60 quick knits

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Twenty hats, twenty scarves, twenty mittens in cascade 220. Yep, an entire book devoted to one yarn. I like that. I also really like cascade 220. I find it to be a good quality yarn, affordable (it looks like webs is having a sale), and comes in just about every color under the sun. And speaking of the sun, I find these small "tote around" projects to be the perfect projects for summer knitting.
I'm absolutely head over heals for those plaid mittens. They sort of remind me of a vintage thermos. Mittens for adults and children. Fair Isle mittens, bird cage mittens, cable cuff mittens, bunny mittens, tweed mittens, checkered mittens, the list goes on.
Libby has been wanting me to make her a beret and I think I finally found a pattern she likes. (It just so happens I have a hank of off white in the stash.) Hats for adults and children. Hats with bobbles, cables, patterns and stripes.
Fingerless gloves fall into that mitten category. I have always wanted to make myself a pair of those flip top mittens. I think I found the perfect pattern.

Twenty scarves, too. Scarves for adults and children. Stripes, cables, stripes, ruffles, eyelet and a pocket scarf. Again, the list goes on.

And you guessed it. Tara over at Soho publishing is offering this book to one of my readers.
If you are interested, leave your name by Friday the 14th at 12pm EST. I'll draw a name.

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300 comments

  1. Hooray for starting Christmas presents in June (hopefully since it is usually mid-Decemeber for me!). I would love to win a copy and can't wait to see your finished beret. :)

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  2. This awesome book would be an awesome Win!!

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  3. I would love to win the book I love cascade 220 :)

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  4. Cascade 220 is awesome. And a book devoted entirely to quick and fun projects with it? Even awesomer.

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  5. What a lovely opportunity, thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. Oooh I've been wanting to knit a pair of flip-top mittens, too. And thank you for the chance to win the book! K x

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  7. Anonymous5/12/2010

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    tnthomas1@att.net

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  8. I would love this !

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  9. What a great book! I hope I can get my hands on one if I don't win. But I really hope I win!

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  10. I'd love to win that book! I've been thinking about buying it one of these days.

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  11. i'd like to enter the giveaway! love those green lacey mitts.

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  12. oh my! they're all so cute!

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  13. heaven. everything looks so dreamy. thanks for sharing!

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  14. oh, love the neutral flip top mittens too! this book looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. It looks like a fantastic book!

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  16. Oh how fun. I am on a yarn diet, but may need to hit that Webs sale. Thanks!

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  17. would love a chance at this! thanks!

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  18. As a Mama to little ones, "quick" is my favorite word. And Cascade is one of my favorite go to yarns. Quick & Cascade - perfect combo. To win would be lovely.

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  19. Oh so interested. love that 220! Plus I should win for best word ver "swagiest"

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  20. I signed up at the Pgh Knit/Crochet Festival to win a copy of this book....and didn't. Hoping I have better luck here.

    You've piqued my interest again!

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  21. This would be nice to have for summer knitting. Thx for the chance.

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  22. I am so interested! You make an excellent pitch for the book, by the way. :-)

    I, too, love the idea of a book full of patterns geared to one specific yarn. I lack the experience/confidence to always know what kind of yarn to substitute in patterns. That can be a problems since I have no LYS (just a Hobby Lobby). I do have several skeins of Cascade on hand that I bought from a small craft shop that went out of business last year. I would have such fun with this book! :-)

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  23. Looks adorable, please put my name in the hat!

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  24. kristin5/12/2010

    I saw this book recently and thought, "what a great go-to pattern book!" I think Cascade 220 is a great utility yarn too! In fact its my favorite for felting. I'd love to win : )

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  25. Anonymous5/12/2010

    Thank you for letting us know about the yarn sale. I'll stock up on it. Oh, and I would love to win the book :).
    Nataliya

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway - the plaid mitts are awesome, and I agree you can always use patterns that are transportable.

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  27. I just discovered your blog, and I'm so glad I did, it's just lovely. What a fun-sounding book! My name's Becca- thanks for the opportunity!

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  28. I love Cascade 220 , such a versatile and colorful yarn. And a bargain to boot. I'd love to add this book to my library , if I'm the lucky one. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  29. I would love to try this book.
    Liz

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  30. Anonymous5/12/2010

    Yes, yes, yes, I would love a copy of "60 quick knits. Hats, gloves and scarfs are my favorite to knit. I hope I will win!
    Elaine A

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  31. I'm all for small projects - I would love to win this book.

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  32. I like Cascade 220 also. I have some stashed that I meant to make a sweater with...but alas, no time, so quick knits might be the answer. Love your new dog btw!

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  33. Anonymous5/12/2010

    I hope I'm not double entering, but I went through all the comments and couldn't find the one I thought I had made earlier. Can you tell I REALLLLLLY want this book?! I too am totally in love with the plaid mittens! Thanks for the chance~Jan

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  34. Looks like an awesome book! I've used Cascade 220 plenty and will continue to do so! I'd love to win it!

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  35. Anonymous5/12/2010

    I'd love to win that book! Also love the pics of the dog...

    Ann
    Powell, Ohio

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  36. oooh, that would be the perfect summer totin' project book!

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  37. How fortuitous... I'm just finding blogs after being computer impaired for awhile. I left you with Libby's new pencil bag and come backt to a giveaway. I'd love this book! I work with Cascade and really like it. thank you for your generosity.

