Sixth & Spring Books a Division of SOHO Publishing Co. and the former editor of Vogue Knitting magazine, Tanis Gray, have a new knitting book out.
An ode to a very popular yarn Cascade 220, this book includes 60 small patterns that are broken into three groups: 20 hats, 20 scarves, and 20 mittens. In other words, it is exactly what the title of the book says.
The book opens with an introduction where the story of Cascade Yarns begins in 1980 at the time it was founded. From that story and our experience as a knitter we know that the company is going strong with their large variety of yarns and their leading yarn Cascade 220. Did you know that this yarn comes in over 250 colors? This 100% Peruvian highland wool is soft, beautiful, high-quality yarn that is also very affordable. For many in this unstable economy it is a huge plus.
Let's take a look inside. The design of the book is clean and beautiful. Each project has a full-page photo and clear instructions. Most designs are for an easy to intermediate level of difficulty with an addition of some beginner and experienced projects. Some charts are provided for more intricate patterns. Personally, I would like to see more of them. I can see the editor's point though, when the space is limited and the patterns stitch is not too difficult, this is the thing to omit. More than 35 of well-known knitwear designers contributed to this book. Here are some photo shots from the book. Remember, there are 60 projects, so it is so much more to see and make.
Since this yarn is available in most yarn shops and comes in so many different colors, any knitter will be delighted to see so many possibilities to use it. I think it is a very clever and useful book. It doesn't matter how experienced we are with knitting techniques, we always want to come back to a small and gratifying projects either for a gift idea or just for a satisfaction that one more project is done. I hope you enjoyed taking a first glance at this book with me and will put it on your list to own.
HOW TO WIN THIS BOOK
If you want to win this book, please leave your comment with your name where you tell us about your favorite Cascade 220 color and a project you made. If we can see it on Ravelry.com, please give us a link there. The last day to leave your comment is July 19th, 2010. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
This free copy of 60 Quick Knits is generously offered by Soho Publishing as giveaway to my wonderful blog readers.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO Cynthia A. aka Chinders on Ravelry.com. !
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