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Top down socks with combined gusset / afterthought heel
Top down socks with shapely contrast colour toes and heels. The afterthought heels are innovatively shaped with 4 sets of decreases, to cup the base of the heel like a traditional heel turn. Stitches are increased while placing stitches on hold for the heel, so that there are enough stitches on the sole to wrap around the instep. These are then decreased as for a traditional gusset. Step by step photos are provided for removing the holding yarn and setting up the heel to insure a neat, hole free result.



32 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in st st in the round


Available in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large.

To fit foot circumference of approximately 8[9, 10]” / 20[23, 25]cm
Leg length from top of heel: 7½” / 18cm



Sock yarn with nylon.

Shown in La Bien Aimée Tough Sock (75%
BFL, 25% nylon, 437 yds / 425m, 100g)
MC: The Nexus Ribbon, CC: Henrietta
Swan Leavitt

Needles and notions

2.25mm dpns

Pdf file versions