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 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 youre casting on your first sock, or have been a top down sock knitter for ages, youll find patterns and projects here thatll keep your needles humming Socks from the Toe Up is the hands down best guide for toe up socks....
|Title||:||Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits|
|Number of Pages||:||174 Pages|
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Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits Reviews
This is for the Kindle version. I clicked "kindle" and then "buy" before I noticed that the "kindle version" is NOT the kindle version of the book, as IS THE NORM ON EVERY OTHER BOOK ON AMAZON, but rather, ONE SINGLE PATTERN!!!! That is absolutely ridiculous! It should not be on the same page/listing as a full BOOK. I returned it for a refund, as soon as I noticed the PROBLEM. This needs FIXING!
I checked the book out at the library and loved it so much I decided to buy it. When I saw the kindle edition I grabbed that and was so excited because I knit socks when I travel so having the book on my tablet seemed perfect. Until I opened the book on the tablet and found it was one pattern. Very misleading. Highly disappointed.
I've read lots of reviews here, and a few have complained that these patterns are not fancy or complicated enough. Well, I own both of Charlene Schurch's amazing books, "Sensational Knitted Socks" and "More Sensational Knitted Socks". If you're going to become a major sock-knitter, they're a must-have. I also have cookie A's "Sock Innovations". Amazing too. But a different kind of sock knitting experience than I have with Wendy. If you want to become comfortable, proficient, and confident in the art of knitting socks, then Wendy's books are a great place to start. You'll learn all of the basics, plus lots of other intermediate-level skills that will enrich the experience. THEN, if you're obsessed with hosiery and are ready to take off in a big way, move on to Cat Bordhi, the Great Brain of sock knitting. Then Charlene Schurch, the math whiz.
I'm a lifelong knitter who's just learning how to knit socks, and have been befuddled by every other set of instructions. They assume too much knowledge and leave things out, especially when it comes to the heels; I was close to giving up when I found this book. What a relief! She gives simple and thorough explanations of everything I needed to know, as well as several different techniques for doing the toes, heels, and bind-offs. She then gives a "plain vanilla" sock pattern; and then shows how to make fancier ones that maybe I'll try someday when I've mastered the essentials. My only complaint is that she talks about using double pointed needles, two circulars, and one long circular, but not the simplest (in my opinion): one 9" circular. But it's easy to make the translation. I feel like this is the only sock book I'll ever need -- thank you, Wendy Johnson!
I've been trying to knit a sock for months now. Three Craftsy classes, one additional online class and THREE BOOKS. There is nothing wrong with any of the teachers or writers. They just were too advanced for me to make any progress.
I have recently become obsessed with knitting socks. Once I learned the magic loop method and discovered knitting socks from the toe-up, I've been hooked. This book is a fantastic book for beginners up to experienced sock knitters. There is a wide variety of patterns included. She discusses the basic makings of a sock, and goes into a little detail on different cast-on and heel types, including examples of some of them. All of the socks can be adapted to whatever you chosen knitting style is, magic loop, 2 circulars, or double pointed. All of the patterns in the book are beautiful, but look completely do-able. I cannot wait to make all of them. There's about 25 patterns, all of them completely original. The photographs of all the socks are beautifully done and highlight all the beauty and intricacies of the socks. A little over half the socks seem to be of the lacy style, with beautiful shapes and motifs. I think that these will be perfect spring, summer, and fall socks. Overall, if you're thinking about a toe-up sock book, this one is for you!
I just purchased this kindle version and although the reviews for the book and the kindle version are lumped together they are very different. The "kindle version" is only one short pattern. I feel very ripped off.