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Everyday Lace By Heather Zoppetti
By Heather Zoppetti
When I received the book Everyday
Lace, I first thought it was perhaps a “dumbed-down” approach to lace knitting,
in an attempt to make it accessible to the novice knitter. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Among accomplished knitters, we
can sometimes forget that there are newer knitters out there, who may not want
to work on 3 colors at once, intarsia in the round, or lace and cable socks.
And there are certainly very accomplished knitters who want a relaxing knit.
So, while I would agree that Heather has made these lovely designs accessible,
they are not “dumbed down”. They have the pretty details and tailored finishes
that anyone would look for in a knitting design. Yet many would qualify as "TV knitting" once you get the lace pattern established. There are 18 patterns included;
they range from simple accessories to shaped
garments, with lace used as an easy accent or more challenging all-over pattern.
I passed this book around at my local knitting group and it received an enthusiastic "thumbs-up". Here are a few favorites: The cover sweater is Ephrata
Camisole a really pretty, wearable piece.
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