Louise's Blogmas Day 8 - Afterthought heels and toes - Part 2

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Afterthought heels and toes - Part 2

A finished object

Hello,

What I am working on?

I have managed to finish my pair Christmas socks today.

This is how I put in the afterthought heel. Part 1 about putting in the toes can be found here

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Step 1

The first problem is knowing where to put the heel. I did a bit of googling and many people say minus 2” to 2.5” less than the total length of your foot.

My foot 9” - 2” = 7” from the toe.

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Step two

I then picked up the right leg of each stitch in a row (half the number of your cast on)

I cast on 56 stitches for this sock tube so the heel will be worked over 28 stitches.

Miss a row, then pick up the next half row of stitches.

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Step Three

Now cut (yes cut!) the middle stitch in the row between the picked up stitches on the needles.

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Step Four

Unpick the stitches which gives you two ends at each side. I left the last two stitches on both sides to prevent getting holes where the heel joins.

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Step Five

Then I rearranged the stitches onto 4 dpns and then knitted the same rounded toe pattern for the heel.

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What I have done today?

This morning was our annual pre Christmas mince pie and Disaronno get together at my Sister and Brother in law’s house.

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Looking forward to Strictly tonight, who do you want to win?

Louise x