Nothing is quite as inspiring as a visit to your local yarn store where you can see and feel all the beautiful yarns in person. That will definitely get your creative juices flowing with the desire to start a new project.
If all the beautiful yarn leaves you dizzy you can bring some order to your thoughts by cracking open a current issue of one of the fabulous knit or crochet magazines available in print or online.
Nothing beats flipping through a magazine at your local yarn store and being able to leave with everything you need to start a project. Unless, of course, you’re a subscriber then you get to relax at home with your new issue as you plot your next shopping trip.
Our yarns are featured in five current issues, as well as the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine (of course).
Debbie Bliss Magazine
The new issue features patterns by Debbie and other designers for both adults and children, as well as some home decor items.
The cover scarf is knit in her new yarn Riva, a chunky 70% Wool, 30% Acrylic blend that comes in 12 variegated colors.
This adorable Lace Capelet was designed by Brooke Nico and is sure to delight the little miss in your life. It’s knit in Angel, a 76% Super Kid Mohair, 24% Silk blend that has six new colors this season.
Vogue Knitting Fall 2011
This stunning Nordic Cardigan is designed by Shiri Mor. It is knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and Angel. One of Debbie’s signature yarns, Cashmerino Aran is a 55% Merino Wool, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere blend that added six new colors this season.
The Nordic Cardigan comes in sizes X Small/Small (Medium) and requires 9 (11) balls of Cashmerino Aran in #28 charcoal; 3 (4) balls of Angel in #6 ecru. You can see additional pictures on VK 360.
Knit Simple Holiday 2011
- Pants amounts: 3 (3,5) skeins in #40 celadon
- Cardigan amounts: 3 (3,4) skeins in #40 celadon
- Blanket amounts: 5 skeins in #40 celadon
The Holiday Gifts 2011 issue features two projects.
The pretty blue shawl at the top of the post is the Blue Thistle Shawl by Susanna IC. It takes 6 skeins of Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran, a 85% Merino Wool, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere blend. The shawl in the magazine used color #172 ocean blue, but there are 30 colors from which to select, including six new ones.
The Northwoods Coasters were designed by Robin Ulrich using Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed in colors: #281103 (A; brown), #281114 (B; moss), #281104 (C; beige), #281101 (D; black), #281109 (E; blue), and #281102 (F; gray), 1 skein each.
They would be quick to make for yourself or as a gift.
The Knitscene Winter 2011 issue comes out at the end of October.
It includes the lovely Tereza Pullover by Melissa LaBarre. This sweater is knit in Louisa Harding Millais, #03 crumble (raspberry heather), 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) balls. Millais is a 50% Wool, 50% Acrylic blend that comes in 11 colors, of which four are new for this season.
You can see additional photos on the Knitscene website.
Curling up with a good knitting magazine is almost as fun as curling up with your knitting! When it’s time to give your hands a rest by taking a break from your knitting why not flip through an issue?