My First Heel

I have completed Week #3 of Marly Bird’s KAL.

This has been a great learning experience and finally got me to cast on socks!


The stitch pattern is Eye of Partridge.

This section went very quickly, so now I am awaiting Week #4’s instructions.

I am so glad I cast on both socks.

It will be great to actually have a pair when this KAL is done.

Someday I will venture to sock weight yarn, but right now I have two additional color ways I’d like to make in worsted weight (instant gratification…well, almost instant!).

Have a great week!


15 thoughts on “My First Heel

  1. Marsha says:

    You are doing great. I think most of us started with worsted, or at least I did. Once you get the anatomy of a sock down, you will be more comfy with a thinner yarn. Sock yarn takes longer to complete a sock though LOL. You were smart to do your socks concurrently also. You will have a pair done and no second sock syndrome.


  2. Minding My Own Stitches says:

    Marsha’s right – getting the anatomy of the sock figured out is the most important first step in sock knitting. I love the look of Eye of Partridge heels, and the durability of that stitch pattern, but I find it makes my heel flaps too short. It works well for Gavin who has straights heels and flat feet. Once you finish your first pair you can try some fabulous sock yarn and work on perfecting your personalized fit!


  3. Becki says:

    I think is the first time I’ve seen a picture of an actual heel flap (before it’s turned into a heel). You have a way of photographing a thing that makes me see it differently. Makes me think maybe I can do this, too. Maybe… Anyway… thank you for sharing that picture, Aly. And any others you may share of the process of sock knitting. Seeing the anatomy (as Lynn describes) helps me begin to see how knitting these round, curving things might work.


  4. Renee Anne says:

    Not gonna lie: I have sock yarn in a disgustingly large amount. I have 675 stash entries on Ravelry (which does not equal the number of skeins – just the number of entries)….about 2/3 is sock yarn, and about 1/5 of that is sweater quantities of sock yarn.

    It’s a dark, slippery slope….but there are many cookies and pretty socks at the end 🙂

    Also, my first socks were in actual sock yarn but they were far too large. I wound up wearing them in the hospital when I was having babies because my ankles were swollen and they were the only socks I could wear at the time.


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