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Jan 9, 2019 15:28:17   #
engblom
 
Despite I have been wearing these socks a few days, I decided to make a picture of them and post them here because they are having a bit odd design. They are the best fitting socks I have knitted so far. It is because the instep is only 1/4 of the stitches and the heel flap is 3/4 of the stitches. With this design there is no wrinkles at the instep and they are very close to my foot anatomy. At the toe I spread out the decreases (alternating between 2:nd and 4:th stitch from the ends) so there is not really any visible seam when wearing them.

Sadly the light is not the best so the real color is not visible from the picture. They are evenly olive green.


 
Jan 9, 2019 15:31:23   #
Kay Knits
 
Glad you found the perfect fit!
Jan 9, 2019 15:32:44   #
mbergis
 
Do you have a pattern link or is it just to work 3/4 of stitches as heel flap? TIA...
Jan 9, 2019 15:36:20   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
Your socks look great.
Jan 9, 2019 15:47:48   #
Mad loch (a regular here)
 
Well done 👍👍
Jan 9, 2019 16:03:03   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Great tip, your socks look great
 
Jan 9, 2019 16:05:08   #
engblom
 
mbergis wrote:
Do you have a pattern link or is it just to work 3/4 of stitches as heel flap? TIA...

I never use any pattern for my socks. I do look at socks for inspiration and then I combine all the things I have liked together with own ideas into a new design.

If you want to knit this sock, begin from cuff with as much ribbing as you want and then some plain stockinette.

After this you create a heel flap with 3/4 the amount of stitches you have. I had 48 stitches all around (Novita 7 Brothers yarn). This means I am using 12 stitches for instep and 36 stitches for heel flap. I knitted 22 rows of heel flap.

After this it is time to turn the heel and I made a wedge: I knitted 2 stitches past the center of the heel flap and made a decrease and then knitted one more. Then I turned, slipping the first stitch and I purled until I was two stitches past the center and made a decrease and then purled one more. After this I always decreased at each gaps and always knitted/purled one more. When I had one decrease more to do at each side I only did the decreases at the knitting side (without purling back). I picked up 11 stitches from the heel flap side and knitted until the flap meets the instep. Exactly there I did one decrease to avoid a hole there, then continued around the instep. Then I again picked up the other 11 stitches from the heel flap and did the same decrease there too to avoid a hole and continued around and did the last decrease for the heel turning.

After this I continued in the round decreasing on every second row until I am back to 48 stitches (2 times on each side).

For the toe section I decreased 4 stitches on every second row except for the two last rows that both have decreases. I always alternated the placement of the decrease between 2:nd and 4:th stitch from the ends. When I had 12 stitches totally (6 up and 6 down) I closed the toe with Kitchener's stitches.
Jan 9, 2019 16:25:34   #
carmicv
 
I like the idea of the 3/4. 1/4 division. Your heel flap is worked identical to mine. Do you have very tiny feet? 48 stitches seen small unless you use large needles or thicker wool.
They are so perfectly knitted.
Jan 9, 2019 16:32:15   #
engblom
 
carmicv wrote:
I like the idea of the 3/4. 1/4 division. Your heel flap is worked identical to mine. Do you have very tiny feet? 48 stitches seen small unless you use large needles or thicker wool.
They are so perfectly knitted.


They are knitted with 3.5mm needles. The yarn is quite bulky and it is the "standard" yarn in Finland for socks (found in every brick and mortar store). The winter is so cold that with even these socks on I sometimes freeze my feet. They are not perfectly knitted. If you look carefully you notice the upper sock is better knitted because I got some experience while knitting the lower sock. It is especially visible from the heel turning decreases. But I am still happy with the result considering that I am relatively new to knitting.
Jan 9, 2019 16:36:12   #
LXS
 
These look great. Well done 👍 I’ve never knitted socks but I’m thinking of having a go now.
Jan 9, 2019 16:42:38   #
engblom
 
LXS wrote:
These look great. Well done 👍 I’ve never knitted socks but I’m thinking of having a go now.

Thanks! Sock knitting is fun and addicting .
 
Jan 9, 2019 17:14:08   #
mbergis
 
Your socks look wonderful!! Thankyou for writing up the instructions...I'll have a go at this in the am....again thanks so much!!
Jan 10, 2019 07:14:06   #
Lighthousegal (a regular here)
 
Thanks for sharing!
Jan 10, 2019 07:29:10   #
Ladyj960 (a regular here)
 
Nice socks, great job.
Jan 10, 2019 07:41:37   #
carmicv
 
I would ever had known you are new to knitting socks. We are always critical of our own work. They are lovely and thank you again for the tips.
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