Knitting toe-up socks: Part 3 - afterthought heel and kitchener from purl side
Part 3 of the Toe-up sock knitting series: afterthought heel
In this video, you will learn:
- different toe or heel shaping by increase and decrease
- where to locate the afterthought heel to cut the yarn
- SSK and T2tog decrease. SSK is a left-leaning decrease and K2tog is a right-leaning decrease.
- Kitchener stitch from the purl side.
- reducing the heel holes by switching the 2 stitches at the corner.
We have basic cast on and increase stitches for different sizes in the part one blog. Click here if you missed that article. Happy knitting!
Part 3 of the Toe-up sock knitting series. Video tutorial on how to knit an afterthought heel, different shapes of toe and heel, and how to knit a Kitchener stitch from the purl side.
This is the part 2 of the toe-up socks knitting tutorial with a link to our YouTube video. It shows 2 ways of stretchy bind-off: 1. 1 x 1 ribbed bind off (ribbing bind off) and 2. Sewn bind-off.
Here is an easier way to knit socks. It is knitted toe-up, with a Turkish cast on, increase stitches until the right circumference, continue the tube knitting with ribbing at the end. Try it on and find the place for the heels. Cut the yarn and knit an afterthought heels. Done.
Turkish cast on is not as popular as figure 8 cast on, Judy's magic cast on or other closed end circular cast on for toe up socks, but I find it very simple and produce a seamless fabric. Check out the video tutorial.