While in California , on a trip to help out the folks, I had an opportunity to spend many evenings knitting with my brother. While he was worked on his “Tabi’s”, I was dinking around with shortrow heel swatches. And….since I am always looking for improvements for each new design, I worked out the following closure to link the instep stitches and the heels stitches without any holes or need to put in extra stitches.
Interestly, it was my brother who pointed out that the reason that area is a problem, is that the sock is being pulled in opposite directions, and as a result, this stress often has a tendency to cause gaps. Hummmmm……
So, one little mini sock after the other came flying off the needles until I finally came up with my offering for tonight.
I hope you will find my Neat and Sweet Short Row Heel Practice useful.