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Andres
10-06-2008, 08:09 PM
What if I'm not following any pattern, and need to turn the heel?


Something like:

If you have X stitches on the heel flap, slip first stitch, knit X stitches...


I know I have to knit (or purl) until there's 1 stitch before the gap...

I simply want to know how to start doing it (how many stitches?)



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Jan in CA
10-06-2008, 08:17 PM
I think this might be what you need.
http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/genericsocks.txt

Do you happen to have Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee? She has a basic sock recipe in it.

Andres
10-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Thanks, Jan :)!


Do you happen to have Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee? She has a basic sock recipe in it.

No... is it a book :)?

I know who Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is, though.


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Jan in CA
10-07-2008, 01:23 AM
Yes, it's a book. It has several patterns in it and is one of my favorite books of hers. She's hilarious. :teehee:
http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Rules-Yarn-Harlots-Tricks/dp/1580178340/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223356934&sr=8-1

Tropicflower24
10-07-2008, 05:44 PM
There is a pattern called "basic sock recipe" by her on Rav I think..... Yeah I just checked it. It's free too.

Andres
10-07-2008, 06:33 PM
There is a pattern called "basic sock recipe" by her on Rav I think.....

Are you talking about ravelry? I don't have a ravelry account...



...I'll sign up for an invitation.



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Jan in CA
10-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Oh! I totally forgot that she was on DIY and shared the sock pattern! Here you go.
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,,DIY_14141_5489009,00.html

But you should sign up for Rav anyway. As long as you still visit us, too! :thumbsup:

of troy
10-07-2008, 10:38 PM
the answer, as always is
Yes..

(no!)

There several standards.

there are hankerchief heel (turnings) with a v point
there are half round, (not quite round)
there are round heel turnings

there are square (aka Dutch) heel turnings.

there are heel short row heel, and after thought heels, there are German heel, and Welsh heels and Cuban heels..
There are Pointy Turkish heels..there are strong heels, and gurnsey heels.. there novelty turnings.. there are reverse heels, and inverted heels.. and some other styles i've forgotten!

There are STANDARDS (but not one standard!)

Pick ONE (any one!) try it.

next sock, pick another

at some point, you might find a heel you really like.. and stick with it for a while.. but there are endless ways to turn a heel..

Still once you learn a few, you'll quickly see, many have things in common.. and the differences are sometimes subtle..
(and some times radical!)

Andres
10-08-2008, 08:17 AM
But you should sign up for Rav anyway. As long as you still visit us, too!

You know I wouldn't leave this site :)...






the answer, as always is
Yes..

(no!)




Of course!... I was talking about a basic way to do it.



Thanks!




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thecanfield
01-26-2009, 02:19 PM
For a basic sock ill use the short row heel and do the math like so;
Take half of the total stitches and divide by three if it doesnít divide exactly just round the digit somewhere so that you get and even number. Thatís how many stitches ill wrap on each side of the heel. for example if my sock is 60sts around the heel is going to be 30sts I take that and divide by 3 and I get 10 so my heel will have 10 wrapped sts on each side of the heel before ill start picking them up again and continuing on with my sock. I also do the exact same for my toe only start on the bottom of the foot and short row up around the toes and graft on top kind of like production socks.
This is my basic method if the math comes out with an odd number then I put that extra stitch in the middle for example 31sts would be 10sts on each side and 11 in the middle thatís just what I do
:mrgreen:

Marria
01-26-2009, 07:26 PM
I think this is a good one too--

The Humble Sock Recipe (http://mamablueknittinggoods.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/humblesock.pdf)