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!).

2 thoughts on “Tilt-A-Whirl–Ready For Heel Turn”

  1. I am knitting the ‘Retro Peplum’ from your Top-Down sweater book. However, I am having problems with the instructions on page 217 – Shape Shoulder and V-Neck. I can’t figure out how to do the 6 short-rows for each side of the front while shaping the neck. You don’t say how many stitches to knit before turning. As there are only 21 stitches on each side of the front, the instructions for the short rows on the back don’t work.

  2. Hello Marlene.
    I apologize for the delay in responding — I just returned from a two-week teaching trip. As soon as I get my bearings, I’ll answer your question.

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