Short rows? Short rows! (an update)

Old post:
Okay, I’m having a senior moment. And I’m not even that old.

Anyway, in the last week or so, one of the blogs I follow pointed to another one that had a neat short-row technique. It might have been a way to do toes on a sock? All I can remember is that the punchline was “just try it”. Anyway, that pink and white thing I’m experimenting with uses short rows at the color change and I’m trying to figure out a way to make those gaps more manageable. I got it in my head that I should try that method, but now that I look for it, I can’t remember what I did with the link. And googling isn’t helping. So, if you have any clue what I’m talking about, if this rings a bell for you, please leave me a comment.



The internet does it again. Vaguely describe something enough and someone will recognize what you are talking about. In this case, Donna pointed me to the post I was looking for. I should have been a little more clear, I do know how to do short rows with the wrap or gap techniques. What I was looking for was a non-hole, non-wrap technique I’d come across recently. And it was this post, about the Sherman toe with “encroachments”.

But thanks also to Patsy and Marianne for suggesting a few things. I’m off to go play with some scrap yarn.


  1. Patsy:


  2. marianne:

    hi Amy, I don’t think I’ve ever commented on your blog but I’ve been reading for a while. this site has closeup shots of the wrap-and-turn technique that eliminates holes on short rows. hope this helps!

  3. Donna:

    Is it the Sherman technique? http://cabezalana.blogspot.com/2007/04/sherman-short-row-sock-pictorial-tour.html

    That’s a pretty recent link, and if it’s the one that rings your bell, I can tell you that I love the Sherman shortrow heel for socks - so easy!

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