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Re: socks: short-row heels
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 30, 2009 08:50PM

I use the yarn over method that Priscilla Gibson-Roberts has in her tooks Simple Socks: Plain and Fancy. I find it faster than doing those wraps and I've gotten to the point where I don't find it fiddly to re-seat my yarn overs when I do the k3tog and the p3tog tbl. They do create what look like "holes" but are actually more like dimples along the decrease/increase line.

The trick to this short row is to make sure you do the short yarn over to minimize the amount of yarn in that yarn over.

I remember one time reading a posting on the Socknitters list by someone who said they figured that the wrap short row took the most amount of yarn, the yarn over short row the second most, and the Japanese Short Row -- I believe this is where you pick-up the running strand between stitches -- the least amount of yarn.

Are you using worsted weight for your bed socks? If so, I suggest trying some short row swatches with fingering and DK weight yarn because you may find the short row looks neater with the finer yarns.

If you haven't gone to there's a wealth of information there. Also, the socknitters group on Yahoo has a great deal of short row sock information in both its files and archives. Priscilla Wild has what she calls a no wrap short row -- I've seen videos of her technique but don't remember where. There's also a heel called the Sherman heel and the Strong heel that people have used for short rowing.

I've found a heel a like, that doesn't take a great deal of thinking on my part so I've stuck with it.

Subject Written By Posted
  socks: short-row heels craftsman 04/30/2009 04:32PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels KT 04/30/2009 08:50PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels Alex 05/01/2009 09:01PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels craftsman 05/03/2009 01:31PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels Mother Hen 05/03/2009 05:34PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels Alex 05/03/2009 03:33PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels craftsman 05/05/2009 10:16AM
  Re: socks: short-row heels KT 05/05/2009 12:59PM
  Re: socks: short-row heels Alex 05/06/2009 03:48PM

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