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Toe-Up Faux Heel Flap Socks – Worsted Weight

A toe-up sock with a built-in heel flap. Use for contrasting toes/heels. High-instep friendly.

Category: Socks
Gauge: 4.5 sts/in in Stockinette stitch
Technique: Toe-Up Socks
Yarn Weight: Worsted (9 wpi)
See also: Fingering-Weight Version

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By popular demand! A basic toe-up sock pattern with a knitted-in heel flap that fits your heel snugly and that you can adjust for a high instep.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: Small/Medium, Medium/Large
  • Finished Measurements: Small {small high instep, small very high instep} (Large {large high instep, large very high instep} - Finished Measurements: 7 {7.5, 8} (8 {8.5, 9}) in. [18 {19, 20} (20 {21, 22} cm)] around ball of foot.
  • Yarn Weight: Worsted (9 wpi)


  • Yarn: 180 yds worsted-weight yarn. If working two socks at one time, you’ll need two separate balls of yarn.
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 47" for two-at-a-time, 40-47" for one-at-a-time
  • Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm or size required to get gauge (4.5 sts/in)
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle


  • 4.5 sts/in in St st

Pattern Notes

KnitFreedom's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.

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Video Tutorials for This Pattern

Faux Heel Flap for Toe-Up Socks
Faux Heel Flap for Toe-Up Socks
Faux Heel Flap for Toe-Up Socks

Related Blog Post: What To Do When You Have A High Instep – Tips for Using KnitFreedom’s Faux Heel Flap Toe-Up Sock Pattern

By Liat Gat – Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks / June 20, 2017 / 45 Comments

This tip is for sock-knitters who are following my high-instep toe-up sock pattern. It explains how to easily use my pattern for Toe-Up Faux-Heel-Flap Socks to make a bigger instep than you normally can with basic Fleegle-heel or other toe-up sock patterns.

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Related Blog Post: NEW! Fingering-Weight Toe-Up Socks With A Faux Heel Flap

Fingering-weight faux heel flap socks in Western Sky knitsBy Liat Gat – Founder / Heels, New Patterns, Socks / September 21, 2012 / 76 Comments

For toe-up sock lovers who want a great-fitting heel that can be adjusted for high insteps. This toe-up sock pattern has a “faux” heel flap which allows you to use heel stitch patterns like the Eye of the Partridge heel. You can also do a contrasting-color heel.

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gray fingering-weight sock cuff with the picot hem bind-offBy Liat Gat – Founder / Bind-Offs, World Travels / July 27, 2012 / 157 Comments

This bind-off combines three things you love about socks, but couldn’t have all together until now: a picot edge, a hemmed edge, and the ability to do it on toe-up socks. Here’s how to create a picot hemmed edge at the end of your knitting.

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Related Blog Post: Heel Flaps Are BACK – The New “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Sock

Faux heel flap for toe-up socksBy Liat Gat – Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks, World Travels / July 20, 2012 / 104 Comments

Wait – heel flaps are BACK? Yes, and better than ever. This integrated “faux” heel flap for toe-up socks lets you adjust for high insteps and more.

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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: October 19, 2021 - Current Version: 4.5
Update notes: Simplified sizes into Small and Large

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