Sep 4

I think my favorite part of knitting a sock is turning the heel.  Not only because it (usually) marks the half-way point, but they are so much fun.  On top-down socks, I love the Dutch heel best with the heel flap.  The squareness of the Dutch heel fits the way my own heels are shaped best and they fit me nicely.  But, as I have been learning toe-up socks, I have fallen in love with Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel.


Just look at that nice, rounded heel.  And it fits very well.  I’ve tried other short-row heels before and I have hated them.  I have found that they aren’t enough to cup my heel well and they just work their way down into the shoe until the sock is all bunchy under the arch of my foot.  Hate that!!!

This one, though doesn’t do that and I love it.  And, on top of that, the pattern is very easy to memorize, which is a bonus in my opinion.

both socks

I like to knit both socks at the same time so that when I am done, I am done.  The yarn is by Kraemer and has a strand of sterling silver in it giving it a sparkle.  Sandy has been calling these my Disco Socks.  Just wait until she sees the purple ones I am going to knit.  They will make Donnie Osmond jealous.

What is your favorite heel?