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« on: January 04, 2008 05:37:23 PM »

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 pattern says *Sl1, k1* repeat from * to *  Next row Sl1, purl across.  I'm just curious as to why the pattern 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.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 06:01:13 PM »

The s1k1 is exactly for reinforcement purposes.  You don't necessarily have to do it if you don't want to.  Good for you for trying socks!  It took me a while to get the guts up too.  Now I've got a drawer full and a sock yarn stash thats wayyyyy too big.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 09:04:07 AM »

Thank you puppymomma!  I have to say that now I'm wanted to knit more and more socks.
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