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.
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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.
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).
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).
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).
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).