Socks from the Toe Up [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307587008
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 157,263
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

WENDY D. JOHNSON is the blogger and knitter extraordinaire behind the popular blog WendyKnits.net, which has twice been nominated for the Bloggers’ Choice Awards “Best Hobby Blog.” She is frequently quoted in major knitting magazines and is the author of Wendy Knits. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.


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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    A book for every sock knitter.

    This book is filled with lots of wonderful sock patterns. They are great for beginners, but still wonderful and interesting for those more advanced knitters. She provides clean and easy to understand directions, as well as size information so that the finished socks willfit your foot.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    Socks From the Toe Up

    Excellent sock book. This is my firt "sock toe up" book. Wonderful explanation from start to finish. Great pictures and diagrams as well.I would highly recommend this book to any one want to learn to knit socks!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    A Must-Have for any Sock Knitter!

    I very highly recommend "Socks from the Toe Up" by Wendy Johnson! Wendy's patterns are amazing, but not only that, I learned her toe-up gusset heel flap, and it's finally stuck! The toe-up gusset heel flap fits my foot (and my mom's foot) wonderfully, but she also includes instructions for other heels. There is a lot of information about tools (double pointed needles, 2 circulars, 1 long circular, as well as other notions) and sock yarn in the book, as well as several wonderful patterns. The patterns are separated into 4 sections - basics, lacy patterns, textured patterns, and patterns for heavier (sportweight vs. fingeringweight) sock yarns. The photography in this book is wonderful, and the socks are showcased brilliantly.

    I think this book is a must-have for any sock knitter's library. Both beginners and more advanced sock knitters will get hours of entertainment and enjoyment out of this book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Anyone can knit socks with this book!

    Like many knitters, I hate finishing. With the instructions in this book, you can knit socks without using the kitchener stitch or having to pick up stitches at the gusset! No seams, no finishing, just knitting straight through. The patterns are interesting and enjoyable for experienced knitters, and because of the simplicity of design, I'd recommend it for first time sock knitters as well.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2010

    Love to be Stocking Footed

    What a great "second step" book! First step, I took a "magic loop" circular needle sock class at a local knit shop and mastered that technique quickly in a beginning sock pattern, and then loved taking a "second step" with this book and her "magic cast on" and toe up techniques. What a delight to go right to the gansey sock patterns ... so decorative and yet so simple to follow. Will try the lacey ones next. I'm hooked and am so pleased I have this book for inspiration.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2009

    knitting socks, so easy

    This book is wonderful for the beginner as well as the advanced sock knitter. It gives you many options to try. The heel can be so intimidating and this book takes that away.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    great book!

    I love toe up sock knitting. This book, along with Chrissy Gardiner's book 'Toe Up' are my favorites. Chrissy's book doesn't seem to be available for my nook but hopefully her next book will be! Highly recommend this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2009

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    If you like knitting socks, this is a great book

    A new way to knit socks. I love knitting socks two at a time on circular needles--this book was great for that technique. Easy to understand directions and lots of pictures.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Excellent sock book!

    I had tried to learn to knit socks cuff down but really struggled to finish them and they were just a basic ribbed sock. Wendy's instructions made it easy to understand each step as well as show me that a lace pattern isn't as hard as it looks and socks are so much more fun when they fit right! Anyone who wants to knit a pair of socks should have this book. It's a lifesaver with easy to follow instructions.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    love, LoVe, lOve, LOVE

    I will make every pattern this book. It is well layed out and informative in every aspect. A fantastic purchase!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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