nutkin short row heel problem

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griz8214 wrote
on Jul 15, 2014 11:37 PM

When I begin step 8 on the Nutkin short row heel instructions, I have 21 stitches (including the left side pairs), 10 stitches for the middle of the heel, and 21 stitches on the other side (the right side pairs).

If I YO, knit to the first YO, and K3Tog, I end up with 17 stitches on the left needle before the turn.  If I continue repeating rows 8/9, by the time all the pairs have been processed, I have more than the 32 + 1 stitches. 

Should I really be knitting/purling to the YO pair, or the first YO (which has me knitting/purling the first stitch of the first pair)? 

I've worked the rows 8/9 about 5 times now trying to get this right and have yet to get through it.  Anyone have any words of wisdom on how to do this?  I'm tempted to use a heel flap, turn, and gusset that I've used on other socks, but would like to learn how to do this.

Thanks, Cindy



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salmonmac wrote
on Jul 16, 2014 5:07 AM

These videos may be slightly different than your pattern but maybe they'll help. It may be that video part 2 is more applicable to the part you're up to but I've included both.

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griz8214 wrote
on Jul 16, 2014 10:57 PM

Thanks, I think that second video tells me what I need to do. 

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