The Cookie-Margene socks are finally done!
And my foray into the world of toe-up short-row toes and short-row heels is complete.
I like the looks of the short-row heels, especially with the variegated yarn, but it seems a standard short-row heel is a little too shallow for my foot. I guess I have a high instep. Anyway, the socks fit and are certainly wearable, but they’re a bit tighter across the top of the foot where the foot meets the leg than I’d like. The socks I’ve made with heel flaps are a little more comfortable. But as I’ve been wearing them, they’ve begun to stretch out a bit, so they’ll be fine.
I wouldn’t mind trying short-row heels again some time, but I’d need to deepen the heel a little. I’ve seen some suggestions for increasing the number of stitches at the heel, which might be an easy solution.
I’m glad I did them – it was good practice and I like trying new techniques. And I really like the blue and brown in the yarn. I think they’ll look great with jeans.
Pattern: Cookie Cutter Short Row Tutorial, from (who else?) the fabulous Cookie.
Yarn: Mama E’s C*EYE*BER Fiber Sock yarn, in colorway “Margene”. Yes, named after our own Margene, and her photos of our beautiful Wasatch mountains.
Fabulous?! Isn’t it too early to be drankin’?
You can finish your decreases, work a couple of rows and then pick up your wraps. That would give you a deeper heel. Lucia does that it works well for her. Or you could work more stitches on each side. Or figure out something would work even better.
Spiffy! How cool is it that there’s a Margene colorway?!
They turned out beautifully!!
Very nice! I can’t really handle anything smaller than a US2 and I knit small yarns loosely, so they come out fine with my high instep.
Trust Cookie’s suggestions. She is the queen. 😀
They look great! As does your finished top, your breakfast out and the pix of your neighborhood. It’s fun to live downtown. Maybe not quite as safe but OTOH, where really is anymore? I had no idea I was so behind on your blog! Happy Blogiversary!
Beautiful! I’m going to have to follow suit since I’ve never knit a toe-up or short row heeled sock.
Very pretty; if my sock mojo ever returns, I have to try Cookie’s short row heels.