High Instep Toe-Up Sock Pattern – Fingering Weight

Fingering-weight toe-up socks with heel-flap, shown over logFingering-weight toe-up socks with heel-flap, shown lounging on sofa

Close-up of faux heel flap

When the sock enthusiasts among my blog readership started clamoring for a toe-up sock they could adjust for a high instep, I saw an opportunity.

I’d been wanting to be able to do interesting stitch patterns like the Eye-of-the-Partridge Stitch on my heels, which you can’t do on a Fleegle-heel sock.

By combining the two ideas, I created a toe-up sock that only LOOKS like it has a heel flap, making it adjustable for those whose feet require a little more love in the instep area and those who want to add variations like a slip-stitch or Eye-of-the-Partridge heel.

It also allows you to do the heel (and toe) in a contrasting color — think sock-monkey style.

Details – Fingering-Weight “Faux Heel Flap” Toe-Up Socks

Finished Measurements:

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)
Foot circumference: 7(8,9) in [18(20,23) cm] around the widest part of the foot

  • High-instep modification adds about ½-inch to the instep circumference
  • Very-high-instep modification adds about 1 inch to the instep circumference

Length: customizable to exact foot length

Materials:

  • Yarn: 340 yds. (311 m) fingering-weight yarn
  • Gauge: 28 sts and 10 rows in 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch
  • Needles: US size 2 (2.75 mm) 47-inch (120 cm) circular needle

This fingering-weight, high instep toe up sock pattern is FREE to all newsletter subscribers. The pattern can be adjusted for a high instep, and is perfect for anyone who doesn’t like how a standard short-row heel fits.

Skills Required:

  • Knitting in the round (on Magic Loop or DPNs)
  • Basic pattern-reading skills

Includes KnitFreedom Videos For Every Abbreviation and Special Technique Required:

  • Judy’s Magic Cast-On
  • Wrap and Turn
  • Eye of the Partridge Heel
  • How to Turn a Toe-Up Heel
  • Picot Hemmed-Edge Bind-Off

Options: This pattern was written so that you can easily knit this high instep toe up sock pattern two-at-a-time, and it includes links to KnitFreedom videos showing how it’s done.

This pattern also has a worsted-weight version for a quick weekend knit.

Related Tutorial: Learn To Knit Toe-Up Socks Two-at-a-Time

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