Love socks with the heel-flap and gusset construction? Hate working cuff down?
This is the sock for you!
I’ve always been a fan of the traditional sock construction, with a heel-flap, a beautiful, wedge-shaped heel turn, and then a gusset for perfect shaping on the arch of your foot. I’ve almost always knitted them cuff down too.
Until now, that is…
I wanted to work on a way of making socks that look identical to those time-honoured, immortal socks, but are instead, worked toe-up. And this is the result.
This is not really a sock pattern. It is rather a formula, or to use a friendlier word, a recipe that you can use to create whatever size socks you like. You can adapt the recipe to deal with a variety of foot sizes and yarn/needle/knitter combinations, and you should get the perfect fit every time.
The heel turn is made using German Short Rows, as an alternative to the more common Wrap and Turn. If you’ve never worked German Short Rows (GSRs) before, you have n