Whale Done Socks KAL: Short Row Heel Part 1

This lesson is the fourth in the Whale Done Socks skill building KAL and we will be knitting the first half of the shadow wrapped short row heel.

If you need to review any lessons, links are available in the KAL Introduction. If you would like a printable copy of the entire pattern, the Whale Done Socks Pattern is available in my shop.

Lesson 4: Shadow Wrapped Short Row Sock Heels

It's no secret that shadow wrapped short row sock heels are my favorite. I use them frequently in my patterns. But what makes them so great?
  • They are worked identically in either toe up or leg down socks.
  • Unlike heel flaps, there are no picked up stitches.
  • You work them as you are knitting the sock, not later like an afterthought heel.
  • After dividing off your heel stitches, there's virtually no counting.
  • With the shadow wrapped method, as compared to other short row techniques, there is no gap at the side of the heel that needs to be corrected.

Here's how to knit the first half of the heel.

Now it's your turn!

Heel Pattern

Starting from the side of the sock, the heel is worked using the Shadow Wrapped Short Row Method, across half of the sock sts (32 sts).

Just a reminder, tw st stands for twin stitch.

Row 1 (RS): K 31 tw st in next st, turn.
Row 2 (WS): P 30, tw st in next st, turn.
Row 3: K to 1 st before tw st, tw st in next st, turn.
Row 4: P to 1 st before tw st, tw st in next st, turn.

Repeat Row 3-4 until there are 11 twin stitches of each side of the heel and 10 regular stockinette stitches at the center of the heel.

Share Your Progress

Don't forget to post a picture of your sock on Facebook and/or Instagram with #thechillydog and tag me @thechillydog. Then share a link to your post on the KAL Giveaway page to earn entries for a chance to win a knitty treat.

In the next lesson I'll show you how to finish the Second Half of the Shadow Wrapped Short Row Heel.
Whale Done Socks KAL Video Tutorial: Learn how to knit the first half of a shadow wrapped short row sock heel

1 Sock 2 Sock,6,4th Ridge Pocket Scarf,5,announcements,35,Azalea Socks,6,bags and purses,11,Beekeeper Socks,5,Best Worsted Socks,7,bind off,17,Birch Grove Socks,5,Bon Voyage Shawl,8,Burst into Bloom Scarf,5,Butterfly Kisses KAL,9,cables,8,Caretaker Socks,6,cast on,30,Cereus Sweater,8,Clover,3,colorwork,18,Crab Walk Socks,6,crafter thoughts,8,crafts,12,crochet,30,Cubicle Socks Trio,1,decreasing,9,embellishments,4,entrelac,6,essential knitting skills,68,Ewe Ewe Yarns,18,fabric,17,Feeling Loopy Socks,5,finishing techniques,20,fixing mistakes,6,Free Climber Socks,7,gauge,4,Grand Staircase Socks,6,holidays,12,increasing,19,It's All Right MKAL,5,KAL,28,knit,268,Knit Inc Sampler Squares,8,Knit Knot Bag,6,knit wit,9,knitting curiosities,20,Line Drawing Socks KAL,5,Little Birds Phone Pocket,5,Makers' Mercantile,36,Ohmö Shawl,4,Oink Pigments,13,pattern shop,203,patterns,72,picking up stitches,7,Ready Set Go Socks,12,ribbing,11,Riptide Socks,6,Secret Admirer Socks,8,sewing,24,short rows,18,Skacel,178,Slipstream Cardigan,7,socks,118,Solacer Wrap MKAL,3,Spindler Socks,6,stitch charts,7,stitch patterns,10,styles and methods,6,Sundog Socks,7,sweaters and shawls,41,Switchback Socks,5,terminology,8,tips,32,Toe-rific Fingering Socks,1,tutorial,235,twisted stitches,7,Waffle Cookie Socks,5,Wallflower Sweater,9,Whale Done Socks KAL,8,working in the round,32,yarn and fiber,20,YouTube,198,
The Chilly Dog: Whale Done Socks KAL: Short Row Heel Part 1
Whale Done Socks KAL: Short Row Heel Part 1
Lean how to knit the first half of a shadow wrapped short row sock heel.
The Chilly Dog
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content