Receipt for a Stocking - heel

From the Project Gutenberg version of Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee.

This is the map for the section that starts with "You then begin the heel" and ends with "Continue this narrowing till you have knit up all the stitches at each side."

  • The stripes are the patterned columns.
  • There's a note that "The first or pattern row of the heel is knit; the remainder of the heel ...

From the Project Gutenberg version of Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee.

This is the map for the section that starts with "You then begin the heel" and ends with "Continue this narrowing till you have knit up all the stitches at each side."

  • The stripes are the patterned columns.
  • There's a note that "The first or pattern row of the heel is knit; the remainder of the heel is to be knit with double thread."
  • Rows 5-8 should be repeated 9 times. (The map shows 2 repeats: there should be 7 more.)
  • "For the 11th time: slip 1, knit 7 double stitches, make 2 holes, narrowing from the 2d hole in the usual manner; this will have reduced the heel 14 stitches in each stripe, and finishes the pattern." The previous row had 7 decreases before the yarn overs and 7 after: for this to result in a loss of 14 stitches, there must be no yarn overs, so the map omits the two yarn overs suggested by "make 2 holes".
  • "Knit 26 stitches, knit 2 together, knit 11 stitches, which brings you to the seam;" This doesn't add up: 26 plus 2 plus 11 equals 39. If you're working on 65 sts, this would need to add to 32. I may have miscalculated/misinterpreted somewhere else, but for this map, I'll assume that the 26 should be 19. (Even the "make 2 holes" I omitted from the previous row wouldn't account for the difference.)

Shown with a cast-on count of 105 stitches.

Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): K1, [k2tog] 6 times, [yo, k1] 11 times, yo, [ssk] 6 times, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, [k2tog] 6 times, [yo, k1] 11 times, yo, [ssk] 6 times, k1.
  • Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Sl1 wyif, p35, k1, p15, k1, p15, k1, p36.
  • Rows 3 and 7: Sl1 wyib, k35, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, k36.
  • Row 5: Sl1 wyif, [k2tog] 6 times, [yo, k1] 11 times, yo, [ssk] 6 times, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, [k2tog] 6 times, [yo, k1] 11 times, yo, [ssk] 6 times, k1.
  • Row 9: Sl1 wyib, [k2tog] 7 times, [yo, k1] 7 times, yo, [ssk] 7 times, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, [k2tog] 7 times, [yo, k1] 7 times, yo, [ssk] 7 times, k1 (93 sts).
  • Rows 10 and 12: Sl1 wyif, p29, k1, p15, k1, p15, k1, p30.
  • Row 11: Sl1 wyib, k29, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, k30.
  • Row 13: Sl1 wyib, [k2tog] 7 times, k1, [ssk] 7 times, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, [k2tog] 7 times, k1, [ssk] 7 times, k1 (65 sts).
  • Rows 14 and 16: Sl1 wyif, p15, k1, p15, k1, p15, k1, p16.
  • Row 15: Sl1 wyib, k15, p1, k15, p1, k15, p1, k16.
  • Rows 17, 19, 21, 23, and 25: Sl1 wyib, k31, p1, k32.
  • Rows 18, 20, 22, 24, and 26: Sl1 wyif, p31, k1, p32.
  • Row 27: Sl1 wyib, k18, k2tog, k11, p1, k11, ssk, turn (44 sts).
  • Row 28: Sl1 wyif, p11, k1, p11, p2tog, turn (25 sts).
  • Rows 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, and 63: Sl1 wyib, k11, p1, k11, ssk, turn.
  • Rows 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, and 64: Sl1 wyif, p11, k1, p11, p2tog, turn.
  • Row 65: Sl1 wyib, k11, p1, k11, ssk.
  • Repeat rows 5-8.