I have yet another book to review for you!
This is the latest in the “60 Quick Knits” collection from Sixth & Spring: 60 Quick Luxury Knits. All of the patterns (60 of them) in this book are knit from Cascade Yarn’s Venezia yarn, a 70/30 merino/silk blend that comes in both worsted and sport weights. While I have no personal experience with the Venezia yarn, I can see that it gets very good reviews on Ravelry. It comes in a wide variety of colors and is quite reasonably priced compared to other merino/silk blends.
You can view all the projests on Ravelry, here. There’s quite a nice range of items, including hats, collars, cowls, scarves, shawls, mitts, and more. There are patterns for colorwork, texture, cables, and lace. Definitely something for everyone.
A few of my favorite projects . . .
This adorable clutch:
A lovely fair isle beret:
And a cute cabled headband:
This book is a great source of patterns for gifts that will be quick to knit but will not fail to impress the recipient.
The publisher has kindly offered a second copy of the book for my giveaway. Who’d like it?
To be entered in the drawing for a copy of 60 Quick Luxury Knits, please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern Time on Sunday, July 27, 2014. The winner will be chosen at random then.
Speaking of choosing winners at random, the winner of A Knitter’s Gallery of Mitered Squares – 45 Unique Designs in Color, Texture and Lace is Sue H., who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who left a comment!
I needed a short-term project because I am still in-between Camp Loopy projects. So I am working on this:
This is a diagonal garter stitch scarf being knit from Freia Fine Handpaints Sport Ombre in the “Grapevine” colorway, on a U.S. size 6 needle.
I love this yarn. I am using two skeins of it, and where one skein ends, the second skein picks up in exactly the same spot so there is no break in the gradient.
I will likely make this pattern available as a freebie once I am done. While I am knitting mine in sportweight wool, you could use pretty much any weight, and make it as wide as you like as well.
This is what Loki is usually doing after I get home from work in the afternoon.
I have to wonder what he is up to all day while I am gone to get so tired?