Tuesday, May 11, 2010

60 quick knits

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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Robyn said...

oh, i'd love to win this book! i'm pretty sure even if i don't i'll go out and get it eventually, but to win it would rock!

{robyn's my name, by the way!}

Cindy said...

It looks like the perfect summer activity book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Thank you both!
vajasigmon@gmail.com

Morgan said...

Ooo a whole book of Cascade projects!

Jennifer said...

I would love this book! I love Cascade yarns!
Jen

Paula said...

This book looks awesome!

Geek Knitter said...

Hey, I can always use another pattern book!

craftevangelist said...

This looks like a great book! Teddi

Frida said...

In sweden it is hard to get hold of some cascade, but my lys has just bought some! I'd love the book.

Cindy said...

I love the yarn too! Looks like fun projects.

peaceableimperatrix said...

Mittens and hats in Cascade? Oh yes, please!

Jen said...

Love quick knits and love Cascade yarn. I'm looking for some portable summer projects, too. This would be great!

stringsofpurls said...

My name is Debbie and I've been drooling over this book for a while....

Dear Little Bird said...

This would help me with my year goal... all gifts for people this year will be knitted! :)

SD and EJ said...

I would love this!

Katy said...

I've flipped through a friend's copy of that book -- it's fantastic!

M Griffin said...

Thank you Leslie for the chance to win! I love the plaid mittens too!

Karie B. said...

Oooh, I like those green, lacy mitts! I'm Karie Bookish..

knit1kids4 said...

That looks like a great book to add to my stash - and so fun to knit with this summer!

Kimberley said...

Too many fun projects! I would love to win this book! Kimberley

Chris said...

I also love Cascade 220 and have been meaning to pick up this book. So many great patterns!

danielle said...

I would also like this book! Count me in! :)

amy said...

What a great giveaway! I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Suzanne said...

Wow! I just picked up a skein of Cascade 220 at my LYS today! How cool is that?

Kiimberley said...

Those fingerless mitts are calling my name!

Katrina said...

what a lovely giveaway...I would LOVE to be entered to win. They all look like great projects!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win that book! Please enter my name.
cynshep@comcast.net

Maureen said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love Cascade 220 and hope to win!

monikita said...

Yay! A give-away! And what a fabulous one at that. I'd love to win - my stash of cascade 220 runneth over. :)

Monica

marie said...

I would love to win that book!
Marie

Claudia said...

I would love this book too! Mittens are the perfect summer project.

WingedStrategos said...

I've been excited about this book since I first heard about it.

Those lacy, leaf mitts look amazing.

Heidi said...

What a fun book. I have quite a bit of Cascade yarn in my stash. What a great way to use it up.

I have to tell you that I really enjoy your blog and like to check in and see what you are working on next.
Thanks

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little Bean said...

I'd love to add this to my knitting library. Looks awesome

Leslie said...

Thanks for another giveaway, Leslie. May 14th is a lucky day for my already -- it is my wedding anniversary -- 11 this year! I hope we can get together before school is out and I turn into a pumpkin... I told Keana I want to learn how to make that fringe!

..... Carmen said...

This looks like an awesome book - and I have lots of Cascade in my stash too :) It sounds like a book that even if I don't win it, I'll end up seeking one out :)

Janelle said...

Ooooo, I'd knit those thermos mittens in a heartbeat, too!

Geri said...

Please pick me for the draw! :-)

Cindy said...

I like the plaid mittens too...looks like a great book!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Cascade 220 has to be my favorite go to yarn for projects. What a great book. Love the mitts. Thanks for the giveaway!

Adina said...

how great! my boys are due for new scarves for the next winter and I promised my niece a mitten/hat set.
thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki said...

I really like the beret pattern. I love looking at knitting patterns.

cksknitter said...

This looks like a really useful pattern book. Please enter me.
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

what a great book! i love cascade!

jennifer

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

I have lots of odd hanks of Cascade 220 lying about the house! I am loving the fair isle mittens on the cover! THanks for the contest!

SM said...

This book looks like lots of fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue said...

Hello! I just learned to knit this year, after years of crocheting...I'm now addicted! I would love this book! I'm always looking for portable projects. Thanks!

Kim said...

Oh please count me in on the drawing! This book looks like a must have!!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh! Enter me! I'd love to win a copy of that book! Thanks!

Denise said...

I'd love a chance to win this one, who doesn't love Cascade 220? You showcased some lovely knits Leslie... pick me, pick me ;-)

Alison said...

Long-time reader, first comment. Love the blog, love the book, love the fingerless mits :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a lovely book! Would be happy to add this to my collection. Thank you. :)

liane_bastien@shaw.ca

Britta said...

What a fabulous book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

My friend has this pattern book and there is only one "dud" (in our opinion) in the entire book! Yes, I'd love to have it too!!

