Saturday, January 21, 2012

What a Heel I Have Been

Up until now I have used a short row heel for all of my toe up socks and overall I have been happy with the results. With my latest pair of socks I decided to pick a pattern and stick to it to broaden my knitting horizons. I picked the Van Dyke Socks from Wendy Knits Socks from the Toe Up book and in this pattern she uses a Gusset style heel. Well, have my eyes been opened! By using a series of increases and decreases you get a heel with no holes, like sometimes happens with a short row style, and the end effect is a triangle wedge at the back of the sock. As you'll see from the pics below, this made for a cool look with the yarn I an using. I am really happy with the results.

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