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Welcome to the official website of
Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets
to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape
by Chrissy Gardiner
Visit our Press Page for links to reviews and blog book tour stops.
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buy the book
You can purchase your own copy of Toe-Up! at your local yarn shop or on Amazon. You will not find this book at Barnes & Noble or other large bookstores due to the fact that Sydwillow Press is a small publisher and is unable to work with the chain bookstores at this time.
If you would like an electronic copy of Toe-Up!, it is now available for instant pdf download for $20. Due to the large file size, the pdf is split into separate files for each chapter.
You can also purchase an autographed hard copy for $24.95 plus $4.90 shipping to US/APO addresses, $11.45 to Canada/Mexico or $13.45 to any other country.
join us on Ravelry!
Visit the Toe-Up! Ravelry page for details of the patterns and photos of finished projects! You can also click on the button below to join our discussion group/knit-along.
praise for Toe-Up!:
"A veritable toe-up masterclass complete with helpful worksheets, well-illustrated technique tutorials, and 15 fresh and varied patterns from someone who is truly passionate about socks."
- Clara Parkes, KnittersReview.com, author of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool
"Any knitter will succeed and thrive under Chrissy’s tutelage in this comprehensive and impeccably organized course in toe-up socks, with its generous menu of heels, toes, custom worksheets, and stunning original designs."
- Cat Bordhi, author of New Pathways for Sock Knitters and Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles
There are 15 patterns in Toe-Up!. Click here for a virtual fashion show of all the socks, modeled by the author and her husband.
The first section of the book, called Family Socks, includes 7 patterns designed for a wide range of knitting abilities and foot sizes. (Click on each thumbnail for more information about that sock.)
The second section, called Fancy Socks, includes 8 patterns designed to show off your knitting prowess. These socks, due to their complexity, are sized to fit a Women's M (7-1/2" to 8-1/2" foot circumference). If needed, there is a section on resizing in Chapter 1 of the book.
One of the unique features of Toe-Up! involves the use of worksheets to custom-fit your toe-up socks using your favorite toes and heels. Complete worksheets are included in the book, but you can also download a set of blank worksheets to use with the book. You will need your book to fill them out until you get the hang of the formulas.