60 Quick Knitted Toys
By Sixth&Spring Books (Sixth&Spring Books, 184 pages, $17.95)
If you are looking for adorable toys to knit, look no further. Here you’ll find stuffed animals with tons of personality, puppets, rattles, dolls, balls and more. There’s a knitted castle, Life-Size Lucy, who is 38 inches tall, and a fishing game play set.
All the projects are made in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash, a classic wool yarn that comes in an overwhelming number of colors and a variety of weights: sport, worsted and aran. All three weights of yarn are used in the book. Although using the specified yarn is always ideal, you can easily substitute another yarn for most of the projects.
With 60 cute patterns (and they are cute, every one of them), this is a great value. At the cover price of $17.95, you are paying just 30 cents per pattern for a great toy-knitting resource. Just remember, no one says you have to have a kid to knit a toy!