Afterthought Heel

Afterthought Heel

Needles in the Haymarket

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Have you ever wanted or needed, to just knit a sock tube, then worry about the heel later?  Or would you like the perfect mindless travel project for your summer adventures that you can turn into a sock later?  The afterthought heel is a way to add a heel into a tube.  This method will fit the foot of the intended recipient.  An afterthought heel can also be used to add a pocket into a garment.

Instructor: Laura Call

1- Two hours session

Supplies: US size 7 needles (set of DPNs or circular appropriate for magic loop), worsted weight yarn approximately 20g each of two colors; one color for the practice tube and one color for the heel, removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, tape measure, small sharp scissors, and bring an already knitted sock tube (*IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE, NOT REQUIRED*).

Skills required: Sock knitting experience and comfort with picking up stitches.

Skills learned: Afterthought heel (no waste yarn method), how to mark where the heel will go in a tube, how to pick up sitches for the heel, and kitchener stitch.


  • With US size 7 needles and worsted weight yarn, cast-on 32 stitches and join in the round.
  • Work 5 rounds of (K1,P1) ribbing.
  • Knit 6-8 inches of a stockinette stitch tube.
  • Work toe decreases and bind off.

Class Size: 6 students maximum.

This class is "mask optional".