A new way to knit socks!

posted on April 16, 2009

Wendy D. Johnson’s new toe-up approach to knitting socks was made famous through her blog, WendyKnits.net. Knitting a sock from the toe up saves yarn and always gives a perfect fit. And? No grafting! Wendy provides all the how-tos, tips, and techniques you need, as well as the pros and cons behind all of the cast-on, toe, heel, and bind-off options, gleaned from her years of experience. This is the hands-down best guide for toe-up socks, and with more than 20 fun and beautiful patterns, Socks from the Toe Up has a sock for every foot. So whether you’re casting on your first sock, or have been a top-down sock knitter for ages, get ready to become a toe-up nut!

Click here to win a copy

Please note that this contest is now closed. Thank you all for your submissions and wonderful emails!

— Allison

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Wendy's new book is absolutely marvelous! Great patterns and concise instructions -- what more could a knitter want?

Well, I'd love to have the book so I could begin the Knit-a-long in June. Thanks for publishing such a fabulous book from such a fabulous knitter.

Best, Pam

Posted by: Pam at April 20, 2009 6:19 PM


Posted by: Cindy at April 20, 2009 6:40 PM

I enjoy Wendy's book very much. I do all of my socks from the toe up and I like her patterns very much. I have a lot of Wendy socks. If I win a book I will give it to my daughter. who also knits. Thanks, Elaine

Posted by: Elaine at April 20, 2009 7:03 PM

At age 86, I am just learning to knit socks. From the toe up sounds like fun.

Posted by: Dorothea Heil at April 20, 2009 9:45 PM

This is the first time I tried size 2 circular needles to make toe up socks.I am useing your Seaweed sock Pattern and I love it. Thanks.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2009 10:33 PM

I fall into the second category you mentioned. I've knitted many, many top-down socks, and would love to master toe-up socks. I don't dread grafting as much as some knitters do, but it never hurts to put a few new (neat) techniques into your repertoire, does it?

I've been waiting for Wendy's book....

Posted by: barbinvic at April 21, 2009 1:27 AM

I've always wanted to try making socks from the toe up. This would give me the instructions to do so.
I've leaned from the top down in order to learn Magic Loop which I love.

With every good wish

Posted by: Sandy at April 21, 2009 8:46 AM

Such a fabulous book! She is a master!

Posted by: Barb Edison at April 21, 2009 9:28 AM

Love it!
Love the instructions.
Love the patterns.
Love the layout.
Love the photos.

Posted by: Celeste Culpepper at April 21, 2009 10:27 AM

I'm really looking forward to this book. Wendy has been such a great resource for knitters, I learned toe up from her, and am now totally converted.

Posted by: Claire at April 21, 2009 12:03 PM

I sooooo need to learn toe up socks!

Posted by: Ann Devine at April 21, 2009 3:53 PM

Are there any errata pages for the book so far? Thank you

Posted by: Betty at April 22, 2009 3:21 AM