Knitters uniformly describe their first time turning a heel with awe. It’s like that moment in an episode of Call the Midwife, where the midwife says, “I see the head!” It feels miraculous, somehow, to be knitting back and forth, and suddenly make something three dimensional happen. A bit of practical sculpture, every time.
Being able to do a heel turn, following written instructions, is not the same as knowing how to do it. In the video up top, Jen Arnall-Culliford, clear and cool as ever, teaches us what we are doing when we turn a heel. The mechanics become apparent. We can now turn heels with confidence.
And the socks we are knitting are very cute indeed, for they are socks from the mind of a sock whisperer, Rachel Coopey of Coop Knits.
These socks are called Antirrhinum, which is the Latin name for snapdragons. They have snazzy contrasting toes. You could make socks with matching toes, but where’s the fun in that?
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