Afterthought Heel

giant feet

Rose’s latest sock is ready for the heel to be inserted…

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Set-up

…the set-up includes a row of pink waste yarn knitted into the sock where the heel will go. The rows above and below the set-up row were threaded with waste yarn, which will help with the next step…

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waste yarn

…which involves unpicking the knitted row, so the heel opens up.  The threaded rows stay in place on the yarn…

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knit

…and are then picked up and knitted.

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decrease

The heel is formed by decreasing every other row and then Kitchener-stitching the last 16 stitches.

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Well-heeled

Well, the sock is done at last – some member of the family is going to be well-heeled (as soon as we knit sock #2)!!

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6 thoughts on “Afterthought Heel

    • I was thinking that would be an advantage! Unfortunately the recipient of this sock is moving to Toronto 😦
      Of course I would be willing to mend them if he mails them back to me…

  1. well…..I have no idea what Rose just did! It looks really complicated. The Country Httys and I are just astounded and once again we are in awe at the talent in the Quimper cupboard!!

    • We had no idea either until looking up the instructions on Youtube…it made more sense when we watched it than reading the instructions! We are now hoping sock #2 turns out approximately the same!

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