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Feleegle heels socks

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t’s my experience that all sock knitters love a new heel to try! My variation on the much-loved Fleegle heel has a neat rectangular gusset at the back of the heel for a really good fit. I’ve created this version in simple blocks of colour to allow you to see the construction at a glance. But worked on a striped sock, with the heel turn worked in whatever colour happens to be up at that point, you get a very cute boostrap effect.

I’ve written this as a plain stockinette toe-up boot or house sock to give the widest array of sizes in a speedy-to-knit winter sock. But by all means, insert ribbing or pattern stitches at will, adjusting your stitch count as necessary. I’ve also deliberately written the heel instructions as a recipe, as well as providing the numbers for this sock, so you can use it with your favourite sock pattern.

These socks are toe-up and knit in the round.

Pattern contains
Pattern is fully written out with links to tutorials for special techniques

Sizes
Sizes are finished circumferences and contain negative ease (instructions on choosing your size included in the pattern). Foot lengths are provided as guidance in the pattern but are easily adjustable and I encourage you to modify to fit at will.

To be worn with approx 10% negative ease
Foot circumferences (unstretched): 6.25, 7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10.25 inches/16.519, 21, 22, 22.5, 24.5, 26 cm
Foot length: adjustable to preference or 6.257.5, 8.5, 9, 9.25, 9.5, 10.5 inches/1619, 21.5, 23, 23.5, 24.5, 26.5 cm
Leg length: adjustable to preference, yarn allowances allow for a leg length above the heel turn of 1.5 x the length of the foot.

Materials/needles
Coop Knits Socks Yeah! DK 75% Wool, 25% Nylon 122 yards/112 meters per 50g skein
Note that these socks reverse the MC and CC between first and second sock.
MC sock 1, CC sock 2 Aeacus (mustard); 11, 1, 1,1, 2,2 skeins
CC sock 1, MC sock 2 Anemoi (blue); 11, 1, 1,1, 2,2 skeins

US #6/4mm circular needle (or DPNS), - 9 inch/23cm length or use long cable for magic loop knitting

Gauge:

23 sts/34 rounds, = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Skills required:
Knitting in the round
increasing
Simple short rows

Notions

tapestry needle to weave in ends.
stitch markers
You will get a PDF (4MB) file

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