Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks: Yet Another Revolution in Knitting Two at Once on One Circular Needle! Includes 15 New Sock Patterns Free PDF
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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.
Morgan-Oakes combines the pleasures of toe-up knitting with the convenience of her 2-at-a-time approach in 15 original designs for men, women, children, and babies. From the delicate and graceful ballerina sock to the kaleidoscopic, nubby peppercorn pattern, there is a style here for every pair of feet. For each pattern, Morgan-Oakes provides row-by-row instructions, charts for both large and small feet, and captivating, four-color photographs of the finished product. Readers aren’t limited to these patterns, however. Once mastered, the technique can be applied to any sock pattern.
With Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks as their guide, knitters will rock the toe-up sock world, two-at-a-time, every time.
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First of all, let me preface this by stating that since I learned to knit two socks on one needle from the author's first book I ONLY knit two socks on one needle anymore. So, imagine how excited I was to dive into this new technique! Then, imagine how frustrated I was when I came to the heel instructions. I got comepletely lost, there were so many instructions and explanation of instructions, not to mention algebraic equations I barely got through the heel. And half way through I gave up and just made it up as I went from my knowledge of toe down sock anatomy. I really wish she had included an alternate, simpler short row heel. The cast on for the toe was slick and I loved that! I have even adapted it for mittens. But those heels, ugh, I frogged them and am still looking for a good short row in the round guide. Or enough time to figure it out myself. By J. J. Acton
Buy her first book instead!!! Two Socks on One Needle. It is a revoultionary technique. It makes much more sense, and only standard knitting math applies. Plus, this book has a picture of the socks on each page of the pattern in each corner making it easier to find the pattern you want. The Toe Up book does not.
I am new to both the magic circle knitting technique and sock knitting in general. I found Melissa's writing style and directions to be very clear. There is only one spot in the basic how-to illustrations that I wish had been drawn a little differently, but otherwise I haven't found any errata. By following Melissa's directions I have successfully finished one pair of sample socks and am about to finish an adult pair of socks and they are fitting perfectly (because of the toe-up process I can try them on as I knit). I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone curious about toe-up knitting or anyone just starting out with socks. One great reason to go with this method is cost. I can afford to purchase one set of high-quality circulars. Another similar method requires two pair of circular needles--I can't afford to throw away money like that. Using DPNs means knitting one sock at a time, and that comes with problems of its own. So, for me, this is the best method I have found to date. By Kristi Traynor