Saturday, May 13, 2006

Sherman Heels



I an very pleased with the way these socks turned out. The yarn is a hand dyed limited edition by Opal. I used 2mm Addi for the rib and 2.25mm by Inox for the rest.

I had already knitted one of these and frogged them. This is the first pair I have done. The rest have all been singletons as they were practice socks. I now intend to frog them all and do them with the same heel as these.

I used the Sherman Heel technique. Very easy to to and they are neat with no holes. I made an error in the pattern but am pleased with the result so will continue to knit this heel with the same error. The error was that I slipped the first stitch of each row AFTER the pivot row which according to the instructions, I ought not have. Still, I often find mistakes turn into my best techniques!

5 comments:

Suzi said...

I've seen other versions of similar style short row heels make the same "error" you made. I wouldn't count it as an error so much as a style choice. I too have made lots and lots of practice heels and found that slipping that stitch gave me better results too!

Pennie said...

cute :)

Amy said...

Great Job!! I wish my socks would look so nice....

Celia said...

Please can you email instructions on how to do the sherman heel. Thx Celia

Anonymous said...

Love those colors!

The heel seems to be short on depth....is it tight across the instep?