Toe-Up heels detailed on this site include the no-holes Fleegle Heel and the integrated "Faux" Heel Flap for Toe-Up Socks. Heel stitch patterns include the slip-stitch heel and the eye-of-the-partridge heel.

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Turn a Heel on Toe-Up Socks: The Fleegle Heel

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Turn a Heel on Toe-Up Socks: The Fleegle Heel
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The Fleegle Heel is an easy, beginner toe-up heel with no holes at the sides. You will have great success with the Fleegle Heel if this is your first time doing toe-up socks. Bonus: No wrap-and-turn needed!


Faux Heel Flap for Toe-Up Socks

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Faux Heel Flap for Toe-Up Socks
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This integrated “faux” heel flap for toe-up socks is useful when you want to add a heel-stitch pattern, make the heel in contrasting color, or adjust for high insteps. There is no picking up stitches, no seams, and no holes.



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Forgot Increases on Fleegle Heel Gusset

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Many people forget to increase on the left side of their knitting when doing the gusset for the Fleegle Heel. All of a sudden you’ve got 19 stitches on one toe-up Fleegle heel and 20 on the other.
To fix it, drop your stitch down and re-add the M1. You can do it!


P/u (Pu) and Knit – Pick up and Knit

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How to pick up and knit stitches in knitting:

Socks patterns and mitten patterns both call for you to pick up stitches.

Top-down socks have a heel flap which usually has a slipped-stitch edge that you need to pick up into, whereas mitten thumbs have a raw edge.


W&T – Wrap and Turn (Short Rows) Plus Picking Up Wraps on the Knit Side

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A “short row” is simply what happens when you work across a row but don’t get to the end. The pattern instructs you to go almost to the end (maybe one or two stitches before), and then turn around and go back. This creates a domed shape that is good for heels and other curvy parts of the body.


When To Start Increasing For the Fleegle Heel (Gusset)

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A big issue for first-time knitters of toe-up socks is knowing when to start increasing for the Fleegle heel. Where exactly is “the front of your ankle?” Here’s how to tell.



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