Debbie Bliss designs classic garments that range from simple to complicated and children to adults.
This gives knitters are wide range of project choices depending on his or her mood.
Her new books for spring and summer continue to delight.
Luxury Silk DK
The new Luxury Silk DK book features 10 patterns for women using the new yarn of the same name.
Luxury Silk DK is a 100% Silk yarn available in 20 coordinating colors that include solid and self-striping.
Celia from Luxury Silk DK book.
Celia is a simple shell with a shallow cowl neck for interest.
I think this would be great as part of a twin set for wearing to the office, but you can also wear it on the weekend.
With the delicious silk yarn I could see this becoming a go-to top through the warm weather.
Lisa cardigan from Luxury Silk DK book.
While Celia is a simple stockinette stitch top, the Lisa cardigan offers the challenge of lace.
See? Simple to complex!
But don’t be intimidated, the lace pattern is regular enough to be memorized after one or two repeats. You’ll be on auto pilot in no time.
This is another great top to wear in your different roles in life.
See more projects from the Luxury Silk DK book here.
Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring/Summer 2013
The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine is another stellar issue filled with fun projects for women, children and the home.
Sleeveless Dress from Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 issue.
This sweet sleeveless dress caught my eye. I love the texture on the bodice!
It is knit using Eco Baby yarn, a 100% Organic Cotton. There are six vibrant new colors this season. You can see all the colors here.
Waistcoat Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 issue.
For the young man in your life check out this cute, shawl collar vest. It’s a great way to add warmth (and style) to an outfit without worrying about him getting overheated.
The waistcoat is knit using Rialto 4 ply, a soft 100% ExtraFine Merino Wool yarn. This yarn is a lovely to knit with as it is to wear! There are six new colors of Rialto 4 ply, which you can see here.
You can preview the other projects in this issue of the magazine here.
Angel Print is a self-striping version of Debbie’s popular Angel yarn. Both yarns are a 76% SuperKid Mohair, 24% Silk blend with approx 220 yards per 25g ball. This makes them interchangeable in the patterns.
Tie Front Bolero from Angel Prints book.
But with stunning colors like this, why would you want to change? Angel Print is available in 12 great colorways.
This simple Tie Front Bolero is taken to a new level by the colors of the yarn. You’ll know it was an easy project that just looks complicated.
You can see more projects using Angel Print yarn here.
Not ready for warm weather knitting yet?
The cuddly Winter Garden yarn is still gracing store shelves.
This 30% Merino wool, 30% Baby Llama, 20% Linen, 20% Silk blend has a suggested gauge of 2.5 sts per inch on a US13 needle so you could potentially finish a project while it’s still cool enough to wear it. And then you’ll be all set for next winter!
This beautiful Rib Sleeve Dress is just one of the cozy patterns you’ll find in the Winter Garden book.
Blue Faced Leicester
Another great yarn for you cold weather projects is Blue Faced Leicester.
Hand Wraps from Blue Faced Leicester book.
These pretty Hand Wraps take just one ball of this breed specific, 100% Wool yarn. If you’re looking for something you can finish fast, these would be a good selection.
Fingerless mitts are useful all year for keeping typing and texting fingers warm.
With 16 colors from which to choose, you might want to start your gift knitting now.
You can find more great accessories and sweaters in the Blue Faced Leicester book. This beautiful yarn is also used in several patterns in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine, which you can preview here. Your local yarn store might still have a few copies in stock.
Blue Faced Leicester hat is a free pattern on our website.
Blue Faced Leicester is also great for hats. You’ll have fun mixing and matching the colors in this easy striped hat, which is a free pattern on our website. You can download it here. You can add it to your Ravelry queue here.
This hat is great for a beginner who hasn’t tackled knitting in the round yet because it is worked flat and seamed.
If you are familiar with Debbie Bliss’ body of work you know I have only just scratched the surface.
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