"I have really enjoyed your blog. I am (sniff) a lurker. I am having so much trouble with the Erika Knight Cashmere Baby Leggings pattern and i saw that you made a lovely set for Sprout. If you have a few moments (and remember the pattern) could you please explain how you connected the heel pouch to the rest of the foot area? I have frogged so much my yarn (and I) can't take many more attempts. I think my brain is slacking off at the foot point in the pattern."
First of all, welcome, Tanya! Thank you for your nice comments about my blog. I'm flattered that someone is actually asking knitting advice from me. From me!
I do remember the pattern. I have the book and the leggings right here in front of me, ready to help if I can. When you are talking about connecting the heel pouch to the rest of the foot, do you mean after you're done knitting and ready to seam, or during knitting? If it's during finishing/seaming, I can help you with that. The heel seam is on the side of the foot, not at the back, where it looks like it should be. So you are actually going to "turn the corner" with the heel before seaming it to the rest of the foot. The pattern finishing notes say "sew up the inside leg and finally the foot seams, noting the seam is on the side of the foot." Let me see if I can get a good picture to illustrate: See how the leg seam is coming down the side of the heel, not the back?
When viewed from the front with the seam flat, the foot does not lie flat like a sock, but rather sticks out like a shoe would:
Here is the view from the back with the seams flat:
See how the heel sticks out after being sewn "around the corner"?
If done incorrectly, the foot would lie flat like this:
I hope this helps! Please let me know how it works for you. Email me pictures if you can at kkmj at comcast dot net.