The pattern says: The heel is worked over half the sts, i.e. 32 (32) 36 plus two sts which are made by picking up sts up on both sides of the heel sts (=34 (34) 38). The two side sts are always knitted and will provide a base for picking up the heel sts.
Row1: k 36 (36) 38
Row2: k1, p34 (34) 36, k1
My problem is that I don't get where these 2 sts come from when it's only 34 (34) 38 after picking up the 2 extra sts from both sides of the heel... Am I missing something or is there just a error in the pattern?
I just noticed that the pattern is looking ok on the biggest sts count... so can I just fix the rows to be?: Row1: k 34 (34) 38
Row2: k1, p32 (32) 36, p1