Tuesday, June 19, 2012

your favourite heel?


All the socks that I've knit this year have been toe-ups with a slipped-stitch heel. I'd really love to try some other heel construction besides short rows and slipped-stitch heel. These two I know by heart already. Months ago I saw some kind of a fancy slipped-stitch heel. I was going to try that but I did not bookmark that blog post and now it's lost to me.

So, what is your favourite heel construction for socks and why?

3 comments:

  1. Love the fun colours of your sock. I almost always use the slip stitch heel so I can't help you out with anything new.

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  2. I do like the slip stitch heel because it reinforces the sock just where I tend to be hardest on them. But recently I knit Uzu from Knitty.com which had a different heel construction (toe up) that I found interesting. Wendy D Johnson's done a lot of toe up sock patterns too. Lovely colours.

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  3. For myself, I've always enjoyed the short row heel because I like the way it fits once it's on my foot. That said, I don't like how snug the heel can feel as I'm putting the sock on. Have you seen this Eye of Partridge Heel? It's a variation on the slipped stitch heel: http://daniellelandes.com/blog/?p=291

    It looks interesting, but I've never tried it.

    And on another note ~ if you would like to play along, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog. I really enjoy stopping by your site to see what you're knitting and get ideas for my own projects, thanks!

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