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« on: December 12, 2009 12:51:01 PM »

I just tried knitting some socks for the first time, but i'm stuck when it gets to the heel  Sad

Here is part of the pattern:

There are 23 stitches on my needle.

Next row: *K1. Sl1. Rep from * to last st. K1.
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows for 2 ins [5 cm], ending with a RS row.

Shape heel: 1st row: P12-16-18. P2tog. P1. Turn.
2nd row: K3. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
3rd row: P4. P2tog. P1. Turn.
4th row: K5. Sl1. K1. psso. K1. Turn.
Cont in same manner to 13 sts.

I tried to "continue in the same manner", but i think i'm doing it very wrong.  Could someone please help me by writing out the instructions for the next few rows until it gets down to 13 sts?

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009 01:41:14 PM »

If you watch your knitting you should see that there is a "gap" where you last turned. Knit or purl until you're one stitch away from the gap. You will then make a decrease, either p2tog or sl1, k1, psso, with the two stitches on each side of the gap, knit (or purl) one more stitch and then turn.

There is a video showing the process here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques (Working the heel of a Sock)
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