I completed the heel turn - THREE TIMES - my fault. First I didn't look at the notes on the front page about decreases and I was intertwining stitches from each sock - OK. Then for some reason I can't count because the second go round I had way more stitches left to work on one side vs the other - OK. Third time's a charm - worked fine.
Then I get to picking up gusset stitches. I am told to pick up 15 stitches per side ... remember it only told me to make 10 selvage stitches?!?! I understand picking up and extra 1 or 2 stitches, but 5?!?! I refer back to the special notes - there is nothing about inventing spots to pick up stitches ...
Now, I didn't realize this until AFTER I did the heel turn three times. There are two socks on the needles 1st stitch first sock, 2nd stitch second sock, 3rd stitch first sock and so on ... I REALLY do not want to rip back past the heel and make the flap longer right now.
They appear to fit fine, but I like to have delusions about these kind of things and I am worried that if I just knit on, its going to be really snug around the instep later.
I looked up another top down pattern by this designer and the gusset was similar = x heel flap stitches, but picking up way more.
I looked up other top down socks = x heel flap stitches = x selvage (maybe one more that you pick up in the corner to close the gap).
I'm a little confused ...