Originally Posted by LoveBugAngel
do I slip them purl style or knit style? I've lost track of which needle originally had the first round on it. I can see the tale and follow it up I suppose. The needle that has the yarn attatched to it, is that the one I will be putting the 16 stitches on?
Since you are just moving them to another needle you'd slip them as if to purl.
It doesn't truly matter which needle is which at this point, but you need to make note now so you know what to do for the instep and the next sock as well.
Unless you've knit with the tail that is usually the beginning/end of the round. In other words the needle to the left of the tail..the one in your left hand is needle 1. The one on the right, in your right hand, is needle 3. If you need to you can put marker(s) to help you remember. For instance use a safety pin or some type of locking marker to attach to the knitting that is on needle 1. That way you'll know which one is which from now on. Write on your copy of the pattern what the marker is for. I'm a big fan of markers myself.
Once you have the stitches set up it is usually clear for the rest of the sock what goes where because of the heel stitches.
What pattern are you using btw?