Press Release: Toe-Up Socks for Every Body by Wendy D. Johnson

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Toe-Up Socks for Every Body: Adventurous Lace, Cables, and Colorwork from WENDY KNITS

By Wendy D. Johnson

Socks just might be the perfect knitting project: They are quick, portable, make great gifts and are downright addicting to stitch!  Wendy D. Johnson introduced the world to her toe-up approach to knitting socks (rather than the more conventional top down) last year in her blockbuster bestseller, Socks From the Toe Up. Knitters were smitten with the way this style saves yarn, avoids grafting, and always ensures a perfect fit. 

Now, Wendy gives sock knitters just what they want—more intermediate and advanced designs for the entire family. From complex cable socks to lacy anklets, Toe-Up Socks for Every Body (Potter Craft, March 23, 2010) features 21 irresistible sock patterns for men, women, and children, and every sock size in between.

Packed with clearly written instructions, charts, schematics, and expert advice on choosing the right needles for lacework, cabling without a cable needle, and knitting colorwork in the round, Toe-Up Socks for Every Body will satisfy any sock knitter’s need for gorgeous designs, while providing a solid refresher on toe-up sock knitting for those beginning their very first pair. Whether knitting Manly Aran Socks (page 68), Belle Époque Thigh Highs (page 44), or Child’s Critter Socks (page 105), readers will build upon Wendy’s basic toe-up method and all the cast-on, bind-off, toe, and heel options available. Toe-Up Socks for Every Body proves once again why Wendy has been called a knitting virtuoso. Adventurous patterns, comprehensive instructions, and beautiful photographs will encourage readers, whether knitting their first or their hundred-and-first sock, to join the toe-up revolution.

With dozens of new sock yarns on the market, sock knitting groups and sock-of-the-month clubs starting up at every local yarn shop, and hundreds of knit-alongs and discussion groups to join online, sock projects continue to soar in popularity.

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About the Author:

Wendy D. Johnson is the author of WendyKnits.net, a blog which averages 80,000 unique visitors per month, and has been twice nominated for “Best Hobby Blog” in the Bloggers’ Choice Awards. She makes her home in Virginia.

Toe-Up Socks for Every Body

Adventurous Lace, Cables and Colorwork from WENDY KNITS

By Wendy D. Johnson

Potter Craft; On sale: March 23, 2010

ISBN: 978-0-307-46385-2; $22.99; paperback

www.pottercraft.com

 

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