Like turning a heel, that is. I’ve turned the heels on the On Your Toes Socks, and I’m very pleased with the result. The pattern calls for a basic short row heel, which went beautifully. The last time I had knit a sock I was left with a row of tiny holes along the short rows.
Some time last year I began to use the Norwegian style of purling. This is particularly nice for short row shaping because wrap-and-purl can be done as a single stitch, by positioning the needle differently.
Now, I was still left with an annoying gap where I rejoined the heel to the front of the socks. I think it was exacerbated by the two socks on two circs knitting method (which meant that I had to put the final wrap on a stitch marker, and probably did not get it reseated correctly). My eyesight has never been that terrific, and I find it difficult to see how the stitches should be seated. Sooner or later I’ll get it figured out.
Now I just have to decide how long I want the socks to be (I usually like short ones), and whether I want to use the patterns bind off or play around with it a bit.