Last day for orders

5/31/2020 was the last day Bluprint will be taking orders. Learn More

with Lara Neel
Online Class

Socks My Way: Heel & Toe Variations

Get access to every Bluprint class
50% off for a limited time
  • About
  • Reviews


Create the perfect look and feel in all your socks whether you're knitting toe-up or top-down! Join instructor Lara Neel and learn a variety of methods for knitting sock heels and toes, as well as how, when and why you might use them. During class, Lara will teach you how to take the most accurate measurements and show you how to swatch for sock success. You'll also conquer methods for flap and gusset heels and learn to shape heels worked completely in short rows. Then, discover some heel techniques that many knitters might have never heard of! When you move on to toes, Lara will show you how to shape them both from the side and in the round. Plus, you'll receive special secrets you won't learn anywhere else, and Lara will share easy formulas that will ensure your heels and toes are proportioned just right!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h12m

Included in this Class

1. Class Overview

1. Class Overview

Meet your instructor, expert knitter Lara Neel, and get a sneak peek at the wide range of techniques you'll learn to knit perfectly fitting socks -- from the top down or toe up!

2. The Sock: Fit & Techniques

2. The Sock: Fit & Techniques

Set yourself up for success before you even pick up your knitting needles. Learn how to accurately measure foot size, stitch gauge and row gauge, ensuring your socks will fit nice and snug. In addition, Lara highlights the variety of shaping and stitch patterns you can use in both the heel and toe of a sock.

3. Heels With Gussets: Top-Down Part 1

3. Heels With Gussets: Top-Down Part 1

Gain confidence knitting heels with flaps and gussets that are worked from the top down. Get in-depth instruction on knitting a shaped common heel and grafting live stitches with the kitchener stitch -- a fast way to turn a heel. Plus, Lara shows you the lovely square heel as an alternative to grafting.