Saturday, April 28, 2012

CLASSIC ELITE QUICK KNITS Review


I quite loved the variety and selections of patterns included in this book.  As a medium-beginner knitter, I appreciate that the book incorporated various levels of patterns.  I have to admit that as far as Quick Knits go--knitting and finishing a project took me quite some time.  I tried out a Beginner's pattern and found that the directions can be a little confusing.  There were times in which a more clearer choice of words would have saved me a great deal of time!  I have found other quick knit books or last minute projects books easier and to be better suited for me than this Classic Elite Quick Knits book.

I would recommend this book for a more experienced Intermediate Knitter.  Though there are beginner's patterns, I still believe that it is better suited for a rather experienced knitter.  The pictures throughout the book are exquisite--and quite fun to browse!  I love that I can see what the finished product would look like.  So five stars for the quality and quantity of pictures!  This book contains 100 patterns which I think for a retail value of 24.95 is a steal. 

Overall, I enjoyed using this book and when I have more experience in knitting and understanding the language jargon--I can expect that this book would be more of a "Quick Knit" book for me!

I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars just because I felt that though the book was intended for all levels of skill would much rather be geared, again towards a more skilled knitter.
Value of book 5 out of 5 stars
Quality 4 out of 5 stars

Disclosure: Netgalley provided me a digital copy to review in exchange for my honest opinion and review.