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"Those of us obsessed with knitting socks can get pretty preoccupied with holes in heels. My problem is with short rows. No matter which method I tried, I was never happy with the results, so I almost exclusively used afterthought heels when I worked toe-up. Now I can gladly say that I have another method at my disposal, thanks to Candace Eisner Strick. In Strick-ly Socks, she describes a technique for working heels that requires no wrapping or drawing up stitches, and avoids the holes and messiness that can occur at the short row seam. I had seen the method described once before but failed to recognize how useful it would be until Candace presented it in her more refined and fleshed-out format, complete with variations to improve fit and add interest. The 16 patterns included in Strick-ly Socks are an added bonus to the greatest value Candace provides: an innovative approach for crafting a simple, elegant, toe-up sock."
Reviewed by Cindy Webber. - Knitcircus Magazine