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


    32 sts/48 rows


    380 yards for up to size 10 women's sock

    Difficulty Level:

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



2 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 [...]

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