Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-19-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Translation: Pattern for sock heel
I'm knitting my first sock, my first time knitting in the round...

Can someone help me decipher the pattern for the heel? I understand that I have to knit half minus 2 of the total number of stitches (28, in my case), or 14 on the 1st needle and 14 on the 4th needle. But then the pattern says I should also work the edge stitches to facilitate picking up heel stitches. It's the edge stitches I'm uncertain about. The pattern says:

Edge st: Sl the last st of row with yarn in front, work the first st of the row as k through the back loop.

What does Sl mean? Slip?

underthebelljar is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,158
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,979 Times in 7,324 Posts
Yes, it means SLIP. You bring the yarn forward (as if to purl) and put your needle in the stitch on the left needle and slip it off to the right needle w/o working it. Move the yarn back (as if to knit) then do as the pattern says and work the next stitch through the back loop.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
underthebelljar (01-19-2009)

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Translation: Pattern for sock heel 2 underthebelljar Pattern Central 1 01-20-2009 02:55 PM
translation for Knitting the heel of a sock 6kf9 How-to Questions 1 01-02-2007 03:55 PM
looking for short row heel sock pattern Lieke Pattern Central 5 09-22-2006 03:02 AM
Need pattern help... (sock heel) aliassak How-to Questions 1 03-23-2006 11:58 AM
Silver's sock heel and North Country Cotton baby sock heel.. gardenmommy General Knitting 2 02-01-2006 01:51 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:21 PM.