Beyond Toes
Knitting Adventures With Judy's Magic Cast-On

Ever wonder if Judy’s Magic Cast-On could be used outside of socks? In Beyond Toes Judy Becker shows five new ways to use JMCO. Twenty-three patterns from Judy Becker and twenty-one other designers showcase each clearly illustrated technique. Adventurous knitters will find fun projects and a treasure map to explore.

Photography by Vivian Aubrey.


Cindy Abernethy Karen Alfke Deb Barnhill
Judy Becker Lorilee Beltman Cat Bordhi
JC Briar Chris Church Leslie Cumming
Kathleen Fajardo Nadine Foster Sivia Harding
Stephen Houghton Janel Laidman Kendra Nitta
Gayle Roehm Samantha Roshak Joan Schrouder
Myrna A. I. Stahman Jeny Staiman Duffy Stephens
Bobby Wallace    

Praise for Beyond Toes

Judy Becker revolutionized how stitches are cast on for toe-up socks; with Beyond Toes, she may revolutionize how stitches are cast on for just about everything else.
Ann Budd, author of Sock Knitting Master Class
When it came time for me to write a book on toe-up socks, the only cast-on I considered was Judy’s Magic Cast-On. I use it all the time, and not just for socks. Beyond Toes will bring this cast-on into a whole new light by demonstrating the flexibility of this unique method for everyone to experience and enjoy!
Melissa Morgan-Oakes, author of Teach Yourself Visually Circular Knitting
Judy’s Magic Cast-On has been my “go to” technique for socks for years. Beyond Toes is a wonderful next step: further refinements on the techniques and a collection of delightfully creative patterns that use them.
Wendy Johnson, author of Wendy Knits Lace: Essential Techniques and Patterns for Irresistible Everyday Lace
[Beyond Toes is a] beautiful book containing a delicious selection of enticing projects from some of the most exciting knitters of our time. Sampling these patterns will not only introduce you to Judy’s most liberating cast-on method but a number of other exciting techniques and styles of knitting that you will wonder how you ever managed without!
Lucy Neatby, author of Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style, and the Learn with Lucy DVD series
For knitters in search of adventure, Beyond Toes is just the ticket! Each of the eclectic designs is a tempting destination. Knits to cover heads, toes, and all points in between provide exotic ports of call. Using Judy’s Magic Cast On as the point of origin, each designer brings his or her unique skill and style along on the voyage. These projects will inspire and challenge knitters of all kinds with their fresh perspective and clever interpretations of the "Magic" of Judy.
Mary Scott Huff, author of The New Stranded Colorwork