Short row heels, like the modified short row heel I'm demonstrating today, are generally symmetrical and can be worked the same whether you're knitting from the top down or from the toe up.
This version differs from a standard shadow wrapped short row heel in two ways:
- The heel is not worked completely in rows. There will be two rounds added in between the first half of the heel shaping and the second.
- Normally for a shadow wrapped heel, the turning stitch is similar to a lifted increase. For this version, the turning stitch is more like a median, or knit one below or purl one below increase.
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