my short row predicament
October 16, 2010 § 3 Comments
A couple days ago, I wanted to blog about how my short row heels on my socks were kind of skewed, but wordpress was down for me for some reason. Since then, I’ve googled and re-learned the proper way to turn a heel.
A few years ago, I learned how to make short row heels because I liked not having to keep track of decreasing gusset stitches and I liked the look of them. But I must have retained the information incorrectly because this is how I’ve been making them.
I’ve done if for several pairs, actually. (These are the ones I have with me here at school.) At first, I thought it was happening with the blue socks because I knit them out of handspun yarn and that’s what was causing the biasing (which does play a part), so I just accepted that pair. Then when I knit the knee highs, it didn’t bother me much. Then when I sat down to knit heels on these little socks for a gift, it suddenly bothered me and I went a searchin’ for a fix.
And I looked at a tutorial that I remember seeing before on Laura’s blog.
I guess I had been picking up the wraps from which ever side I was working on, rather than picking them up from the right side only. This is how I was doing it:
and this is how it’s supposed to be done (this is only the first wrap, so I’m only picking up one wrap. most of the time, I’m picking up two wraps):