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Heel and Toe Crew Socks

Jazz up your sock knitting with contrasting heels and toes. It’s easy to do and adds a fun twist to your socks. It’s also a great way to use up all those little balls of leftover sock yarn.


When creating the short rows in the heel and toe, lift the wraps over before you lift the stitch over on the wrapped pins. This will give the sock a nicer look.


FS-Flat Stitch
CO- Cast On K-Knit, P-Purl MC-Main Color CC-Contrast Color BO-Bind Off


CO 52 pegs. Prepare to work in the round.


K2, P2 for 22 rounds.

Work in knit stitch for 48 rounds. 


Attach CC, but do NOT cut MC. Turn heel on 26 pins, using short row shaping. See video: heel-and-toe-part-1/

You will have 8 unwrapped pins when finished decreasing. 


Cut the CC, leaving a tail for weaving in, twist MC and CC to avoid a hole, and then knit with the MC for 69 rounds. Cut MC, leaving a tail for weaving in. 


Attach CC and knit 1 row, then repeat the heel instructions to form the toe.
Sew or weave closed. For Kitchener stitch closure see video: stitches-and-kitchener-toe-closure/

Weave in ends.


LOOM: KB Sock Loom Original, fine gauge, 52 pegs used

YARN: 235 yards of fingering (sock) weight yarn in MC and 55 yards of fingering (sock) weight yarn in CC. Knit Picks Essential (Eggplant (MC) and Bordeaux (CC) Kettle Hand- Dyed) was used in the sample.

NOTIONS: Tapestry Needle, Knitting tool, Two pieces of scrap yarn in a contrasting color(optional).

GAUGE: 7.5 stitches and 11 rows to 1 inch in FS

SIZE: 8 1/2” foot circumference (an average woman’s size 8) with a 6” leg

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