One of my podcasts talked about how the heel for this pattern was deeper than a traditional and fit them much better. I decided I needed to try because this method doesn't break-up my stripes and there was a KAL, big surprise there. I started these on a beach day with my mom on new KnitPro Zings I bought abroad. Zings were nice to use but the size etching was a little bit catchy for me. They don't win out over my 9in Hiya Hiyas, these have a special place in my heart for just how freaking amazing they are.
I knit the original heel and toe that was provided in the pattern. I found that I still had a pucker from the kitchener stitch that poked out from each side of my heel. The deepness was perfect but the pucker was annoying. (Pucker Picture below)
This top photo is the original heel. You can definitely see the pucker of the kitchener stitch along the edge. It's just as prominent on my foot as it is in the photo. I think if I had less rounded heels then this heel would have fit better. But my heels are circular and kind of fat.
By the time I made it to the second sock Susan B. had already added extra heels and toes adjustments. I made the adjusted heel which had a variation of the kitchener stitch to help get rid of the pucker. As seen in the above photo this version has less of a pucker, but for me still not the perfect fit.
While I love my socks, this version of the afterthought heel still doesn't work for me. I need to try something a bit more rounded. I think the sweet tomato heel may work for me, or maybe a star heel. Let me know if you have any suggestions for a rounded afterthought heel!