A heel is turned

There’s been some progress on the toe-up sock:

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I turned the heel!

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It’s exactly the way I wanted it, heel stitch on the bottom of the heel instead of the back. I mostly wear clogs, and the back of the heel doesn’t need reinforcement. I adapted the heel turn from Wendy Johnson’s sport weight toe-up sock pattern; it took a little stitch juggling to figure out where to start/stop the heel stitch and make it look right (centered). It didn’t help that I was using a different number of stitches.

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The foot is a perfect fit! It’s very comfortable.

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I was getting a bit frustrated with the heel turn last night because of the heel stitch. I considered abandoning the whole thing in a fit of pique. This morning it went fine. Not sure if I can exactly duplicate it on sock two. Will there be a sock two? Or was this merely an academic exercise?

I still can’t decide if I like this method any better than the cuff-down method, but it’s a good thing to have in my bag of tricks. And the toe that started it all still looks great!

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5 responses to “A heel is turned

  1. The socks look great, and so do your hydrangea. Look at those blooms!

  2. Your sock looks great. The heel is excellent. Hope you can duplicate it. But then again, they are “just” socks and nobody will notice if they aren’t perfect twins.

    ~ Peace

  3. I wish I had beautiful scenery to compliment my knitting adventures. Can I send you my FO’s to be photographed, lol you do such a beautiful job

  4. Looks like it fits very well, and the toe looks neat. Love your photographs. Mine always look like crap.

  5. Very nice job knitting! Are those hydrangeas in your yard, too? I’m jealous, hydrangeas and blueberries :)