Starsong (starsongky) wrote,

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calculating short-rows for turning heel

I'm working with this pattern and already know I'll have to make some modifications for my wide feet & legs. The pocket/algebra versions start with X = sts per inch x2, no problem there. Cast on 4x sts = 8 inches worth, gotta change that to 6x = 12 inches for me. Heel flap uses half the stitches, no problem there either. Where I run into trouble is turning the heel.

Is there a formula for how many unworked sts to leave on the heel flap on that first turning row? A fixed number, a percentage, so many inches' worth? My heels are wider than average (like the rest of my feet) but not necessarily deeper, so I'm having a little trouble with the math on that particular section. I don't want to make the turning section too long (too many rows).

I'm an accountant, I should be able to handle simple algebra - shouldn't I? Help!
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