My current work in progress:

Tawney Sweater,by Jenni Barrett, knit from MadelineTosh Tosh Sock, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm needles.

50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit

I have another gem of a book to review. This one is 50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit:The Ultimate Easy-to-Knit Collection Featuring Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted.


This is a new book from Sixth and Spring, and as the title suggests, it contains patterns for 50 gift items that are knit in garter stitch and use Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted. (See how cleverly I figured that out?)

You can see all the projects on Ravelry, here.

I had a hard time selecting just a few favorites to show here because there were so many projects that caught my eye. But here goes:



How cute are these? And what a great idea for a really fast present.

Next up, a cute. colorful baby blanket.


This could easily be resized into an afghan or blanket for an adult.

And the Graphic Mosaic Cowl:


This is a lot easier to knit than it appears, because the patterning is achieved by slipping stitches. You are only ever knitting with one color at any time on every row.

Another quick gift:


The yarn is held double on this cute hat, so it can be finished very quickly!

And a more challenging project:


The Semicircle Shawl incorporates short rows and intarsia techniques.

In the back of the book is a nice how-to section with good clear illustrations.

With a little something for everyone, you could just about cover your whole holiday gift list with items knit from this book.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in a drawing to win my copy of 50 Garter Stitch Gifts to Knit:The Ultimate Easy-to-Knit Collection Featuring Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted, leave a comment on this blog entry by 11:00am ET, Sunday May 24, 2015. I’ll invoke the Random Number Generator and select a recipient at that time.

Meanwhile at home, Loki is concentrating on relaxing.


You can see how stressed he is.


  1. Jill McKibben says:

    Sign me up Wendy…pet Loki for me.

  2. Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Those pincushions would make a lovely bazaar item for fundraising efforts for Nepal. Almost anyone could knit something so simple.

  4. Love that baby blanket and would love to have that book!

  5. I, too, am an absolute fan of garter stitch, and would live to win this.

  6. Barbara Clayburn says:

    Wendy, I would love the book. Pet beautiful Loki for me.

  7. Loki has such a hard liife poor kitty

  8. My favorite Ravelry group is FLOGS (For the Love of Garter Stitch). I’d be thrilled to have a copy of this book. Thank you for a chance of winning one.

  9. Barb R. says:

    I don’t usually post but I do love the shawl and the pin cushion! I would actually buy this book!

  10. My youngest daughter loves the look of garter stitch. 🙂

  11. Looks like a very nice variety of projects. Cowl is intriguing! I’d start with that.

  12. That looks like fun!

  13. Rita Miller says:

    Wow! This book looks fantastic! Can’t believe it’s all garter stitch!

  14. I like that cowl!