It's not a huge deal, but I'd like to know if I'm doing something wrong. I've made 4,000 of these socks by now, but here's what happens. I do the ribbing, then 3 rounds of stockinette. But when I get to the heel, I have to do a purl row before I can start back in with the pattern, or else it puts the stockinette on the inside of the sock. It's not that I'm knitting inside out, because the 3 rows under the ribbing are correct. But then the first row after I divide is a wrong side row, not a right side row like it should be. So far I've just knit the one extra row, but now it's starting to annoy me that it's not matching up!
After I divide for the heel, the working yarn is on the end of needle 1. Then I knit back and forth across that needle. Should I be putting the stitches for the heel on a different needle from the working yarn then joining, or something? That doesn't seem to make any sense to me.