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Toe-Up Socks for Every Body: Adventurous Lace, Cables, and Colorwork from Wendy Knits

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Acclaimed knitter, author, designer, and teacher Wendy D. Johnson is back with the perfect sequel to her hit book Socks from the Toe Up. In Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, Wendy shows knitters, whether they’re knitting their first or hundred-and-first sock, how to use the toe-up technique to get the perfect fit. Not only that, she shows you that even seemingly complicated pat ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Potter Craft (first published 2010)
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Very pretty socks in this book. I read the author's blog and liked one of her other books so I wanted to see this one. Has chapters and accompanying patterns for lace, cable, and colorwork socks. I have not attempting cabling or colorwork yet but am actually working on a pair of lace socks now. Patterns are arranged from easiest to most difficult. Patterns are charted only.

The only thing I wish this book had was more patterned socks that would not have fit into one of the three above categories.
Leslie Jem
Another for the "Someday, when I'm a real sock knitter" list
When I get around to trying socks, I will use this book. When I try toe up socks. I love all the patterns in this book. My only complaint is that there are not great instructions for a toe up beginner. And I'd like to use my DPNs, not circular knitting needles, but all the instructions are for circular needles.
Jackie Fowler
Mar 07, 2012 Jackie Fowler rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sock knitters
Shelves: knitting
The title says it all :-) This follows up the book Socks from the Toe Up. While it's not necessary to read the first book before this one, I'd recommend it for beginning toe-up sock knitters because the first book has sock sample patterns that take you through the different heel styles.
I was so sure I didn't need another sock book, but this one changed my mind. It has some of the best sock patterns I have ever seen. Every page is more beautiful than the last; the author has great taste. I'm really excited about trying out the patterns
Nov 29, 2013 Sam rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: library
A little out of my depth!!! Maybe leave this one alone for a while til I get some socks under my belt. If you are an accomplished sock knitter, I am sure it will be a very useful companion.
This is a nice follow-up to the first toe-up book, but I found that many of the patterns seemed to difficult. It would be great for someone with truly wicked knitting skills, though.
Donna Holmes
I actually preferred her first toe-up sock book, but there were some interesting and pretty patterns in here. If I could give this 3.5 stars, that would be perfect.
Appropriately enough, working on the Laurel socks right now. Good book with beautiful sock projects and great photographs. I should get a copy for my library.
Dec 31, 2013 Julie marked it as knitting
have the box of patterns too
Mollie *scoutrmom*
May 28, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: intermediate knitters
Some fantastic patterns and clear instructional sections. I'll be photocopying a lot of these before returning the book to the public library.
Jul 21, 2011 Sue rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: sock knitters
Excellent information and lovely sock patterns, lace and colour-work socks.
Very pretty socks! Another book to add to my growing collection of sock books.
Socks that are fun to look at.
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