Toe-Up Faux Heel Flap Socks – Fingering Weight

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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: October 10, 2020 - Current Version: 4.5
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Closeup of eye-of-the-partridge heel on fingering-weight heel-flap toe-up sock

This “Faux Heel Flap” Toe-Up Sock pattern is an easy intermediate sock pattern written for Magic Loop.

It has a fake heel "flap" that is knit in one piece with the rest of the toe-up sock. It also includes adjustments for high insteps or arches.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
  • Finished Measurements: Small regular instep {high instep; very high instep} (Medium regular instep {high instep, very high instep}, Large regular instep {high instep, very high instep}) - Finished Measurements: 7 {7.5, 8} (8 {8.5, 9}, 9 {9.5, 10}) in. [18(20, 23) cm] around ball of foot

Materials

  • Yarn: 340 yds. (311 m) fingering-weight yarn
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 47" for two-at-a-time, 40-47" for one-at-a-time
  • Needle size: US 2 (2.75 mm) or size required to get gauge (7 sts/in)
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 7 sts/in in St st

Abbreviations

BOR – Beginning of Round
CC – Contrasting Color
CO – Cast On
Instep – The half of the sock that goes around the front of the ankle
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 Together
M1L – Make One Left
M1R – Make One Right
MC – Main Color
P – Purl
P2tog – Purl 2 Together
PM – Place Marker
PSO – Pass Stitch Over
Sl 1 – Slip 1
SM – Slip marker
SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit
St St – Stockinette Stitch
W&T – Wrap and turn
WS – Wrong Side


Recommended Course: Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks

Toe-up socks are the hippest and most addictive project in knitting right now, and it's easy to see why.

Knitters love making their socks from the toe-up because they can try on as they go, knit two-at-a-time, and there's no heel flap or picking up stitches.

The ideal project for any intermediate knitter to learn, improve, and enjoy.


Video Tutorials for This Pattern

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Testimonials

Best-Fitting Socks I Have Ever Made

I just finished a pair of socks using the modification for high instep – best fitting socks I have ever made. My new favorite sock pattern!
  – Beverly S.


13 thoughts on “Toe-Up Faux Heel Flap Socks – Fingering Weight”

  1. Hi Liat,
    Thank you so much for this pattern.

    I was hoping you can help me figure out what I did wrong. I’m knitting a 56-stitch sock with regular instep. On the faux heel flap, I keep ending up with one fewer stitch than I’m supposed to after working a round 3. Instead of 29 stitches after a round 3, I’m getting 27. I’ve tried again and again with the same result. I’m wondering if I’m accidentally working a k2tog when picking up the wraps, but I don’t think I am.

    Any ideas?

      1. Hi there! I’m so glad you’re loving this pattern. Sorry I couldn’t get to you in time to help, I was out of town. I’m so delighted you were able to track down the problem by yourself. Thanks for letting me know you’ve gotten it sorted!
        Cheers,
        Liat

  2. I love this pattern and fits perfectly. Could you please help me (with this sock pattern). I would like to make a pair of socks for my husband. ie: a stitch count of 72 for foot and cuff. I need to know how many stitches on cast on toe, number of unwrapped stitches etc….. same recipe proportions but larger!! Possible?
    Please help. Thank-you. ?

    1. Hi Katharine,
      I’m so sorry it’s taken so long to reply! Yes, I’d like to provide this update for you so that you can make large socks for your husband. I will work on this and let you know when it’s ready. Hugs!
      PS – Just to help with the pattern, what size shoe is he? What is the measurement around the ball of the foot? Thanks!

  3. Good morning! When I knit socks top down, I have twice as many rows in the heel flap as stitches I pick up to work the gusset and I love the way they fit. However, I prefer knitting from the toe up. I did one pair of socks using your faux heel flap and liked it but am thinking of ways to get more rows in the “flap” without the extra increases in the gusset. Any thoughts?

  4. I love this pattern! Have made several pairs, two at a time with it. One question, I get a ladder of holes in the gusset section. How do I stop this from happening? What am I doing wrong?

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