Tilt-A-Whirl–Ready For Heel Turn

I’ve finished the Gusset Increases for my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting.

It’s quite nice how the gusset fits in between two ribs of the leg pattern for an organic flow. The increases are worked into a heel-flap stitch pattern of skip-one-knit-one, but to make it extra strong and cushy, Jennifer works the slip stitches through the back loops on alternate rows. It take a bit of getting used to but is really quite simple (and quite lovely!).