What to do with the "tail" when decreasing the toe

Knitting Graph of the Sock Pattern

Knitting Graph of the Sock Pattern

I'm having trouble figuring out this pattern. I'm currently decreasing the toe in the pattern but I can't figure out what to do with the "tail" to the right of the pattern.

It seems like all the stitches are decreasing except for the two ends of the pattern. I have included a picture and pointed my pens towards the stitches in the pattern that I'm having trouble with.



To be honest I really don't know. I would assume that they serve a purpose but without being about to look at the pattern I would only be guessing.

Have you read the instructions on finishing your socks? It might be that you are told how to handle these "tails" in this section of your pattern.

It is possible that one of my readers has come across a similar pattern and may be able to help so I am adding your submission to the open questions page.

Hopefully someone will drop by with exactly the answer you need...

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Jan 02, 2018
What "tail" NEW
by: Anonymous

There is no "tail" as that is just the stitch between the two decreases. The chart designer has placed each stitch above the stitch it is knit into on the previous row (the charts are on their side). The decrease stitches work into 2 stitches on the previous row, but only provide a single stitch for the following row which is why there are gaps in the chart.

Socks are normally worked in the round, and if you're having trouble, I suspect that you may have worked some or all of the pattern flat

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