Mo and I were chatting the other night as we sat and knit. She told me about a cool short row heel technique she had just learned about called the Fish Lips Kiss Heel developed by the Sox Therapist. It is supposed to be easy and not use traditional wraps yielding no holes or gaps.
I have done a couple of short row heels but never successfully enough to adopt it as my 'go to' heel style. Instead, I usually default to my preferred 'eye of partridge' heel flap.
Last night I bought the instructions from the Sox Therapist's Ravelry store for the princely sum of $1 US - a paltry sum for all her years of research and development.
I had no trouble following her instructions and within a few minutes I had a perfect short row heel! Woo hoo!
It took me a long time before I could find the perfect pattern for this multi-coloured yarn. Anything lacy would have been dominated by the stripes in the pattern. But a nice, textured pattern works very well.