One of my very good friends, the infamous Heather Zoppetti, is debuting her first knitting book, Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments! It’s an exciting time because every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears from her tiny frame went into this collection; hard work really does pay off! I think you are really going to like this book. index_small2

Everyday Lace: Simple, Sophisticated Knitted Garments has a variety of projects for every type of knitter – small, easy pieces for the instant-gratification gal or the beginner (like cute headbands and cowls), intermediate styles that offer new techniques to learn (such as hats and basic shell patterns), and advanced designs for those ready to go full-tilt into lace.

And don’t let the phrase “lace” intimidate you. The first section in the book is a detailed overview on every lace basic you’ll need to know – Heather’s language makes it very easy to understand, so there the result is excitement about learning lace! You’ll also appreciate the very detailed drawn tutorials for special techniques at the back of the book.

My absolute favorite piece is Narvon Wrap, a stunning circular vest that begins with a leaf motif.

I also love the delicate simplicity of Terr Hill Tunic. It’s a classic shell that would fun to layer this fall, but it is the subtle features that really make the piece pop. A clean hem, garter stitch neckline, and easy lines really emphasize the lace panel. 

The beautiful array of designs in this book are going to inspire a serious love of lace, so go check it out today!

Oh, are you playing in the scavenger hunt? I love scavenger hunts because you learn so many things about other indie companies and designers! Here are your two questions …

1. When is Heather signing books at The Knitter’s Edge?

2. Which shawls are included in The Crescendo Collection?

At the end of the tour, you can turn in your answers for FABULOUS prizes! Head on over to www.violentlydomestic.com tomorrow for the next tour stop. 🙂

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