I don't know where my head has been in the sock knitting universe, but until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of an afterthought heel. When someone told me that I would have to cut the yarn in the sock, I decided I would never be making one!
Then I recalled my resolutions for the year, one of which was to learn to steek, and I decided that this would be a small first step in cutting my knitting. Be brave Beverly. Take a deep breath. Watch some youtube tutorials.
My first attempt at an afterthought heel wasn't a "true" afterthought heel. I used the Knit Girlls tutorial for adding a waste yarn where I wanted the heel to be as I knit the sock, and then going back to insert the heel afterward. I know what you are thinking... I didn't cut the yarn. Hey, I'm taking baby steps.
Going back to work the afterthought heel was super easy and stressless. I love this technique! I don't ever want do work another short row heel in my life.
Ok, I had some success, but I didn't really cut my knitting, did I? Time to be brave, take the next step, yada yada yada. Tune in tomorrow for more adventures with afterthought heels.
Happy Creativity to you all!