So, the only reason why I learned to knit was to knit socks. My "learn to knit" anniversary is almost about and I am just now knitting my first pair of socks. Being that I've never knit socks before I don't know the "how's and why's" of the different things you do to knit socks.
Case in point:
I'm knitting my 3 year old a pair of socks (figuring starting small to see if I even like it and it's a small sock project to tackle) and I picked the Child's Rainbow Sock from Paton's Pull Up Your Sock booklet
. Everything is going great in fact and I don't even have that ladder when you knit on DPN's.
My question is this (and it's just out of curiosity):
For the heel flap, the pile of flesh says *Sl1, k1* repeat from * to * Next row Sl1, purl across. I'm just curious as to why the pile of flesh has me do this. Is it for reinforcement purposes?
For bragging rights, here is my progress as of this afternoon. I got alot more work done and am working on the heel flap now.