Originally Posted by silegose
jberry...I had done a guage swatch with the first pair and had 8 stitches to the the inch...
so with this one I casted on 48 st. I am now working the heel and have 24 st for the heel. I measure the littlemans foot were the heel is and from what I can tell maybe about 1 1/2 for the flap. then i need to worry about the turn. I really do appreciate your help with this. This will be the first time trying this on my own with no pattern to follow. Plus I have only been knitting for 2 years now. with a break in between these two years.
ok for 48 sts...here's what the book says...
row 1~ knit across 14 sts, ssk, k1, turn work
row2~ sl 1 pwise, p5, p2tog, p1, turn
row 3~ sl 1 pwise, knit to 1 st before gab ssk (1st from each side of gap), k1, turn
row 4~ sl 1 pwise, purl to 1st before gap, p2tog (1st from each side of gap), p1, turn
rep rows 3 & 4 until all heel sts have been worked, ending with a ws row and ending p2tog if there are not enough sts to end p2tog, p1. there will remain 14sts.
for the gusset they say to knit across all heel sts & with same dpn (needle 2) work across held instep sts; with another dpn (needle 3) pick up and knit 12sts along other side of heel, and knit across half of heel sts 62 sts total.
round now begins at center back heel
rnd 1 knit to last 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1; knit across all instep sts on needle 2; at beg of needle 3 k1, ssk, k to end--2 gusset sts decreased
rnd 2 knit
repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 48 total sts.
for the toe you'll do
rnd 1 : needle 1 knit to last 3, k2tog, k1; on needle 2, k1 ssk, work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1; on needle 3, k1 ssk, k to end--4 sts decreased.
rnd 2 knit
repeat rounds 1 & 2 until 24 sts remain then repeat rnd 1 only until 8 sts (total) remain...kitchener st remaining 8 sts.
hope that helps, if you need anything else let me know. I included the toe because I can never remember how many it needs to be decreased to before you can start the decreasing every round. O I cannot wait to see his cute little socks! My ds will be 4 in April and I really need to make him a pair too, he keeps asking. oooooo maybe I'll make him a pair for his bday?
ok I'm starting to ramble, need to get to bed.
night night socksters!