Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Afterthought Heel

Who would have thought there were so many ways to knit a sock heel? This is the Afterthought Heel, which has been quite interesting. A row of waste yarn is knit into the sock (shown in previous post), then the waste yarn is removed when the sock is finished and the stitches from the removed yarn are picked up and knit with decreases. So far, so good! It is decreased until 24 stitches remain and then they are grafted with the Kitchener Stitch. Between the Magic Cast on and the Afterthought Heel, I am amazed by this pattern from Renaissance Yarns.


Lola and Ava said...

Is this the type that you can darn when it wears out? I haven't been able to find that one, but this might work in a pinch. I am so new to sock knitting (about five or six pairs) that I love finding all the new information that is out there.


Lilly said...

This would easily work for that, but I have found that pattern your looking for. It is in favorite socks from Interweave Knits. I was also intrigued by that pattern.