I've been making socks using this pattern
So far it's all gone according to plan and I have a few pairs of socks. But today while I was knitting I suddenly started to wonder if I've been doing a bit of it wrong all this time.
At the heel flap section it says to divide stitches so that needles 1 and 3 have 10 stitches each left, and needle 2 has 20 stitches (place on holder).
Once divided it says to s1, and P to end of row.
Now, if I do this, doesn't 10 stitches on the left hand side end up with one extra row? Since my round begins between needle 1 and needle 3?
(In double pointed knitting I always treat needle 1 as my left hand needle, needle 2 as the one opposite me, and needle 3 as my right hand needle. So that means the beginning of my round is joined between needles 1 and 3. I also don't understand why patterns ask me to mark the beginning of a round - I always know that it's between needles 1 and three, so why mark it? and how would I mark it any way? A stitch marker would fall off...?)