The next installment for the His & Hers Sock looms is here! Sorry for the delay, my computer didn't want to upload all the videos and then it took like what seem 20-hours to edit and process.
So, what exactly is happening in this video? You will be creating the heel of the sock. In this video, you will see demonstrated a short-row heel. Wait, wait, what is a short-row. A short-row is a shaping technique used in knitting. A short-row is exactly that, a row that is not worked all the way to the end. You will partially work the row and leave the other part unworked. As you do this, you are giving the knitted fabric new shape, creating extra room. Our heels need extra room to accommodate it comfortably without feeling squished.
Typically, a short-row heel is done over 1/2 the pegs used for the sock. The orange sock loom has 56 thus the heel will be done over 28 pegs. Now that you have the number of pegs to use for the heel, the next part is to find out how many pegs you will short-row to create the extra room for the heel. Typically, you will divide the number of heel stitches by 3. In this case, you will have 28/3=9.33. Since we cannot, do exactly 9.33 pegs, we are going to round down to 9. So we will wrap 9 pegs on the right, leave 10 pegs empty, then wrap 9 pegs (total of 28 pegs).
As you work the short-row heels, you will first knit from the beginning of the row to one stitch less before each end, then to two stitches less, then to three, then to four...and so on until you reach the number of wrapped stitches that you need to create your short-row heel(you calculated this above).
Last part of the series will be posted next weekend!