HNW - more re heels
Larry Anderson & Diane Hare
foxnhare at goldrush.com
Fri Nov 21 22:16:14 PST 1997
> In a message dated 97-11-20 17:05:50 EST, you write:
> << I need help with turning the heels.
> Does anyone know a quick and easy way to do this? >>
For shorter socks, knit the tube the desired length from cuff top
to base of little toe. Mark this row with safety pin or bit of
yarn about a stitch. Do desired decreases to shape toe area and
desired methods of ending off.
Try sock on and mark just to the toe-side of the where the heavy
wear area would fall on the base of the heel. On this round, at
what will become center-back, clip *one* thread and pick back 1/3
of the way to the left and pick back 1/3 of the way to the right
(yes, we're opening 2/3 of the round). Pick up these stitches on
four (or three, if you *like* doing it the hard way) double-pointed
Knit four rounds plain and then continue as though to do a "wedge
toe". The so-called "peasant heel" is the quickest and easiest
BTW: (1) I suggested marking the toe decrease row so that one could
measure or count rows for length to make it easier to make a second
sock the same size. (2) If socks shrink a bit in length, but are
just too short, rather than altogether too tight, one may slice off
and reknit the toe area longer. (3) When re-knitting one may do a
custom fit, rather than a plain wedge or point, if one so desires.
(4) If you wanted to practice a peasant heel without knitting a
whole sock, retrofit one on a commercial tube sock.
Diane Hare/MS.HARE foxnhare at goldrush.com San Andreas,CA snotmyfault
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