Gusset-Heel Gansey Sock
Yarn: Light DK weight or heavy sport weight.
Needles: US 1 or 2 (2.25 or 2.75 mm) 5-needle sock set.
Story: In her book, Knitting Ganseys, Beth Brown-Reinsel discusses the details that makes sweater construction identifiably Gansey — welts, plain area, definition welt, patterning, seam stitches, gusset. This sock design displays those features including the split in the welt. The gusset for the heel is worked like an underarm gusset, then turned with a short-row technique. This allows ample ease for heel shaping. An enterprising knitter may even choose to include initials in the plain area.