Garter Stitch Short Row Heel – Part 1

The garter stitch short row heel is both cushy and durable. It is simple to knit and is a great complement to many sock designs. The use of a counter will help keep even the novice knitter on track. Watch Part 1 to get started on this fun heel!

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  1. Charlie Verhulst
    Posted January 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Cool – a new way to do a heel – for Me! And, also – only in garter stitch… my W&T’s have always been in stockinette stitch. Learning a lot in the KAL!!

  2. Lauren Gorman
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Loving the KAL so far! This is my first KAL. I loved watching the stripes develop on the leg. As a long time sock knitter I didn’t think there was a heel I hadn’t tried…..untill now!

  3. blogless grace
    Posted March 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I love using the counter for the 2nd part of the heel. Previously I always messed up somewhere and had to rip back. Problem solved! Thanks!

  4. MEG
    Posted March 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I am just getting to the heel now and after watching the video I am sure that I can do this heel. I have been excluding patterns with this type of heel because I was not certain how to do the wrap and turn. Thank you for putting out instructions on video for each of these steps. There is always something new to learn in knitting! btw this yarn is surprising me in the patterns that are showing up. I think I would have been hesitant to try this yarn by myself with out some guidance. I am so loving this KAL! I am a winner just by participating!

  5. Posted March 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for your kind words! My favorite thing about knitting is that there is always something new to try!!

  6. Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    I really needed to watch this! I had tried a gs heel and messed it up completely. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  7. evelyn
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    I love this tutorial on garter stitch heel. Many thanks .

  8. Janet
    Posted November 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m knitting my 1st toe up pair, and the 1st sock is too short on my foot even though I followed the recipe (alas, from a different source than yours) exactly. I will use your heel recipe for sock #2…which leads me to my question. How long on the foot does your heel measure? I don’t want TWO ill fitting socks LOL

  9. Posted November 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    My heel is approx. 2″. This will vary with your gauge and yarn. Check out my Pattern Shop for the FREE pattern, Stripes Alive, that uses this heel. Happy knitting!

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