Wednesday, April 20, 2011

On to Sock Summit!

Look, look! Hey, that's me!

This summer at the Sock Summit, I will be teaching a class called "Heelix," which covers two topics:

1. Cast on and knit a heel using helix knitting,
2. Knit a sock from the heel-out.

The helix heel maps a double Archimedes Spiral to a heel shape, resembling a configuration something like this.

Heel-out socks follow this sequence of events (bearing in mind that you can switch the order of #3 and #4).

Stay tuned for upcoming posts containing more detail on some of the techniques used in this class. Although I won't be posting any class content, I will share some related fundamentals that will come in handy with all kinds of knitting projects, socks and beyond!


  1. That heel sounds really cool Jeny! Have fun in Portland @ Sock Summit. Btw, I loved the interlocking bindoff article from Knitty. In fact, I sent it to my Kindle along with some other knitting references :-)

  2. Good for you! What a novel way to start a sock! I took your skew sock class at Fiber Gallery this spring and while I was a bit consumed with my skew sock, was very impressed with your heel-out sock.