I'm doing booties from Cleckheaton book no. 423, pattern 2 (sorry, no link it's from a book), and am stuck, please help!
The pattern starts at the ankle, I have done the ankle part and shaped the instep. The instructions are as below:
SHAPE FOR INSTEP:
Work in stocking st. for rem.
Next row: K 20, turn, P8, turn. Cont. on centre 8 sts (leaving 12 sts on needle at each end) and work 14 rows stocking st. Break off yarn.
with right side facing, rejoin yarn to end of 12 sts at right edge, knit up 10 sts evenly along the first side of instep, knit across 8 sts from end of instep, knit up 10 sts evenly along 2nd side of instep, then knit across rem 12 sts... 52 sts. Work 7 rows stocking st., beg with a P row.
I have done all the instep, the part I'm stuck on is where to start when I'm shaping the sides - if I have the right side facing me, I have 12 sts on the left needle followed by the centre 8, then 12 sts on the right needle. So... where do I start, and what on earth is 'knitting up' when both needles are full?
Apologies if this is a duh! question, I'm a beginner.