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How to Knit a Reinforced Heel.

We’ve showed you how to make afterthought heels, short row heels and socks with no heel. This week on our channel it’s all about the reinforced heel flap!

Get the pattern for the sock with heel flap and gusset with instructions for a reinforced heel here. 

Here is this week’s video:


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    • Kathy on August 19, 2019 at 3:04 am


    Thank you for the great instructions. I enjoy watching you guys every Sunday. Enjoy your day!

    • Suzette Levette on August 19, 2019 at 7:39 am


    It’s wonderful watching you knit. I wish I could see you in Australia but I live in a rural Australian community so appreciate your online demos. Suzette

    • Helle Thorsdam on August 19, 2019 at 7:43 am


    I think it’s called “slip stitch heel” when you do the pattern in lines

    • Daisena on August 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm


    I want to find a free pattern to crochet socks!! Please can you help me I knit your socks with your lovely wool,

    • Barbara on August 19, 2019 at 3:32 pm


    I would also love a crochet pattern for socks. You know, in your spare time!
    See you in March! (Oh boy oh boy oh boy)
    Ha det bra, Barb in CA

    • Barbara on August 19, 2019 at 3:59 pm


    Watching your video is hypnotizing with your beautiful lake behind you. What a great place to live!
    Barb in CA (again)

    • Patricia on August 19, 2019 at 4:43 pm


    After having to darn a pair of sock heels, I reinforce all my sock heels. Also provides extra “cushion” for my heel. Happy knitting.

    • Linnea McNair on August 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm


    I like to go toe up because there are no pickups for the heel and no hole to close at the toe. You might like to try it one day.

    • Dana Grayson on August 20, 2019 at 1:16 am


    What is the reason for reinforcing the back of the heel? My sock heels wear out on the bottom, not on the back of the heel.

    • Andrew on August 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm


    Great video, as always.
    Like the slip stitch heel, you can also do it toe up.. which I prefer.

    (met you in Seattle….see you in Vancouver, maybe)

    • Huguette Sarrazin on August 22, 2019 at 4:04 am


    I bought your new pattern : sock with reinforced heel flap –
    I think there is an error, I am trying to knit the Heel flap version 2. Concerning the Ndl 5 – the pattern dont work for 32 stitches.

    Is it quite difficult to understand. I tried for a few hours now and I dont get it –

    Thanks for answering,


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    • Tina on May 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm


    I know this is an older video but hoping someone can tell me the color number for the beautiful pink and blue sock shown in intro. Thanks!

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