It is no secret that I enjoy knitting socks, and have just jumped on the short sock bandwagon. Short socks are a beautiful thing in ENC, it is just too hot for longer socks, but for work, socks are needed! I have an issue with my shoes eating the backs of my socks, and it hasn’t mattered which heel I did, they all slide into my shoes. I am currently working on the the Elfin Lace socks, which are toe up, so I waffled about which heel to do, and finally settled on fleegle, a heel I love and that fits well. Except for the sliding into the shoes thing!
As I was knitting along, kinda worried the recipient would be annoyed at that little quirk of hand knit shorties, I stumbled on an idea. Why not, at the top of the heel and before the minuscule rolled cuff, do some short rows to add just a smidge of height? Well, I did, and I think it may work out!
I added about half an inch of height using wrap and turn short rows, in 2 stitch increments, the third stitch being wrapped. I did three sets, closed my holes, then pulled around. Next up is my cuff and bind off.
This just may work!