In my ongoing quest to excavate my desk, I found this (the book I was actually looking for last week):
This is 60 Quick Cotton Knits: The Ultimate Cotton Collection in Ultra Pima™ from Cascade Yarns® from Sixth & Spring Books. Just in time to start planning your summer knitting!
Cascade Ultra Pima is a 100% pima cotton yarn, dk weight, put up in 100 gram skeins with 220 yards per skein. It comes in a dizzying array of fabulous colors.
This book has patterns for a little bit of everything: summer sweaters, wraps, shrugs, headwear, fingerless mitts, and bags. There is texture, there is lace, there is colorwork. You can preview all 60 patterns on Ravelry here.
I’ve picked out a few of my favorites.
I love the Tiered Shell because it’s different, and it looks like it would be so cool and comfy to wear.
Look at the beautiful Sunray Wrap — perfect for an over-air-conditioned office.
This is the Bubble Shrug — one of several shrug/bolero patterns. I think it would be perfect to turn a sundress into office wear.
Look at this cute Cables & Lace Headband. Not only would it make a great quick gift, but it’s a good project for someone new to cables and to lace.
and the Checkerboard Tank looks like a good introduction to colorwork. It’s a little more challenging than stripes, but a lot easier than complex colorwork.
So . . . a lot of great patterns for a very reasonable price. The price on amazon for this book is $12.62. Divide that by 60 patterns, and that’s 21 cents per pattern! Many of these patterns would work just as nicely in other yarns — you don’t have to limit yourself to pima cotton. You can get yourself a whole library of patterns for a very good price.
I’m tempted to keep my copy, but I have only so much space on my bookshelves, so who’d like my review copy?
To be entered in the drawing to win my copy of 60 Quick Cotton Knits: The Ultimate Cotton Collection in Ultra Pima™ from Cascade Yarns® , leave a comment on this post by noon next Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Meanwhile back at the ranch . . .
My Stained Glass Cowl is progressing nicely.
I am now working on the second half, the lining of the cowl. I’m doing a smaller all-over pattern for the lining.
Thanks for all the nice comments about my Momma’s blogiversary!