Day 22 and turning of the heel

Yesterday I shared how to shape the heel. Knitting socks is easy once you break it down into sections. Today I thought I’d share how to turn a heel.

This is the heel I use in all my sock designs. Now this is the internet so you can go out there into internet world, or the World Wide Web to give it its old fashioned name, and there will be other ways to turn a heel. I vaguely remember one called kangaroo heel…I think.

I find this the easiest way to turn a heel, probably because it’s the first one I learnt with. I learnt how to knit socks before the internet and back then there was only one way to do things, and that was the way your knitting teacher showed you. And that knitting teacher learnt the only way their knitting teacher showed them, and so on. Usually your knitting teacher was a friend or relative from where you lived. Now the knitting teacher is YouTube and so out there on Youtube there are hundreds of ways to do one thing from all the corners of the world. This is great if you want to remember how to do something you already know how to do or if you know how to do it and want to see how others do it.
However for a beginner it can be a little overwhelming, I’m here to help – if you are local to Skipton you are welcome to pop into the Purl &Jane Studio or if you are not local please do email me. I’ve been helping knitters for over 20 years, and there isn’t a question I haven’t been asked….we can always see if yours is the first question asked!

So here’s how to shape the heel, there isn’t any sound, it’s just a case of watching….


Article by Jane