Friday, April 29, 2011

Style Show Knitting Crochet Patterns, Coats Clarks Book 172

This booklet, Style Show, Fashions to Knit and Crochet is by Coats and Clark's.  It is their Book No 172 and features use of their Red Heart Yarns.  In other words, purchase this book for the wonderful patterns, and then buy their yarn to work the patterns.     Although one would expect equal billing between knit and crochet based on this title, all but two of the patterns are knitting.

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Style Show - Fashions to Knit and Crochet 
 The booklet begins, as usual, with patterns from the book gracing the front cover.

Misses Shell is knit in Knitting Worsted or Super Fingering Yarn.  It features a back neck closure and nice striped pattern stitch.
 This is the knitted Stable Boy Sweater, for her.   It's a loose fitting pullover with ribbed v-neckline and edges.

 Here's the Argyle Knit Shell (also shown on the front cover in color).  The pattern is worked to a full page chart in a primary and three contrast colors of Fingering Yarn.

B-597 The Plaid Knit Suit, in the remarkable Jackie O style.   This is, of course, a two piece suit, top and skirt, double breasted effect with the collar matching the skirt.   

B-598 Knitted Mohair Dress calls for Mohcora yarns, which I'm assuming from the dress pattern, is semi-varigated.  (Of course, equally wonderful in a solid).  This attractive dress, with three quarter length sleeves, waist band and roll collar is sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.  

B-599 Dolman Knit Sweater with a nice mix of color blocking going on, as well as the Cable front band and high turtleneck collar.   This pattern is sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.

B-600  Knit Coat, Scarf and Dress Pattern, is a basic straight dress with short sleeves. Wear it casually, or dress it up with a scarf or pearls.   The matching coat can be seen on the back cover - on the left.  The pattern set is sized  10, 12, 14, 16 and 18

B-601 Crochet Dress and Coat.   It is the same as the Knit Dress and Coat just shown (with Coat and scarf being in the bottom picture), simply crochet instead of Knit.   Actually, this is a nice touch to make the pattern available in both medias.   

B-602 Crochet Ski Sweater with floral Motif.  This sweater is an easy crochet with Big Needles.  The flowers and leaves are worked separately and sewn in place.   

The back cover shows us the Knit and Crochet Coat and Scarves not shown above with their respective dress patterns.  
Overall, this is a nice book of rather classic designs.   A fair number of wardrobe additions to be made here.  All of the patterns are worked in Knitting Worsted, and range from beginners to intermediate designs.

Hope you enjoyed the book review.   Thanks for dropping by.


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