Christmas Stocking Pattern that calls for knitting 14 stitches at the beginning of the row

by Rachel
(Florida)

I've never knitted a stocking before, and this part of the pattern has me confused. I'm not finding anything on how to just knit 14 stitches at the beginning of the row, and it says to work until I have 14 rows. Then all of a sudden we're on the heel and "picking up 8 stitches." Alongside of piece?

Row 3 - Work across 14 sts., turn, purl 14 sts. Continue working with only 14 sts. until 14 rows
completed.
Turn heel as follows:
On Knit row, K 3, K 2 together (tog.), K 1, Turn then Slip 1, P 4.
Repeat until only 9 stitches of the original 14 remain with stitches on Knit row.
Pick up 8 sts. alongside of piece (from side of 14 rows) and knit across to the end.
Row 4 - Work next 14 sts. as Row 3 above with only 14 sts. for 14 rows.
Turn heel as follows:
On Purl row, P 3, P2 tog., P1, Turn Slip 1 K4.
Repeat until only 9 stitches of the original 14 remain with stitches on Purl row. Pick up 8 sts. on side of piece (from side of 14 rows) and purl across all rest of sts. (63 sts.)

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Nov 27, 2021
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wonderful!
by: Ratchadawan

I'm so happy to hear. If you'd like to share a photo of your stocking here, I'll be happy to post it. You can email it to me at; Ratchachambers@to-knit-knitting-stitches.com

Nov 27, 2021
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Thank YOU
by: Anonymous

Thank you. It's finished!

Nov 25, 2021
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Christmas stocking
by: Ratchadawan

Hi,

Thanks for the question.
It means to knit the first 14 stitches of the row and leave the rest of the stitch on hold on the left hand needle. You just keep working the 14 sts back and forth until you have 14 rows.

Take your time and follow the instruction step by step. When it says turn, you just turn the piece over and work back to the other side.

Try that and see how it goes. If you still need help, I'll be here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ratcha

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