« American Flag 3d Leather Stamping Tool Two-Hour Dolls’ Clothes » 3 thoughts on “Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down” 58 of 59 people found the following review helpful Antje Gillingham Does It Again!!, July 3, 2009 By Stephanie A. McManus (Maryville, TN USA) – This review is from: Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down (Paperback) If you love using this technique for cuff-down socks, you will definitely want to purchase this book to learn how to use it for knitting socks toe-up. Why toe-up? You never have to worry about running out of yarn because once the foot is done, you can knit the leg as long as you like or as long as your yarn allows. And for those who dread grafting the toes of their socks, no kitchener stitch required! Like her first book, step-by-step instructions with photos are provided. Learn how to cast on toe-up and how to knit a short-row heel, two-at-a-time, of course. The projects are gorgeous, including lace, slip-stitch, color work and cable stitch patterns. Also included is a very handsome sock pattern for the guys and a very cute sock with sizing for little ones. If you prefer the cuff down method, there are patterns for you, too. The book is an enjoyable read, as well. Antje includes fun anecdotes about each pattern. I highly recommend that you add this book to your library, and this technique to your knitting repertoire. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 41 of 41 people found the following review helpful Excellent for any knitter!, November 4, 2009 By sock chick (Indiana, USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down (Paperback) As a long time sock knitter, I had looked for a book with good information on basics for toe up knitting, particularly heels for two socks at a time, on two circular needles. This was an impulse purchase, and probably one of the best I have ever made. The instructions, both cuff down and toe up, are superb and would be excellent for any level of knitter. I have already recommended it to friends.Yes, you need to know basic knitting before starting the book, but I believe a sock novice could successfully use the simple patterns and learn along the way. The photography of the basics such as casting on, distribution of stitches, how to start knitting, etc. are very good and easy to follow. There are more complex socks for more advanced knitters and a nice variety of patterns.The book is split with the first half being cuff down and the second toe up, so it is easy to find what you want. It is a clear read without idiotic commentary in the instructions.If you know someone struggling to learn sock knitting, buy this book for them. (or at least suggest it!)And even when I am not knitting, I enjoy the layout and writing…to read and think and plot my next pair! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 30 of 30 people found the following review helpful Clear photos, illustrations, good instructions – but check her website for pattern revisions, November 3, 2009 By Ramona (Atlanta, Georgia USA) – This review is from: Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down (Paperback) I am new to knitting and made just a few simple items before getting this book. I am impressed with the clarity of the illustrations and the instructions, and I particularly like the cast-on for the toe-up socks. This cast-on results in a very neat edge to the toe on the sock. Another thing I liked about the book was the illustrated instructions for increases & decreases at the beginning. I found this reference helpful. I was able to knit a pair of toe-up socks, thanks to the clear instructions. I visited the author’s The Knitting Nest website out of curiosity, and found that there are corrections for a few of the patterns in this book. If you also own her other book, there are several corrections for that one too. I like this book better than her first book, because this one has the toe-up instructions. However, the other book has a great pattern for chunky weight yarn socks, and for adult-size cuff-down stretchy (Fixation yarn) socks, which I like a lot. Both books have instructions for how to convert standard socks patterns from double-point needles to her method of knitting on 2 circular needles. This book made knitting a lot more fun for me, and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to knit socks. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.