Success is not final,
failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.
Rhythm is one part of knitting that I enjoy—it is meditational. Stopping interrupts the rhythm so, many years ago, I worked out a way to produce what I call a non-stop heel that I can continue to knit without stopping to create a flap, pick up stitches, etc. I work the gusset first then decrease the ease back out when I turn the heel. The patterns in my booklet, The Tongue River Sock Collection all use this style heel.
Knitting a non-stop heel is another class I’m facilitating at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. It is half a day (Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm). I have a small project planned that gives the knitter detailed experience making a non-stop heel. I also will distribute a pattern for an adult sock that uses this heel treatment.
Beth Vincelette said:
I am very interested in learning this technique, but not able to attend the MD festival this year. Have you published the instructions for purchase and, if so, where can I buy them?
I hope you have fun in MD!
Sounds like you’re going to be one busy lady. Would love to tag along and take your classes. Socks are most of my projects lately. Hope the weather is warm and sunny for your trip.