Alright, I finished my first scarf a couple weeks back (I'm still sewing it up, yay procrastination!I'll post "soon"). Now I'm just mentally preparing myself for some future knitting projects, that's just the who I am, super-analyzing nerd, yup yup. I've been terrified by socks, mainly because IT TURNS, but this is what prepping is for, at least for me. It took me forever to find a magic loop cuff down sock pattern, (geez why was it so hard?) but it has a smaller gauge than I want to knit, I can only buy so many different types of needles and yarns as a beginner(plus it'll take wayyyy too long to knit with that gauge)! About twice as large a gauge, or half the gauge? IDK whichever way it goes, I'm using a gauge of roughly 4sts/inch, the sock pattern has 7sts/inch.
So far, I've got the modifications going fine, up until the heel turn, I hardly understand why you're knitting it like that in the original pattern, how am I suppose to modify it!?
Original- CO 64 sts Change to 32 sts and do the ribbing blah de blah split into 16 when you want to do your heel flap.
Ok so you knit 16 rows of preferred heel flap stitchy whatchamacallits.(Eye of the partridge is what I'll be doing)
Now for the heel and then when I enter it into my brain for conversion this is what I get:
It's very sad, especially since as I'm typing I really should be doing my Algebra HW while watching One Tree Hill, but my brain can't "rest" or really do anything until it knows a solution is soon on it's way, so please help me out, here's the original instruc. for the turn:
Turn Heel as follows:
Row 1: Sl 1, K17 sts, K2 tog, K1 turn
Row 2: Sl 1, P5 sts, P2 tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2 tog, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, P7, P2 tog, P1, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4, increasing 1 additional K or P stitch after the Sl 1 until all side stitches are consumed. End with a purl row
BTW Sorry for the rant, my brain is just SO sad right now T^T Just so we're clear, I know the action and all, I just don't 100% understand. I'm like a parrot, you can teach me how to say it but it doesn't mean I know what I'm saying. Explanation with conversion would be awesome for future reference. I will go be a good student and make my Algebra teacher proud now
but, yeah OTH Is almost over >3<