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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!

Book Review

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.

Concept

60 patterns using an inexpensive and easy to find (at least in the U.S.) yarn, Cascade 220 Sport.  Patterns are equally distributed between hats, scarves, and mittens.

Pattern difficulty

6 patterns (10%)
35 patterns (58%)
19 patterns (32%)

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).

Favorite patterns

I was particularly taken with these patterns:

I-Cord Squiggle Scarf by Angela Juergens (photo copyright Angela Juergens, from Ravelry)

Summary

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.

Book Review and Giveaway: 60 More Quick Knits

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