This basic instruction refers to size 38/39, knitted with 2-3 mm needles in quality
Meilenweit from Lana Grossa (210 m/50 g). Measurements for other sizes are given in table of sizes (PDF).
Cast on 60 sts evenly across on 4 needles (= 15 stitches on each needle), join in round.
End of yarn, and thus change of rounds, at centre back, thus between 1st and 4th needle.
Work several centimetres in border patt (alt K1, P1). Cont in basic patt. Suitable basic
patt: small rib, cable or eyelet patt or simply stst. Work basic patt so that sts on
needles 2 and 3 are continued subsequently in patt g on top of foot, while sts on needles
1 and 4 are worked in stst at the end of heel. When work measures about 20 cm start heel,
working last 1-2 cm already in the arrangement just given.
Work the jojo-heel in rows in stst over sts on needles 4 and 1. Divide heel stitches in
three parts (= 10 stitches each part), then work short rows with double stitches from
outside to inside.
1st row (Rs): K all stitches on needles 4 and 1, turn.
2nd row (Ws): start with 1 double stitch: position heel at front of work, insert from
right to left into 1st stitch, slip stitch and yarn tog, pull yarn firmly to the back, the
stitch is drawn over the needle and is now double. Holes might appear when the yarn is not
drawn firmly enough. Work remaining stitches as before purlwise, incl. last stitch on 4th
3rd row (Rs): work one double stitch, then K all stitches, leaving the double stitch
unworked at the end of row on 1st needle, turn.
4th row (Ws): work one double stitch, then P all stitches, leaving the double stitch
unworked at the end of row on 4th needle, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are on every side 10 double and at centre 10
single stitches. Last row = right side row and at the same time beginning of two rounds
which are worked over all stitches, stitches on needles 2 and 3 in basic pattern, stitches
on needles 4 and 1 in stocking stitch. On 1st round pick both parts of stitch at the same
time and K together. After these 2 rounds work again short rows with double stitches,
however this time from inside to outside.
1st row (Rs): K heel stitches of first 2 thirds (20 stitches), turn.
2nd row (Ws): work one double stitch. Work purlwise to incl. last stitch of centre third,
3rd row (Rs): work one double stitch. K to double stitch of previous row, K this tog as
given, K foll stitch, turn.
4th row (Ws): work one double stitch. P to double stitch of previous row, P tog this
stitch as given, P foll stitch, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until 10 double stitches are worked at each side. Last
row = Rs row, at the same time beginning of 1st round of foot.
Work foot again in rounds. Work stitches on needles 2 and 3 in basic patt, stitches on
needles 1 and 4 in stocking stitch. When foot measures about 20 cm from centre of heel
Work all stitches in stocking stitch. Decrease: on needles 1 and 3 K tog second and third
last sts, K last stitch. K 1st stitch on needles 2 and 4, slip 2nd stitch knitwise, K 3rd
stitch, psso. After 1st decrease round, work 3 rounds in stocking stitch, after 2nd and
3rd decrease rounds, work 2 rounds each in stocking stitch, after 4th, 5th and 6th
decrease round, work 1 round each stocking stitch, then decrease in every foll round until
8 sts remain. Thread end yarn twice through the 8 stitches and sew off.
For information on measurements please refer to our
table of measurements.