Sunday, September 18, 2011

Classic Elite's Quick Knits

Title:  Classic Elite's Quick Knits
Author:  Classic Elite
Date:  18 October 2011
Source:  NetGalley
Pages:  224
ISBN:  9781600854033

This awesome book is packed with beautiful patterns.  There are 100 patterns for Wraps, Cowls, Shawls, Scarfs, Socks, mittens, Hats and dolls.  There was not one pattern that I did not like.  The first section has 40 patterns for hats, mittens and socks for adults and children. There are regular mittens and fingerless mittens.  There are cabled hats and fairisle hats as well as lots of differnt sock patterns.
The second section has 41 patterns for Scarves, Shrugs, wraps, capes and cowls. This is my favorite section.  It has beautiful patterns that include lace patterns, and cable patterns. My personal favorite in this section is the Cinder Scarf.  It is a beautiful, soft, seafoam colored, cabled scarf that is 64' long.

The last section contains 8 of the prettiest blanket patterns I have ever seen.  It also has a couple of very cute dolls that any child would love to have.

 For  patterns requiring charts, the charts in color and easy to follow,  along with the written patter.  Each pattern is also labeled beginner, intermediate or advanced.  I think there is something lovely in this book for every level of knitter.

Here are a few photo's of what you will get get with this very lovely book!

Cabled Hat-I Love this one!

Child's Pill Box Hat

Fresco Mitts

Ruched Shawl
Aspen Capelet
Fresco Shrug
Halo Cowl

And my favorite pattern, The Cinder Scarf
And the last phot is of The Renaissance Doll
There are so many great patterns in this book that I plan on buying it when it comes out because I can't read  the Netgalley version very well.  I hope you enjoyed this, i know there are a lot of photo's, but i wanted you to see that this is not a book that you buy and then wonder why youbought something that did not have very good patterns.  As you can see this book is full of beautiful patterns.


  1. The mauve/purple on the cover is just gorgeous.

  2. Thanks for posting this - these would make great Christmas presents - I'll look out for the book.

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