My last few posts have been about PAIRfect Socks. As soon as I finished up a cotton pair of PAIRfect Socks, I grabbed a ball of wool blend PAIRfect yarn off the shelf at my local knit shop and cast on right away. This yarn is fun and yields great results.
The heel looks a bit unusual, doesn't it? While I was at the knit shop last week, I bumped into a knitter friend named Robbie. Robbie showed me the socks she was working on and said the heel is a "Strong Heel". I had heard of that! It's basically a Fleegle Heel. I need to do a little more research about this, but I am thinking you use a Fleegle Heel when you knit socks from the toe up and you use a Strong Heel when you knit socks from the cuff down.
Here is where I found the instructions for the Strong Heel:
I've used the Fleegle Heel before, but in case you missed that, here is some information about the Fleegle Heel: