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Aspen, designed by Michele Wang, knit from Elsa Wool Woolen Spun Worsted Weight Cormo

60 Quick Knitted Toys

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve got a couple of books to review. Here is the first one:

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This is 60 Quick Knitted Toys: Fun, Fabulous Knits in the 220 Superwash® Collection from Cascade Yarns® by Sixth&Spring Books. As you may have surmised from the title, it contains patterns for 60 knitted toys and all of them are made from Cascade 220 Superwash. 🙂

I looked on Ravelry for the book listing, and for some reason, only 25 of the 60 patterns are listed there. But they will give you an idea of the patterns in the book. And what cute patterns they are!

Here’s a sample:

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Shaggy Sheep by Sandy Prosser. The shagginess of the sheep is achieved with a clever loop stitch.

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And this Argyle Bear, by Karen King Garlinghouse, is knit from Cascade 220 Sport Superwash. I love that his argyle “sweater” is knit right onto his body.

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And this is just brilliant! Castle Set by Megan Kreiner is a set of modular pieces that you can put together to create a castle. And you can add pieces whenever you feel like cranking out another piece.

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I love that you can add a king and queen and dragon, for which there are also patterns in the book!

Like all the books in this series, this is a great deal if you have the need or desire to create a lot of toys. Since the patterns were created by a number of different designers, there is a lot of variety and something for everyone.

Who’d like my review copy?

To be entered in the giveaway for my copy of 60 Quick Knitted Toys: Fun, Fabulous Knits in the 220 Superwash® Collection from Cascade Yarns®, please leave a comment on this blog post.

We’ll pick a winner at random at 11:00am Eastern time this Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Last but not least, here is the Little Prince.

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Comments

  1. Colleen Gorman says:

    I need to knit the castle and dragon for my niece and nephew

  2. Michelle Martino says:

    I would love to win a copy!!! I am going to be a first time grandma in September so I need to start casting on!!!!!

  3. Ellen Z says:

    Oh my goodness….the Argyle Bear is so cute!!!

  4. I LOOOOOOOVE knitting toys and would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity, Wendy!

  5. Jane Page says:

    I would love to have this adorable book! Thank you, Wendy!

  6. Venice Smith says:

    I’m a sucker for knitted toys. These are so cute! And, since Sunday is my birthday and I’m too old for gifts, perhaps I’ll win!

  7. Beverly Seibenhener says:

    I would love to receive this book as my first great grandson will be here soon.

  8. The shaggy sheep got me.

  9. I love to knit toys for the grands and these are so cute. Thank you for the chance

  10. Monica Cortada says:

    So cute! I’d love to try some of these.

  11. What an adorable book!

  12. A great looking toy book! Thank you for the opportunity!

  13. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    Adorable!

  14. Lunette Yvonne Murray says:

    The book looks as if the toys would make great gifts for the children in hospitals anywhere. I am confident whoever wins would do great things with the book.

  15. abby call says:

    I love knitting toys and this books looks like a lot of fun.

  16. Nancy P says:

    Several new grandmothers in this list, including me. Good luck to all of us!

  17. Robin F. says:

    Oh my new great nephew would love these. Loki looks like “stop bothering me”

  18. Gina Zahra says:

    The castle’s precious!!!

  19. Love the dragon. My grandsons would keep me knitting for the next year!

  20. The Castle Set looks so much fun.

  21. I love the knitted castle! I could see myself knitting pieces forever. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Erica

  22. Diane S says:

    I would love this book. I love making toys.

  23. Ruth Schoof says:

    These are adorable! I’d love a copy of this book.

  24. Such cute toys! I would love to win this book.

  25. I just bought it last week. Love it. All kinds of cool stuff in it.

  26. Tiffanie says:

    Love that loopy sheep. And Loki is adorable as usual.

  27. Oh my, that book looks so fun, yes please do sign me up!

    And Loki has absolutely the cutest nose ever!

  28. Looks like a fun book! As always, the fluffy boy is adorable!

  29. Alexandra Woods says:

    So very cute, makes knitting fun! Would like to own this one. Thanks. Alexandra/Sunandsand on Ravelry.

  30. Just checked this book out today n Ravelry and there’s some unique toys to knit. Love it.

  31. I would love to own this book.

  32. Amanda U says:

    Love ther book, thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  33. Making toys is always fun. We are expecting our 1st grandchild any day and this would provide lots of inspiration.

  34. CUTE!

    Have you seen Knits for Kitties? http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knits-for-kitties

    Some of the items in it are too cute – but given what he’s done to things that weren’t intended for him, I think our guy would shred them in less time than it takes to make them.

  35. Kris Hart says:

    I need to make the Argyle Bear for my grandson! It is so cute!

  36. I’ve been looking for this book at lye. It’s darling! I would live to have it!

  37. Charlotte says:

    I knit toys as my small project when knitting shawls and afghans. I use Cascade 220 Fingering for knitting toys, as it’s my favourite with all the color choices & I prefer smaller needles & toys.

