My current work in progress:

Geiger by Norah Gaughan, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the “Schwefel” colorway, using 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles.

60 Quick Knits for Beginners

I have a book review for you:

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This is 60 Quick Knits for Beginners: Easy Projects for New Knitters in 220 Superwash® from Cascade Yarns® by Sixth&Spring Books. This is the latest in their Quick Knit series and it is scheduled to be published on Tuesday March 6, 2018.

As the title suggests, it contains patterns for 60 projects, all of which you can view on Ravelry.

In addition to the projects, it contains great how-to information for new knitters, for example, casting on:

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And binding off:

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And there is much more, all presented in steps with clear photos. Everything a beginner knitter might need. And on top of that, the patterns are pretty darn cute! Just a few of my favorites:

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This is the Eyelet Tweed Beanie by Linda Medina, worked in Cascade 220 Worsted.

And this little cutie:

This is the Garden Rows Cardigan by Rosemary Drysdale, worked in Cascade 220 Sportweight
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And this:

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The Purls and Ladders pullover by Judy Hackett is worked from Cascade 220 Worsted.

There is a really wide range of project types — baby knits, adult sweaters, hats, mitts, socks, wraps — so there is a little something for everyone. A great resource for a new knitter, as it has all the how-to info as well as projects to cover a wide range of situations. Need a baby shower gift? You have everything from adorable booties to wee baby sweaters to shawls and afghans.

I’m not doing a giveaway for my review copy this time as I plan to give my copy to my colleague who recently learned to knit. She has been cranking out hats like nobody’s business and I think she’s ready to broaden her knitting horizons.

Loki is perfectly happy with is horizons.

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Comments

  1. the had and baby sweater look like nice projects for any skill level

  2. I am adding the book to my birthday wish list. Although I have knitted for years, I prefer to make simple projects so my knitting time is relaxing!