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


60 More Quick Baby Blankets

Sorry for falling off the face of the earth there for a bit. I have been having a really busy time of it at the day job and everything else took a back seat for a bit. But things have hopefully settled down for a while, so I am back with another great book to show you!

This is 60 More Quick Baby Blankets: Cozy Knits in the 128 Superwash® & 220 Superwash® Collections from Cascade Yarns®, the latest in the 60 Quick Knits Collection from Sixth&Spring Books. I love the “^0 Quick Knits” books — you really get a lot of bang for your buck and the patterns are designed by a variety of great designers . . . and are super cute!

You can view all 60 patterns for these baby blankets here on Ravelry. There is a little bit of everything: texture, cables, intarsia, stripes, stranded colorwork, lace. Something for everyone and for every skill level. Some of my favorites:

This is “Whale Watching” designed by Katarina Segerbrand.

It’s worked from Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® worsted and it is stranded colorwork. I just love the little whales swimming across the blanket! The knitted measurements are approximately 25 x 34¾” but you could easily enlarge it if you wanted a larger blanket.

Next up, Checkered Blocks by Jacqueline van Dillen

This is also worked in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® worsted, and it combines blocks of color with a textured stitch. Each block is worked separately then seamed, so this would make a great group project. Perfect for several friends to collaborate on for a baby shower, for example.

This is Baby Spider Web by Cheri Esper.

This is worked in an aran weight yarn: Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® Aran Splatter and it is a circle 30″ in diameter. I love the unique look of this blanket! It’s worked from the outside in, decreasing as you go.

Next, Over the Rainbow by Audrey Drysdale

I don’t think it is any secret that I am obsessed with rainbows, so this blanket caught my eye immediately. The rainbow is worked in intarsia, which is not my favorite knitting technique. But the blanket is so adorable, I could definitely see myself knitting it for a special little one. It is worked in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® Aran so it would be a fairly speedy knit.

And Gooseberries, by Brooke Nico

I love traditional cables and texture, so this of course made my list of favorites. It’s worked from Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® worsted and has a lovely cable pattern framing an Estonian cluster stitch center panel.

And these are just the tip of the iceberg. So many cute blankets! Go see!

Sixth&Spring has generously offered up a second copy for my blog giveaway. Who’d like it?

To be entered in a drawing to win a copy of 60 More Quick Baby Blankets: Cozy Knits in the 128 Superwash® & 220 Superwash® Collections from Cascade Yarns®, please leave a comment on this post by noon Eastern time on Sunday October 8, 2017. A winner will be chosen at random from the posted comments.

Loki has been busy this week too. See?



  1. This looks great! I have many friends having babies, so would love a copy. Even though it’s intended for babies, I also have an adult friend who would love that whale blanket.

  2. Wow! So many great patterns! All Tucked In is fun!

  3. The sheep! I’m all about the sheep blanket. So many great ideas.

  4. I love this book series too. There’s a new baby arriving after the first of the year for my niece, so I probably should be looking for this book.

  5. Christine Q says:

    I’m always interested in baby blanket patterns!

  6. Oh my, so many cute blankets! Please include me in the draw, and thank you. 🙂
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  7. Glad you are back and love the blanket patterns. A certain someone needs the rainbow one…

  8. Barbara McIntire says:

    Love the blankets in this book. Please add my name to the drawing. Thank you.

  9. Adorable patterns! I’ve got some new kidlets in the family, so this would be a great source for blanket patterns.

  10. Oh, the whales!
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  11. Oh, yes, please, and thank you!

  12. I am always looking for new baby blankets to knit….very clever designs in this book!

  13. I love Gooseberries!

  14. Martha V. says:

    I’ve just entered the “all my friends are becoming grandparents” age; this book will be a fabulous resource as those baby shower invitations come rolling in! Thanks for reviewing it.

  15. Adorable patterns! I’d love to have a copy of this book.

  16. Love these blankies.

  17. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

  18. Birgit Rosenberg says:

    My daughter loves knitting baby blankets. I would like to win this for her

  19. I would love to have this book! I knit a lot of baby things , with blankets being my favorites. This book has such a great variety of patterns. Thank you, Wendy for a chance to win this awesome book!

  20. Patti Rounsevell says:

    May the baby blanket gods smile on me. I love making baby things and would love to have this book. Plus it would be a stash buster!

  21. Nancy Thone says:

    Love the Baby Spider Web — would love to make it!

  22. What a wonderful variety of patterns to choose from. Blissful Basketweave is one of my favs- and all the cable patterns.

  23. Would love this book

  24. LGinCharleston says:

    I also enjoy the series of books. Blocks are speaking to me!

    I love Loki’s little feet. Hugs from WV Loki!!

  25. Joan from Wisconsin says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book. You are very generous. Love to knit afghans and there are always babies ready to receive them! The photo of Loki is a scream. Such a teddy bear.

  26. Loki has practiced the art of relaxation and mastered it. And he is so cute doing it too!

  27. Eleanor Swogger says:

    I also love this series and nieces and nephews wives are havibpng babies so would be great to win

  28. Michele Ross says:

    Would love to win this book, will be having a great grandchild next year!!

