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Transitioning from Rows to Rounds in Socks Heels

Minimizing the hole that forms after the heel shaping.

When you knit socks, the majority of the leg and foot is worked in rounds, but some or all of the heel shaping is created by knitting back and forth in rows. Unfortunately, when you return to knitting in rounds after the heel shaping is complete, it's not unusual to get an unsightly hole on each side of the heel.

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