The much anticipated Fall/Winter Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine has just fluttered in, landing directly on the bookshelves in your LYS. A blaze of fiery fair isle stands out boldly on the front cover in this fifth issue to date from well-known British knitting icon, Debbie Bliss. She continues to capture our interest with her unique lifestyle magazine, covering the gamut of designs from babies to adults, home decor to gift items, tossing in an occasional glimpse into her design studio and favorite recipe file. Its an emporium of creative new patterns and a few favorites revisited.
Note: The gorgeous cover model is Grace, who grew up in Muskoka Falls, Ontario and was scouted by an agency while working at a local grocery store.
Lets take a glance inside this current issue and get inspired!
Debbie salutes Scottish tradition- plaids, tartans, argyle and fairisle are back in the limelight, freshened up with a lively burst of colour. This modern little jacket is knit in Luxury Tweed Aran with plaid pocket accents in Rialto DK.
A cheerful tam o’ shanter sets its mark on first-timers to practise the art of fairisle. Lightweight and warm, its knit in Rialto 4 ply, extrafine merino wool spun into twenty-six colours. The trick to fairisle knitting is carrying the yarn loosely enough across the back to allow for stretch.
Moms-to-be will appreciate this practical solution for baby’s essentials. Knit in Rialto DK, each pocket is worked in intarsia with moss stitch borders and and sewn into place on a larger rectangle piece. An ideal shower gift and sure to become a treasured keepsake.
Covering up your head, ears and neck in one giant cowl, Debbie Bliss highlights her newest yarn- Glen, an alpaca/merino blend in tweedy self-striping colourways. Cables and ribs add extra texture and interest.
Isn’t it time to start writing out your holiday gift list? Home accessories are always a popular feature in Debbie’s magazines, and this latest issue shows a hint of nordic inspiration in pillow covers, slippers and small gift items. Just check them off one at a time and they will be ready to wrap for Christmas.
After a day on the ski slopes, a cosy hoodie will take away the chill. Breaking all the rules, this design changes background colour across the yoke which carries nicely into the hood. Knit in three shades of Fez, a soft blend of camel and extrafine merino.