Monster Sock With An Afterthought Heel

I’m not sold yet on this afterthought heel. I’m giving it a fair shot. Two more pairs and I’ll know if it’s for me. I do like the look of it and it fits me well. I also like that you can easily redo the heel if it wears out. 

I followed the instructions in the videos made by KnitPurlHunter. I watch her videos quite a bit.  She gives clear instructions and is open to questions by the viewer. Check her out. her afterthought heel video part 1

6 thoughts on “Monster Sock With An Afterthought Heel

  1. Nice socks! I did a couple of afterthoughts. Basically knitting a toe, so that wasn’t a problem. The two issues I had were working the open stitches back on needles. I like tight knit socks, so that made it harder. And it doesn’t solve the gusset hole problem. There just doesn’t seem to be a heel that totally takes care of that. There isn’t a sock I have knit that I haven’t had to do some fudging on at the heel, and I’ve knit a lot of socks. To be fair, haven’t tried Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel so maybe a solution there. For self striping, I’ve gone to FLK.


    1. Same here. Picking up is always difficult for me. It’s because I’m never quite sure of what I’m doing :-/ Flk and the sweet tomato are on my list to learn. So many options!


      1. I don’t know if you’ve seen this video. I don’t think I ever tried it, but thought it was a good idea. At least your stitches are already on needles before you start cutting into things.

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