My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


It’s Quick, Baby!

I have here the latest in the “60 Quick Knit” series of books from Sixth&Spring books:


This is 60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials which was just released. All of the patterns in this collection are made using Cascade’s Cherub acrylic yarn. The Cherub yarn comes in a number of different weights — from chunky down to sport.

And as the name suggests, the book contains 60 patterns. They are all nicely catalogued on Ravelry, here. If you browse through them, you’ll see that there is a little bit of everything for babies and toddlers.

I have to say, there are some extremely cute patterns in this collection! Take a look at the Hugs & Hearts Onesie by Linda Cyr.


Adorable! It’s knit from DK weight yarn and available in 4 sizes.

And look at this!


Mouse-mobile toy by Megan Kreiner.

And I love this:


Kitty-Cat Pullover by Pat Olski. Minimalist and adorable!

The book has a really great assortment of projects — a great value and a great resource for a mom or grandmother. Or for anyone who wants to knit for wee ones.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in a drawing to win my copy of 60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am eastern time on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. We’ll select a winner at random at that time.

Meanwhile, I have finished the body of Ropewalk!


I did a crew neck rather than a turtleneck and I now have sleeve number one on the needles. But sleeve knitting has been put on hold for the weekend as I work on Clue #2 of the Outlander MKAL.

And Loki is as adorable as always.



  1. Phyllis G says:

    I would really love to win that book and knit for my baby friends!

  2. My mother in law loves to knit for her great grandchildren (one more on the way) and mostly uses acrylics. She would love this book! You Ropewalk is coming out beautiful. Great color! I love cables.

  3. I love to knit baby things! I love these books.

  4. Sandra Jones says:

    This book looks great. With a new grandbaby on the way I see lots of exciting projects in my future. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I just heard there will be a new baby in the family next November. The book sounds great!

    Your Ropewalk is very nice. I love cabled sweaters.

  6. Love the hat on the book cover. Rita sends greetings to Loki.

  7. Love this series and would love to add this one to my collection! Patterns look adorable.

  8. Ropewalk is gorgeous! Love the patterning down the center. I’ve also knit several things from other Quick Knit books & would love to own this newest book.
    Jeannie´s last blog post ..Sunday Hats – Elephants

  9. That is the floofiest cat I’ve seen, he’s so cute. And I love that series of books, I’m excited they’ve come out with a new one!

  10. Sandra Graham says:

    What a bonnie wee hat on the cover of the book! I’m looking for some stand out baby patterns for a special friend who’s due in late July…..might need to try Amazon.
    Ropewalk looks really interesting too.
    Cheerio the now!

  11. Have a new granddaughter. This book looks great.

  12. Deb in PA says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. My sons’ friends are all having babies. I would love to have this book.

  13. sagerain says:

    Always looking for cute new baby patterns! Thanks for the chance!

  14. I like all the books in that series, they always have a bunch of cute and easy projects. In this one, I especially like the Eyelet Stripe Jacket and the All About Aran cardigan.

  15. Your Ropewalk is gorgeous. (I like the baby knits book, too).

  16. Lisa Nixon says:

    Since I just organized several shelves of knitting books – I can’t justify buying another book…..but I really REALLY would like to have this book.

  17. Charlotte Thomas says:

    I’d love your copy of that book.

  18. I would love to win this book. We have many family babies due this year. I hope I win! Thanks for the chance.

  19. I have the other books and love them. I would make good use of this book. I have a new grandson and he has 3 year old twin big brothers. I love knitting for them.

  20. Looks like a wonderful little book! Loki is just adorable!
    Walden121´s last blog post ..Sunday Inspirations

  21. Rope walk is lovely! I’d love to get that book, my first two grandchildren have just arrived only three months between them!

  22. Sandra Kerr says:

    I love cascade’s 60 quick knits books!

  23. margaret says:

    comment! 😉

  24. Geri Ball says:

    Great book. We have several new babies in my family. Book would be put to good use!

  25. Patricia says:

    I would like to win that book. We have a lot of weddings in the family right now and babies will be next! Love Loki!

  26. Oh, great book! Sign me up!

  27. Oh that cat!

  28. Murray McKnight says:

    I would love to receive this book. Thank you for offering. Oh, and Loki is adorable.

