Pink lady knits

6.08.2007

Short Row Heel?

I am interested in using a Short Row Heel for my Sockapalooza 4 pals socks. I am knitting Hedera and am not pleased with how my heel came out. I am stalled until I can find a heel I like. I have tried one with a bunch of yarn overs and K3Tog's but the bottom looked lumpy and I wasn't happy with it. I don't mind working wrap and turns....
Can anyone suggest a really good Short Row Heel? Even if it is in a pattern and I only use that portion of it (as long as it is free or in a book I own, of course) I would be a happy camper. I'd like to try to get past the heel on the first sock this weekend, so let me know if you have any suggestions.
Thanks fellow knitters!

5 comments:

Carrieoke said...

I'm trying them for the first time on my sock too! I highly recommend Priscilla Gibson-Roberts backwards yarnover short rows. You can find them in her pattern called Dream Socks (here's a link: Dream Socks - it's a pdf!)

Her book Simple Socks Plain and Fancy also explains them really, really well.

Happy knitting!

Chelsea said...

This sock form Knitty has a short-row heel.

Kate said...

I love the short-row heel, it's a total no-brainer for me. The pattern I generally use is Universal Toe-up Sock Formula by Amy Swenson for Knitty. I love this pattern. It allows me to adapt for any gauge and foot-size, and come out with a well-fitting sock at the other end, and all with a minimum of maths! Here's the link:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTuniversalsock.html

Fabienne said...

i used misocrafty's tutorial and since then have no holes in my short row heels. it has double wraps but no crazy k3tog or p3tog, just pass overs.

Saffron said...

I like the sherman heel.

Here:
http://hipknitism.com/classes/basic_ribbed_socks/lesson4.shtml

and here:
http://www.knitlist.com/2002/ToeUpSock.htm