I’ve been using the wrap and turn method to do short row heels on some socks. Now that I’m done with them, I see that on one side the holes are closed up nicely, but on the other side there are big holes. I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong on the purl side, wrapping backwards or something, but I’m not sure what. I’m not ripping back to find out, but I do have a sweater I’m about to do bust darts in, and I’d like to correct whatever it is that’s happening so that I don’t have enormous holes at my bra line.
I don’t have pictures, but here’s how I’ve been doing the heel. Important info: I purl Norwegian, with the yarn held in back, so that screws up my sense of front and back.
Wraps: P/K to last unwrapped st, yf, sl as to purl, yb, return wrapped st to left needle, turn.
Picking up: P/K to next wrapped st, pick up wrap without twisting and place on left needle, sl st and wrap as if to knit, return both wrap and st to left needle, P/K wrap and st tog.
The holes are at the end of the knit side, where I pick up the wrap and knit it with the stitch. Should I not twist that side, or should I twist it the other direction? It looks like a stitch problem and not a tension problem to me, but I could be wrong… Any hints?