Mitered Triangles — Heel, Second Half

The second half of the heel on Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks (from New Directions in Sock Knitting), is a simple duplicate of the first half, then the two halves are joined to form a pyramid.

The live stitches of the two triangle pairs are joined using the three-needle bind-off method. To begin, the loops along the base of each triangle’s cast-on edge are lifted onto needles. I lifted 14 loops for each of the two halves because I added two stitches to each of my triangles to compensate for my tighter gauge. The available yarn ends are used for the three-needle bind-off.



When the two halves are joined, the heel looks like a half circle made up of four wedges of alternating colors.




Loops are again picked up along the cast-on edges of the outer two triangles in preparation to use the three-needle bind-off to join them together and form a clever pyramid.

Two sets of held stitches at the base of the pyramid will be joined to the two sole panels; the remaining two sets will be worked into the the Back Leg Panels. Stay tuned!







1 thought on “Mitered Triangles — Heel, Second Half”

  1. Dear Ann
    I am trying 9x to knit the little twisted raglan. I own your book The into states she started 3 in down. I would like to do that sweater with th 3 inches crew neck. Is there A pattern I have tried to follow the basic and it doesn’t work. Can you help

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