Have you seen the new Debbie Bliss yarn Mia in person yet?
You need to track some down!
This wonderful new yarn is a 50% Cotton, 50% Wool blend. This balance brings properties from both fibers. The coolness of cotton, with the memory of wool. You can knit and crochet great all-weather garments with it.
And look at those fabulous colors! Debbie Bliss is famous for her soft, pastel colors, but Mia comes in 16 colors ranging from neutrals to bold primaries.
With a suggested gauge of 5.5 sts/inch and 109 yards per ball, this will be an easy yarn to use for a range of patterns.
Of course, Debbie has designed a beautiful book of patterns for the whole family to get you started.
This Cabled Tank Top is my favorite from the book. You can see how well this yarn supports texture with nice, crisp stitches.
Another great woman’s pattern is the Cable & Lace Cardigan. Personally, I don’t like making button bands, so I might just sew this one shut and use the buttons as decoration.
Debbie Bliss is famous for her children’s designs and the Mia book continues that tradition.
This cute Button Fastening Raglan is just one of the adorable designs in the book. I like the contrasting color trim on this sweater.
There are three patterns for men in the book. The two cardigans are nice, but I like the crisp lines of the Cricket Slipover. There is enough color in the trim to keep it interesting for the knitter, but not enough to scare a sedate man away. Or maybe I can just see a woman wearing this one too!
Mia also makes an appearance in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine. How adorable is this poodle cardigan designed by Fiona McTauge. The poodles are worked using intarsia.
McTauge also designed a Varsity Sweater for this issue.
These are just a few patterns to spark your imagination.
Personally, I think I’m going to make a pair of mismatched Susie Rogers’ Reading Mitts with my two balls of Mia.
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