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TekoaKnits
01-27-2011, 02:17 PM
I'd like to start knitting socks from the toe-up.
Anyone know what would be the best toe-up knitting book to buy for beginners?
I think once I get a good idea of how it works I can move on to more complicated patterns. Just not sure how to start out :think:
I've been knitting socks for about 6 years now and thought it would be a fun change :)

cacunn
01-27-2011, 03:36 PM
A lot of people like the Silver Sock Class (http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2circsocks_start.htm) on-line.

hyperactive
01-27-2011, 03:50 PM
as a book in flesh and blood:

Wendy D. Johnson

Toe up socks for everybody (http://www.thalia.de/shop/home/rubrikartikel/ID18701152.html?ProvID=10905481#toe-up-socks-for-every-body-adventurous-lace-cables-and-colorwork-from-wendy-knits)

and

Socks from the toe up (http://www.buecher.de/shop/hobby--freizeit/socks-from-the-toe-up-essential-techniques-and-patterns-from-wendy-knits/johnson-wendy-d-/products_products/detail/prod_id/25617195/).

I have the secondly named one of those and I am very happy with it. It has an introduction part that tells all the technique. Then it has 3 base models with the 3 heel-types and (I think) differnet toe tips.
It also has a bunch of actual patterns with lace, cable and such. But the 3 basics get you right down.

I got the book for my birthday and made the sock with roses and hearts. I will make more of those socks. And I have just whipped up baby socks toe up with a different heel type for practice :)
I do not have any other toe-up books, but I am happy with the instructions I get there. :thumbsup:

kmaclean
01-27-2011, 04:23 PM
I've heard a lot of people like Melissa Morgan-Oakes' books (http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Toe-Up-Time-Socks-Melissa-Morgan-Oakes/9781603425339-item.html?ikwid=melissa+morgan-oakes&ikwsec=Books)on knitting toe-up socks. I haven't tried it yet, but this is the book I plan to get when I get around to trying toe-up socks!

cacunn
01-28-2011, 04:04 AM
I have just whipped up baby socks toe up with a different heel type for practice :)


I agree with Hyperactive's approach of baby socks as practice. They have all the elements of an adult sock with only a fraction of the stitches.