My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

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. Deborah Newman says:

    What a treat! Looks like a great book! I love your blog, by the way, just seeing the progress on all of your projects makes my fingers itch. I want to go home and knit!

  2. Soxy Jane says:

    I’d like the book since I have a brand new granddughter to knit for.

  3. I do childcare in my home and am constantly looking for great kid knits. I will wait to see if I win and then click over and purchase if I don’t. Thanks for spotlighting this, Wendy!

  4. Oh please pick me I knit for babies all the time and this would be a welcome present to my library of knitting books Oh Please pick me I would wear this book out

  5. I’ve got a baby to knit for! Mags9k on rav

  6. Would love a copy of this!

  7. I love these books and have knitted many patterns from them. I’d be so excited to win this one. And Zuzu and Chloe said that they think Loki is one handsome man cat.

  8. Baby stuff is popular.

  9. Adorable patterns.
    Love to knit for my grandkids.
    Thanks for the give away.

  10. I would love to be considered for this!

  11. That is an adorable book!

  12. I’d love to win the book – I’m always on the look out for new patterns to knit for my ten month old grandson.

  13. If this book is as good as the others in the 60 series, it will be a real winner.

  14. Quick is good. Sometimes I get bogged down with long projects. And I love the look of your
    Ropewalk! Stunning!

  15. This is just the book for me. A dear friend is expecting her first girl after 4 boys, and I am gearing up to knit lots of sweet things for the little sweetie! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  16. Kate Johnson says:

    These patterns are SO cute! And who can have too many baby/toddler patterns?

  17. Susan Steele says:

    There’s a new baby on the way so I’d love this book

  18. I love these 60 Quick Knits books and would love to win this one!

  19. The rope walk looks gorgeous. I would also like to add the book to my pattern collection. I have the original 60 Quick Baby Knits and use it often for gifts for family and friends.

  20. Kim in Chicago says:

    My best friend is having a baby in June. This book would come in VERY handy.

  21. What a great book, I’d love to win it!

  22. Six children, one married, one about to be married and one grandchild. I would love to have this book for so many more possibilities for so many possible children.

  23. I can’t figure out what I would knit first! It seems like all of my friends/close friends/coworkers are pregnant, and some new patterns would be such a good thing!

  24. Alicia grayson says:

    Looks like a great book! I love this series. Give Loki a hug for me.

    Alikat2004 on

  25. It is hard to find cute baby boy clothes and there are quite a few in this book. Perfect for the mini guy in my life. Plus, all the girlie ones to squeeeee over! What a treasure to have in the library.
    Thanks for giving us a chance to receive the book.

  26. What a great book! I have a few baby showers coming up this year. This book would come in handy.

  27. I really like the 60 project books by Cascade, I have the Hat book – really neat. And since I have 22 grandchildren, this would be a lovely addition to my bookshelf 🙂 karen

  28. This is perfect for my grandchild.

  29. two babies are joining my extended family this year! love little knits!

  30. Wow great looking baby book! I’d love a copy 🙂 And Loki is lovely as usual!

  31. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for mentioning that they use acrylic yarn. I sometimes use handspun yarn and it easy to substitute if you know what the original yarn is like. I have one of the previous books that uses cascade 220 and that meant I could switch yarns for any of the hats and I would be assured of a fit.

  32. So many babies to knit for – I’d love to win this book!

  33. Cathy Smith says:

    My first grandchild arrives this summer. I’d love this book. Thank you.

  34. Sherry B says:

    Pick me please, pick me! Thanks for your blog – love reading it!

  35. I love knitting baby things for charity and would enjoy this book so much!