Short Row Heels and...
...how they elude me.
So I'm knitting a sock (I'm sure this surprises absolutely no one.). I'm knitting it using Socks that Rock (STR) in colorway Queen Rock. So far I'm liking the sock. It's ribbed at the cuff and then stockinette. Of course, I'm at the point where I'd like to start the heel.
Now, we have a problem.
I would really like to try a short row heel. I have no idea how to knit a short row heel. I've looked online and I have not yet found a way that explains, in great detail, a way to knit short row heels that makes sense to me. It's all really quite confusing. Not to mention that most of the tutorials I've seen start out with "You knit your heels stitches..." See, I'm working without a pattern here. I've never knit a sock without a pattern. So I need a heel instruction that actually addresses how many stitches you should have on the needle. Or that at least explains how to get the heel started.
I've done short rows before. I knit Ruffles, which is almost all short rows, all the time. I've never found short rows difficult. In fact, I've often been puzzled at why anyone thinks short rows are the slightest bit complicated. Yeah. I think the knitting muse decided I needed to be taken to task for that thought, because short row heels? I just don't get them.