, turn work
Row 2 (RS): Slip 2, knit all sts
Repeat these 2 rows for 22 total rows. End with a right side row.
My confusion is specifically about the slipped stitches:
- Are these slips supposed to be purlwise or knitwise? Should it be clear from context?
- In Row 2, if I slip two stitches one at a time and just start knitting, then the yarn winds up in the wrong place, and there is an ugly jump where the yarn crossed over the second slipped stitch. I suspect that there is something unstated in this step that is assumed I will know how to do, but I don’t know what it is, and I haven’t found an answer from searching online.
I assume a more experienced knitter would understand what exactly is expected at this step, so if anyone can give me clarification, that would be greatly appreciated!