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Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down

Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down [Kindle Edition]

Antje Gillingham
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Product Description

From the best-selling author of Knitting Circles around Socks, here's an exciting new collection of fun sock patterns! Now learn to knit two at a time on two circular needles, from the toe up!

  • Includes both toe-up and cuff-down knitting techniques
  • Features 12 all-new sock patterns in a range of skill levels
  • Provides patterns in men's, women's, and children's sizes

About the Author

Antje Gillingham, who learnt to knit at the age of eight, owns and runs a hugely popular knitting shop in Tennessee.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4599 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale (9 Jun 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #195,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas - not always easy to follow 28 Jan 2014
By Dixie
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There are some very interesting patterns,but the style of writing was/is not always particularly clear. Useful, but not going to be a favourite I feel.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Antje Gillingham Does It Again!! 3 July 2009
By Stephanie A. McManus - Published on
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.
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for any knitter! 4 Nov 2009
By sock chick - Published on
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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 read and think and plot my next pair!
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear photos, illustrations, good instructions - but check her website for pattern revisions 3 Nov 2009
By Ramona - Published on
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.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eradicating Second Sock Syndrome! 30 Mar 2012
By Melisande - Published on
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Knitting More Circles Around Socks is the second volume of Antje Gillingham's sock books. This book clearly presents both her wonderful Cuff down methods, and her new instructions for knitting the socks toe up, as well as several patterns for each method.

I had the first book Knitting Circles Around Socks, and I loved it. I love this book even more. She expanded the sizing charts to include Children's socks, added sock anatomy diagrams for toe up socks to accompany the wonderful ones for cuff down socks, and plenty of clear pictures of the techniques for both methods of sock construction. There are tips and tricks included throughout the book on the best ways of managing the socks and yarn to prevent tangling and confusion.

The patterns included in this version take full advantage of some of the current sock yarns, including one for the sock blanks you unravel, Maizy, Fixations, Paca Peds, and some of the gorgeous patterned yarns. There are cables, lace and some terrific slipped and twisted stitch patterns.

This is the book I recommend to everyone who asks me how to knit socks two at a time, as one of the clearest step by step introductions to the method. Plus with the section on converting patterns for standard double pointed needles to the two at a time method, it's really a one stop shop for the technique, allowing you to move beyond the listed patterns to using any of the beautiful sock patterns out there.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BOOK!! 28 Sep 2009
By H. Brady - Published on
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I loved this book with its' easy to follow instuctions and patterns. Perfect for the experienced sock maker or the beginner. I have found a new favorite pattern and making 2 socks at once is going so quickly. I am going to purchase the first book also as I prefer to make socks cuff down. You can't go wrong with this pattern book.
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