Knitwear designer Melissa Morgan-Oakes revolutionized the world of sock-making with 2-at-a-Time Socks.
Her ingenious approach showed delighted knitters how to simultaneously
create two socks on a single circular needle. With that book, yarn
enthusiasts said goodbye forever to second sock syndrome, the
frustration of completing one beautiful hand-knit sock, only to remember
that another must be made. Now, Morgan-Oakes turns the approach on its
head or rather, its toe with Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.
Knitters adore toe-up socks for both novelty and practicality.
Knitters can try on the sock as they work, they never run out of yarn
before the foot is complete, and they avoid needing the dreaded
kitchener stitch to finish off the toe. Many swear that toe-up socks
just plain feel more comfortable, too.
Morgan-Oakes combines the pleasures of toe-up knitting with the
convenience of her 2-at-a-time approach in 15 original designs for men,
women, children, and babies. From the delicate and graceful ballerina
sock to the kaleidoscopic, nubby peppercorn pattern, there is a style
here for every pair of feet. For each pattern, Morgan-Oakes provides
row-by-row instructions, charts for both large and small feet, and
captivating, four-color photographs of the finished product. Readers
arenít limited to these patterns, however. Once mastered, the technique
can be applied to any sock pattern.
With Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks as their guide, knitters will rock the toe-up sock world, two-at-a-time, every time.