Very confusing knitting pattern for baby socks (short rows)

Hi everyone! I hope one of you is able to help me with this problem. I am just getting to the heel flap and kind of confused about the pattern.
Here it goes:
Row 1: k9, turn
Row 2: sl1, p2, turn
Row 3: sl1, k1, sl1, k1, psso, k1, turn
The pattern says nothing about adding stitches, so how am I supposed to knit row 3 with only 3 stitches left on the needle after row 2?
Hope you can help…

Did you look for errata? Is the pattern name Basic Knit? Who is the designer?

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Thanks so much! I didn’t even know that was a thing! When I buy a book with knitting patterns I expect them to be knittable… silly me. :unamused: Just googled errata for “50 baby booties to knit” and the results are very disappointing. What a waste of money…
Thank you for educating me, though! :slight_smile:
Aborting sock project…

Correction: it’s bootees, not booties. The book is by Zoë Mellor

Sadly, there are many patterns with errors. It helps to check on Ravlery first. If the pattern is listed there may be errata listed or others may have noted errors In their project pages.
This pattern looks ok to me however. It’s a short row heel. Remember that you also have sts sitting on the ends of the needles (part of the 15 heel sts). You’ll be including them on each row as you turn and skp or k2tog.
It’s similar to this video:

This is one of the main reasons I rarely buy books. It can be editing issues, but it can also be translation issues. Many books are wonderful, but when you come across one with an error it’s frustrating. I tried to find info on the pattern you were attempting because if there’s an error there is usually a solution, but I don’t even see one called Basic knit. Is that the name of the pattern?

I usually use Ravelry for my patterns. And there are TONS of bootie patterns.

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The name of the pattern is “stripy socks”. Thanks so much for looking for a solution. I’ll try google again, ravelry as well.

I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something. According to the pattern I’m supossed to knit 9 of the 15 st, turn, slip 1, purl 2, turn again.
That leaves me with 3 stitches to work with. So how does the next row make sense? :confused:

You start with 15sts for the heel. Those 15sts remain in play for the heel. Just because you’ve last worked with the middle 3 doesn’t mean that you’re finished with the 6 sts on either side.

Knit 9, that leaves 9sts on the right needle, 6 on the left. Turn s1, p2. That leaves 6 on either side of the 3 middle sts. You still have 15 total sts to work with. Now for row 3 sl 1, k1, sl 1 (that’s the 3 middle sts) k1 of the 6sts hanging out on the left needle, psso, k1 of the 5 remaining sts on the left needle and turn

From now on you’ll be working two sts together towards the end of each row (either the p2tog or k, slip, psso). You’ll be working two together across the gap that Amy mentions in the video.

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Gosh…! I finally got it and also feel a bit silly for letting these teeny-weeny socks get me so worked up… Thank you so much for explaining…! :blush:
Love this site…!

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Terrific! We certainly don’t want any cold toes if we can help it.