My name is Larisa...I do not have a google account...do I still qualify?

Tracy said...

Oh, it is winter here and that book is just what I need. Thank you for offering the chance to win a copy

Susan said...

I LOVE small knitted projects, and I would love to own this book! Pick me, please, Please pick me!

Amanda said...

Oh, man, I, too, have been looking for a flip top mitten pattern (or transformers as my son calls them). What a great resource of projects!

Samantha said...

Those green mitts look cool.

caliconurse said...

What a great book! I think I will buy it if I don't win it too!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh la la!
what a treat that would be!
abconover@roadrunner.com

paisleyapron said...

I've only knit one thing with Cascade 220, but I sure would like to have a reason to knit more. What a nice giveaway!

jennifer said...

I love cascade 220! I knitting a bag right now with it because it felts so well. Sign me up!

Anonymous said...

Just got a pair of knit lite needles that would be perfect for these projects. They were on sale so that was even better - for only $.99. That was a 90% reduction!
Denny in PA
dshaw@sju.edu

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the book! i too love cascade 220 and all the beautiful colors. Joanne momandad13@aol.com

Marilynknits from Ravelry said...

I love Cascade 220 and would love to win a copy of the book!

Alexis said...

This looks like a great book! I'm in love with lose green leafy fingerless mitts - I hope I win just so I can make those!

Anonymous said...

Love Cascade. Love your blog. I'm sure I'd love this book, too!

Lorie said...

This book looks so fun! Pick me!

Anonymous said...

Book looks awesome...would love a copy. Nancy

reneew said...

This book looks perfect for a knitter from Minnesota. Wore a knitted hat and mitten set to the Twins game last Saturday night. Please pick me!

CelticCastOn said...

This book looks great! Ton's of cute, quick knits!

Rose said...

Me please! Thanks!

kim said...

That purple hat gives me the quivers. Love all of these selections. Oh, and Hi!

Amy L said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

I'm always up for winning a knitting book! :)

La MaƱosa said...

Ohh, how exciting! I've had my eye on this book ever since I spied the patterns popping up on Ravelry. I've got plans to knit my family accessories for Christmas and this book looks like it has everything!

Kathleen said...

Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book!

the treat girl said...

Just the perfect book to get me started on all of my handknit projects for holiday gifts! Yeah!!

Weedwacker said...

I'd love to win! It looks like a really good book, and I like quick projects.

Dragons Knitting Lace said...

I have 5 children I knit for and this would be the perfect book. When are you going to knit Trouble a sweater?

Lisa B said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me! PLEASE!

Ginger said...

Sounds great!!!

Bonnie said...

what a fun book! I love making mittens and hats! Haven't tried a scarf yet, but I am ready for a project where I don't have to worry about sizing as much, so this book would be perfect!

Chasity said...

Would love this book ... I promised by daughter fingerless gloves by fall.

Chari said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Grace said...

Quick Knits are a wonderful way to feel the satisfaction of completing a project! Nice book!

Frances said...

I so agree that Cascade 220 is a wonderful yarn, and it's funny that I first bought it without having any idea of its Big Reputation.

All those colors just give us so many creative possibilities.

I like all the projects shown in your photos.

Let's keep knitting ... or crocheting!

caknitter said...

This book sounds great!
Oh, please enter me in the contest.

Megan said...

You know, honestly, i haven't had the chance to knit with the cascade yarn yet. I've been trying to whittle my stash down some ^_^; but it looks like an amazingly interesting book and definitely some fun things to knit this summer. even if i don't win, i may end up ordering it ^_^;;;

(megan ; sontsunami06 @ aol . com)

Domestic Diva said...

this book sounds fantastic, i'd love to win it!

apriljnelson{at}hotmail{dot}com

K said...

I'd love the book!

C. said...

Me too please.

Heidi said...

Oh I am so excited! I am a new knitter and always looking for fun things to knit! Would love to win a copy of this book!

Tamara Paetkau said...

I'd love a copy...Cascade 220's one of my faves! Especially the Heathers...

Michelle said...

Love Cascade 220, I chose it for my first sweater and have been addicted ever since. And I would love this book, it looks like so much fun! My name is Michelle :)

Kat said...

I love those fingerless mittens.

Annabelle said...

I've just recently started reading your blog & this is my first comment. I would love to have this book. Thank you. :)

Chris said...

Oh! Jane is a beret fan also! I would love to make her another from the Cascade book.

mai said...

kinda lost my knitting mojo in the last month. hoping that winning this book will bring it back. :)

Mary said...

It looks like a great book--I'm in!

Priscilla said...

Hi! Once again you're hooking up your readers to another fun knitting item. Way to go! I'd love to win, since this book seems to cover gifts for all loved ones on my Xmas list.

Debra said...

