Can someone clear this up for me?
First I did Silver's tutorial for cuff down on 4 dpns - NO PROBLEM!
I don't know what they call that kind of heel.
Next I did Lion Brand's Knit Child's Solid Socks. I don't know what you call this heel either but it had no heel flap, then it had this:
Row 1 WS: P14, sw next st, turn
row 2: K13, sw next st, turn
so on down to 8 sts left, then:
Next row rs: k8 sw, turn
next row: p9 sw turn
so on up to 15 sts.
Ended up with holes in my socks when I did that one. don't think I did the wrapping right either. So I watched the Cat Bordhi video here:
she tells you how to wrap turn and then how to conceal your wraps. VERY HELPFUL!!!
o.k. so then I go on to this other pattern, still trying to find one I can do so I can knit my kids some socks to match mine.
It is Children's Slipper Socks Patti Pierce Stone. This heel seems to be like a hybrid of those two. So what is that called?
First you make a heel flap of 12 rows ending on a purl row.
Next you have this:
row 1 K11, wrap next stitch turn
row 2: p6 wrap next stitch, turn
row 3 k7 wrap next stitch turn
row 4 p8 wrap next stitch turn,
so this is totally different than the lion brand ones. You're not first doing less knits and purls each time, you go right into doing an increasing # of knits/purls each row.
Now, when I pass the wraps am I supposed to be picking them up and knitting them together here? Is it just implied that I do this?
All this is so confusing to me because I'm sort of blindly following along and I have no idea what it's supposed to look like. I did end up with v's on both sides and a cupped area, so I had to have done something right, but I think I was supposed to pick up and knit together those wrapped stitches when I passed them over, from the other video's I watched on short rows by Amy.
Next question: How do I knit a stitch in the gusset corner? I mean, how do I see exactly where to put in the needles to pick up that stitch? Is there any video for that? Is doing that going to help me avoid the holes in my socks? When I did the 2nd one, the lion one, it had holes on both sides and you could see through the sock!
I'm just confused...Maybe I just shouldn't be trying this on my own but should take a class or something. It's just that I understood how to do Silvers, I don't want to take a class that repeats that process. But I don't even know what these heel types are called so I can ask an intelligent question!
Any help is appreciated here!