GG’s been super awesome helping me with a test-knit of a designer’s cuff-down sock pattern. it’s the first time i’ve done that style of sock. but we’re both at a huh-wha? point…
i’ve done the german twisted cast on, the 2x2 cuff ribbing, and the heel flap. i had 36 stitches when starting the heel turn. the instructions for it say:
1- (RS) sl 1, k15 (17, 19), ssk, k1, turn
2- (WS) sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
3- sl 1, k6, ssk, k1 turn
4- sl 1, p7, p2tog, p1, turn
Continue working one additional stitch per row until all stitches have been worked, ending with WS row. 16 (18, 20) sts”
i took this to mean that as i continued, on row 5 i’d knit 8, row 6 i’d purl 9, row 7 i’d knit 10, row 8 i’d purl 11, etc (k12, p13, k14, p15, k16, p17, k18, p19). but when i get to the last 2 rows, i don’t have enough stitches. i can knit 18 and then do the ssk, but i don’t have a last stitch to knit. if i skip that last stitch and just turn, then on the purl side, i have to skip the slip stitch and start right in with the purl 19, so that i have enough stitches at the end to p2tog, and again, no extra 1 stitch purl.
i’ve ended with 20 stitches as instructed, but only by omiting those slipped stitches and the last plain k1 and last plain p1. so is this normal for a heel flap, is the pattern count off, is my count off, etc?