TIL #3: Fleegle heel, Right-Lifted Increase, Left-Lifted Increase, and Slip Slip Purl
Published Thursday, August 17, 2023 — 4 minute read
The Fleegle heel
- Why I learned this: The vanilla toe-up sock pattern I generated using KnittingRecipes.com includes instructions for a short-row heel. After a few attempts and not succeeding at this kind of heel, I remembered having done the Fleegle heel before and really liking it's magical simplicity for me. I decided to give this heel another try instead.
- How I used this: I'm using this heel style for a pair of socks for my husband.
- Resource I referenced: Fleegle's Blog: Fleegle's Toe-Up No-Flap, No-Hassle Sock Pattern
Preventing holes in the Fleegle heel
- Why I learned this: The resource I linked in the previous section also had an insightful approach to preventing holes in the ankle area of the sock heel. We love a sock without holes!
- How I used this: I used this in the same pair of socks.
- Resource I referenced: Fleegle's Blog: No Sock Holes For You
Right-lifted increase and left-lifted increase
- Why I learned this: These are right- and left-leaning increases that help give a certain shape and direction of texture when used strategically.
- How I used this: Also in the same pair of socks.
- Resources I referenced:
Slip, slip, purl decrease
- Why I learned this: This is decrease that leans (good for shaping and direction of texture) and is created from the wrong-side of the sock. It was used in the heel-turn decreases.
- How I used this: Same pair of socks!
- Resource I referenced: Knitting Help - Slip, Slip, Purl (SSP) - VeryPink Knits