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Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  323 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Knit two socks at a time, while working from the toe up! In this delightful guide, Melissa Morgan-Oakes shares her revolutionary knitting technique that allows you to try on the socks as you work, avoid running out of yarn, and steer clear of the dreaded Kitchener stitch to finish off the toes. You can apply this exciting new technique to absolutely any sock pattern to hel ...more
Spiral-bound, 176 pages
Published May 7th 2010 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Jul 17, 2010 Gregory rated it really liked it
When I started this book my thought was, "no way is this going to work." THEN when I came to the heel - which I just mis-typed as Hell - I was really thinking, "This is never going to work." BUT...I kept following the instructions and the very well done photographs and voila - I now have a pair of freaking lime green socks that fit my size 14 feet (for those of you who don't know me - no, I'm not an Amazonian woman but a guy who has taken up knitting as self-defense - I like to think of circular ...more
Jul 20, 2010 Kathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: crafts, owned
I learned to do 2-at-a-Time Socks with Melissa's first book and learned Toe Up method elsewhere. Even before purchasing this book, I had devised my own process for combining the two methods. I got this book to see if there were steps I hadn't figured out. Only Casting on process was new idea. Nevertheless, even if you already know this technique Melissa gives you the key for figuring out the "secret" math for several different heel types to make the perfect fit. Great pictures on how-to, and jus ...more
Marie Segares
Oct 09, 2011 Marie Segares rated it it was amazing
While I personally have never understand the fascination with sock knitting, in this book, Melissa Morgan-Oakes has come the closest to inspiring within me the motivation to make many pairs of socks. First of all, there are no double pointed needles - just looking at the configurations of those things makes me want to run screaming from the room. Second, the book is jam packed with pictures and the woman is an entertaining writer. I was literally sucked in by her introduction and found myself re ...more
Sandra Holladay
Oct 01, 2014 Sandra Holladay rated it liked it
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I'm giving this a 3.5 rating because though excited to try the socks in this book, was very disappointed in my first pair, Tuscany Socks, when they wouldn't fit over my foot. Going to Ravelry and looking at comments from others who made this pattern, I found that because the leg pattern had no give you needed to go up two needle sizes for that part. I wish the book had mentioned it in the directions. Going up the two needle sizes worked and the socks are great with lots of comments, but I should ...more
Jan 26, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it
this is a book I pick up almost weekly-----I love knitting socks.
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Aug 14, 2016 ms bookjunkie rated it it was amazing
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I've finished my sample socks, yay!

This is the first time I've knitted socks (or heels*), let alone KNITTED USING DIRECTIONS IN ENGLISH. I found the instructions, photographs and diagrams clear and easy to follow, as well as well thought-out and generally excellent. The sample socks turned out nice enough that if I knew anyone with small enough feet, I'd give them as gifts (even though they aren't a matching pair). Now it's time to try making some adult sized socks…*nervous swallow*

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Aug 29, 2011 Pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting
Finished my sample socks, and it looks like they will fit a small set of feet. I think I will put them in a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

When I'm a little more organized and work up the courage perhaps I will try a pair of adult socks.

Good pictures & pretty clear directions. I'm not sure if I can wrap my head around modifying other patterns into this particular technique but I'm still pretty new to socks so hopefully it will make sense eventually.
Mar 27, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, took-back
Amazing looking socks (again!). I may have to buy this one to have since I don't have time to knit at the moment, but when I get a chance to fit it back in, I'd love to do more socks. I tried one from her other book toe-up and it worked nicely, so I'm glad I'll be able to follow the instructions exactly now. And it has the Magic Cast-on I used from the internet too which was very easy to do!
Aug 19, 2012 Fullfaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a good book, but there wasn't anything in here I wanted to make. I have already been making my socks 2 at a time, tow up on 1 Circular needle. I think it is the best way to make socks.
Dec 18, 2010 Sue rated it it was amazing
Great book. I made the sample socks and like the way they turned out. Toe up - two at a time is the way to go!
May 10, 2011 Kathryn rated it liked it
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This is my new bible for knitting socks. I've been working on the same pair for about nine months now, off and on.
Jackie Fowler
Mar 07, 2012 Jackie Fowler rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: knitting
I'm trying to remember what I didn't like about this book! I just know that I didn't want to finish it. It was a library e-book, and I returned it early.
Apr 05, 2016 Sherry rated it liked it
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This book has some great sock patterns and tips for knitting toe-up socks. I've already chosen three pair to knit.
Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

A beautiful book with clear explanations and lovely patterns!
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