Friday, January 16, 2015

Go Around Again

As Go Dog Go would say.  My plan was to  use commercial sock wool for heels and toes and handspun for cuff and foot of these boot socks. I thought a short row heel would work best, so I looked up on Ravelry and found this tutorial. It's a little different to how I've done short rows before, which is fine, I like to try out new techniques. But it took me several attempts to get right. The first time I turned at 'the gap' on the second half of the heel, as per the instructions. But it wasn't always easy to see exactly where the gap was and I got into a muddle. I started again and counted stitches on each row which helped me keep track better.

I finished the second version and tried the sock on.

That's clearly absurd. I'd obviously reduced to too few stitches, so instead of fitting my heel, the sock had was a silly little point on it. I started over again, knitting fewer rows.

Better. And as you can see on the top picture, the heel is neat. Now to repeat the short row process for the toes and make another sock the same.


  1. Your patients has paid off and you have a very nice sock, I have only made one pair of socks before so I can't give you any tips.

  2. I love the contrast between the main part of the sock and the heel!

    It's been a while since I've knit socks. I tend to stick with a method that has worked for me in the past. I'm afraid I would have unknit that heel and returned to an old favorite rather than try to make the pattern work. Maybe a little attitude adjustment on my part could open new doors!

    1. Well, the heel was not a lot of knitting to, so it was not too much trouble to unravel and try again.

  3. That is funny to see, and glad that was corrected might have been uncomfortable in the shoe!

  4. Yes, the other sock has to be the same!. You are dapper!