Top-down socks help?! I keep knitting my gusset upside down, somehow

Clearly I’m new to knitting socks. Using double pointed needles. First sock…ok. Second sock…I seem to have messed up royally on my gusset, and the slanty lines that you get from the decrease in the gusset ended up somehow on the TOP of the sock (that would sit on the top of my foot), instead of where they should be. I feel like I picked up the stitches on both sides according to the directions but clearly not. Can anyone more experienced in these things suggest where I’ve gone wrong? I’ve already ripped out the whole sock and started again, with the same result. Happy for any guidance–thanks!

I haven’t knit socks in years, but this is the site I learned on. Maybe it’ll help you. If not I’m sure someone will be along soon!

If you make a picture of your project I am sure we are able to help you with this.

Edit: I saw wrong first because one of the socks got a good gusset and is all nice. For the second sock, the decreases are made at another spot. If you want the socks identical to each other you have no other choice than to rip back until that place where you picked up stitches along the heel flap and then make sure you divide the stitches according to the pattern.

What is the name of your pattern?

It may be that you have the sts incorrectly arranged on the needles #1, 2 and 3 (if that’s how your pattern describes the gusset needle orientation). The site Jan recommended is a good one. Here’s a link to the section on gusset sts but the section before is helpful too.

The sts on needle #2 are the top of the foot and are knit across rather than part of the gusset decreases.