O.k. I re-knit the heel.
It wasn’t looking any better. Halfway through I stopped to think, and I tied reversing the logic of the knit side which is working, and applying that to the purl side, which is not.
What I have now is a heel where the gaps are closed, but which is a lumpy, bumpy mess – rather than a neat line of stitches such as I have on the right hand (knit) side.
Clearly I am missing something…
I cannot find many references to this technique, and certainly no video tutorials.
Do you know of any? Can you help? please?
The yarn won’t take much more abuse…