Toe-Up Faux Heel Flap Socks – Fingering Weight

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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: August 4, 2020 - Current Version: 4.3
Update notes: Removed reference to markers in Toe instructions, added Slip-Stitch Heel instructions

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

Video Tutorials for This Pattern

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

Best-Fitting Socks I Have Ever Made

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


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

  1. Scubagirl15@gmail.com

    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. kvincent951@gmail.com

    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. dim.ond.fi.proper@gmail.com

    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?

  5. 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!

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