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Introducing Conway + Bliss

Renowned international knitting brand, Debbie Bliss, has established a new design team Conway+Bliss to target the younger knitter.

The dynamic design collaboration between Teresa Conway and Nell Bliss is launching with 4 FREE downloadable patterns available on the Debbie Bliss website.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Conway+Bliss, aimed at encouraging and introducing new or younger knitters to the craft,” syas Debbie Bliss. “The new brand will combine exciting designs with the classic yarns integral to the Bliss line.”

Nell Bliss is the daughter of Debbie Bliss. Teresa Conway is a graduate of Knitwear Design from Nottingham Trent University and joined the Bliss team in 2011. Friends for the past 14 years, since they began collaborating Teresa and Nell have had designs featured in Vogue Knitting and Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine and created downloadable patterns.

“We see a growing market for the younger crafter,” says Nell Bliss, “and our aim is to provide fashion led projects for the style conscious knitter.”

Established 15 years ago, the Debbie Bliss brand has achieved worldwide success and this is another exciting chapter in the story of the brand.

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Dandelion hat by Conway+Bliss, photo courtesy Debbie Bliss

The Dandelion Hat uses one skein of the new Debbie Bliss yarn Roma for the main portion of the hat. The pompoms are made using two colors of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby yarn.

Roma is a super bulky, 70% Wool, 30% Alpaca blend with approx 87 yards per 100g ball. Knit on US 17 needles, you’ll finish this hat in the blink of an eye!

It’s knit flat and seamed, so it’s great for a beginner who doesn’t know how to knit in the round yet.

Add Dandelion to your Ravelry queue.

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Queen B sweater designed by Conway+Bliss. Photo courtesy Debbie Bliss

The fun Queen B Sweater is knit using Cashmerino Baby yarn. The “Bliss” letters are knit using the intarsia method. I like the square neckline on this sweater.

The pattern covers seven sizes from a 32″ to a 44″ bust, with the “standard fit” of 2″ to 4″ of positive ease.

Add Queen B to your Ravelry queue.

Raphael Cowl designed by Conway+Bliss. Photo courtesy Debbie Bliss

Raphael Cowl designed by Conway+Bliss. Photo courtesy Debbie Bliss

The Raphael Cowl is knit using two colors of Debbie Bliss Paloma yarn. This chunky yarn is a soft and cuddly 60% Baby Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool blend. With over 20 colors available, you’ll be able to customize it to your wardrobe.

The cowl is work flat and seamed, which might make it a good choice for an advanced beginner who wants to try out the chevron stitch.

Add Raphael to your Ravelry queue.

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Aimee Sweater designed by Conway+Bliss. Photo courtesy Debbie Bliss

The new patterns finish up with the Aimee pullover. This raglan sweater has a wide neck. The sample is shown in two high contrast colors, but you can tone it down (or go more wild) with the wide selection of Paloma colors available.

Knit on US 13 needles, you might even finish knitting it in time to wear this winter! This sweater is sized to fit bust 32-34 (36-38, 40-24)”

Add Aimee to your Ravelry queue.

Stay up to date with these new designers by liking the Conway+Bliss Facebook page, following them on Instagram, or following them on Twitter.

Of course, we’ll also be bringing you more information here on the Yarnologue and our own Facebook page as appropriate!

Contact your favorite Debbie Bliss retailer to get the yarn for one of these fun new designs.



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