November 15, 2017

Hello knitters,

The blog has been a little quiet the last couple of weeks as we've been busy spreading the Christmas knitting cheer at the Spirit of Christmas and Country Living Christmas Fairs.

We haven't completely finished with our Sewing Up theme, and will return to it in later weeks, but in response to your requests we've decided to focus this week on turning, specifically in relation to our Easy Slumber Socks and creating the heel shape. 

Beginners guide - How to shape a sock heel by turning

Turning

Step 1

Follow the pattern to cast on, knit the cuff and main section of sock.

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5 

Step 6

 

Increase

The Easy Slumber Socks pattern uses the increase stitch method as part of creating the heel shape (k1fb).

Following the pattern turning and increasing your sock shape should start to look like this:

Decrease

The Easy Slumber Socks pattern also uses the decrease stitch method as part of creating the heel shape (k2tog).

Following the pattern turning and decreasing your sock shape should start to look like this:

Completed Easy Slumber Sock

For sewing up see our blog post Sewing Up: Vertical and Horizontal (Garter Stitch) and check back in a few weeks for a specific blog post on sewing up Easy Slumber Socks.

Happy knitting!

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