sock question

susan_onMarch 5, 2007

"knit in heel pattern until you have 34 heel flap rows"

In this pattern I knit one row and then purl the other row. Is each row, whether knit or purl, a heel flap row?

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    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 4:28AM
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Thank you Sheilajoyce. I'm sure it seemed like a dumb question, but I wanted to be sure.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 1:19PM
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Have you read all the way through the pattern? Usually the heel flap is done on half the stitches. The other half are placed on a holder at that point.

I do my flap by doing a slip 1, knit 1 on the RS row and slip 1 purl 1 on the WS row.

It tightens things up a bit and shapes around the angle. Otherwise, you have more of a tube shape to the sock.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 5:56PM
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Thanks Yarnlover. I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 7:23PM
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I also wondered about a heel flap that's knitted in plain stockinette stitch. Usually, they're knitted in a pattern that gives more shaping and reinforcement to the heel area, such as the one yarnlover describes, or the one described in the Christmas stocking thread below.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2007 at 10:24AM
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I knitted this in stockinette stitch because that's what the pattern said, but next time I will do it as yarnlover describes.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2007 at 3:33PM
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