It’s sock knitting season again. I need a couple more pair to fill out my wardrobe and I’m revisiting the sock heel. Because my feet are so short I can make a whole pair of crew socks out of a single skein of Paton Stretch Sock if I use a contrasting color for toes, heels and cuffs.
This particular heel is build from knit-into-the-bump-below short rows and a strange combination of k2tog-pick up short row wrap stitch-drop the next stitch over it and knit. The decrease series nearest the back of the heel is a k3tog which includes the picked up short row wrap. This morphed into the decrease mentioned above which produces a more smooth decrease.
The bit I want to document is what happens between the series of increases and decrease, that lovely set of rows that separate the two. This short row section incorporates an additional 4 stitches toward the front of the sock with each row end knit in the bump below and slipped to the other needle.