I just finished a pair of socks for my husband. He claims they are the best he ever had, and the first ones that he didn’t have to pull up after he wore them a while. Wow, that is an accomplishment! With that endorsement, I thought I would share my design with you.
First off, credit where credit is due. I recently visited Cat Boudhi’s Sweet Tomato heel demo, and… as always I can’t leave anything alone but had to see what variations I could do with the presentation. As result of my dink’n around, I came up with this variation on her heel design.
In her video, she works all her short rows in pairs of stitches, and in the first two wedges I did as well. However, I began the second wedge several stitches to the left of the first, to spread out the stress. The third wedge began to the left of the 2nd as well, but this time I use intervals of 3 stitch groups for half the wedge and finished up with 4 stitch groups (this flattens out the curve). Varying stitch groups allowed me to shape the wedge to fit my husbands foot better. Play around with this and you will see what I mean. I also shaped my Twine Knitted toe cap with the same process.
As you can see I opted for a 2 by 2 rib to finish it off. It worked very nicely.
Below is a PDF of the entire process. If you have any questions, you know how to reach me.