I’m excited to share a knitting book review with a giveaway, so read on for details!
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60 Quick Knitted Toys: Fun, Fabulous Knits in the 220 Superwash Collection from Cascade Yarns is another installment in the 60 Quick Knits series published by Sixth & Spring Books. Previously, I’ve reviewed two other books in this series, 60 More Quick Knits: 20 Hats 20 Scarves 20 Mittens in Cascade 220 Sport (reviewed here) and 60 Quick Luxury Knits: Easy, Elegant Projects for Every Day in the Venezia Collection from Cascade Yarns (reviewed here).
Like the other books in this series, 60 Quick Knitted Toys is a pattern collection featuring themed projects in one yarn by many designers. As the title suggests, this collection is all about toys but it actually features a range of projects. There are 23 animal and creature softies; 8 people softies; 9 other softies; 8 games, puppets, blocks, and balls; 6 pillows; 5 rattles and ring toys; and 1 lovey. Most of the patterns (45) have an intermediate difficulty rating, with 7 easy projects and 6 experienced projects.
Each pattern features several adorably staged photographs of the project, along with a difficulty level, a materials list, gauge, and a glossary of special stitch patterns. The patterns are written in U.S. knitting abbreviations. Some of the color work patterns also include charts. The book ends with a two-page illustrated techniques section and an index. It is clearly aimed at knitters who have the basics down but are looking for patterns.
Like all pattern collections, you’ll be more likely to enjoy it if you want to make several of the patterns. You can look at all the patterns in the book on the Ravelry source page here. For an intermediate or advanced beginner knitter who enjoys making toys or gifts for children, it’s a strong collection featuring a variety of different styles and techniques.
Now that you’ve heard a little more about 60 Quick Knitted Toys: Fun, Fabulous Knits in the 220 Superwash Collection from Cascade Yarns, I’m sure you’d like to get your hands on a copy. Well, the nice folks at Sixth and Spring are making that possible by sponsoring a giveaway!
This giveaway is open to readers with mailing addresses in the United States and Canada, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, April 17, 2017. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive 1 copy of 60 Quick Knitted Toys, courtesy of Sixth and Spring. Good luck!
8 thoughts on “60 Quick Knitted Toys Book Review and Giveaway”
I would make the “building brick pillow”. My kids love their “building bricks”!
Argyle Bear + Friendly Lobster + Robot Pillow = Friendly Argyle Robot with Lobster Claws!
So I’m an evil scientist with knitting needles! You gotta problem with that?
Maybe it needs a Triceratops Frill – or would that be too much?
I would make the barnyard balls for my grandson who loves all balls. Also the hammer and saw and tool set. Great patterns
I like the baby elephant!
I would definitely make the three little monkeys first. As soon as I saw the picture of the three of them, just from the back, I could see how cute they would be. Thanks for the giveaway.
the cover bunny
I would make the building brick pillow for my grandkids. They love legos. Looks like a great book to have.
The bunny I the cover is so cute. I need to make him!!