Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun (I used color Corinthian), or any squishy bulky yarn.
Needles: US sz. 7 dpns
Cast on 36 sts over 2 needles so you have a nice stretchy edge. Work K2 P2 ribbing to the length of your dpn- 7″
Change to stocking stitch and knit plain 2 inches.
Now a short row heel over 18 sts. I did mine in garter stitch for the extra padding, but you can do yours in stocking stitch if you prefer. Instead of using a marker for the middle of the heel just place it between 2 needles- this will make keeping track of your short rows much easier. Wrap all short rows so you don’t have holes.
Ok, the actual method: Start at your center point between needles: K9, turn, K18, turn, K17, turn, K16…… I think you’re getting the idea. When you are down to 4 sts start working your way back up, over 5 sts, then 6, 7, 8…. until you arrive at 18 again. Then you just start going around again. (aren’t short row heels brilliant?)
These are a quick little knit and quite cozy for bumming around the house, or to ballet class. Especially good if you tend to wear flip-flops in cold weather. Enjoy!