Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits Paperback – Apr 14 2009
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About the Author
WENDY D. JOHNSON is the blogger and knitter extraordinaire behind the popular blog WendyKnits.net, which has twice been nominated for the Bloggers’ Choice Awards “Best Hobby Blog.” She is frequently quoted in major knitting magazines and is the author of Wendy Knits. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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I own both this book and the Socks in a Box version, which has many of the same patterns printed on small card stock for easy transport with your knitting on-the-go.
I have sold dozens of copies of this book in stores and I continue to endorse it online--with the caveat that it's best to support your local yarn shop whenever possible.
I recommend this book for adventurous first time sock knitters and experienced conventional sock knitters.
I also would like to specifically disagree with a previous reviewer who said there was nothing for men in this book. I will not get into a gendered expectations debate, but rather will point out that there are three basic patterns which are suitable for anyone. On top of this, there are multiple socks with textured stitches and/or cables that look like traditional men's socks. There are even author's notes on some of the patterns specifically suggesting them for men. All this while working inside the constraints of the idea that men simply can't have lace patterns in their socks.
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Love this book. I like all the variations, and pattern options. Also like that most of the patterns call for the same size needles. Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. Pryce
Looks very good but a bit more technical than I was expecting. I don't think I could follow the book myself without help but I am determined to knit a pair of socks sooner or... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Janet Zarowny