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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Book Review: Socks from the Toe Up

I recently received the book "Socks from the Toe Up" by Wendy D. Johnson. For those of you not familiar with Wendy, she's well know in the knitting blogging community. She's the author of the blog Wendy Knits: Adventures with sticks and strings. Personally, I always enjoy books from bloggers because I know a bit about them and their style before I even pick up the book. So, I would recommend checking out Wendy's site if you've never been there before.

Now, about the book. Socks from the Toe Up includes over 20 sock knitting patterns. Included in the book are the essential techniques to help you get started knitting socks. What makes this book unique is that it takes a new approach to knitting socks, using the toe up method. Apparently it's supposed to be a better way because it saves yarn, there's no graphing, and it ensures a perfect fit. Pictures below from the book.

Van Dyke Socks

Lace and Cable Socks


alittlebitofscrap said...

Beautiful socks. I am interested in the toe-up method myself and was trying to get the hang of it. The short rows get me..

Violet LeBeaux said...

I've never tried the tow up method but I'd be interested in giving it a try if it means they fit perfectly!
Those socks look really comfy!

zakkalife said...

I haven't tried the toe up method myself so I can't say for sure that they will fit perfectly. However, that's what the book claims. I've also read on other knitting blogs that they prefer the toe up method.

Ayie said...

Those are very nice socks. I like the designs and colors.

Threeundertwo said...

Very pretty. I know some knitters really prefer this method. Looks like a book I might enjoy.

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