Unused stitches when shaping the heel

by Margaret
(Ireland)

I am knitting a doll from Jean Greenhowes Jemma-Jane book. I am knitting the legs and I have 63 sts on the needle.

It says:

1st row - k38sts turn
2nd row - slip first St p wise p12
3rd row - slip first St k wise knit to end

What do I do with the stitches left after turning?

YOUR ANSWER


Just leave them at either side of your work I am assuming that these instructions are for shaping the knee or the heel of the foot.

If you read further through the pattern, at some point it will tell you to knit to the end of the row.

And at this point you will knit across the stitches you have been working on plus all of the stitches that have not been worked while you were doing the shaping.

It might seem a bit strange but it will work out the way it Jean intended.

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