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Topic: Yet another short row heel question.  (Read 433 times)
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« on: June 20, 2006 10:35:41 PM »

Okay. So I'm knitting a pair of socks, and doing them toe-up because I don't know how much sock I can get out of the yarn I have. I'm doing a short-row heel on them because a) I'm giving it another try after the fiasco from a few months ago, and b) I've convinced myself that it takes less yarn than a heel flap. Anyway, I've run into the problem that I had last time I tried a short-row heel, which is this: I don't know when exactly to start doing the short rows.

I have Sensational Knitted Socks, and the only toe-up pattern that uses short rows says to start them once the sock hits your anklebone. But where exactly is that on the foot? (If it helps, my foot is about 9.75" long.)

« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006 06:01:31 AM »

my feet are about 9 1/4, and my anklebone is at about 7". Put your foot on a ruler and run your finger down from your anklebone.

« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2006 08:31:15 AM »

That would work decently well except... I don't know which one is my anklebone. ^^;;

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2006 10:04:51 AM »

Just try them on.  Your ankle bone is that little bone on the outside of your foot about the middle of your heel  (if you were to draw a line down from it).  So you put the sock on, and when it's to the top of your foot then start your heel.  Make sense?

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2006 10:43:50 AM »

Okay, that does make sense. So it's that weird roundish thing on the side of my heel, as opposed to the weird straight thing that comes down from my leg to the top of my foot. The weird straight thing is what I've been calling my anklebone, since that's where my foot starts getting larger and straining the sock.

Short row heels have not been my friend in the past, and I'm determined to get them right this time. Thanks. Smiley

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