Socks: how to continue pattern on heel flap?

These are toe up socks (Donayale pattern from Black Dog Knits. I think they’d look great with the pattern continued on the heel flap, but can’t figure out how to do this. I’ve changed the pattern already to make mine toe up, with the basic heel turn ala Deb Barnhill Azure socks pattern (Knitty winter 2007). I thought it would be relatively easy to slip in the donyale pattern for the heel flap, instead of plain stockinette, but then I realized I didn’t know how to translate the pattern for the WS, since the flap is knit back and forth. Anyone able to translate for me, or give me the formula? To summarize the pattern, it’s an eyelet cable that uses a multiple of 5 stitches. There are 3 different rounds, the last being repeated for the 4th. Repeats are in parenthisis. It’s a free pattern, so I’m not contravening a copyright here.

Rnd 1: P2, [Sl 1, K2 PPSO, P2] Sl 1, K2, PSSO
Rnd 2: P2 [K1, YO, K1, P2] K1, YO, K1
Rnd 3: P2, [K3, P2] K3

I would love it if someone could enlighten me.
Jyoti in Sedona

When you change something that is written for in the round to flat (or vise versa) you have to work the rows that fall on the right side the same as given and the rows that become the wrong side have to have the directions worked backwards and do the opposite stitches.

I believe Row 1 is the right side so do it as given.
Row 2 becomes: P1, YO, P1 * K2, P1, YO, P1; rep from * to the last 2 stitches and finish K2.

Row 3 stays as usual

and for row 4 you repeat row 3 but backwards and opposites, which works out to just doing everything as it presents itself.

I think that is the answer. But, you know, they don’t put the cables on the heel for a reason. It will be more comfortable without it, but if you want to carry on anyway try that. :slight_smile:

Of course, you’re right about the cables on the heel. But thanks for the explanation because that will help me when I want to translate from in the round to working flat.