I had an amazing time at the NY Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck), and at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival (aka SAFF) this year! Warning -- photo heavy post ahead!!! Rhinebeck was wonderful -- I stayed at a nearby rental house that was just perfect. Two good friends (and fellow teachers) Varian and Jolie… Continue reading Rhinebeck and SAFF 2022 Wrap Up!
And that's a wrap!! How did you enjoy Sock September 2022? Let me know! Here's today's "thank you" video: Please let me know your thoughts on the whole month, and the knit along! Did you have a favorite heel? Do you have ideas for a theme for next year? Drop me a line! Until… Continue reading Sock September 2022 Wrap Up!
Today's video is on a couple of different ways in which I try to avoid holes at the corners of my afterthought heels. Here's the video: I pick up an extra stitch one column in from the corner, just on one side of the picked up stitches, and I do this in each corner.… Continue reading Avoiding Gap at Afterthought Heel Corners
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… Continue reading Sweet Tomato Heels
Today's video is looking at one way to add some ease to a short row heel. If you add a mini-gusset, this can help to add some ease at the diagonal point, and provide a better fit. Here's the video: If you need to determine how many stitches to add in your mini-gusset, here's some… Continue reading Short Row Heel with Mini-Gusset
In today's video we take a look at a toe-up gusset and heel flap heel. You can work a heel flap and gusset on a toe-up sock exactly the same way as for cuff-down. The heel will look "funny," though, since it will be upside-down. But it would fit fine! Instead, however, there is a… Continue reading Toe-Up Gusset Heel
In today's video, we take a look at the Fleegle Heel, which is a variation on a short row heel. This heel could be used in a cuff-down or toe-up sock, but it is most often seen in toe-up socks. Here's the video: Pros: No pickup stitches! Cons: You can't easily do contrasting heels. You… Continue reading Fleegle Heels
In today's video, we take a look at Short Row heels. These can be worked using any number of short row techniques - there are a myriad of options out there. My favorite methods for short row heels are the wrap and turn method, the German Short row method, and the Shadow Wrap method. (You… Continue reading Short Row Heels
In today's video, we take a look at the Round Heel and the Half Handkerchief Heel. These are the most common modern cuff-down heel-flap heels in use today. They fit very well and are not difficult to work. The only difference between these two is in how close to the center of the heel flap… Continue reading Round and Half-Handkerchief Heel
Today's video takes a look at the Dutch, or horseshoe, heel. This is another early form of heel in hand knit socks. Here's the video: The flap should be worked a little bit longer than for a Round heel - since the heel turn is 90 degrees here instead of a gentle curve. A… Continue reading Dutch or Horseshoe Heel