Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits

Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits

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by Wendy D. Johnson, Kara Gott Warner
     
 

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Discover a new approach to sock knitting with Wendy D. Johnson and Socks from the Toe Up. This approach, made famous by her popular blog WendyKnits.net, will turn even the most reluctant knitter into a toe-up nut. Knitting a sock from the toe up saves yarn and always gives a perfect fit. And? No grafting! Wendy provides all the how-tos, tips,

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Discover a new approach to sock knitting with Wendy D. Johnson and Socks from the Toe Up. This approach, made famous by her popular blog WendyKnits.net, will turn even the most reluctant knitter into a toe-up nut. Knitting a sock from the toe up saves yarn and always gives a perfect fit. And? No grafting! Wendy provides all the how-tos, tips, and techniques you need, as well as the pros and cons behind all of the cast-on, toe, heel, and bind-off options, gleaned from her years of experience.

With more than 20 fun and beautiful patterns, Socks from the Toe Up has a sock for every foot. Whether you like bold textures or hearts and flowers, delicate lace or Bavarian cables, you (and your feet) will be covered here. Even if you’re casting on your first sock, or have been a top-down sock knitter for ages, you’ll find patterns and projects here that’ll keep your needles humming. Socks from the Toe Up is the hands-down best guide for toe-up socks.

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Library Journal

Blogger Johnson (WendyKnits.net) provides a thorough introduction to knitting socks from the toe up, including clear, concise, and well-illustrated directions for several popular cast-on, bind-off, and heel-shaping techniques. The attractive patterns range from simple to complex, including three vanilla patterns intended for practice and as a blank canvas for would-be sock designers. Like Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters, this is essential for those who want to add new skills and techniques to their repertoire.


—Nanette Donahue
School Library Journal
Adult/High School—As readers of Johnson's blog are aware, in the summer of 2007 the author set out to see how many socks she could design and complete as part of the online knitting world's "Summer of Socks." The result is the genesis of this book. Johnson is an advocate of the toe-up method. She starts with the essentials and goes on to include a range of patterns from easy to challenging. The socks are shown in beautiful photographs featuring young models wearing kicky clothes. The patterns are written for two circular needles but can be easily adapted to double-pointed needles or a long circular one; the variations are described and shown. The techniques section includes clear diagrams and illustrations. Standard abbreviations, definitions, and resources are included as an appendix. Errata are available on the blog. A solid resource with interesting patterns and clear instructions.—Sarah Flowers, formerly at Santa Clara County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307449443
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
310,915
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.41(d)

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