Divide half of your stitches* onto 1 needle (or 2 if you like my method of starting on more to avoid stretching). Leave the other stitches on 1-2 needles, untouched. *If you’re working with 64 stitches, that means you’ll be working 32 sts. For a heel turn starting with 16 sts, the heel turn is complete.
How do you make a heel with 30 stitches?
BACK OF HEEL:
Knit 30 stitches onto 1 needle. Leave the other 30 stitches on another needle or stitch holder. Row 1 = Turn work and Slip 1 then Purl the remaining 29 stitches. Row 2 = To create a reinforced heel, *Slip 1, Knit 1* Repeat till end of row.
How do you knit a short row heel?
Row 1: Knit to 1 stitch before the end of the heel, wrap and turn. Row 2: Purl to 1 stitch before the end of the heel, wrap and turn. Row 3: Knit to 2 stitches before the end of the heel, wrap and turn. Row 4: Purl to 2 stitches before the end of the heel, wrap and turn.
How long should the heel flap be?
Knit your heel flap for 2.5 to 3 inches, depending on the size of the foot you’re knitting it for. I shoot for about 2.75 inches for my feet, but I’ve got high arches. If you want to check out a good thread filled with a variety of sock knitters’ insights on measuring the heel flap, I recommend this one.
What is a Dutch heel?
There are many different sock heels and their variations, but the Square or Dutch heel is my personal favorite. It is basically what it sounds like: a square heel with a rectangular cap. It has a very nice fit and is really easy to work – there is literally no counting to be done after the setup!
What is Eye of Partridge heel?
The Eye-of-the-Partridge heel pattern adds durability and a lovely textured look to your sock’s heel flap. Knit using a combination of slipped and knit stitches, you can knit this on top-down or toe-up socks.
How do you knit a heel flap and gusset?
A flap-and-gusset heel is constructed in three steps.
- Step 1: The Flap. Once the leg is complete, you first work a length of fabric back-and-forth in rows, on half the sock stitches. …
- Step 2: The Turn. The heel turn is worked on the flap stitches, and sits under the foot. …
- Step 3: Reunite the Round.