Heel Flap – Magic Loop Method

You know I am a huge fan of the magic loop and this video will have you moving from the leg to the heel flap in a snap. Sometimes this transition causes a bit of a brain cramp trying to remember which way to turn those slick needles. Now just stay tuned to the video and you will be on your way to creating some sock magic of your own!

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  1. sylvia farina
    Posted February 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Just love that I can go back and refresh myself when it is time to do the other sock.
    Trying to get it done before Friday when I start the fingerless gloves…….

  2. Posted April 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    I noticed that some Instructions start with knit side first instead of purl. Which side of the magic loop with the cast on long tail should I start the heel flap?

  3. Posted April 14, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    You are correct. Many patterns have you knit across the instep and then work on the heel flap, but I like to go right to the heel flap to prevent a hole in the gusset area. You could always try it a different way on each sock and see what you think!

  4. Carol Curry
    Posted April 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Do you have any tips on how to avoid ladders in socks? I know it’s in the area where the stitches are picked up for the gusset, by how on Earth can they be avoided?!!

  5. Posted April 13, 2012 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Do you slip the first stitch of every heel flap row? If so, pick up the entire slip stitch when picking up stitches for the gusset. If they still seem “gappy”, try knitting the picked up stitches through the back loop to tighten them. Let me know how you make out.

  6. Joan
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    The dark green with black text on your site is terribly hard to read. (Your replies). Surely a lighter color is available and easier on the eyes?

  7. Jody
    Posted December 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Love the videos thanx

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    […] to put this modern method to work for you in any classic heel.  Follow along with my videos, “Heel Flap”, “Turn Heel” and “Gusset” to increase your sock […]

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