Tuesday, October 6, 2009
wrap and turn heel
When I reached the bottom of the leg, I discovered that the heel construction in this pattern is wrap & turn short rows instead of the usual heel flap and gusset, so I'm learning a new technique. The upside? No holes anywhere - very tight construction. The downside? The resulting heel is small and the leg pattern travels further down onto the heel than I'd like. Not entirely sure I've worked it correctly, but my heel definitely looks very much like the pattern pictures so it's not far off. Note to self - pay close attention to the row by row instructions for the heel of the second sock!
Hat Wars update: 23 knitters remain in the competition. The odds of me cracking the top 20 look pretty good.