Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quick Fashions Knit Crochet Patterns, Coats Clarks Book 185

Coat's & Clark's Book No 185, Quick Fashions, is all about garments you can create using only 2 or 3 skeins of yarn.    This booklet was issued in 1968 as promotion material for their Red Heart yarns.    So, of course, these patterns are calling from Red Heart brands, however, feel free to substitute within your knowledge.
Quick Fashion, Book 185
 All of the patterns within the book are shown in black and white (consistent until early 1970s).  With only the front and back covers in color.   This cover previews three of the patterns below.   

 Petal Cardigan (B655) This sweater, with the feminine petal pattern has three quarter sleeves and is waist length.   It is knitted with No 10 and 13 needles, using two skeins.  It is sized 10 - 18.   This pattern is shown in color on the front cover.    (Don't you love her hair!).

 Lacy Shell (B-656):  This shell is hip length and requires a minimum amount of shaping.The pattern is sized 10 - 18.   It is created with two skeins of 4 ply yarn and No 13 knitting needles.  This pattern is shown in color on the front cover.

 Knit Cardigan (B657):  This short sleeved sweater / cardigan is front buttoned (you'll need 5), with a round neckline and hip length.   It is created with two skeins of yarn and circular needles, size 13.  This pattern, sized 10 - 18,  is shown in color on the front cover.

 Knit Jacket (B658):  This jacket with top button closure and elbow length sleeves, is worked from the top down.    It is sized10 - 18 and requires two skeins of yarn and circular needle No 13.    (Don't forget to notice her great flip).  This pattern is shown in color on the back cover.

 Knit Sweater (B659):  This pretty pullover sweater features a boat neckline and short sleeves.   It calls for three skeins of yarns and 1 pair of No. 10 knitting needles.    It is sized 10 - 16.

 Crochet Shell (B660):  This pretty top features clusters from the shell pattern.   It calls for three skeins of yarn and a Size G crochet hook.  It is sized 12 - 18.   This pattern is shown in color on the back cover.

 Crochet Cardigan (B661):  This is a loose fitting, comfy sweater using both single and double crochet stitches.  It is sized 10 - 18 and requires three skeins of yarn and both a Size F and K crochet hook, along with 8 buttons.

 Knit Jacket (B662):   This is a nicely patterned sweater, featuring extended shoulders and three quarter length sleeves.   It is worked from the neck down and calls for three skeins of yarn and No 10.5 knitting needles.   It is sized 12 - 16.

 Crochet Cardigan (B663) This short, waist length, cardigan features an attractive pattern, round neckline, front buttoned and elbow length sleeves.    It is sized 10 - 18.   You'll need 6 buttons and three skeins of yarn.  Note:  This pattern is worked from the side to center. 

 Mens Knit Pullover (B664):   Now, every book needs at least one pattern for him; and this one is it !   This pullover vest sweater features a v-neck and a simple pattern stitch.   It is sized 40 - 44.   You'll need three skeins of yarn and both a pair of No. 6 and No 8 knitting needles.
 This pattern is listed as Free in my shop.

 Crochet Blouse (B665) This blouse, with extended short sleeves, is worked from the neck down with a size I crochet hook and three skeins of yarn.   It is sized 10 - 16.   This pattern is shown in color on the back cover.

 Knit Jacket (B666):   The pretty cable design on this jacket adds great textural interest.    It is sized Small (10), Medium (12/14) and Large (16/18) and calls for three skein of yarn and either No. 6, 8, or 10 knitting needles (depending upon size). 

 Knit Pea Cap and Wrist Warmers (B667):  Every book seems to include some kind of cap; adding in the wrist warmers here is a nice (warm) touch.  This pattern is worked with No. 8 knitting needles. 

And, just as expected, the back cover shows three of the patterns above. 

The booklet contains a rather equal amount of knit and crochet patterns; none of which are combos.   Most look like they would be good beginner to intermediate patterns.

A fair number of these patterns are listed in my shop on an individual basis; you'll find the links under the pictures   I've put one of the patterns, mens vest in the free tutorial/pattern section of this blog.  

Hope you enjoyed the picture show.   I'll continue to work at getting my collection of knitting and crochet books posted here to the blog ... well, only those in the public domain.

Thanks for dropping by,
Lorrie

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