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Fall Bliss

Monday, August 24th, 2015

While summer woos us with one final hurrah, Debbie Bliss sweeps us away into the plush cosy warmth of the coming season with her latest knitting magazine, and lets us in on what’s trending in fall knitwear.  Issue Fifteen gives us a firsthand look at three new irresistibly thick yarns that will be filling the store shelves plus twenty eight projects to make our needles click with delight.

This issue also introduces us to Conway & Bliss, the dynamic design duo who have honed their craft under the skillful eye of mentor, Debbie Bliss.  The hip style of this team brings a fresh vibe to the pages of this magazine, and offers a collection of fun projects geared towards brand new knitters.

Available this week at your lys-

 

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In this issue, tartans and plaid break a few old school rules to show their softer side, boucle and mohair stand out in the crowd, and little boy knits get top billing.  Noro makes an appearance with four stylish patterns included plus the chance to win a copy of the latest book, Noro Lace: 30 Exquisite Knits.

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Its a plaid, plaid world out there and this issue features styles that are far from the classic prep school uniform.  Debbie’s Check Sweater is designed for easy comfort, with two opposing yarns worked together to create a stunning combination of softness and substance.  Fine Donegal in Fuschia and Angel in Hot Pink (shown above).

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Conway & Bliss are creating plenty of sparks with the launch of their bulky mohair yarn- Elektra, available in a dozen self-striping shades this season.  This Chunky Garter Stitch Sweater is designed with the beginner knitter in mind, and works up quickly with two strands of complimentary colours held together on 10 mm needles.  Motown and Soul (shown above).

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Soak in the dreamy snow-covered enchantment of the epic romance, Doctor Zhivago, the inspiration behind this cosy boucle sleeveless top, a ‘curl up on the sofa’ weekend project.  Its knit in Lara, a super thick wool and alpaca blend that knits up on 12 mm needles.  Yuri (shown above).

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Deep, dark and mysterious, that is the allure of Boheme, the latest offering from the Debbie Bliss Collection, a bulky chainette yarn with jewel-flecked colouring that exudes elegance.  Puccini (shown above).

Debbie Bliss F/W 2013 Knitting Magazine

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

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.