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Casual, Elegant Knits: Classy Designs for Women and Men

Casual, Elegant Knits: Classy Designs for Women and Men [Kindle Edition]

Faina Goberstein , Dawn Leeseman
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Product Description

Stitch yourself some classic chic, choosing from two wardrobe ensembles plus a collection of must-have accessories. These timeless projects will be in style years after you've knit the last row.

  • Create wardrobe essentials that combine classic lines with comfortable styling
  • Find 24 projects that cover a variety of techniques and stitch patterns in three stylish collections: hats, tops, skirts, and bags in the "City Life" and "Elegant Afternoon" ensembles, and irresistible hats, scarves, and gloves in "Gotta Have It"
  • Versatile designs make it easy to knit for both him and her

About the Author

Faina Goberstein teaches knitting and design classes. Dawn Leeseman is a successful knitwear designer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Vogue Knitting.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5085 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Martingale (22 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #725,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine book with nice knitwear. 4 Feb. 2013
The book was really a very nice sample from the bookseller, and it was as described on the site and expected. :-)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well planned knitting book 1 Sept. 2008
By Cynthia P. Moore - Published on
Out of the 24 patterns in this book, 11 are for men which is a rare find in a knitting book. All of the patterns are clean and classic. You could wear them for years. But my favorite are the 2 skirt patterns. Unlike many knitted skirts that are tights and clingy, these are more free-flowing and figure flattering.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection of patterns for men and women 1 Sept. 2008
By Carol S. - Published on
Casual Elegant Knits contains a lovely collection of about 24 patterns for men and women (no babies or children's wear). The patterns are divided into three groups, "City Life";"Elegant Afternoon"; and "Gotta Have It." For women, my favorites were the Lacy Scarf and simple but elegant silk tank. For men, I especially like the Gypsy Cable Scarf; the Sleek Line Sweater; and the Melange Scarf -- patterns the guys I know would actually wear and I'd enjoy knitting! I like that there are so many large, clear photographs of the projects, too.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Casual Elegant Knits Lives Up To Its Name 12 Mar. 2014
By Jon Wynia - Published on
This book contains a lovely selection of knit projects for all levels of knitters, and both men and women. Faina Goberstein is an excellent instructor and creative designer. I plan to eventually make all of these garments!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOTTA HAVE IT ! 10 Aug. 2008
By Terry Allison - Published on
5.0 out of 5 stars Casual, Elegant = very wearable and versatile! 7 April 2010
By Ann McCauley - Published on
Casual, Elegant = very wearable and versatile! This is a well thought out collection of knit pieces in a wide range of types of garments that could keep a knitter busy and well dressed for a long time. There's also something quite fun and flirty about the designs for women, must be those cute pleats at the bottom of the major mileage skirt that you could dress up or down and wear with almost any top. The designs for men are quite strong as well. Clear instructions are always a big plus.

I did find myself terribly curious about which designer did which pieces or did they truly approach the entire book as a team process. It's a relatively unique approach that would be interesting to know more about.

Let's hope we see more designs from the authors in the near future!
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