Turning a sock heel can be daunting, particularly for first time sock knitters. Turning a sock heel for the first time using a new method can take a minute to wrap your head around. Turning a sock heel using two colors complicates things. And we’re doing all of that in the Funkasonic Mukluks, which are one of the two featured patterns we’re knitting along right now! Am I a sadist? No. I just really like color, stripes, and warm feet, honest! ;)
How to Knit a Short Row Heel Turn
Last week covered how to work jogless stripes, a basic linen stitch, and how to neaten linen stitch edges. All three of those techniques area work in some form or another in the Funkasonic Mukluks pattern. Once you’ve gotten past the linen stitch heel flap, the challenge of working the heel turn presents itself.
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A couple years back, I shared a photo tutorial on how to knit a short row heel turn as part of a knit along teaching how to knit cuff down socks from start to finish. (Struggling with cuff down socks? You can find all of those tutorials here.) You can refer to that heel turn tutorial if you prefer still photos, but I’ve had lots of requests for a video version. Today, you’re in luck. Learn how to knit your two color heel turns with this thorough video tutorial. If you’re more of a beginner looking for the same tutorial, simply work the whole heel turn in one color instead of alternating – easy!