The Andersson Heel

QueerJoe's picture

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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crmartin's picture

I am using basically that

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

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.

grandcarriage's picture

I'll have to try that one.

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.