We have gotten a few questions in the past few days. One of them has to do with socks and sock heel numbers.
How many stitches do I use on to create the heel of a 50 peg sock?
We first are going to divide the total number of pegs used by 1/2. 50/2=25
Second, from that 1/2, we are going to short-row until 1/3 of that number remains. The number is not exact, it can be rounded up or down. 25/3=8.33. I would short row, until there are 8 pegs wrapped at each side and then the center 9 are unworked. It should be 8 wrapped, 9 unwrapped, 8 wrapped.
x=number of total pegs used in the sock
z=round up or down to obtain the wrapped number of pegs.
Proceed as follows:
x divided by 2=y
y divided by 1/3=z