View Full Version : looking for short row heel sock pattern
09-21-2006, 07:30 AM
I want to try knitting a short row heel sock, because I don't like the heel that's usually used. I'm looking for patterns. I've already found a basic pattern: http://mary4169.tripod.com/id87.html but I hoped anyone knows some more patterns.
09-21-2006, 08:45 AM
This (http://wendyjohnson.net/blog/sockpattern.htm) is a better short row heel and toe, IMHO, due to the fact that after picking up the (wrapped) stitches you then wrap the following stitch once more - so that on the return you will pick up the next stitch and two wraps - and this helps eliminate holes.
The pattern you linked to does not appear to have this instruction.
09-21-2006, 08:56 AM
Can I use the explanation cuff-down? I'm afraid I'm not ready to do toe-up socks but if this is a better explanation I really want to use it.
09-21-2006, 10:53 AM
I don't see why you can't! :)
The basics are the same for both heel and toe and you should have no problems incorporating them into a cuff-down pattern.
09-21-2006, 11:26 AM
This (http://mimoknits.typepad.com/knitting/michelles_basic_socks.htm) pattern uses PGR's short rowing method (also the one I use and love) and is a good one. Also, if you are just venturing into short rows in socks a great sock pattern can be found using the Sherman heel and toe, I love it, also, look here (http://hipknitism.com/classes/basic_ribbed_socks/index.shtml).
09-22-2006, 03:02 AM
Thanks a lot for your advice and patterns. I don't see any more trouble now. (but more patterns are always welcome)