Foot and Heel
Huzzah! Time for the Heel
Yay! It's finally time to start knitting your heel. This will be the second most-challenging piece of your socks after the cast-on. But it will be a lot of fun.
Finish the Foot and Gusset Sections First
Just to make sure you're ready to start the heel, follow your pattern and your Toe-Up Sock class video instructions in knitting the Foot and Gusset sections of your sock.
For the foot you will have knit a plain tube until the knitting reaches the front of your ankle (for the basic Fleegle heel sock) or until the knitting reaches the specified measurement from the back of the heel (for the faux heel-flap sock).
You will have then begun increasing for the gusset until your heel needle contains the specified number of stitches. When it does, you are ready to turn the heel of your sock(s).
Your Toe-Up Socks class provides videos showing how to turn the heel of your sock.
Find Your Heel-Turn Video
- If you are doing the basic beginner sock (Fleegle heel), the link above will take you to the right video.
- If you are doing the Faux Heel Flap sock, go to the bonus area of your class where it says "The Faux Heel Flap" and watch the video.
How to Turn Heels on Two-at-a-Time Socks
Once you finish turning the heel of the first sock you will have knit all the way across the heel stitches.
Grab the second sock and follow the same heel-turning instructions.
Then proceed to knit across both insteps to get back to the heels.
Continue following the heel-knitting instructions in your pattern, working across one heel and then the other.
Don't forget to try the knitting-backwards video in your Toe-Up Socks class if you are up for a challenge. You will add another unique skill to your knitting repertoire AND never have to turn your work again! (If you don't want to.)
More Knitting Success Stories
Myriad knitters have charged ahead and finished their socks.
Congratulations to the intrepid knitters who have completed! I love that KnitFreedom knitters go at the pace that works for them.
Remember if you're knitting ahead, you can ask questions in the "Ask Questions Ahead" section in the sidebar of your knitalong.
<--------- See the sidebar at left to ask questions ahead.
Leave a Comment If You Have Questions
I'm here to help you if you get stuck or confused on your toe-up socks. Leave a comment here if you have questions on the "Foot and Heel" section of your socks. Happy knitting!