Time for a change.
My 5 year old son has worn through the heels on his favourite pink socks I knitted him. Once he finds out there will be tantrums. I have hidden them for now and decided it was time to learn the afterthought heel.
Of course I had to practice first on socks for me. Ha,ha…come to mummy lovely sockies.
This is the first pair that I did.
These are done cuff down with the heel stitches placed on waste yarn and then picked up again later. They feel abit snug across the ankle/instep but not tight. I am hoping they will loosen with wear.
This was definately stepping out of my comfort zone….
Toe up on a 80cm, 2.5mm circular needle using the magic loop method.
I find it abit slower than the 30cm circular I use normally but I enjoy it.
It will be handy for when I’m working out patterns as the instep stitches and sole stitches will be on seperate needles.
For the heel on this one I used a star toe.
I really like it and prefer it to the other where I did the standard toe decraesing at the edges. This feels more rounded and fits better, plus theres no grafting at the end. ( although I don’t mind that bit ).
Heres a closer look at the heel.