Classic Elite Knits

Classic Elite Knits

SKU# 071208

100 gorgeous designs for every occasion from the studios of Classic Elite Yarns

Joelle Meier Rioux


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  • Product # 071208
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-010-3
  • Published Date 2008
  • Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages 208
This extraordinary collection of knitwear projects brings you the 100 best designs from the archives of Classic Elite Yarns, a leader in the hand-knitting industry. All beautifully presented with vivid full-color photographs throughout.

These knitwear patterns combine contemporary appeal with timeless techniques and include a wide range of knitting projects for every occasion: scarves, bags, purses, hats, gloves and sweaters for men, women, and children. Step-by-step directions make them easily accessible to knitters of every skill level and offer many choices in every category from beginner to accomplished.

This exciting collection features patterns by well-known names in the field, including Melissa Leapman, Annie Modesitt, Michele Rose Orne, and Kathy Zimmerman, along with the work of up-and-coming designers. With so much variety, this book promises to be a wise investment and cherished knitting resource you'll go back to again and again.

Table of Contents

General Pattern Instructions

Women's Knits

Men's Knits

Children's Knits



Since the late 1940's, Classic Elite Yarns has been a recognized and respected leader in the hand-knitting industry, providing knitters with quality yarns composed of the finest fibers available.

The company began as Warley Worsted Mills, a textile manufacturing mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, and became known for producing fine mohair yarns for both fabric manufacturers and yarn companies, such as Bernat.

In 1980, Classic Elite Yarns was developed to cater to hand weavers and designers, expanding their line to include specialty yarns in cotton, silk, alpaca, wool, and natural fiber blends. The company then began creating two annual collections of knitwear designs to showcase at national needlework shows and in the pages of international fashion magazines.

Today, the company is still housed in an historic mill on the banks of the Merrimack River and prides itself on distributing fine yarn from international mills, including the finest cashmere, to America's best yarn shops. Their in-house staff manages all pattern writing, technical editing, desktop publishing and much of the design for its collection.


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