  38. Adorable! I have a couple of the baby pattern books in this series, love them.

  39. Elayne alexander says:

    OK. The castle. It’s just great. Please add me in.

  40. Nancy Dee says:

    Would love to knit the looped sheep

  41. I would love to win a copy of this book. I have lots of nieces and nephews, and before too long grandkids and these are great gifts to make.

  42. Elizabeth H. says:

    How cute! I’ve got to knit the castle and dragon for my grandsons.

  43. I have 2 little grandchildren who would love these!

  44. Would love to win this book. Love knitting toys for my three granddaughters.

  45. Sophy0075 says:

    That sheep is baaaahing to me. I love the cover bear too – no sections to see together. They all look baby friendly, and Cascade 220 has a good combination of softness and durability.

  46. I have young grandchildren. I want to make the castle. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  47. grace yaskovic says:

    am always knitting toys between grands and charity they aare always appreciated !

  48. I’d love a chance to win this cute book! Thank you.

    Loki, I have a girl kitty with your same name, but she’s a bit older. Just about as much floof though. :o)

  49. My little granddaughter loves anything ‘Sheepy’ 🙂

  50. That castle is adorable!

  51. Love the king and queen with their castle!

  52. Another wonderful give-a-way.
    Thanks

  53. I’d knit the dragon first but make a crown for him to wear from the king or queen pattern

  54. Those toys look adorable and I have many grandchildren to knit for.

  55. I love the argyle bear. I’d love to add him to my handmade bear collection

  56. Linda G says:

    I love these books. I hve been making preemie hats & this book woud help with extras to accompany the hats.

    Kisses to Loki……

  57. Lisa Castellano says:

    The duck and flamingo rattles are also adorable. I love the versatility of the castle. I think I need the sleep bunny for myself in work – lol!!

  58. Heather K says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book, I LOVE knitting toys.

  59. Arlene Hoose says:

    I would love to knit some of these toys for the grandkids.

  60. I would love to knit the sheep, maybe even a flock!

  61. Rebecca J. says:

    Yes please! I love making toys for my kiddos and as gifts.

  62. Jean Palionis says:

    Darling!

  63. Liz Grec says:

    I’d love to try knitting toys for my class of 6 and 7 year olds.

  64. Making toys is so much fun.

  65. alicia g says:

    I would love to make more toys! I love making them.

  66. That would be a great book to own! Thank you for the chance.

  67. That dragon is perfect! It would be the first toy of many in the book I would make. Thanks for the contest!

  68. Christel Y. says:

    These patterns are so cute!! Plus I have plenty of Cascade 220 superwash!! Would love to win this one!

  69. sagerain says:

    oh cute! These would be fun to make, especially the castle set. Thanks for the chance to nab this one!

  70. MizMelly says:

    The patterns in that book are just too darn cute and make me want to put aside the boring hat and knit something fun!

  71. What a cute book. The patterns are adorable. With lots of little ones being born in my extended family this would be a welcome addition to my knitting collection. Thank you for the giveaway.

  72. I love the castle set! What a cute idea, to have it as modular bits.
    The caption for the picture of Loki: “No, no..take another, I think I blinked

  73. Pamela Harrelson says:

    So cute! I would love to be entered to win. Thank you for your generosity. Loki looks like he needs some under the chin scritches from me.

  74. Sandra Kerr says:

    I love that castle set! And I would love to win this book.

  75. Anita Tinlin says:

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  76. Rona Tanger says:

    This book is adorable. Would love to have it.

  77. Amy Schulze says:

    I love knitting toys!

  78. I lot of cute knitting in book would like to add this to my gift knitting books

  79. Oh what a great selection of knitted toys! I LOVE the castle /dragon /royal family !!

  80. CaroleP (ohio) says:

    I hope I’m note too late, but would love to have that book – My granddaughter just had MY first great granddaughter Oct. 1, 16 – While I’ve knitted many booties, hats, and such, but no dresses, etc. until her weight stabilizes. I haven’t found any critters. This book may be the answer????
    BTW, I’d like a copy of the Little Prince, also. He’s precious!!!!!
    Thanks for your offerings, and I adore your doll dresses. Went through this phase some years ago and really enjoyed it, too.

  81. CaroleP (ohio) says:

    I hope I’m note too late, but would love to have that book – My granddaughter just had MY first great granddaughter Oct. 1, 16 – While I’ve knitted many booties, hats, and such, but no dresses, etc. until her weight stabilizes. I haven’t found any critters. This book may be the answer????
    BTW, I’d like a copy of the Little Prince, also. He’s precious!!!!!
    Thanks for your offerings, and I adore your doll dresses. Went through this phase some years ago and really enjoyed it, too.

  82. Love the softies.

  83. Donna Goad says:

    What cute toys! This would be a great book to add to my knitting library.

    Donna

  84. I’m too late for the contest but have to say this looks like an awesome book! I don’t usually knit toys but THAT CASTLE!!! So great.

  85. What a fun book- count me in! Someone needs to make a Loki pattern, too.!