  29. Jennifer T says:

    Oh my goodness, there really is a lot of variety there! I especially love the one with the pig and other animals.

  30. Michelle Gibson says:

    Here’s hoping i get lucky! Thanks Wendy!

  31. Would love to win this book. My nephew and his wife are expecting twins! Poor Loki! He looks exhausted.

  32. My granddaughters are now old enough to want blankets for their dolls, and lots of these patterns would make up into interesting small doll afghans!

  33. I love the cabled blanket!! So many awesome patterns.

  34. Magnificent timing on this review! A coworker who was told she was “past childbearing” is…. pregnant! So, I need ideas. Pick me! Pick me!!

  35. These books never disappoint–I don’t have this one and would love to add it to my collection.

  36. Good family friend just had her first grandson. I’d love to make a baby blanket. Thanks for sharing a lovely book.

  37. Glad you’re back. Love that rainbow blanket!

  38. Amy Schulze says:

    I saw this book at my LYS. Love it!

  39. Paula Nicoll says:

    We have a new grand baby arriving soon. Would love to have this book.

  40. JoAnn B Shupe says:

    This is just the ticket! I’m doing tiny blankets for a local NICU with fingering yarns and am always looking for textured stitches and designs. Thanks for offering this.

  41. Sandy Downs says:

    This book looks great!

  42. Anna Housholder says:

    Oh, my, I just adore a lot of these blankets. I have a grandson who is is 4 1/2 months old. I would just love to knit one of these for him!

  43. Sophy0075 says:

    The Cascade/Soring series books are always good for a range of experience levels and color/cable/pattern texture choices. Baby blankets are great presents- the knitter doesn’t have the “will it fit” or “buttons on which side?” concerns. I love to have a couple knitted in advance of a baby announcement.

  44. I make NICU blankets for Knots of Love so this comes at a great time, I’ve been running out of ideas. Love to Loki.

  45. So much wonderful texture! Thanks for counting me in, Wendy

  46. Lovely book.

  47. Such cute afghans! I love the rainbow❤

  48. Love the series and always looking for ideas. Second grandchild due in January; and twin grandnieces as well. Thanks so much for doing this Wendy!

  49. Suzi in MI says:

    The whale blanket is wonderful!

  50. Carol MacInnis says:

    I’d love to have this book. I’m currently working on a blanket from 60 Quick Baby Knits for my first grandbaby. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  51. This looks like a great resource! Thanks!

  52. Kathy Allen says:

    There are always new babies to knit for! I’d love this book.

  53. Baby blankets are such a special gift. And I love these quick to knit series using Cascade Yarn. Thanks for the giveaway

  54. Denise Nash says:

    That cabled blanket is so pretty and classic!~ I should think that would remain in the baby’s family for generations!

  55. Love, love, love the baby blankets! I’ve been knitting a lot of them lately and would welcome more ideas!

  56. Venice Smith says:

    I feel as if there is an ongoing demand for baby blankets. This would be a great book to have. Thank you for offering this opportunity, Wendy.

  57. Soxy Jane says:

    Isn’t it awful how the day job gets in the way of knitting?
    It’s good Loki hasn’t suffered from it as well. He’s quite a contented kitty.

  58. One of those blankets has my grandaughter’s name on it!!!

  59. Barbara Fredrick says:

    Ooooh, I’d love to win that book, I want to help a friend make a baby blanket for her friend!

  60. Thank you!

  61. A lot of interesting patterns!

  62. I love those quick books. Lots of great patterns.

  63. Oooh, I love these books!

  64. Kristin Kinman says:

    I have a ton of crochet blanket patterns and no knitting ones. I’d love to have a copy.

  65. Amy Murdock says:

    Hello Wendy,
    I agree with you! The Gooseberries Baby blanket is classy and timeless. A visual feast!!
    Please say hello to your sweet kitty for me and my two felines.

  66. Absolutely. Count me in. Thanks, Wendy.

  67. I’m going to be a first time grandma next month. I can see knitting lots of baby blankets in my future and this book would be put to good use.

  68. With only two married out of six and almost six grandchildren, I have a lot of blanket knitting to do. This would add to my choices.

  69. Those designs are even cuter than the ones in the first book. And what a great shot of Loki’s fluffy coat – too adorable!

  70. Christine Frostenson says:

    Those patterns are great! Would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  71. I would love this book. I have my first great nephew on the way. Thanks!

  72. grace yaskovic says:

    would love to knit the spider web blanket for my Marvel’s super hero grandson due Oct 24th thank you for your kindness

  73. Heather Koncz says:

    Love, love, love baby blankets and these designs are a real treasure.
    Please ebter me in the drawing – and thanks for sharing.

  74. The Quick Knits books are amazing and this one appears to be no exception. Some really nice patterns!!

  75. Sorry to hear your work has been busy. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I’ve agreed to knit a blanket for a friend nd we’re having trouble finding a pattern we both like.

  76. I would love the book. I have several of the Quick Knits books and love them.

  77. Anita J. Tinlin says:

    I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity, and thanks for your continued blogging, which I enjoy very much.

  78. Julie Gentes says:

    Time to go whale watching ???!

  79. Tracy beck says:

    Would love this book, and to learn some new techniques. I do not own many books.