Afterthought heels are fun and easy to work and give you the ability to knit a tube of sock yarn uninterrupted by a heel. They are the perfect solution for self-striping yarns because the stripe sequence is not broken up by the heel. Learn to knit all your sock tubes and put in a heel when you have time and headspace for it, making this the best kind of knitting to carry with you when you're on the go or just want a potato-chippy project.


We will learn to put in waste yarn for the heel and discuss the method for a true afterthought heel (yes! that involves cutting your knitting).


Homework: Come with a swatch knitted out of a solid, smooth, light-colored worsted weight or dk yarn. Using size 7 needles, cast on 30 sts and join to knit in the round.  Make the swatch about 2 - 3" long. 

What to bring: Finished homework, solid, smooth yarn in a contrast color (same weight as your swatch),  needles (your preferred method: dpn, magic loop, or two circulars), scissors, darning needle, and your foot.

Class: Afterthought Heel

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