What does it mean to turn the heel in knitting?
Turning the heel involves the use of short rows to shape the “cup” at the bottom of the heel. Short rows are rows where you only work part of the stitches in the row, leaving some stitches to be worked later. Knit across a prescribed number of stitches—usually a little more than half of the stitches.
How long should the heel flap be?
Knit your heel flap for 2.5 to 3 inches, depending on the size of the foot you’re knitting it for. I shoot for about 2.75 inches for my feet, but I’ve got high arches. If you want to check out a good thread filled with a variety of sock knitters’ insights on measuring the heel flap, I recommend this one.
How do you make a heel with 30 stitches?
BACK OF HEEL: Knit 30 stitches onto 1 needle. Leave the other 30 stitches on another needle or stitch holder. Row 1 = Turn work and Slip 1 then Purl the remaining 29 stitches. Row 2 = To create a reinforced heel, *Slip 1, Knit 1* Repeat till end of row.
Can you knit socks on a circular needle?
Have you tried knitting socks on two circular needles? Yes, it’s possible! And it may be easier for you if you have trouble working with double-pointed needles (dpns). It’s also an excellent skill to have in your back pocket when you really want to make that sock pattern, but the dpns are busy with another project.