Thursday, February 24, 2011
wrap and turn heels
For my Knotty or Knice socks I decided to knit them exactly as written including the wrap and turn heel. Until recently I've avoided this heel, in part because I wasn't entirely confident that I was doing it correctly, and in part because the resulting heel leaves the sock tight across the ankle.
That is, I avoided this heel until I knit my Socks for Christy. In her pattern instructions, Linda Fisher explains picking up the wraps so clearly that my doubts vanished:
RS: pick up front loop of wrap from front to back, place it on the left needle and knit it together with that stitch through the back loop
WS: pick up back loop of wrap from back to front, place it on the left needle and purl 2 together
With respect to fit at the ankle, maybe a ribbed sock like this will benefit from a snug heel; otherwise it might end up baggy at the ankle. We'll see, won't we? Depending on my workload, the first sock may be done as soon as tomorrow.
Posted by Minding My Own Stitches at 8:20 AM
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I really like your yarn for this pattern !!! I'm still not a fan of toe up socks , probably due to the wrap & turn for the heel . I can't seem to get a decent looking heel , despite all the online tutorials .
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