Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Top Down Rolled Hem Heel Flap Socks

 Hi everyone.....If you follow my blog, you know I recently knit a very long pair of socks as to use as much of the amazing yarn as possible.  The way the yarn was dyed, I wanted to use all the colors in a pair of socks and not split it into two pairs.

I call these, Top Down Rolled Hem Heel Flap socks

This is NOT a pattern.  This is a recipe as to how to do need to already know how to knit socks to do this pair.

Here is the is called Shirley Brian Yarns Deconstructed Fade Sock Yarn and my daughter bought it from Birdie Parker (Link Here).  I also got some earrings from my son

Now.....Here is the "recipe":

I cast on 64 stitches.  This is my usual size when making socks.  After the cast on, I just started knitting in the round for a very long time.  I did not do any ribbing and the cuff just rolls naturally.

Now, I am not a monogamous knitting, so at any given time, I have dozens of projects on the needles....and I happened to have another pair of socks (being knit from top down) on the needles.  So, I took those socks and as I was about to start the heel flap, I weighted the yarn.  Then on this "other" pair of socks, I proceeded to knit the heel flap, heel turn, gusset and toe and closed up the first sock....then I weighted the yarn again.  The difference was 20 grams.  So I knew that to knit a regular pair of cuff down socks for me from the heel flap to toe, takes 20 grams.

So, now back to my Top Town Rolled Hem Heel Flap socks.....I kept knitting in the round till I had 24 grams per skein left (I added a 4 gram buffer just in case).  Once I had 24 grams left, I started my regular heel flap, heel turn, gusset, foot and toe and viola!  My socks were done (I have approx 3 grams of each skein left).  I am tickled with the results


That is it.....I hope you have fun with this recipe and please reach out if you try it...I would love to see your socks.

Happy Happy Happy Knitting

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