I'm working on my first pair of socks, using the Briggs and Little Fine Socks (#104) pattern. I'm doing the child's small (cast on 48 sts over 3 DPNs 15, 18, 15) and am doing it Magic Loop.
I'm about to start the heel and the directions have me confused and the math seems off. The portion I have issue with is:
Knit 11 sts from 1st needle. Slip remaining 4 sts onto 2nd needle and sl first 4 sts from 3rd needle onto 2nd needle. 26 sts on 2nd needle.
No matter how I work that, it doesn't come out to 26! I know the needle numbers are a bit pointless considering I'm MLing but that is driving me a bit bonkers.
Also, is there any reason to attempt to do the knitting and slipping to get the stitches to one needle to work the heel or can I just move 2 of my stitches to one of the needles and start the 2 repeating rows for the heel? And should I work the heel on the needle that has the working yarn or the other needle?
Sorry for all the questions and thank you all so much for the help!