Socks 101: Fish Lips Heel Pattern by Sox Therapist Designs

From: $0.00

For the Socks 101 class: Purchase your yarn + supplies on this page and click here to get the pattern needed on Ravelry

Sock Heels Perfected!!! An innovative, new method for knitting perfectly-fitting, beautiful, simple heels.

What’s to love about the Fish Lips Kiss Heel? EVERYTHING!

  • Knit cuff-down or toe-up with one simple design
  • No wraps
  • No gaps!!!
  • No maths
  • No flaps or gussets, so no picking up stitches, not even “pick up a mystery stitch somewhere in the corner, and remember to knit it away on the next round”
  • No counting!!!
  • Heels will now be the easiest part of the sock, so you can knit them at knit night or while watching TV without ever getting lost or messing up
  • Your stitch count stays the same, easy peasy
  • It’s blindingly obvious where you make your short-row turns, so no guessing where the gaps are…because there are no gaps!
  • AND BEST FOR LAST… Your socks will fit the recipient’s foot perfectly every time, even if you don’t have the foot available to try on as you knit!!! The first half of the eBook describes how to make a precision cardboard foot pattern, complete with exact markings for various parts of sock construction. Make and collect cardboard feet for everyone you knit socks for, and you’ll never need the actual foot again!

How did the Fish Lips Kiss Heel get its name?

Good question! Can you picture an adorable little child, puckering out their lips and simultaneously pulling in their cheeks, ready to give you a “fish lips kiss”? Well, this heel, when off the foot, looks a wee little bit like that. There are “lips” at the pointy end of the heel, (well, only one lip, actually), and the “cheeks” bend in just a tad, kind of like that adorable little face leaning in to give you a kiss. Then slip it onto your foot and, PRESTO!, the “kiss” is gone and the heel is smooth as a baby’s tushie. And that, my dear knitting friends, is how the term “Fish Lips Kiss Heel” came to be.

What’s in a name, right? 😀

Sisu

Sandnes Garnes Sisu yarn is a luxurious, soft and versatile wool blend yarn. It is composed of 80% wool and 20% nylon, making it a quality and durable choice for a variety of knitting and crochet projects for the whole family. Beig superwashed, it can also handle machine washing.

Ideal for crafting cozy socks, practical utility wear, and everything in between, Sisu is also a favorite among knitters for its ability to bring out the beauty of intricate patterns!

Running length per 50g skein = about 175 meters/191 yds

Swatch shows 27 stitches per 10 cm (4")

Wool 30 degrees Celcius

No bleach

Cleanse normal

No dryer

Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering

Manos del Uruguay Alegria

75% Superwash Merino, 25% Polyamide
Approximately 445 yds / 425 mts
per 3.5 oz / 100g skein
Gauge: 28-30 sts per 4"/10 cm
Needle: US #1-3/2.25-3mm
Hand dyed

