Better Afterthought Heels


Price includes 2 hours of class.

A virtual class with Amy Snell

Jan 14, 2:00-4:00pm CST

How do you make the world’s easiest sock heel even better? By eliminating gaps, improving the fit, and simplifying the graft, to name just a few of the many tips and techniques you’ll learn in this class.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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In this class you will learn one of the simplest and most adaptable sock heels: the afterthought heel. Afterthought heels are a great option for striping yarns, machine-cranked sock tubes, or any time you don’t want to interrupt your knitting to stop and put in a heel.

You’ll learn the difference between the forethought-afterthought heel and the true afterthought heel, and we’ll explore several ways to add extra room to this heel construction for a better fit. We’ll also cover how to pick up the stitches confidently, different options for customizing the heel shape, and a simpler invisible option for closing the heel.

Special Skills
Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase and decrease, and work a small-circumference project in the round (using either dpns, magic loop, or two short circular needles).

Supply List
• 30 yards of smooth, worsted-weight yarn
• Choice of two short (16-24″) or one long circular needle(s) or dpns, in a size appropriate to the yarn (US 7-9)
• Scissors
• Tapestry needle
• Several stitch markers
• Two dpns at least two sizes smaller than your working needles.
• Knitting Basics: Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

Limited pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Cynthia S.
Great class

I’ve done a lot of afterthought heels but still learned new tips in this class

From Newbie to Comfortable

Amy is a great teacher, conveying practical skill and understanding. Knowing "why" for each step plus actually doing a mini heel during class means I'm enjoying applying this technique right away.