I’m a bit behind in knitting my Nutkins but was excited last night to learn how to knit a short-row heel. What a piece of cake ! I love how the heel turned out and the fact that is seems to look smoother over the traditional heel with gussets. Not bad for my first go at this new technique and I have to give credit to Laura Chau, who has posted a great tutorial on this technique.
The Short-Row Heel Tutorial was easy to follow, easy to understand and the step-by-step photos really helped.
I should have my first sock done by the end of the week and I plan to cast on the mate this weekend. I’m looking forward to wearing a brand new pair of socks, and after learning how to do this type of heel, it might indeed become my new favorite technique!
My goal for 2012 is to learn how to knit socks toe up and two at a time. I think I can manage these two goals and I love learning new techniques. Do you have a favorite “how-to” website, tutorial or YouTube video that you refer to for these two techniques? If you do, let me know!
If you love knitting socks, the Year of Stash Socks Group on Raverly is posting round two for 2012 and a new group, 12 Socks in 2012, was formed the first of November for those who enjoy knitting socks without the rules as to toe up or toe down, specific patterns or prizes. This group is geared to those who just want to hang out, knit socks and enjoy each other’s sock knitting company.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!