I was recently sent a review copy of 60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats * 20 Scarves * 20 Mittens in Cascade 220: by Sixth & Spring Books.
The title pretty much says it all. The book has a total of 60 projects, 20 each of hats, scarves, and mittens, and they are all knit in Cascade 220.
Cascade 220 is a great all-purpose worsted weight wool. It’s lovely to knit, comes in eleventy-billion gorgeous colors, and is nicely affordable. I think a book showcasing this great yarn is a pretty brilliant idea.
The patterns are done by a number of different designers — you’ll recognize many of their names as you flip through the book. There are many, many projects that caught my eye. A couple of cute hats that would be great to whip up as gifts, scarves for everyone in the family, and a wide range of mittens — from fair isle to puppy faces. Many of the projects can be completed with just one skein, others in two or three.
The difficulty level is shown for each project and the instructions are clearly written — most are only one-page long.
The publisher very kindly sent along a pdf of one of the patterns from the book for me to offer to you here. It’s the Garter-Ridged Hat by Karen Garlinghouse. Click the link to download it.
Lucy is too busy contemplating life to comment today.