If you are searching for that elusive ray of sunshine this week, its right here, tucked inside the latest issue of Debbie Bliss’s knitting magazine, with thirty-three bright and cheery designs, each one a shining beacon of Spring. The roaring twenties twirl to life with a smoking hot bejewelled turban gracing the cover, and sleek long-waisted flapper styles roused from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby (watch for the highly-anticipated movie remake to hit theatres in late May). Debbie’s dreamy storyline is set on a grand estate complete with sparkling fountains, lavish interiors, and an occasional afternoon game of croquet. Candy-coloured sweater sets, nostalgic picnic and garden party attire in Debbie’s signature palette are a visual delight for the senses. In this jam-packed issue, possibly the only thing missing is a scratch ‘n’ sniff strip for that almost-forgotten fragrance of Spring to waft over us.
Call your LYS to reserve a copy and be sure to ask for the one with glamour gal, Daisy on the cover. Here is a peek inside the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of the Debbie Bliss knitting magazine available this week-
In true Daisy fashion, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and this playful pullover has rows and rows of them in raspberry sorbet contrasted against a background of crisp white. Knit in Rialto 4 Ply, an extrafine merino wool featuring six new vintage shades for Spring.
Classic clean lines in a soft oyster shade show off the luxurious little details of this shawl-collared cabled cardigan designed with the mood of the 1920’s in mind. Knit in Eco Baby, a smooth organic cotton with five new hues this season.
For idyllic afternoons spent meandering through fields of wildflowers, this whimsical design plays the part of both a shrug and jacket, easy to knit in moss stitch with wide garter stitch borders. Knit in Bella, a wonderful blending of cotton, silk and cashmere for light summer wear.
Sugary sweet, isn’t this just the icing on the cake? Eyelet detail and lace edgings complete the design, a must-knit for little girls and their party dresses. Knit in Eco Baby, organic cotton in some of summer’s softest colours- lilac, mint, blush, peach, apple.
A pint-size gentleman proudly sports his fairisle button-up vest in Debbie’s trademark hues, reminiscent of a bygone era, and knit in Baby Cashmerino, a mix of merino, microfiber, and cashmere.
This kitten-soft shrug is knit entirely in stocking stitch, and makes an extra light covering for those dressy layers of chiffon. Knit in Pretty Pink Party Angel, a laceweight mix of kid mohair, silk with a fine gold thread.