Turn Heel All Socks

In order to make the angle that joins the leg to the foot, you must turn the heel. The instructions for turning a heel look more complicated than they really are. If you read carefully as you work, you'll have a beautifully turned heel in no time.

1 Row 1 (RS): Knit half the stitches in the row, k2, sl1 purlwise wyib, k1, psso, k1, turn work without finishing row.

2 Row 2 (WS): Sl1 purlwise wyif, p5, p2tog, p1, turn work again without finishing row.

3 Row 3: Sl1 purlwise wyib, knit across to 1 st before the gap caused by turning, sl1 purlwise wyib, k1, psso, k1, turn.

4 Row 4: Sl1 purlwise wyif, purl to 1 st before turning gap, p2tog, p1, turn.

5 Rep rows 3 and 4, sl first st beg every row, and working tog the 2 sts, as established, on each side of the turning gap, until all sts have been worked into the center and there are no more gaps, ending with a WS row.

Note: On the last dec row(s), you may not have enough sts to end the row with a k1 or p1. End these rows with the decrease.

6 After turning the heel, you should have rem the number of heel sts specified for your size and gauge in Table 7.

7 Go to "Make Gusset: All Socks," below.

1 Table 7. Number of Heel Stitches Remaining After Turning 1


No. of Heel Sts Rem After Turning

4 sts/in.

8 (8, 10, 10, 12) sts

5 sts/in.

10 (10, 12, 12, 14) sts

6 sts/in.

10 (12, 14, 14, 16) sts

7 sts/in.

12 (14, 14, 16, 18) sts

0 0

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