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.