Please, help me.

I don’t ask for help very often.  But I need it.  What is a good way to do short rows?

This photo is the result of 4 attempts at the heel as described in the pattern (otherwise, a ver fun and excellent sock) and I finally got tired and frustrated – so I just stuck with what I got.  I’ve never doen short rows before and so for a first attempt, I’m semi-satisfied.  What you see in the above photo will not be ripped because I don’t want to rip back so far – and I’ll just see if I can do some duplicate stitch magic… finangling if you will.

Anyway, I’m looking for an online tute about short rows – a really good one with lots of photos.  Can you make any recommendations?

Here’s another photo for your viewing pleasure… (see, fair-isle is pretty and complicated, and I can do it.  I’m still a good knitter right?)

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10 Responses to “Please, help me.”


  1. 1 Adelle October 25, 2006 at 5:42 pm

    Funny you ask… because I JUST saw this the other day:

    http://lollygirl.com/blog/?p=524

  2. 2 Maus October 25, 2006 at 8:09 pm

    I don’t know if it would help, but I have short_row instructions on my blog:
    http://www.moregreenwool.com/pages/heel.shtml

    Cheers

    Maus

  3. 3 Sini October 26, 2006 at 8:31 am

    I have used the wrap & turn-method with short rows. Some explanation here
    http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter02/FEATtiptoptoes.html

  4. 4 JulieFrick October 26, 2006 at 8:42 am

    That sock is a BEAUTY! Good luck with the short rows.

  5. 5 Karen October 26, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Hey! That looks just like my sr heels! Stupid holes.

  6. 6 Liz Kalloch October 26, 2006 at 11:52 am

    Nora from Black Dog Knits sent me this tutorial link

    http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/

    The link below will take you to an online video tutorial (scroll down to the heel section).

    I think there is a section about short rows and heels. When I started my first sock ever so long ago now – what a week? – all the sock experts told me to pick up an extra stitch AFTER doing the short rows, and when you are picking up the stitches down the sides of the heel flap so that the little hole won’t be there… which I did, and there is not so much of a gap there…

    Your socks look Amazing! SO beautiful and autumnal…

  7. 7 Donna October 26, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    I really can’t recommend the Sherman short row method enough – I struggled with holey short rows (Priscila Gibson-Roberts, W&T) until I found the Sherman, and I’m very happy with it: http://hipknitism.com/classes/basic_ribbed_socks/lesson4.shtml – she also has links from the home page showing pictures of knit and purl encroachments, so that part is explained clearly. Good luck!

  8. 8 Zonnah October 26, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    The sock is very pretty! It even looks better then the one shown on knitpicks 🙂

  9. 9 Carrie K October 26, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    The FI is very pretty! And so knitterly.

    I couldn’t help with the short row info but it looks like you got plenty of advice! Advice that I’ve now bookmarked.

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