Sign me up.

Anonymous said...

Would love to add this to my knitting library. I have a nice stash of Cascade 220 I could get to working on! shellytibs@aol.com

Bonnie said...

I'd love a copy of this book, and I've picked it up many times to look through.

alligator said...

I have heard a lot of great reviews of this book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Charity said...

What a great little book. I've been wanting to knit a beret. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to make the knits in this book!
bentley2200@hotmail.com

Sally said...

Wow I hadn't heard about this book sounds like a winner.

Heather said...

A knitting book! Looks wonderful.

Seattlemom said...

What fun! I'd love to win.

Hanne-Kristine said...

Hi :oD
Just started to knit from pattern`s in English an the photos you showed looked really good. This could be a book I would love to have and to knit from.
Have a look at my Lace Barret (tag)

All well Hanne-Kristine
A Norwegian follower :oD

Bea said...

Looks like a really interesting book :D

Masha said...

Oh, I'd love to have this! (Masha)

Jani said...

Wasn't sold on this book 'til I read your review - great patterns! Thanks for the contest.

Tina said...

Ive been looking for a pattern for flip top mittens!! Sweet-add my name to the list.

I enjoy your blog by the way. I am a new knitter-two sweaters and one sock down.....already loads planned.

Tina

Alison said...

Oh, I love those green lace/cable fingerless numbers next to the flip-top mitts!

I've also been meaning to chime in with some puppy-love for Trouble. She's gorgeous! And yay, you for getting a rescue dog, too! (Both of ours are on at least their second home, and it's incredibly rewarding for everyone!)

tikje wit said...

quick knitting might be slow knitting for me.. ;-) Love the green hand-warmers!

Nic said...

If it's open to your overseas readers, I'd love to be entered!

Thank you.

pebbledash said...

Who can resist an offer like that? Please count me in. Thanks!

Little Miss S. said...

The book loves lovely - who wouldn't love to have it on the shelf. Thanks for the great opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love Cascade!

My name is Jenny

jennydanellATyahooDOTcom

I'm in Sweden so take me out of the constest if you don't want to ship internationally. That's ok. :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

Thanks for bringing this book to our attention. It looks fabulous!

I certainly won't turn it down if you choose me!

Annette said...

I'd love a copy of this one! Smalll projects for the soccer field this summmer... hmmmm
Annette

Barb T. said...

I love your blog, and I love this book!!

Jessica said...

Quick knits are my favorite!! What an awesome book.

Young Knit Chick said...

Its never to early to start Christmas knitting! This book looks like so much fun.


vantine[.]meghan[@]gmail.com

VicKnits said...

What a great book! I have a ton of 220 in my stash and would love to win a copy. Thanks!

Victoria said...

I'm presently making fingerless mittens for gifts this Christmas. I love some different patterns to try.

My name is Victoria Maguinness

Diane said...

It's a lovely book and great for starting early Christmas gifts. I have 17 people who would love mittens, scarves or hats!!

Diane

Carolyn said...

I love love love your blog. It would be great to win the book, but even if that doesn't happen, I'm long overdue to de-lurk and profess my adoration for your pics and prose! Thanks for sharing with us.
(eandnsmom@yahoo.com)

Becky said...

Pick Me!

Kelly said...

Wow, what a very awesome giveaway! And thanks for introducing us to that book - very nice! I might have to get myself a copy, that is, if I don't win one!

Anonymous said...

Yes please. I would love to win this book. jill in Idaho

Elaine said...

I'm always looking for small projects to work on. Would be a great book to have.
Elaine
(mississhippi at optusnet dot com dot au)

Barb said...

*gasp*!! Cascade 220 - my one and only love!!

Krystin said...

oh wow - quite a few projects to get started on... ;)

Sarah said...

Ooh, I'd love to win this book! I saw it at my local knit shop, but it's not in the budget right now! Thanks for the chance!

Meg said...

This book looks fantastic, and it's never too early to start knitting hats and mittens for Christmas gifts! I'm hoping to branch out into Fair Isle...

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me! This looks like a book that I would love:)
fr8dog@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

We agree - Cascade is wonderful...

lindamac@winco.net

Rachele Alpine said...

I'm interested! Please enter my name!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooooh pick me, pick me!!! I want a pair of those flip top mittens too!!!

homeschoolmom said...

looks like an awesome book! i'd love to win a copy! thanks for the chance!

stephanie

ColorSlut said...

Looks like a wonderful book. I love the hats and mittens!

Laurie said...

Seriously loving those green fingerless gloves!

Karen said...

Thanks for the preview - this looks like a great book. Count me in for a chance to win.

Missy knits said...

Looks like a great book to have to get an early start on those Christmas gifts! Thanks to both of you for such a wonderful giveaway.

Holli said...

