Before you start your heel, you want to have 25% of your stitches on the first needle, 50% on the second needle and 25% on the third needle.
I have 64 stitches - so I put 16 stitches on needle #1, 32 on needle #2 and the last 16 on needle #3.
So far so good!
Next I'm going to knit across the stitches on needle #1 with needle #3. I will end up with just two needles and
50% of my stitches on each needle.
In my case I have 32 stitches on each needle.
(If you find it too awkward to knit across using needle #3, use your fourth needle and then just slide them onto needle #3 when you finish the row).
Okay, time for the heel flap!
Row 1: Slip 1 stitch as if to purl, purl to the end.
Row 2: *Slip 1 stitch as if to purl, knit 1 stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. (slipping the first stitch will make it easier to pick up stitches along the edge later).
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End with a knit row.
Okay, go ahead and do yours . . . tomorrow we'll turn the heel!
Until then, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.