Turning heel of sock

sallingJuly 21, 2008

I have cut and pasted the part of the pattern with which I am having difficulty. Am I supposed to be repeating the pattern from the "sl1, p16. p2tog, p1, turn work." or from the "next row"? I don't have enough stitches to do the whole row of the first row. If I do the first row (with the p16) should I reduce the number of stitches to accomodate the p2tog, p1?

This pattern is going to drive me nuts. More reason to eat chocolate. :)

Turn Heel: (wrong side facing), sl1, p16. p2tog, p1, turn work.

Next row: sl1, k3, ssk, k1, turn work.

Next row: sl1, p4, p2tog, p1, turn work.

Next row: sl1, k5, ssk, k1, turn work.

Continue in this manner, working to within one stitch of the gap from previous row and making decreases until all stitches have been incorporated. There should be 18 stitches remaining and you will have just completed a right side row, ready to pick up stitches for the gusset.

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I would love to help you, but I don't understand your problem. Where does it say to "repeat"? I don't see that word. I do see "continue in this mannner," which would have you slip 1, p6, p2 tog, p1 turn work in the next row. Is that what you are asking? You have a progression here, and they want you to continue that progression. The 16 stitches are worked in the first or "turn heel" row only.

Don't replace any stitches. You are now making the very fatest part of the sock taper down toward what will be the toe. So you are gradually decreasing.

Do you understand ssk?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 11:46PM
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No, no repeats needed. When it says turn, do that and
work the next row. You won't be working all the stitches
across a row until you get to the end

Here is a link that might be useful: heel

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 2:45AM
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Thank you so much. I was thinking repeats but I really needed to pay closer attention to the instructions. I get it now. I was so frustrated. Thanks again. :)

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 8:44AM
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Turning the heels on socks makes absolutely no sense until you've done the first one. When my friend Lisa made her first one, I lent her my old sock pattern and told her, "Just do EXACTLY what the instructions tell you to do. DON'T try to analyze it and DON'T try to anticipate what's coming." She called me the next day all excited about turning the heel, and that I'd given her good advice. She tends to be very analytical and she'd have been a wreck trying to figure out just what the point of the instructions were!


    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 9:30AM
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