Often asked: How To Pick Up Gusset Stitches When Knitting Socks?

What part of a sock is the gusset?

Gusset /Instep: This is the part of the sock that runs from the heel into the main part of the foot. It can normally be seen as a triangular shaped area where shaping either side of the foot decreases the number of stitches after a heel flap.

How do you knit a heel flap and gusset?

A flap-and-gusset heel is constructed in three steps.

  1. Step 1: The Flap. Once the leg is complete, you first work a length of fabric back-and-forth in rows, on half the sock stitches.
  2. Step 2: The Turn. The heel turn is worked on the flap stitches, and sits under the foot.
  3. Step 3: Reunite the Round.

What are the different parts of a sock?

  • Sock Overview. Whether socks are designed for function or fashion, most socks share the same basic components: the top or welt, leg, heel, foot, and toe.
  • Welt Formation.
  • Heel Pocket Formation.
  • Toe Pocket Formation.
  • Cushioning.
  • Reinforcement.
  • Patterning.
  • Texture Effects.

Where is the top of the sock?

The very top of the sock is called the sock cuff. In order to help the sock cling to a leg, the cuff is usually worked in some kind of ribbed stitch.

What is the end of a sock called?

There is the top or the sock or what is called ribbing. That is the elastic part of the sock that stays up on your leg as you wear the sock. Then there is the leg of the sock. That is the part that goes down your leg to a part called the heel flap.

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