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.
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.