Sock September

Short Row Heels

In today’s video, we take a look at Short Row heels. These can be worked using any number of short row techniques – there are a myriad of options out there. My favorite methods for short row heels are the wrap and turn method, the German Short row method, and the Shadow Wrap method. (You can find videos on those short row techniques in my playlist here.)

Here’s today’s video:

If you want to try this heel out, here is a tutorial pattern:

 

 

Tutorial Pattern, Short Row Heel:

Work Sock Heel Homework first, or work from a prior heel in the series.

Working flat over 20 sts:

Row 1 (RS): K19, w&t.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p17, w&t.

Row 3: Sl 1, knit to 1 st before wrap, w&t.

Row 4: Sl 1, purl to 1 st before wrap, w&t.

Repeat Rows 3-4 four more times. Six sts wrapped on each side, and 8 sts unwrapped in center.

Next Row (RS): Sl 1, knit to wrapped st, w&t. (St now wrapped twice.)

Next Row (WS): Sl 1, purl to wrapped st, w&t. (St now wrapped twice.)

Row 1: Sl 1, knit to first wrapped st, cw, w&t.

Row 2: Sl 1, purl to first wrapped st, cw, w&t.

Repeat Rows 1-2 four more times.

Next Rnd: Sl 1, knit to wrapped st, cw, k20 sts across instep, cw, knit to bottom of heel.

Work a few rounds plain.

Leave sts on the needle for the next heel.

w&t: wrap and turn – with yarn forward, slip next st purlwise to RH needle, move yarn back, slip st back to LH needle, turn work. Move yarn to back between the needles if you are now on a RS row.

cw: conceal wrap – On knit side, insert RH needle under wra(s)p from front and into st that was wrapped, knit the wrap(s) and the st together. On purl side, insert RH needle under wrap(s) from the backside and lift it onto the LH needle. Purl the wrap(s) and the st together.

 

I hope this was informative!! Do let me know if you try out this heel – and I would love to hear your thoughts on Sock September so far!!

Stay tuned for the next post in the series on Monday. Until then, Happy Sock Knitting!!

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