Friday, February 24, 2017

What If I Didn't Add Heels?

Last weekend, I finished the first sock with my Waterlilies yarn, and just for yuks, I tried it on even though it was basically just a tube sock. Much to my surprise, it fit really well, even without a heel. Who knew?


So, that got me thinking: what if I just didn't add the heels? 

I never thought a tube sock would actually fit nicely, but I genuinely like the fit, so...why spend time to add the heels? As the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it....

Let's say I decide not to add heels once the second sock is done - there will still be placeholder yarn for the afterthought heels, as you can see above, so should I leave it in and just weave in the ends? Or should I remove it, put the live stitches back on needles and at least graft them together using more of the Waterlilies yarn?

I plan on mulling all of this over as I knit the second sock, and I'd love to hear your opinions of what you think would look best (or if you think this whole "no heels" thing is just totally crazy).

Thanks in advance!


  1. I vote for heels, I think it will wear better. The heel in the tube sock is under constant tension and more prone to wear I believe. They look great!

  2. I also think some "heel" is better - to add "ease" on the yarn fibers so they aren't constantly stressed and wear out too soon. (From personal experience of years of trying to convince my tightwad hubby to part ways with hole-y cheap white cotton athletic socks - ugh!)

  3. As above, too much stress on the yarn.