    I loved the picture of the friendship bracelets and Trouble looks like a baby doll. I'm glad I found my way back

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  38. Wow.. I'd love to win this book! I'm in need of some baby knits as gifts and this book will definitely come in handy for the patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  39. Oh so lovely! I too, enjoy the Cascade 220 and find it a great go-to-yarn. Thank you for the giveaway. Always enjoy seeing your latest knit creation.

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  40. I love Cascade 220 and those plaid mittens!!!! Would love to win

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  41. What a fun give-away.

    And the new banner is super cute!

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  42. I'd love that book. I would also love Cascade 220 to be more affordable in the UK :) But we have good equivalents.

    Anne-Marie

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  43. Yay Cascade 220--the most multi-purpose yarn ever:)

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  44. I'd love to win this book - I keep reading positive reviews in the blog world, and it sounds like it will be a great resource.

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  45. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! count me in the drawing please?
    Looks like it has some fantastic patterns.

    Fender!

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  46. Sharon Sh5/13/2010

    I would love to knit those fingerless mitts!

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  48. I would love to win this!

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  49. Anonymous5/13/2010

    Perfectly-sized projects for my summer attention span. And a great way to start my Christmas gift stash early. Thanks for the chance to win! Allie

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  50. Anonymous5/13/2010

    just using 220 for the first time to knit a Felicity for...CHRISTMAS! yes. If it is the only knit completed it will be my personal best for Christmas knitting in the summer!
    The book wd keep up the momentum i think...
    Colleen

    murphycolleenATrogersDOTcom

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  51. What a wonderful book! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! :) Love your blog!

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  52. LOVE it!... so many beautiful ideas!

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  53. I'm itching to make some of those hats. And the yarn is already in my stash! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  54. I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love your blog!

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  55. What a great idea for a book, especially someone who is indecisive about yarn - like me! The only thing I have to choose is the color :)

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  56. blueiguana5/13/2010

    Love the mittens! Count me in!

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I have trouble finishing big projects, so this would help me actually get some gifts done.

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  58. YUP... I'd love a copy of this book. Love your blog too!

    Stephanie

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  59. I was reading your post in my reader (I'm a little behind), thinking " oh no! Awesome book and I missed my chance!" but then I saw that I hadn't missed my chance! Wahoo!!

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  60. Anonymous5/13/2010

    Love your blog! Love the book!
    alexis.petersen@sympatico.ca

    Alexis Petersen, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

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  61. oooh, lovely book! enough time to make everything before winter, perhaps? :) --jenn

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  62. Anonymous5/13/2010

    Ooooh,I would love to win. I love cascade 220 too. Please enter my name.
    aparnamulgund@sbcglobal.net
    Thank you

    Aparna Mulgund

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  63. I spent much of the last few months knitting fingerless mitts and am ready to try the whole thing! This book would be helpful, maybe too much so.

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  64. Ooohh I would love to win this book. Yep, Casacade is awesome and small summer project, perfect! Thank you for the opportunity to win it.... so fun

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  65. I would love to win this book! and as an aside, I just finished baking the mexican hot chocolate cookies-yum!

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  66. This looks fantastic, I love those plaid mittens too!

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  67. I loooove mittens! I discovered SpillyJane Knits blog for the picture at the back of this new book! I looks like it has tons of patterns!

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  68. I'd love to win this book - Thanks for the opportunity! I've been looking at it as I have the perfect little one to knit the monkey hat for. Linda

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  69. Looks cool, I would love to win!

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  70. Already have the book! So many post-it notes peeking out from everywhere. Between this book and Veronik Avery's latest, I'll have a backlog of stuff to do once my shoulder heals.

    Hope all is well, Leslie.

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  71. I would love this book and I have loads of cascade. Thanks. Love your blog

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  72. love cascade yarn! i would love to win, thanks for the chance!

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  73. Yes- mitten knitting is what I should start planning so I can maybe perhaps by chance avoid that hasty fall knitting...!!

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  74. I love this book - winning it would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. What a great book! Just think of the gifting opportunities.

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  76. Thanks for the chance to win! I love Cascade 220! We have lots of use for hats and mittens here in MN.

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  77. This looks like a great book ... and goodness knows I have enough 220 in my stash to make a thing or two :-)

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  78. isnt cascade 220 a wonderful yarn? i love a whole book devoted to it!

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  79. OMG me! SO glad I checked in today. Wow maybe I'll get lucky. That book looks so fun.

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  80. ha- this book looks so cool! hope all is going well with you these days!

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  81. I love Cascade 220 too! I only just found this gem over the winter when I was knitting like crazy (I was pregnant with my now 6 week old daughter). I'd love to win this book! Thanks for another great giveaway! Keep them coming :)

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  82. Anonymous5/14/2010

    I love your blog. Thank you so much for all your fun info and project. I would love the book, I love cascade 220 it is what I first used as a new knitter. It is still my go to yarn. thanks kelly dbsn@comcast.net

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  83. Looks like a really awesome book. I love Cascade 220 too! Good luck to everyone who is trying to nab a copy of the book!

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  84. Well that looks like a mighty fine book. Amen to small project summer knitting!

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  85. You've inspired me. I'd love a copy

    Megan

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  86. Susan G.5/15/2010

    I would love it! Believe it or not, I've never knit with Cascase 220!

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  87. ops... I am a little too late...
    but I just want to let you know that I love this kind of book! I think you will have a lot of inspirations!!!!

    Have a nice week-end!

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