Short rows…personally I hate them. I just feel there are tidier, easier ways to shape the toes, there are smarter and more hard-wearing heels and don’t see the point in hassling myself with the short row versions. The first sock I attempted to knit suggested short row toes and heels, I made a right mess, you could have used the heel as a tea strainer, there were that many holes!
But, whether I liked them or not, I had to perfect them.
Remember the little competition I had about finding me the perfect sock, which ended up being this one, which also uses short rows.
Originally I used the figure-of-eight cast on and a gusset&flap heel, but after reading Knitting Daily recently, about fearless knitting, I felt I should master the short row toe and heel.
after several attempts, I ended up with these…I think I got there in the end.
The heel is still a bit holey, but not too bad.
Jack Sparrow’s favourite socks, knitted in Patons Diploma Gold and Freedom Spirit (Twilleys of Stamford) on 5 2.25 dpns.
The next UK swap contest thingy:
Q: Do you subscribe to any magazines (knitting or otherwise)? Or do you prefer to purchase magazines at the newstand? Do you subscribe online to any knitting magazines/newsletters? What does a knitting magazine need to have to catch your fancy and get you to fork out that well-earned cash?
I used to subscribe to Simply Knitting but got bored of it, so stopped that, I then started buying Let’s Knit, but they don’t sell it here anymore which is annoying, if I want a magazine regularly then I have to subscribe.
I came across Knit1 from a secret swapper and love it, the patterns are so different and unique, but as it’s from abroad, the chances of getting it are slim.
I’m considering subscribing to the magazine “Knitting”, again because it’s a bit different from the norm.
I’ve never even seen this one!Knit Today
What does a magazine need to catch my eye? Patterns I’d like to knit, interesting articles about new yarns and inspirational designers, not much to ask for is it?