Here’s another popular idea that’s been burning through the knitting blogosphere for some time….it’s been around awhile, and I’ve taken note each time I heard about it. I guess I just had to hear about it a hundred times before I finally decided to try it myself.
This heel was developed by Patty-Joy White, Sox Therapist on Ravelry. This is not only a heel – it’s an entire sizing system for sock knitters. The 1 dollar price tag is remarkable, because the pattern is 16 pages long, and full of empowering information for the sock knitter.
With this pattern, a shoebox and a sharpie, the majority of your sock knitting problems could be history. And if I’m any judge, you may develop an arsenal of sizing tricks that work for toe-up or cuff-down sock knitting and will amaze your family and friends. NO GUSSET! That’s right. None. Yet still fits my feet with their oversized insteps.
I’ve started a handy little library of cardboard sock patterns for the privileged sock worthy recipients I know and it’s certainly convenient to have their foot patterns at hand when I need them. A knitter just can’t predict when it’s time to cast on socks.
I’ve tried it on a toe-up pair…
and a cuff-down pair. Detailed information is given in the pattern on when to start the heel in each case, and I can honestly say – I like the result both ways.
I believe that makes me ambidextrous.