Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Musings by Knitwits - Classic Elite Quick Knits by

Published: October 18th, 2011
Publisher: Taunton
e-copy: Courtesy of Netgalley and Publisher
Summary: Goodreads

Pair soft, supple yarns in eye-catching colors with timeless yet contemporary designs and you have answered every knitter’s dream. For more than 20 years, the studios of Classic Elite Yarns have created enduring patterns that beg to be knitted with their sumptuous products. In this pattern collection, a follow-up to best-selling Classic Elite Knits, the focus is on quick-to-make accessories. Knitters of all skill levels will love this value-packed collection of 100 patterns for socks, wraps, hats, gloves, bags, scarves, and more. Knitters can indulge themselves or find something to knit for every member of the family. The 120 color photos showcase the range of high-quality yarns as well, including cotton, wool, bamboo, angora, cashmere, and blended yarns. Classic Elite Quick Knits will keep knitters’ hands busy for a long time to come.

Ok, I really, really want a copy of this book.  Like the blurb says, there a 100 patterns in the books and without a word of a lie, I think there are about 70 that I would consider knitting. 

Bearing in mind that I was looking at an arc (thank you again Netgalley and Taunton Press) the book is laid out beautifully with chapters highlighting different items.  There are Hats, mittens, gloves; Socks; Scarves, Cowls, Wraps, Shrugs, Capelets;  Blankets, Bags, Toys.  The instructions are really clear and nicely written with charts for most of them and there is at least one photo with each project and many have more - lovely clear colour photos.

There are simple projects and complex coloured projects, lacy projects and cabled projects - something for just about every level of knitter.  The only thing I didn't like was the fact that in many photos the models were wearing beautifully knitted sweaters, and those patterns are NOT included.  Taunton take note, we need another book with these patterns please.

Just a gorgeous book.  Give yourself a treat and go and find a copy of this one.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.


  1. OOOOHHHH - I want that sweater!! I take a large if you are taking orders.

  2. I'll remember if I ever feel the urge:)