Many knitters are curious about the heel shaping for socks knit from the toe up. Three popular toe-up heel shapes are the (flapless) gusset heel, the gusset and flap heel and the short row heel. Since the three heels are constructed differently, they fit differently.
Each shaping method has variations of course, but for the most common versions, the gusset heel is a good fit for people with higher than average insteps, the gusset and flap heel is a good fit for people with an average instep and the short row heel is a good fit for people with lower than average insteps.
Pattern, Yarn, Needles and Notions
- Ready, Set, Go Socks (Toe-Up) pattern by The Chilly Dog
- Zitron Trekking Sport yarn
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn used in this tutorial. It's available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.