Beachy Breeze Fibers Boardwalk Sock + Coastal Fingering

ChiaoGoo Red Lace Fixed Steel 32" Circular

Clover Chibi Darning Needles

Additional information

Sisu

Weight 60.0 g
Colors

White 1001, White 1002, Natural 1012, Light Gray Heather 1032, Gray Heather 1042, Gray Heather 1053, Smoke 1088, Black 1099, Corn Yellow 2015, Yellow Moonstone 2122, Yellow Sand 2134, Tapenade 2153, Light Chalk 2319, 2321 Marzipan, Honey 2325, Dk Curry 2336, Golden Brown 2564, Brown Heather 2572, Light Beige Heather 2650, Brown 3082, Medium Brown 3161, Orange 3326, Powder Pink 3511, Terracotta 3544, 3880 Dk Chocolate, Rosy Cheeks 4012, Dusty Coral 4015, Coral 4025, Red TIne Wholemilk 4218, Red 4219, Red 4228, Rose Tree 4245, Old Pink 4513, Pink Tine Lightmilk 4516, Pink 4524, Rhododendron 4545, 4600 Jazzy Pink, Dusty Lilac 4621, Lilac 4622, Cerise 4627, 4628 Magenta, Blackberry Sorbet 4672, Pink 4715, Heather 4853, Lt. Purple Heather 5224, 5235 Passion Flower, Marine 5575, Dark Blue 5937, Gray Blue 5962, Blue Hortensia 6032, 6046 Jolly Blue, Dk Blue 6062, Ink Blue 6063, Blue Heather 6324, Dark Sea Green 6526, Petrol 6553, Turquoise 6823, Sea Green 7024, Turquoise Tine Extra Light Milk 7025, Dusty Petrol 7212, Dusty Green 7243, Dk Petrol 7272, 7281 Deep Petrol, Green 7562, 7720 Blue Fog, Chinos Green 8031, Dk Green 8063, Dk Apple Green 8526, Dill 8552, Soft Green 9022, Dusty Light Green 9041, Olive Green 9544, Moss Green 9573, Lt Moss Green 9844

Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn

Weight 110.0 g
Variant

Puppy Love, PBJ, Filigree, Dune, Cereal, Barefoot, Bandit, Poppy, Pinky Swear, Deep End, Danube, Damsel, Anime, Anemone, Beetle, Bloom, Bramble, Brine, Crush, DRK, Echo, Heron, Iris, Macaroon, Method, Pine, Salty Tales, Serengeti, Soundwave, Static, Taffy, Zehyr, Cry Baby, Firefly, Foam, Hawk, Insomnia, Juniper, Maelstrom, Pet Rock, Sugar, Whisper

Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering

Weight 110.0 g
Variant

Harmony, 3001, 3006, 3008, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3018, 3020, 3022, 3024, 3027

Manos del Uruguay Alegria

Weight 110.0 g
Variant

A2058 Turmeric, A2061 Pollen, A2012 Paprika, A2020 Spirulina, A2102 Juanita, A2110 Zinnia, A2127 Copper, A2193 Cactus Flower, A2293 Leo, A2342 Eucalyptus, A2349 Oxygen, A2357 Fern, A2394 Teal, A2426 Stratus, A2530 Nickel, A2540 Kohl, A2545 Pewter, A2600 Magenta, A2610 Lavender, A21481 Mauve, A21591 Peach Blossom, A21752 XOXO, A9043 Bright Idea, A4001 Tikka, A5526 Butterfly, A8004 Peach + Chia, A8855 Pindo, A8917 Butia, A9008 Oquidea, A9010 Manglar, A9033 Aloha, A9034 Sari, A9036 La Vida Loca, A9040 Mojito, A2240 Crema, A9089 Huarache, A4000 Camelot, A8726 Carnaval

Beachy Breeze Fibers Boardwalk Sock + Coastal Fingering

Weight 110.0 g
Attribute

SWAN LAKE, 2 Sizes Too Small, PRUSSIAN BLUE, DESERT CACTI, Autumn Glory, Gronckle, Snowcapped Mountains, Macintosh, Beach Comber, Ronunculus, Cherry Blossoms, Purple People Eater, Mulled Cider, Glacial Ice, Nightfall, Conifer, Stink Stank Stunk, Fall Foliage, Golden Hour, Grape Jelly, Deep Space, Roast Beast, Too Small For a Mouse, Oak Tree Coastal Fingering, 39 1/2 Ft Pole

ChiaoGoo Red Lace Fixed Steel 32" Circular

Weight 1.0 g
Variant

US0/2mm, US1/2.25mm, US1.5/2.5mm, US2/2.75mm, US2.5/3mm, US3/3.25mm, US5/3.75mm, US6/4mm, US7/4.75mm, US8/5mm, US9/5.5mm, US10/6mm, US10.5/6.5mm, US11/8mm, US4/3.5mm

Clover Chibi Darning Needles

Weight 30.0 g
Variant

Jumbo Darning Set, Darning Needle Set