How to knit an old-fashioned heel on a sock

In this DROPS video we show you how to knit an old-fashioned hell on the socks in DROPS 189-36. We have already knitted the leg and putted the 20 top of foot stitches on a stitch holder (we knit size 35/37).

Continue by working stocking stitch back and forth over the heel stitches; on the first row from the right side increase stitches for a better fit as follows: Knit 9 stitches, increase 1 stitch, * knit 2 stitches, increase 1 stitch *, work from *-* a total of 3 times and then knit to end of row = 28 stitches on needle. Continue back and forth with stocking stitch to the measurement written in the pattern and insert 1 marker in middle of row. On the next row from the right side work as follows:
Knit 10 stitches, knit together the next 8 stitches 2 and 2, knit the last 10 stitches. Turn and purl back. Knit 1 row from the right side.
Now work back and forth from the wrong side to work the heel stitches together. All rows are worked from the wrong side. Turn and purl the first 12 stitches from the wrong side. Make sure that the strand is at the back of the piece and work as follows:

LEFT NEEDLE: Knit 2 stitches twisted together, move the knitted-together stitches back onto the left needle and tighten the strand. Do not turn the piece.
RIGHT NEEDLE: Insert the left needle into the 2 next stitches on the right needle and pick up the strand and take it around the left needle, then pull the strand through these 2 stitches and drop the 2 stitches from the right needle. Then move the knitted-together stitches back onto the right needle and tighten the strand. Do not turn the piece.

Repeat LEFT and RIGHT NEEDLE like this until there are 2 stitches left. Now the heel stitches have been worked together. Place the 2 remaining stitches on the right needle and turn the piece to the right side.

These socks are knitted in DROPS Karisma, but in the video we work with a thicker yarn; DROPS Eskimo.

You must read the pattern be able to follow this video properly. You’ll find the pattern by clicking on the picture below.

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