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Title: Different type of heel
Post by: mullerslanefarm on February 14, 2013 09:51:58 AM


Pattern from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwbis11/PATTheal.php)  The heel construction of this really intrigued me.  One down, one to go!

It fits amazingly well.  The only recommendation I'd give is to complete the heel before the foot & toe so you know how far to knit.


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: A2K on February 14, 2013 10:02:49 AM
Beautiful!  I was messing around with Cat Borhdi's sock constructions awhile back and realized that I make socks so I don't have to think. How does this one rate in terms of thinking power involved?  I love the look of the chevron pattern in the sock cuff!  Nice yarn choice as well!


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: jexxican on February 14, 2013 10:10:35 AM
Very cool. How comfy are they? I've noticed in crocheting socks at least that the different heals have different feels. I agree with A2K about the yarn choice, it really makes the designs stand out.


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: mullerslanefarm on February 14, 2013 10:53:47 AM
The heel is almost a no brainer if you place the markers in the right places and use 5 dpns (stitches on 4). 

I used 4 dpns (misplaced my 5th!) but by placing colored markers at strategic places (fancy one at beginning of round, red marker at end of sole stitches, same colored markers where decreases took place), I had the heel pattern down after a few rows.

You do need to know how to do a provisional cast-on or a method of cast on for live stitches.

As for fit?  I really like it!  I don't like many after thought heels because they seem short and slip on my heel.  I much prefer a heel flap with a gusset for fit ... and this heel gives that!

It has a nice snug fit, so I'm sure they will wear well.  I will be knitting a few more pair of socks (with different cuff/foot designs) using this heel.

The yarn is ONline Supersocke 100 Living Color ... not my first choice in sock colors, but the shop threw it in as a freebie after buying a bunch of sock yarn. I really like how the self striping presented itself on this pattern.


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: Trekky on February 14, 2013 03:54:28 PM
Very nice!  The pattern & yarn colouring work really well.

I've never tried an after thought heel, maybe one day!  This one looks quite intriguing, thanks for sharing the pattern link.


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: AugustBell on February 14, 2013 05:49:33 PM
What a gorgeous sock!! I used a worsted weight version of that exact yarn to make socks for my toddler. The pattern you used is stunning. I adore the heel shaping and the zig zags in the leg. So beautiful!


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: AugustBell on February 14, 2013 06:01:08 PM
Also, would you mind very much telling me the exact colorway? I've just been searching for it online, but can't find this shade :(


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: mullerslanefarm on February 14, 2013 06:56:12 PM
As far as I can tell on the label it is 149


Title: Re: Different type of heel
Post by: AugustBell on February 15, 2013 11:11:07 AM
As far as I can tell on the label it is 149

Thank you!