Sweet Tomato Heel Socks

Has anyone tried socks using the brilliant Cat Bordhi's "Sweet Tomato Heel?" I bought the e-book last night and have done a heel-only to try the technique. I really like the smooth look as well as the ease of making it. There is no heel flap, there are no wraps to conceal, nor any stitches to pick up. Now I just need to pick a yarn and start a whole sock. But I am curious to hear opinions, tips, tricks, etc, from anyone who has had some experience with this new take on sock heels.


I watched this on you tube and tried it. I made a pair of socks with this method and whilst it is, indeed, a smooth and easy method of turning a heel I guess I'm just stuck on heel flaps.To me, heel flaps give a better fit to the heel. This, of course, is just my personal preference.

ronhuber's picture

I have tried many types of short row heels, including the sweet tomato heel, and none of them fit me as well as the heel flap. The sweet tomato heel is very clever and easy to do and I thought that it might work for me but adding extra stitches, doing it on less than 2/3, and adding an extra wedge just didn't do it for me.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I've not tried this heel but there are several bloggers who like it. The concept is pretty unique and I may attempt it in the future. However, I often go with a heel flap style because I'm used to the fit on my foot. Have fun trying it and let us know what you think.

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nathanieladam's picture

I bought the book and haven't tried it yet. I'm still working on my first Cat bordhi personal footprint sock.

KenInMaine's picture

I just started mine tonight. I'll let you know what I think...