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Today I’m reviewing 60 More Quick Knits. Sixth & Spring Books sent me a review copy and with all the stress around holiday crafting, it seemed very timely. I’ll also be hosting a giveaway for my review copy, so read on for details!
60 More Quick Knits: 20 Hats*20 Scarves*20 Mittens in Cascade 220 Sport is a sport-weight follow up to 60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats*20 Scarves*20 Mittens in Cascade 220. As the name suggests, this is a “pattern only” book that emphasizes quick projects. Overall, the layout and photographs are very attractive (just what I expect from Sixth & Spring’s books). In keeping with the book’s “quick” theme, I’m providing a quick, snapshot review.
Conclusion: This book is geared towards an intermediate to experienced knitter.
(Main) Needle type
Circular needles: 16 projects total (27%) – 11 hats (55% of hats), 4 scarves (20% of scarves), 1 convertible cowl/hat
DPNs: 20 projects total (33%) – 17 mittens (85% of mittens), 1 scarf (5% of scarves), 2 hats (10% of hats)
Straight needles: 24 projects total (40%) – 15 scarves (75% of scarves), 5 hats (25% of hats), 3 mittens (15% of mittens), 1 hooded scarf
Conclusion: Comfort with DPNs is a must if you plan to make mittens from this book. Other projects can be largely made with circs or straights (though many projects recommend DPNs after decreasing becomes difficult on circulars).
I was particularly taken with these patterns:
- Scarves: I-Cord Squiggle Scarf by Angela Juergens, Triangle Lace Scarf by Anastasia Blaes, and Woven Ribs Muffler by Lynn M. Wilson.
- Hats: Birdcage Beanie by Amy Bahrt (my favorite!), Colorblock Cap by Carol J. Sulcoski, Striped Earflap Hat by Jacqueline Van Dillen, Garter Hood with Lace Edging by Edna Hart, and Ribbed Newsboy Cap by Yoko Hatta.
- Mittens: Cabled Mittens by Linda Medina and Convertible Mitten-Gloves by Yoko Hatta.
If you are an intermediate knitter looking for some quick holiday projects to make in sport weight yarn, this just might be the perfect book for you. I enjoyed that all the projects are made with the same yarn – not only does it make the book visually consistent, but it also means that you can use stash remnants from larger projects to make smaller projects in the same book.
If you fear (or loathe) DPNs, you may want to look elsewhere for mitten patterns. The book has no instructions and so isn’t suitable for a beginner. There is a range of styles but obviously all of the projects are made with sport weight yarn, so if you prefer lighter or heavier weight yarn, this book may not be for you.
Full disclosure: A free review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. Although I accept free books for review, I do not accept additional compensation from the publisher, nor do I guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. This also post contains affiliate links. You can read my affiliate and review disclosures here.
Giveaway I’m too wrapped up in my own holiday crafting projects to take on anything new, so I’m passing along my review copy from Sixth & Spring Books to one lucky winner! This giveaway is open to everyone.