I turned the heel last night. The change I made is pretty obvious, right?
I used a garter stitch short rowed heel. Christy showed me her mermaid sock over the weekend and I knew I had to try it. Thanks for the inspiration, Christy!
I also made a change to the way I normally do short row heels. I’ve been using Wendy’s proportions for heels. That is, I’ve been leaving one fourth of the sock stitches at the heel as unworked stitches that I didn’t wrap.
Well, last night I also got my copy of Folk Socks and noticed that Nancy suggested doing an afterthought heel until there was one inch of stitches left. Structurally the afterthought and short row heels are very similar so I thought I’d give it a try. This heel fits me much better!
added later One-fourth of the stitches is 21, and one inch of stitches is 9. So, this modification has made for a much deeper heel
I was a bit concerned that the garter ridges would be uncomfortable but at such a small gauge that doesn’t seem to be a problem. I won’t know for sure until I wear them, and at this rate I may be done before Thanksgiving!