Gusset-Heel Gansey Sock by Katherine Misegades
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Gusset-Heel Gansey Sock

Knitting
July 2006
Guernsey or DK weight
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 350 yards (293 - 320 m)
9" long foot (but adjustable)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

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.