Hi my name is Judith and I am working on my first pair of socks and I am at the HEEL FLAP. I’ve got my 20 stitches on a needle. However, when I follow the pattern below. I end up with 0 on the needle. then the instructions tell me, I should have 12 stitches remaining? how is that possible, when I have no more stitches from the heel flap? Am I doing something wrong, or is the pattern wrong?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Place 20 sts. on one needle.
Row 1: Sl1, Purl across
Row 2: Sl1, K1 across
Repeat these 2 rows for a total of 20 rows.
TURN HEEL – 12 STS. REMAINING
Row 1: P12, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 2: Sl1, K5, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 3: Sl1, P6, P2tog, Pl1, turn
Row 4: Sl1, K7, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 5: Sl1, P8, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 6: Sl1, K9, K2tog, K1, turn
Row 7: Sl1, P10, P2tog, turn
Row 8: Sl1, K10, K2tog