Heel & Toe Variations for Top Down Socks

Do you love knitting socks and are ready to adjust the fit and feel of your finished project? Find heel flap and toe variations you can make to the next pair you knit! Learn construction techniques for each one and how to incorporate the heel into your own sock stitch count in the course workbook .  

Tabetha Hedrick · September 28, 2022

Welcome to Heel & Toe Variations for Top Down Socks course taught by Tabetha Hedrick!

If you’re anything like me, you not only know how to hand knit socks but you’re obsessed with socks. Perhaps you’re ready to up your game a bit to adjust the fit and feel of your finished project.

Well, I’m going to knock your socks off with some fun heel flap and toe variations and modifications you can make to the next pair you knit (see what I did there?)

In this workshop you’ll learn how to knit:

  • Four Heel Flap Variations:
    • round heel
    • Dutch heel
    • German heel
    • half-handkerchief heel
  • Four Toe Variations:
    • round toe
    • wide toe
    • star toe
    • French toe

I’m assuming you’re here because you’re already familiar with the traditional heel flap and toe. I will go over the construction techniques for each one and you will find thorough instructions on how to incorporate the heel into your own sock stitch count in the course workbook under the Downloads tab. It’ll have a bit of math (very little, I promise) so you can plug in your own stitch counts for a perfectly custom fit. If you need a refresher, be sure to re-watch Module Two of Custom Top-Down Socks for Beginners course first and you may choose to use the custom top down sock pattern included for members and modify it!


Check the materials tab to download the course workbook, view the supplies list and then meet Tabetha over in Lesson One!

For any questions, to share your own sock projects and photos, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

 

 

It's the final day to take advantage of our extended Black Friday weekend special gift! ⁠

For all SOS members, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop! With a selection of knit, crochet or weaving patterns to choose from, inspire your next project plans with these pattern savings (such as Ruth's @redearthdesignstuio beautiful Fireside Lace Set shown here!). ⁠

The code for the credit can be found at the SOS Resources page (direct link in IG bio), and is only available to redeem until the end of today, November 29th!

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We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠


shown here: ⁠
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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The Craft Revival is Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Makes by Momma Bakes will be located at the Red Lion Smokehouse. Come on out and check out her high quality winter hats. Featured here are variations on the Hudson Bay design.#makesbymommabakes #craftrevivaltbay #sosknitting

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My show schedule for the season has been finalized! Check out Makes by Mommabakes at the following venues:

🧶Sunday, October 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
HARVEST CRAFT MARKET
Location – Thunder Bay
55 Plus Centre: 700 River St.
Craft Room 1

🧶Saturday, November 19 (11 am to 3 pm)
NIPIGON COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Location – Nipigon
TBA: Nipigon Legion OR Community Centre

🧶Sunday, November 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
HOLIDAY 2022 CRAFT REVIVAL
Location – Thunder Bay Waterfront
Exact location TBA

🧶Saturday, December 3 (1 pm to 4pm)
RED ROCK COMMUNITY CRAFT SHOW
Location – Red Rock Recreation Centre
#makesbymommabakes #mbymknitwear #sosknitting #craftshowsthunderbay #craftshows

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For SOS makers taking part in the the fun of Socktober, the Spinning Study Group, or for anyone new who joined us during our Spinning Summit, we have some new tutorials for you to discover at the SOS site. These spinning and knitting tips and techniques are great to bookmark and quickly reference while working through your fibre arts projects.⁠

For Socktober knitters, Tabetha's @tabismiles new Faux Circular Gauge Swatch tutorial will help you save both some yarn and time (plus help with making sure those new handknit socks fit) when knitting a gauge swatch for your next sock project. Find the video over at our SOS tutorials page!

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About Instructor

Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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  • Course Certificate
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