Ok, you sock masters, I need your help. I’m humming along liking this sock knitting business (there I admit it, I kinda like it!) and I start turning the heel, but then I made a mistake…I started to think! Now, I believe I’m doing something wrong, but am I? This is where you come in my dears…
First, isn’t it cute?! I think it’s adorable, but anywho. You see that bunched up thing in the middle? That’s apparrently a heel, so they say. Here you see me about to turn the work to the wrong side and wrap that stitch on the left on the middle needle. This is what the pattern states:
·»For Large size only, change to 3mm needles. Using Main Colour, knit first 30 stitches. Slide remaining stitches onto a holder. Starting with a purl row, work 21 rows of stocking stitch, slipping the first stitch of every row. Right side is facing for next row.
· »RS: Knit 20 stitches, SKP, turn
· »WS: Slip 1, purl 10 stitches, p2tog, turn
· »RS: Slip 1, knit 10 stitches, SKP, turn
· »Repeat last two rows until all stitches have been worked. Ensure right side is facing for next row.
I’ve been doing this for a few rows now, but it’s this “all stitches have been worked” business that is worrying me. The short rows are only worked on the stitches that are on the middle and right needles, so what happens to the lonely needle that is on the left right now? When do I work those? Do I start short rows with those stitches and those in the middle? I need help I tell ya!
Any thing I’m worried about (and sorry for the bad pic here), but what happens to all those stitches on the holder? When do I start working those? Are these the “instep”?
edit: this is where I stalled before I went to the gym:
Do I just knit across (and working all stitches) or did I mess up in my short rows and have to rip back?