Step one was the heel flap. The book suggested knitting a slipped stitch heel, so slip one, knit one for one row, then purling the next row. Simple. Or not. From experience I know I am not great at slipped stitch patterns; I've knitted two honey cowls and both are littered with errors. But I only needed 36 rows, which surely I could manage without making any mistakes? Well no. It took me three attempts to get it right! Fortunately the yarn withstood tinking well, but the whole thing took rather longer than I anticipated!
|Not entirely perfect slipped stitches...|