After completing the Nordic socks, I ventured to come up with a double knit heel to replace the two I knitted in the original design. Below is a photo of the results.
I began this heel “test” with a provisional crocheted chain of waste yarn, ( as I do all my experiments),then picked up 37 sts using the MC, then set up my double knitting row. Setting aside the 5 stitches in the center, I worked a alternate checker board design for the rest of the heel.
I treated the short rows the same as I would if I were working with a single thread, except for the fact that I brought both yarns to the back when slipping the front knit stitch, and both yarns to the front, before slipping the back purl stitch.
Below is a photo of the inside.
Here is a photo of the completed turns.
Both sides are completely finished and ready to complete the rest of the sock. You can also use this method to make you toe section.
I closed the short rows in the same manner as I use in J’ Short Row Heel instructions, using the appropriate color to retain the design. The only difference is that you will be working one side at a time. After completing the knit side closure, I bring the yarn to the front, then turn the work around. With the left needle tip, I pick up the slipped st in the row below the stitch to the right of the slipped st, place it on the needle, then turn the work again back to my original knitting position, then purl the two stitches together. The rest is the same.
I have charted this design, you can upload to practice with in the near future, but for now, it’s something you might think about trying. The instructional PDF includes several charts for you to choose from. I have also included some illustrations.
I definitely will be using this in my next knee high stocking design, and my husbands socks as well.
Happy knitting !!!