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Friday, October 1, 2010

Knitting Socks - Turning the heel

On these socks the heel is done by what is called "Short Row Heel".  I followed the directions I have after several readings and an internet search for help (YouTube has great videos to help you).  Wow, these directions are wicked fussy.  There's YO front and back, increases and decreases, and parts missing from the directions.  Yikes.

I persevered and was able to get the heel turned.  I have to say, though, on the next sock in this pair I will try a technique I found while trying to figure out these instructions.  On YouTube it has this tittle :
"Short Row Heel Demo - Lifestyle Toe Up Socks, No wraps!"
It seems much easier and still makes a heel.

Onward and Upward (literally :))


  1. When you get to the bind off, I cannot recommend Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off enough, it's awesome and works really really well with ribbing - YouTube video here.

    I'm also on Ravelry, Kallieen is my username there if you want to look me up. :)

  2. Christine, thank you for the advice. I'll look you up.

  3. YOs? The mind boggles. I do use wraps- it's one of those things that's much easier to do the second time. But I also want to try this method: http://kaityvr.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/the-easiest-way-to-do-a-short-row-heel/, which looks pretty easy.