Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Toe-up Socks for Every Body By Wendy D. Johnson

I love knee socks and over the knee socks but I guess it just never occurred to me to knit them. That's all changed now with Toe-Up Socks for Every Body: Adventurous Lace, Cables, and Colorwork from Wendy Knits by Wendy D. Johnson.

Really tall socks are not too easy to find, especially funky and wild types.
Problem solved-knit them myself.
Included in this book are tons of beautiful patterns and stitches that I will work toward as my goal but as you can see I am starting out swatching with a fun variegated yarn to see if I like the yarn first and then I will be moving into the fancy pants stuff!

Want to read a little "interview with Wendy" pop on over to Crazy Aunt Purl's blog.

And more about Toe-Up Socks for Every Body: Adventurous Lace, Cables, and Colorwork from Wendy Knits
From Potter Craft:
"Acclaimed knitter, author, designer, and teacher Wendy D. Johnson is back with the perfect sequel to her hit book Socks from the Toe Up. In Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, Wendy shows knitters, whether they’re knitting their first or hundred-and-first sock, how to use the toe-up technique to get the perfect fit. Not only that, she shows you that even seemingly complicated patterns are still knit just one row at a time. Go ahead! Turn your favorite knee socks into thigh-highs. Knit that special someone classic argyles. Put even the wiggliest of toes in their first pair of lacey anklets. With Wendy’s help, there’s nothing you can’t try from the toes on up. These 21 patterns cover everything from basics like materials and tools, to delicate lace, intricate cables, and fancy colorwork. Use these techniques and patterns to create beautiful socks for yourself and everybody in your life—friends and family, young and old. With the lovely photographs, helpful illustrations for cast-on, toe, heel, and bind-off options, and all-around expert advice in Toe-Up Socks for Every Body, you’ll be a well-heeled and warm-hearted toe-up knitter. About the Author WENDY D. JOHNSON is the renowned knitter behind and the author of Wendy Knits and Socks from the Toe Up. In addition, her work has been featured in many major knitting magazines. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia."


CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

dining room table said...

I never tried knitting my socks but I guess it is worth a try! Thanks by the way fort he links!

Eileen Bergen said...

The top photo brought to mind my first (or maybe 2nd) knitting project way back ... mumble-mumble ... years ago. I knitted leg warmers for ballet class. Back then we wore "units" that were like pantyhose.

They took forever to finish but I was so proud of my work - using a circular needle for the first time to tackle such a large project really felt good.

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