1.23.2012

Book Review: Terrific Toe-Up Socks

The review copies of books have been piling up around here, so you will likely be seeing book review here on a weekly basis for awhile. The upside to this? Many of them will be giveaways, so you will want to stay tuned.

The first one to review is Terrific Toe Up Socks by Janet Rehfeldt.



What I like about this book is that half the book discusses the techniques needed to successfully knit toe-up socks. There are a variety of cast ons, increases, and decreases illustrated as well short row heels including wrap and turns (which admittedly are my nemesis).

If you are an experienced toe-up sock knitter, you may find this book too be a little too much technique and instruction. But for someone like me who has knit toe-up socks before but struggled through some of the techniques, this book is great. I wish I had it when I was first trying to go toe-up!

The book also includes about 8 patterns. That's quite a lot of info in this book!

The book is published by Martingale & Company and retails for only $14.99. On Amazon, it's currently only $9.99.

Want my review copy? Just a leave a comment here on the blog (make sure to include your Ravelry ID in your comment or some way for me to contact you) by Friday, 1/27. I will draw the random winner at 5pm Central Time on Friday! Good luck!

Note: I received this book as a review copy from Martingale & Company. For more information, please see my disclosure policy here.

55 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity! :)

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  2. cguard (on rav)6:02:00 AM

    I would love this book as one of my new year's resolutions is 2012 my year to get over my sockphobia and knit myself socks galore!

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  3. I am sock challenged. This would certainly be the kick in the dupa I need!!

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  4. Looks like a great book. I've never knit a toe-up sock only cuff down. Guess I should learn how. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. This would be *um* terrific to have! I've yet to branch out into socks - I'm not sure whats stopping me, but to have all the techniques in one place sounds like a terrific idea.
    Lindaran (on Rav)

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  6. I tend to have one sock syndrome but maybe that's because I haven't tried toe-up yet. Winning this would be the perfect opportunity to try!

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  7. I'd love to win this book. Have only made one pair of toe up socks and would like to try more.

    bloomgirlknits on Ravelry.

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  8. I'm new to the sock world and would love the detail this book provides. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Adia (on Ravelry)

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  9. I love knitting socks, but have only managed one pair of toe-up. This book would give me the opportunity to master the technique! I would absolutely love a copy.

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  10. I would love to knit toe-up socks because the Kitchener Stitch is evil!

    I'm PprmntMochaMama on Ravelry.

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  11. Would love to try out some toe up socks.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I've always been a cuff down sock knitter because I love dutch heels but I should broaden my horizons a bit.

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  13. Thank you for a chance to win this book. I like books that goes into great detail about the instructions.

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  14. The book sounds interesting. I would love a copy.

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  15. I have never successfully knit toe-up socks.
    I would love this book.

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

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  16. Jessie M.10:29:00 AM

    I'd love a copy of the book! I also like to have more info on different techniques :)

    wickedsharp on Rav.

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  17. I really want to learn how to knit toe up socks. I've done them cuff down.

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  18. Ooo :D I've been looking for more toe-up patterns!
    YAY!
    KristyR - on rav

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  19. I prefer knitting toe up, but I know I still have lots to learn about the technique. Rav amchart

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  20. HAve tried toe up and got so frustrated! Would be nice to have a basic book!

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  21. I've always wanted to try socks but not sure how to start. Sounds like a wonderful learning tool! Thanks for the chance to win! Since your picking day is my birthday perhaps that will be all the luck I need!

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  22. Awesome giveaway!
    Kenyetta on Ravelry

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  23. Sign me up please! I definately need to work on my toes-up socks. Thanks! I'm Knitsensei on Ravelry.

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  24. InJuneau12:44:00 PM

    This looks like a great book. I'm starting to learn to knit socks and am struggling with the cast on for toe up!

    (InJuneau on Rav)

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  25. I'm tmroggen on ravelry. I've wanted to knit socks, but the top-down method seems to thwart my attempts.

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  26. I would love a copy! My fav thing to knit is socks. Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

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  27. momr75 (rav id)3:15:00 PM

    I have been wanting to try toe-up socks. This sounds like the book for me.

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  28. I need this book! I've been wanting to learn how to knit toe-up socks for the last 8 years...

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com
    nhsarab on Rav

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  29. I would love a copy of this book! I have many sock requests from my family.

    greyowl (rav id)

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  30. I would love to have this. I took an online course in toe-up and really think I need to try someone else's version. I'm jesseknits on Ravelry!

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  31. I'd love to win this book! I haven't yet knit toe up socks and it's one of my resolutions for the year. Great giveaway, Jen!

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  32. I'd love to win this book for my friends who are just learning to knit socks!

    zilliah on rav

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  33. I love a good technique book. It is so handy to have to refer too.

    lotsofhermies on Rav

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  34. I would love to own a toe up book.

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  35. I would love to own a toe up book.

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  36. Am very interested in toe-up socks. Would love this book.

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  37. I'm in need of a good sock book. I just had the courage to start my first pair and I'm definitely addicted now!

    Anne - Ravelry: knitsannechains

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  38. This is the year I want to make socks. I've only ever made one pair and that took way to long. This looks like a really good bood.

    Rav ID: KAMAOR

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  39. I too have one sock syndrome, but I've never tried toe-up socks, which would seem to me to be the cure! I'm a technique-geeky kind of lady so this book is right up my alley. Great giveaway! snipchick on Rav

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway. Love to have the book about toeup socks- I love to knit toeup sock.
    Ravelry ID. syeda

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  41. thanks for the giveaway.
    I love knitting toe up.

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  42. thanks for the giveaway.
    I love knitting toe up.

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  43. Anonymous9:23:00 AM

    I would love to have this book about sock knitting. One can never learn too many different techniques...

    I'm Stickfia at Ravelry

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  44. I love books that help me learn or refine a technique. I hope you pick me!

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  45. Wendy (wendymc on Rav)11:39:00 AM

    Looks like a great book!

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  46. I have wanted to learn to knit socks but been afraid to try. I think toe-up would work best so I could try on as I go.

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  47. I really hope this is international!

    craftink on raverly

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  48. Anonymous3:15:00 AM

    Have just begun knitting socks. It would be so good to have them fit. :)
    Love your offer,
    skysinger on Ravelry

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  49. Knittinggirl3:46:00 AM

    I've heard such great things about knitting socks toe-up, and would really love to have a go. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Knittinggirl13 on rav.

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  50. Anonymous6:56:00 AM

    I've never tried toe-up socks before, would love to try!

    zinah @ ravelry

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  51. have only knit 1 sock, was an afterthought sock using judys magic cast on, toe up...

    could use some sock help


    sarasprung-ravelry!

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  52. I promised myself I would learn to knit socks toe-up this year and the book would certainly go a long way towards helping me reach that goal. Thanks for the opportunity.

    (annethologist on Rav)

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  53. I love knitting toe up socks, I am always looking for new techniques. Thanks for a chance to win! (Scarletpurls on Rav)

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  54. Yay, new sock techniques!

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  55. Anonymous10:31:00 AM

    Thanks for the chance to win your review copy! I love to knit socks, but have only ever gone from top down. This book would give me another way to do them, which would be great.

    Keep up the great work!

    - akzamudio on Ravelry

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