I know you’re really not supposed to laugh at your own jokes, but I giggled way too hard at this one. The unholy sock heel flap refers to the way I do my heel flaps in particular. I had had a lot of people complement me on the heels of my socks. Sometimes, when you’re picking up the stitches along the heel flap edges, the stitches you use to anchor your picked-up stitch stretch out and leave gaps in the fabric of your socks. I am going to post a video of how to pick up heel stitches to begin with and then I am going to post photos of doing it myself to show the technique I use.
Now that you have an example of the basic example of what we are looking at, here is how I manage to forego the holes.