Debbie Bliss F/W 2013 Knitting Magazine

Understanding knitters as well as she does, Debbie Bliss has included projects for all levels of expertise and style preference in this just released fall/winter magazine.  An avid traveler, Debbie continually finds fresh inspiration from all corners of the globe, weaving those magical memories into each one of her collections.  In this issue, the beauty of intricately patterned Persian rugs as well as Dior’s influence on the fashion world become two of the main jumping off points for fabulous fall knitwear, while a quick glance at the calendar brings us all back to reality with cheery back to school accessories and a nod to festive décor in the not-too-distant future.

 

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Inside this issue, Debbie presents the winners of her baby blanket competition with the first place prize going to a Canadian knitter for her imaginative entry, Sweet Dreams.  Be the first to pick up your copy of the Debbie Bliss F/W Knitting Magazine at your lys before it sells out and in the meantime let’s turn the cover and have a peek inside-

 

Foxy Boot Toppers

Foxy Boot Toppers

Back to school rules!  Keep kids extra cosy on rainy days with these Foxy Boot Toppers, a whimsical intarsia design knit in Rialto DK.  Ribbed cuffs turn under to hold these toppers neatly in place.

 

Rainbow Leg Warmers

Rainbow Leg Warmers

Brighten up a child’s world with simple knit accessories like these Rainbow Leg Warmers, they take only two balls of self-striping Rialto DK Print and are sized to fit two to four year olds.  An ideal project for beginner knitters.

 

Brocade Jacket

Brocade Jacket

Bobbles, cables and fairisle go together like birds of a feather in this stunning Brocade Jacket, emphasized with a detailed hemline and shawl collar.  Knit in Rialto DKblack, gold, and plum (shown above).  Debbie’s easy-to-follow charts are in full colour making this project a breeze to knit up.

 

A-Line Jacket

A-Line Jacket

Inspired by the 1950’s era of elegance and the fashionable wardrobe of screen siren, Grace Kelly in the classic film- Rear Window, Debbie’s classic A-line design (above) is reinvented into today’s suit jacket.  Wear it to work and out for dinner, it pairs nicely with a pencil slim skirt, trousers, or a cocktail dress.  Knit in Milanocharcoal.

 

Sleeveless Dress

Sleeveless Dress

It might be about time to dust off your pearls and clip-on earrings, as this Sleeveless Dress is designed to be worn with vintage accessories, a sophisticated style with a timeless silhouette.  Knit in Milano, a brand new nubby texture which knits up like yarn yet it translates the look and feel of a tweed fabric.  Keep an eye out for all twelve shades arriving in shops very shortly.  Willow (shown above).

 

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Feeling a little festive?  Get an early start on your décor with this stylized Christmas Tree, easy to knit in three sections, using a repurposed water bottle as the base and some shiny beads and baubles as the finishing touches.  Knit in Rialto DK.

 

Santa Dog Coat

Santa Dog Coat

Debbie’s trusty mascot, a terrier named ‘Smiffy’ shows off his Christmas spirit as the dapper model waiting for his treat in this quirky Santa Dog Coat knit in three shades of Rialto Aran.  Just four months of knitting left until the presents are unwrapped.

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