Avoiding Heel Flap Gap in Flap and Gusset Sock Heels
Before You Begin
One way to prevent the gusset gaps is to pick up and knit an extra stitch or two, on each side of the sock, between the heel flap and gusset. Unfortunately, that also adds to the circumference of the sock where the ankle meets the foot. It's not a great option for people who have small insteps and don't need extra fabric around their socks.
Instead, you can use a cable needle to pick up two additional stitches in the gaps on each side and decrease them in the same round where you pick up stitches at the sides of the heel flap.
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and knitting needles used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.
- Cobasi by HiKoo Yarn
- addi bamboo FlexiFlips needles
- cable needle
Avoiding Heel Flap Gap
Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Riptide Socks Pattern has videos to help you learn more about:
- Channel Island CO
- DPN Tips for Tracking Rounds
- Square Turn Heel
- Avoiding Heel Flap Gap
- Spiral Sock Toe