Knitting Video Tutorial: Twined Colorwork Heel Flap

Twined Knitting Video Tutorial: A new twist on a traditional knit sock heel flap.
Twining is one of my very favorite colorwork techniques. I learned it quite by accident when I was first experimenting with colorwork in my knitting.

After some research, I discovered that twining is a traditional Scandinavian technique known as tvåändsstickning in Swedish and tvebandsstrikking in Norwegian. I'd like to say that this method just feels natural to me because of my Scandinavian heritage, but that's probably just in my head.

A few months ago, I made a pair of socks using twining in the round. I brought them to show the girls in my sock knitting group. On close inspection, one of the ladies commented that twining would work very well on a heel flap and that got me thinking...

I just had to design a pattern with a twined heel flap.

Twined knitting in rows

Here's a quick video showing how to do twining in rows.


And an upclose and personal look at both sides of the heel flap.

Twined Knitting Video Tutorial: A new twist on a traditional knit sock heel flap.
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The Chilly Dog: Knitting Video Tutorial: Twined Colorwork Heel Flap
Knitting Video Tutorial: Twined Colorwork Heel Flap
Learn how to incorporate twined knitting into the heel flap of a handmade sock.
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