This brand-new heel turn technique, the “forked heel,” will win over die-hard devotees of short-row and heel-flap techniques alike, thanks to the extra heel room and more anatomically correct shape.

Note how the forked heel helps the patterned area in the sock curve gently around the ankle-bone, keeping the heel in place and helping to prevent wear and holes in a very sensitive area of the sock.

To compliment the devilishly clever forked-heel technique, saucy forked-tongue flames lick up the sides of the instep and the cuff, warming you up in spirit even as the days cool down.

About This Pattern

    Gauge:

    32 sts/48 rows

    Yardage:

    380 yards for up to size 10 women's sock

    Difficulty Level:


    Knitting, purling, knitting in the round, short rows, cabling, lace, reading charts

    Price:

    $5.95

3 Responses to “These Socks Are Forked”

  1. [...] hoping the resultant hand-dyed yarn will be fodder for another design that uses the spiffy new forked heel I designed over the summer. At the very least, I will learn more about the worm content of walnuts, [...]

  2. hapagirl | says:

    [...] top-down hat and toe-up baby booties with a forked heel give the baby set a new twist. Babies have pronounced heels and fat feet, so making baby socks that [...]

  3. njzmom says:

    I think these socks look great and they were recommended on Ravelry. I was wondering if you would be able to adapt the pattern to make a flip flop sock? I’ve lost my pattern and it’s no longer published. I can’t find a similar one anywhere! The pattern I used had open toes, but the big toe and other toes were divided to accomodate flip flops. I be happy to pay if you were able to adapt yours -
    thanks!

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