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VictoiseC
04-04-2006, 03:00 PM
I'd love to start making socks with no pattern in front of me so I was reading EZ's book this morning. As it happens I began a pair of socks
in K2,P2 ribbing and she said she loves that for a sock.

But look at this: isn't it contradictory.... Or am I just not getting it?
This is on working the HEEL:

"I LIKE TO KEEP THE SIDES OF THE HEEL-FLAP IN GARTER STITCH.
That is, I knit the knit rows. On the purl rows, knit the first four and last four stitches. I also slip the first stitch, and purl the last one on each row, which gives a pretty and useful braided edge--a pleasure to knit up when the times come."

Ok, that sound very interesting and I want to try it on this pair I started.
But. She say knit the last four stitches then she says purl the last stitch.... on each row. You can't do both. Right?

So which is it?
:thinking:

rebecca
04-04-2006, 03:09 PM
I would say either you k4, p1 or k3, p1 @ the end of the row and either k5 or k4 @ the beginning, depending on your choice for the end of the row ;)
Now, where did you find this...are u reading an EZ book? Which one?

VictoiseC
04-05-2006, 09:35 AM
It's Knitting Without Tears. Would be interesting to ask her daughter... I noticed someone just talked to her the other day. Meg Swansen.
k3, p1 probably that. Guess you just have to do it and look at it.

mintdee
04-05-2006, 09:38 AM
Trust the pattern

Or something like that ;)