Toe-Up 2-At-A-Time Socks : Yet Another Revolution in Knitting, Hardback Book

Toe-Up 2-At-A-Time Socks : Yet Another Revolution in Knitting Hardback

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Knitwear designer Melissa Morgan-Oakes revolutionized the world of sock-making with 2-at-a-Time Socks.

Her ingenious approach showed delighted knitters how to simultaneously create two socks on a single circular needle.

With that book, yarn enthusiasts said goodbye forever to second sock syndrome, the frustration of completing one beautiful hand-knit sock, only to remember that another must be made.

Now, Morgan-Oakes turns the approach on its head or rather, its toe with TOE-UP 2-AT-A-TIME SOCKS.

Knitters adore toe-up socks for both novelty and practicality.

Knitters can try on the sock as they work, they never run out of yarn before the foot is complete, and they avoid needing the dreaded kitchener stitch to finish off the toe.

Many swear that toe-up socks just plain feel more comfortable, too.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9781603425339

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I am so happy that more authors are coming out with toe-up sock books. Unfortunately, this author only shows one method of doing magic loop socks (make one toe increases, gusset heel, sewn bind-off). That is my only complaint about the book. The pictures are fabulous, showing each step for using the magic loop technique. (This is the only book I know of that shows magic loop toe-up.) There is a wide variety of patterns--both for solid & variegated yarns. This book has the largest amount of patterns for variegated, hand-painted & self-striping yarn that I have seen. The spiral binding inside the hardcover helps the book to lay flat & open to whatever page you are on while you are knitting. That way you can look at the technique instructions & pictures as you knit. Overall, I was impressed with this book & happy that I bought it, but I still like Toe-Up! By Chrissy Gardiner & Toe-Up Socks for Everybody By Wendy D. Johnson better. I hope to see more patterns & books for toe-up socks as they are becoming a lot more popular.

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This book was a revelation to me! I'd only knitted socks using the pattern inside the ball-band before, as a compact passe-temps while backpacking up the Australian East coast by Greyhound. But these designs made my earlier efforts look like poor relatives. Added to the fact that I prefer to knit everything on circular needles, this no-waste method means that you don't lose interest halfway through a pair of socks!I've adapted the patterns for double-thickness toes, but have yet to work out how to reinforce the heels. I'd have liked to see a bit more advice on casting off loosely enough, but otherwise... it's great!

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