The Andersson Heel

Just curious how many guys have used this interesting heel that I found initially at but then got more detailed instructions at Don Yarman's blog here:

The heel is a toe-up heel. For me, it creates the true shape of a man's heel (probably a woman's as well, since I don't we're so different at that part of our body) and it requires no picking up of stitches along the heel gusset.

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This is a pair of socks knit toe-up using the Andersson heel, done in Noro Kureyon Sock yarn.

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grandcarriage's picture

I'll have to try that one. I'm not much for a turned heel... actually, I'm not much one for handknit socks, but I better get used to it: winter is coming and daddy needs wool.

crmartin's picture

I am using basically that method on my current sock and the pair I just finished, except there is more of a "bend" to mine. I really like the method, I hate to pickup stitches.

The Noro socks are beautiful, is the sock yarn softer that the regular Noro Kureyon?



QueerJoe's picture

Randy...the Kureyon sock yarn is actually a little STIFFER than the regular Kureyon, and still yet, the resulting sock isn't rough or scratchy. I haven't washed them yet, but I'm expecting that the yarn will bloom a little when I do.

xtophercb's picture

it's been years since comments were made on this thread... anybody know of easy directions that have come online since? for those of us new to socks, the original instructions are very... complicated.

CLABBERS's picture

It reminds me of the Fleegle Heel. I like it because there is no wrap and turn.