Sock September

Sweet Tomato Heels

Today we take a look at the Sweet Tomato heel, which is a heel that was developed by Cat Bordhi. 

If you want to try this heel out, here’s a tutorial pattern:

Tutorial Pattern, Sweet Tomato Heel:

Work Sock Heel Homework first, or work from a prior heel in the series.

We will be working the heel over the next 26 sts (about 2/3).

Row 1 (RS): K26, turn.

Wedge:

Row 2 (WS): Slip 1, p25, turn.

Row 3: Slip 1, knit to 2 sts from gap, turn.

Row 4: Slip 1, purl to 2 sts from gap, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 four more times. There will be 6 sts in the center between the gaps closest to the center.

Resolve Wedge:

Next Round (RS): *Knit to 1 st before the gap, lift the right leg of the st below the st on the LH needle and place it on the LH needle. Knit these two sts together. Repeat from * to left side of the heel and continue knitting around the instep to the gap on the right side of heel. **Knit up to gap, then on st after gap, lift the right leg of the st below the st on the LH needle and place it on the LH needle. Knit these two sts together. Repeat from ** across the right side of heel, Knit to left edge of heel.

Next Round: Knit around from current location. Ending at left side of heel once more.

Repeat the Wedge/Resolve Wedge steps twice more for three total wedges.

Resume working over all sts for sock.

Leave sts on needle for next heel.

I hope this was informative! Let me know if you give this heel a try!

Stay tuned on Wednesday for the next post in the Sock September series! Until then, Happy Sock Knitting!!

 

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.