  29. I would love a copy of this book because I seem to make lots of baby things and really enjoy it. I also live the kitty pullover!

  30. OMG, I went to a Cascade yarn tasting at Fabric Place Basement in Natick, MA last month! I discovered Cherub and Pacific, yarns that will pass my daughter-in-law’s steep inspection rules….I’m already using both of them for major projects for her…Would LOVE a book with more ideas!

  31. That book has some really cute things.
    Not as cute as Loki, of course.

  32. MaryEllen says:

    I have my first grandbaby due to arrive September 2015!! I need this book!

  33. I’m in love with the adorable hat on the cover! Would love to win.

  34. Amy Schulze says:

    I would love this book! I have the first one and love it. My granddaughter is just getting into toddler sizes!

  35. Wendy W. says:

    This is an adorable book!

  36. Helle K. Berry says:

    i have a brand new grandson, my first! Born on 2/12/2015. My mother’s 90th birthday, as well as Lincoln’s b-day!

  37. I love the mouse toy and the kitty jumper. I especially love that the patterns range in yarn weights – a baby or toddler in Savannah only gets about two wearings of any item knit in worsted weight or above before she outgrows it.

  38. With 4 grandchildren I always have someone to knit for. Would love to try out these patterns.

  39. Teresa R. Roberts says:

    I doubt the sweater is in a big enough size for my loved ones but they are cat lovers, so that kitty will be embroidered on their clothes and the babies will get all the knits. It just looks great! Thanks so much.

  40. Deborah Gajee says:

    I have the “60 Quick Baby Knits and love it!!!

  41. Lee Long says:

    Oh how wonderful. I have a first grandchild, a granddaughter, was born 1/16/15 and all I’ve done since I knew she was coming was knit for her, toys, blankets, clothes. What a fitting book.

  42. Linda Emery says:

    Absolutely love the kitty sweater! Since I now have TWO great-granddaughters (sisters, one is almost 2 yrs and the other is a few months), I would love to make them matching sweaters.

  43. Very cute patterns! Lovely book.

  44. Susan James says:

    OMG!! CUTE patterns! I think the pink unicorn pillow is my favorite!!

  45. Denise Nash says:

    Just the thing for a knitter who has little time but lots of babies arriving among family and friends. I’d love it!

  46. The book looks useful. Give Loki a snuggle for me.

  47. Rusty Boyd says:

    I have several pregnant friends. This would give some great ideas of things to make!

  48. Monica Cortada says:

    ooo! Baby knits! So cute. 🙂

  49. That book looks great. I have lots of babies to knit for.

  50. Karen Odle says:

    Ooo, I’d love to win the book!!

  51. Courtney says:

    I know lots of babies coming into the world soon this book would be great!

  52. There are ALWAYS young ones to knit for! Such cute patterns!
    Too bad they wouldn’t fit Loki 😉

  53. I love knitting baby things!

  54. I like to always have a few baby items knitted to be able to give when I hear that someone is having a baby. This book looks like it would be perfect. Thanks for offering it.

  55. I have another grandchild coming and would love this book!

  56. Christel says:

    These are great books! Glad to see another one come out! Would love to own it, thank you for offering it.

  57. I would love to have this book to knit for my brand new great niece.

    Love your blog.

  58. I just LOVE these 60 Quick Knits books and this one looks like it lives up to the standard set by its predecessors. Thanks for offering it.

  59. I’d love this book…have several friends with new grandbabies!

  60. Denise Wessman says:

    Lovely book with one of my favorite yarns. Loki is sooooooo huggable!!!! Love your sweater. You have inspired me once again. I might have to knit a comfy sweater for me. Thank you for offering this book and knitting inspiration.

  61. I want to knit that onsie for my daughter!

  62. That kitty cat pullover is almost as cute at Loki!!!!

  63. Joan the knitter says:

    My speciality, knitting for babies. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Loki is so precious.
    Joan from Wiscomsin

  64. Holly Dambaugh says:

    Great book! I love to know things for wee ones.

  65. Suzie Picciano says:

    So perfect as I’m now waiting the arrival of grandbaby #9!

