Monday, January 18, 2010

learning a new heel

When I realized that the even rows were uncharted on the Komet sock pattern I was okay with that. I could decide to knit the round, or, knit the pattern stitches and purl the purls. After peering at the pattern photo, I went with the second option.

But when I came to the heel instructions I was perplexed. This is a heel that I've never encountered before - sometimes called a Jo-Jo heel, sometimes a Yo-Yo heel and here called a Double-Stitch short row heel. With the help of I'm learning a new technique. So far I like this heel method - it's simple once you get the hang of it and results in a nice tight heel. With luck, I'll be far enough along tomorrow to show a picture of the finished heel. Fun to try something different!


TessM said...

*waits anxiously to see result*

One pair of Hands said...

I know I'm becoming a bore, but almost a sock per day? I'm blown away. Can't wait to get to my needles to try that heel, and dying to see your cottage garden sweater; that sounds gorgeous. Thanks for your proof-reading suggestion, will definitely pin the other half down & try that.