No. I use magic loop for Judy’s Magic Cast and then work right on up to the bind off on the same needles. The pair I’ve got otn now is getting an afterthought heel. I increased for the gusset, set up for the afterthought heel on the original heel stitches, then did the decreases with a faux heel flap and heel stitch. I’ll come back later and do the heel turn as normal and Kitchener it to the top of the sock. Why bother with this? Because after 4 years of wearing sox I’ve knit I had to learn to repair the heels. :waah: :waah: This way I might be able to just remove the old heel and reknit it.
BTW I work mine 2 at a time, always. No Second Sock Syndrome for me, thank you very much.
PS: Because I’ve never done a heel like this before and haven’t seen a pattern or anything for doing it I think I’ll stop before I do more of the leg and use the other end of the yarn to do a heel and make sure it works out as planned.
PPS: If you work cuff down you can cast on for the cuff for magic loop or 2 circs and work right down to the toe. I’ve done cuff down but can’t seem to get the fit right, maybe because I originally learned toe up and am accustomed to it.
PPPS: Once in a while I’ll change to dpn at the top of a hat but usually just finish it with magic loop. It depends on things like how well the yarn is playing with the needles at that point in time.