  66. Looks like a good book for baby gifts.

  67. I would love to try out some of these cute patterns! Thank you for the chance to win!

  68. Could definitely use the Quick Baby knits!
    Love, love cables and your Ropewlkalk is amzing. Thanks for sharing.

  69. Who doesn’t need some new baby patterns? I sure do.
    ellen´s last blog post ..April Field Trip

  70. I would love to be able to knit for my new granddaughter.

  71. ,We have a new baby in famly, always looking for cute knits.

  72. Cats in Hats is something else! I don’t have a cat but 2 hats in the book do good for my MinPen. I think she will look adorable in the cowboy hat done in pink, and the cap with the bill will be good if I can keep them on her. At least there are holes for her ears and a tie around her neck. She has such a long neck that hoodies just don’t work. The baby book looks good too. One of my friends just had twins. Another is expecting any day now.

  73. I love the mouse and the kitty sweater. Adorable!
    gussek on Ravelry

  74. Surprised they didn’t choose Superwash as the yarn of choice. 🙂
    AnnF´s last blog post ..My first quilt.

  75. Looks great! I love this series!

  76. Glenda L. says:

    That’s looks to be a great book. I love to knit for my grandkids.

  77. Love knitting baby things! Haven’t tried acrylic Cascade yet, but sounds like I should.

  78. What a cute book, I would love a copy!

  79. How cute! I could really use that book.

  80. Linda G Howell says:

    I love to knit for babies! They are usually fairly quick knits and someone is always having a baby. If not, they are great to give to hospitals or shelters!!

    This series of books is a winner!

  81. Ropewalk is just beautiful! Can’t wait to see it all put together.

    Loki, as usual, is gorgeous. Cute little bunny-cat!

  82. Would love to add to my quick knitt collection – a busy grandma

  83. Lisa Smith says:

    With 2 grandchildren on the way I could find a need for this book!
    Lasknit2 on rav

  84. Kristine M. says:

    I would love to have the book so I could knit something other than baby blankets.

  85. Laurie Fivas says:

    I love making baby items. Not just for grandchildren, but also for charity.

  86. Perfect patterns for my new grandchild! Just born.

  87. Looks like a nice book; I’m a new grandmother so it is of interest!
    Thanks for your blog, Wendy; I’ve been reading and enjoying it for years.

  88. I’ll be a new Nana in September. I’ve been knitting like crazy for this long-awaited baby. I’d love to have some new patterns. Thanks, Wendy, for always being so generous.

  89. I love the Quick Knits books! So exciting to see a new one out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  90. Love the patterns. With three grandchildren I think I could put them to good use. Your sweater is lovely.

  91. Ohhhhh, I just went wild when I opened you site this morning. Ya’ll must have been reading my mind…I just became a Grandmother to a adorable little baby girl with a stock of red/auburn hair. I was knitting before but now that we know that’s it’s a girl, well, all I can say is the knitting Gods must have slipped me something because all I keep seeing are cute, wonderful baby things and I want to knit every single one. Is this normal do ya’lll think?
    Thanks a million for the cure preview! I’d also like to thank you and all the other designers that receive books and other items to review , and then you are wonderful enough to offer a giveaway!

  92. What a wonderful book. With several wee ones arriving in late spring/early summer this book would certainly come in handy. As always, thank you for the giveaway. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

    deblyn153 on RAV

  93. Sharen Warren says:

    Adorable knits for little ones! I like the Cascade books & would love to win this one. Thanks Wendy

  94. There are no babies due at work and no new babies from the family or friends so why am I jonesing for this book? I guess there must be babies in my near future. Please add me into the mix. Thank you.

  95. Venice Smith says:

    I love baby knits, and would even without having them pop up all around me. Another book of baby patterns would be a welcome addition. Thank you, Wendy!

  96. grace yaskovic says:

    with a one year old granddaughter this book would be well used and loved!

  97. Marcy Doane says:

    What a great collection! I want to knit everything.

  98. My second Godson is due at the end of the month, so I would love to have this book to knit something for him!

  99. Amanda U. says:

    I am totally one of those people who knit baby stuff just cause I love to. Inevitably a baby shows up who needs it. 🙂

  100. Since 90% of my knitting is baby wear and all of it is donated, I would love to have a copy of the book. Love your bunnies, too.