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Old 02-11-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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Heel preference?
When you all make socks, do you prefer the kind with the heel flap and gusset? I see that most sock patterns have this type. However, I really like the short row heel because it looks more like what I would consider a "commercial" sock, or the kind one would buy in a store. I've been looking at people's socks lately (they probably think I have a weird fetish!) and most of them have the short row heel.
So my question is, when you knit socks, which is your preference, and why?
AND, speaking of socks, where is Becca lately? I know she had to be in bed for a while but it seems like that was weeks ago...
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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I have only made the socks from silver's tutorial. I really like that kind of heel flap....sorry I can't be of more help...
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:38 AM   #3
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I would really like to hear more replys on this one. Sorry for my lack of knowledge, but I just relized there are different types of heels. I have made 3 pairs of sock and love it, but for some reason I keep getting one hole on each side of the sock near the heel. This may be something I am doing, but I thought maybe it was the pattern. Would love to hear more on this. :D
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:28 AM   #4
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I think Becka is busy rolling around with her new stash... either that or mugging her mailman for her DVDs!

The only heel's I've used have been the slip stitched heel {heel flap}. From what I understand, they are more sturdy, and wear better than short row heels. I think that if i were to try a short row heel, I'd probably want to knit it with a strand of wooly nylon to make it stronger.
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Originally Posted by ctmax
for some reason I keep getting one hole on each side of the sock near the heel.
If it's at the top of the heel flap, it may be from the way you are picking up stitches. If it's at the bottom of the flap, you may need to pick up a few more stitches, and just decrease a few more times until you get the specified number of stitches in the pattern. A picture of your holes would speak a thousand words!
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:42 AM   #6
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I've only been making socks for a few months now, but I am confused, mine have a heel flap, and then a short row heel (or a wrapped short row heel) that makes a small cup, and then a gusset decrease picking up stitchs along the heel flap..
Most patterns i see have that, so I guess Im confused at what difference you mean Yvonne.
Can you give two pattern examples to show what you mean since I am totally confused once again! lol

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Old 04-01-2006, 10:51 AM   #7
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I like Afterthought heels, heel flaps and short row heels about the same. I do all 3 regularly. But when I'm in a hurry to get the sock done, and i'm short on time, i use the short row heel because for me it takes less time.

Quietheart- what you described is a heel flap. A short row heel is the entire heel done with short rows. and an afterthought heel is done after you do the rest of the sock, a good description HERE.
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:16 AM   #8
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Re: Heel preference?
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="AND, speaking of socks, where is Becca lately? I know she had to be in bed for a while but it seems like that was weeks ago...
:D I'm here...thanks for asking & feeling much better after 3 months of bedrest (YUCK!!)

I'm currently knitting socks and I am going to begin to experiment with different heels & toes after I complete my 'gift' socks...then I can really play around
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Originally Posted by nicolethegeek
I think Becka is busy rolling around with her new stash... either that or mugging her mailman for her DVDs!
:rofling: That's OH, SO TRUE :rofling:
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Old 04-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #10
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Ah the entire heel done in short rows. I understand now. Thank you Jax.
Anyone have a pattern out there I could look at, as I've never seen one.

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