My current work in progress:

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


60 Quick Knits for Kids

I have another new book to review:


This is 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids, published by Sixth&Spring Books last month. It contains, as you might expect, 60 patterns for kids. Sized for ages 2 to 6, they include all sorts of things: sweaters, dresses, hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, etc. And they are quick knits — all are knit from Cascade Yarns Pacific® or Cascade Yarns Pacific® Chunky, which are worsted and bulky weight respectively. Of course you could sub any other yarns that knit to gauge.

Some favorites:

Bow Tie by Matthew Schrank. You gotta love a little kid in a bow tie. This is knit from worsted weight in seed stitch.


This is the Butterfly Bolero by Yoko Hatta, also knit in worsted weight. I’m not sure if it is the bolero or the adorable little girl who caught my eye, but either way, it is a winner!


This V-Neck Cardi by Kiri FitzGerald-Hillier is so cute! It would work for both boys and girls.


These Textured Cowls by Lori Steinberg are knit in bulky weight yarn so would be a snap to knit out. A great gift idea!

There are 60 patterns in all and you can see them on Ravelry, here. The book is great value — it has a wide variety of types of things so makes a great one-stop resource for knitting for kids.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in the drawing for my review copy of 60 Quick Knits for Little Kids, published by Sixth&Spring Books, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am Eastern Time on Sunday, November 13, 2016. We’l pick a winner then.

Loki says “meow.”



  1. This looks like a good one. I see several items in here I would love to make for my kiddos.

  2. Ooooh, I love the Quick Knits books, and I have lots of little ones in my life to knit for!! Thanks for the chance to own this book!

  3. Debra Davis says:

    This would be great to own with 4 g’children under 6

  4. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity. Hope you have a terrific day!

  5. What a cute book. I have lots of little ones in my life that love knitted things. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Helene Ross says:

    I’m at the age where I have a grandson and my friends are now grandparents too so I’d love this book. Thank you!

  7. I like the projects shown in the book. Thanks for offering it out to readers.

  8. And meow to you, too, Loki! I have been eyeing this book. The great-nieces and-nephews have started to arrive, and it’s difficult to find cute patterns after the infant stage. Plus, anything that says “quick” is a winner in my book!

  9. The projects look really cute. Thank you for the sharing opportunity.

  10. That’s a great little nest that Loki has!

  11. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    I love this series of books. This one hits just the right demographics for the little ones in my life right now. Good job, Loki. You hang out in your adorable little nest. My cat uses her similar one as a storage box for her toys.

  12. Ohhhh fun! Thanks for the review!

  13. Cute book. As a grandmother of two I can’t resist adding my name to the lottery! thanks.

  14. I’d love to have that book! Enjoy your blog, keep posting those projects!

  15. The bow headbands would be perfect for some little girls I know! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  16. I want to knit the Smocked Pinafore (among other things). Quick knits are perfect projects for small humans because they grow so quickly.

  17. Oh I want to knit the Fair Isle Band Cardigan and the Icelandic Pullover and several others….What a great book! I sure am crossing my fingers for this one….
    Ravelry I.D. Ettenna

  18. I became a first time grandma in May and would love this book!

  19. What a great book! So many cool patterns. Thanks for a chance to win it!

  20. I have other books in this series and like them. I have four grandchildren from ages 2 – 5; including twin boys. I love knitting for them.

  21. This book has interested me for some time, thanks for offering it to your readers.

  22. Looks like it’s got a lot of cute patterns! PS I really love that picture of Loki.

  23. Lots of fun things to make for the little ones!

  24. The bubble blanket is my favorite.

  25. Ruth Porter says:

    Cute book; nice to have. Where did you find Loki’s little kitty bed?

  26. I would love this book as I do a lot of knitting for kids. I love making the cute kids things! Thanks so much, Wendy!

  27. Jeanie Babbage says:

    I see gifts!!

  28. Pick me! Pick me!! My kids would Love for me to make some of these patterns for them 🙂

  29. Linda G Howell says:

    This book is perfect for charity knitting! Give Loki a kiss from me.

  30. Two granddaughters under the age of 3 would love gifts from this book! Thanks for the chance.

  31. Denise Nash says:

    Love that bolero! The perfect gift for the new baby girl. I have four pregnant friends, one’s having twins. None know the gender yet…

  32. Oh my goodness, that little girl does outshine the rest. Thanks for the chance. ?

  33. Looks like they have another hit book. Love Loki’s little house. Wish mine would use one.

  34. Sally Ann Miller says:

    Love these quick knit books! And dear little Loki!

  35. What a cute book!

  36. Amy Schulze says:

    OMG, I could knit just about all of them for my granddaughter. I’ve been looking for a dress for her and that gray was was perfect!

  37. I Knit for an inner-city grade school. I am sure all of these patterns could find a cutie to wear them!

  38. I will be a grandmother for the first time in January. I’d love this book.

  39. Glenda Davis says:

    i NEED this book! Love your blog Wendy. . . . .

  40. knittingdancer on Raverly says:

    I would love to add this book to my 60 Quick Knits collection. Thank you for giving your readers a chance to win this book.

  41. I have a great nephew who loves to wear bow ties He is 4 years old and a prefect little guy

  42. I would love to have this book, we have 9 grandchildren to knit for this beautiful book would be wonderful to have.

  43. Just found your site – wonderful!

  44. Lisa Fearing says:

    We added three grandchildren this year. It would be a great book to have.

  45. Pennie Boyett says:

    Pick me! One granddaughter and another on the way!