Oooo - I'd love to win the book. Thanks for giving me the chance!

Kristyn Knits said...

generous of you,
generous of them,
to bless one of us.

tif said...

Oh! Love it!

ChrisC said...

Those plaid mittens are AMAZING! I must make a pair for myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

sara said...

Just looking at the pictures makes me so happy!

Katie said...

So fun! I love that beret pattern.

Idalia said...

I´ve never win anything, I´d love to win this!!! thanks :)

Julie said...

This is such a great idea for a book- have all the patterns in one wildly popular yarn that fits most people's budgets. Plus, I love how the gifts seem like they would be the perfect quick knit, or gift item you could whip up. So many awesome winter accessories!! I'm with you on those plaid mitts- they are awesome.

Susan Miller said...

This book looks like a Classic..one you reach for over and over again. May I please throw my (knitted) cap in the ring? Thank you, Leslie.

Kristen said...

What a fun collection!

becky said...

I have been eyeing this book at my LYS.

Becky

kshaun said...

Ooh! I need this!

e.kinnear said...

Just learning to knit and I love the idea of "quick knits". I would totally love this book!! Thanks!

Liz

brooke said...

That would be awesome!! I love small projects, too.

Quinn said...

It looks like a great book! Love the idea.

Allyson said...

Ohh what a fun book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Emmy said...

Cascade 220 is hard to come by the UK but I know I could find a substitute if I won that awesome book! 8D

-Bekah- said...

I would LOVE this book! I could whip up some these projects while sitting at soccer games, cheerleading competitions and practices and so forth.

Thanks!

Cathy said...

that flip-top mitten pattern looks great!

Sew Crafty said...

That looks great! Yay cascade!
-Mandy

Anna D. said...

I've been wanting to try Fair Isle mittens for a while now- this book would be fabulous!

LJR said...

Love the lacy gloves!

Courtney said...

Winning this book would be awesome! Courtney @ courtneyrsl (at) gmail (dot) com

DeeW said...

You are so right about the mittens resembling a thermos!

Lovely B. said...

It's been ages since I've picked up my needles and casted on for a new project. After tackling quite a few Christmas projects last winter, I think I burnt out. But, I've got plenty of Cascade 220 lying around and I know this book would be just the thing to pull me out of my anti-knitting funk :)

Lovely B.

mc said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Bailey said...

WOW!!! That is awesome! I love quick knits more than anything in the world nearly. I would love to win oh so much!

Dana said...

Wow! I'd like to have a copy of this book.

jenmaree said...

This looks like a fabulous book! Hope I win. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

barefootknits said...

Ooooh, pick me. Perfect knitting for this time of year. Stash busting and creating a gift stash = fun.

Seanna Lea said...

Oh please count me in! I buy Cascade 220 (well, that and sock yarn) like it is going out of style!

Bailey said...

WOW!!! That is awesome! I love quick knits more than anything in the world nearly. I would love to win oh so much!

Beverley J said...

Wow what a great idea for a book. I'd love it!

funtimeswiththebeckers said...

what fun projects! and thanks for the giveaway - i would love to win, if i am so lucky!
~Katie B.

betseykerr said...

I would love to win this book...I see lots of gifts for family in my future!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

Thanks for the opportunity.
--Linda

Margie said...

Oh, I'd love to win this book! I haven't had the opportunity to see it in person but you can't go wrong with Cascade 220!

Amie said...

Would love to win a fun new knitting book. Thanks, Amie

Anonymous said...

Pick me!! I'm a new knitter and I've become obsessed. :)
Shanna
sfenglish@yahoo.com

Abbey said...

The book looks awesome. I have so enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for the opportunity!

Donna said...

Wow, what a great idea for a book! I love knitting with Cascade. Thank you :)

Donna

Roopali said...

I agree the small projects are perfect for summer knitting and for travelling! I'd love to win the book!

LISA said...

Yes, I would love to have this book. I need to work on pattern reading...and doing.

Tanya said...

What an awesome book! I'd love to have such a go-to book in my collection :-)

sewstylish said...

oh now i have another book i need to get the flip up mittens look great

From All Stitched Up said...

I know someone who wants to knit. This might be the perfect book to get her started. I agree with you that cascade 220 is a great everyday yarn. Thanks for the chance!

Jemima Jones Beck said...

Looks like a nice book!

Tammy B said...

I would definitely like to win this book! I am a beginner, and have yet to knit a hat OR gloves.

Valarie Keaton said...

I'm a big fan of 220 too. I'd love to knit my way through this book. Thanks :) Valarie

Kari said...

Looks like a great book! thanks!

Barbara S. said...

Love to win that book....Cascade 220 is a great yarn....felts up wonderfully, too.

Kendra Sheree said...

I would love to win this book . . . and I love reading your blog & seeing your latest projects.

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