Debbie Bliss and her daughter Nell are visiting local yarn stores in Washington and Oregon July 21-24, culminating in Debbie throwing out the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game.
Find details of Debbie’s tour http://knittingfever.com/blog/debbie-bliss-tour-july-2014/
They started at Close Knit Portland on July 21. Debbie is second from left and Nell is second from right.
Visitors and staff enjoyed the trunk show of garments from new fall/winter 2014 books, as well as patterns that are already available.
Here we see the Chevron Cowl & Handwarmers from Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine Issue 13 might give you superpowers!
It’s always exciting to meet one of your favorite designers and show off the projects you’ve made using their yarn and designs.
The foreground is the Braid-Edged Jacket from the Juliet book.
Debbie recently did a gallery of different people wearing this same jacket on her blog.
Watch for the magazine and yarn to arrive in local yarn stores soon!
On July 22 they moved on to Seattle Yarn, where Virginia and Ruth hosted.
It’s always interesting to see the same sweater on different people.
This is the Cable Swing Tunic from Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine issue 13. It is knit using the popular Debbie Bliss yarn Cashmernio Aran.
Here is the same yellow sweater on a different person, along with the Cable & Moss Stitch Sweater, also from the new issue of the magazine. The pink sweater is knit using delicious Paloma yarn, a chunky, 60% Baby Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool blend with a chainette construction.
And here are the official magazine pictures of both sweaters. Note everyone is trying on the garments in size 34 — the magic of knitwear. Cautionary tale: choose the size to fit your shoulders. Knitters tend to make their sweaters in too large a size. Knitwear stretches and it should enhance and flatter your curves!
This knitter got to try on the Shape-edged Jacket from the new Milano Chic book. It is knit using Milano yarn, a 40% Wool, 28% Nylon, 18% Silk, 8% Polyester, 6% Acrylic blend that was introduced last year.
Here is the image of the same sweater in the Milano Chic book.
Ruth (wearing DB Milano) showing Nell one of her own capelet/cowl designs in Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran yarn.
Read more about their adventures on the Debbie Bliss Online Blog.