My go to Heel Construction Pattern
What Is My Go-To Heel Construction Pattern
Last month I posted a picture of my hand knit socks. So many of you wanted to know what heel pattern I used.
Let me back things up a bit.
There are so many heel patterns for socks out there. I have tried the Afterthought heel, but there is also the Short Row Heel, Fish Lips Kiss Heel, Shadow Wrap Heel, and Forethought Heel. These are only a few examples.
Like I said, I have tried the Afterthought Heel. It was okay, but I wasn’t happy with the feel of the heel. It was tight, too short and I did the directions exactly like they were written. It doesn’t really show in the pic, but it wasn’t a very clean construction. I don’t know if it has to do with me using DK weight farm yarn.
My go-to, tried and true heel and will forever be my heel construction pattern is the Classic Sock pattern by Renaissance Yarns. I have knit all my socks, except for that one pair (BTW I gifted it to my hubby), with this pattern.
As you can see this pattern is used so much that some of the words are worn off the paper. I had to tape the lettering to protect it. Also, the pattern started to tear, so tape came in handy again.
I am going to play around and try other heel constructions, but I this is the one I will always turn back to .
What heel construction do you use? I would love to know. What heel construction to you suggest I try next? Challenge me =)