Category Archives: Socks

What To Do When You Have A High Instep – Tips for Using KnitFreedom’s Faux Heel Flap Toe-Up Sock Pattern

This tip is for sock-knitters who are making socks with high insteps. It explains how to easily use my pattern for Toe-Up Faux-Heel-Flap socks to make a bigger instep than you normally can with other toe-up sock patterns. Where Is … Continue reading

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NEW! Fingering-Weight Toe-Up Socks With A Faux Heel Flap

Ahhh, the joy of a sock that fits just right. The flow of a toe-up sock pattern. The tiny, crisp stitches of fingering-weight yarn. The fun of a textured heel. The clarity of watching videos for every step. The excitement … Continue reading

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Everything You Need To Know About The Fleegle Heel

In December of 2006, a blogger known as Fleegle changed the knitting world when she published a toe-up sock formula on her blog. The special thing about it was the heel. It was totally new. It was for toe-up socks. … Continue reading

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Heel Flaps Are BACK – The New “Faux-Heel-Flap” Toe-Up Sock

Wait – heel flaps are BACK? I thought we got rid of heel flaps when the world discovered the no-holes Fleegle heel! Nope – turns out we just took a breather while a newer, better heel flap was in the … Continue reading

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How to Block Socks and Why

If you are gifting hand-knitted socks for the holidays, there’s one way to make them look their best- You’ve got to block them. If you don’t believe me, look at the photo: the top sock was blocked and the bottom one … Continue reading

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