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Comfort Yarns

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

If you are looking for delicate cobweb-like yarns, this is not your lucky day.  Clearly something big is going on right now as we enter the comfort zone, a weather-induced state of being that causes a constant craving for soft, squishy, substantial yarns, the kind that knitters can really sink their fingers into.  Yes, its time to pump up the volume and search out mucho grande yarns that make us feel cosy, covered, and cocooned in a bulky layer of warmth.  There is an instant appeal associated with these mega-sized (10.00 – 15.00 mm) yarns, the needles click louder, and the projects cast off lickety-split which means they score b-i-g points on the satisfaction meter too.

TOP TEN COMFORT YARNS-

USHA SUYA by Mirasol

USHYA SUYA by Mirasol

1. Ushya Suya by Mirasol

COMPOSITION: 100% merino wool.

ATTRIBUTES: Plush malleable springy texture, a dream to knit with, adapts well to cables, stitch texture, and bulky lace patterns.  The unique chainette-style construction makes this yarn extremely lightweight.

COLOURS: Ten semi-solid mid-range hues including ‘Wheat and Chaff’ (shown above).

BIG SOFTIE by Sirdar

BIG SOFTIE by Sirdar

2. Big Softie by Sirdar

COMPOSITION: 51% wool and 49% acrylic.

ATTRIBUTES: Single-plied whispery-soft construction creates a brushed unspun look when knitted, great for cold weather accessories, bulky cardigans, vests, and ponchos.  Bonus: this yarn is washer friendly.

COLOURS: Twenty-six solid and flecked shades including ‘Blizzard’ (shown above).

ZEUS by Lanas Stop

ZEUS by Lanas Stop

3. Zeus by Lanas Stop

COMPOSITION: 50% wool and 50% acrylic.

ATTRIBUTES: A mix of two independent strands, one glossy and the other matte, creates a profusion of radiant colour and extra thick texture.

COLOURS: Six sassy multi-twisted picks including no. 216 (shown above).

PALOMA by Debbie Bliss

PALOMA by Debbie Bliss

4. Paloma by Debbie Bliss

COMPOSITION: 60% baby alpaca and 40% merino wool.

ATTRIBUTES: Hollow core construction, ultra-light, pliable and overflowing with touchy-feely luxury.

COLOURS:  Thirty-two solid shades from pale to bright including ‘Cyclamen’ (shown above).

OLYMPIA by Lana Grossa

OLYMPIA by Lana Grossa

5. Olympia by Lana Grossa

COMPOSITION: 53% merino wool and 47% acrylic.

ATTRIBUTES: Coil-spun with a subtle change in thickness, featuring a graduated colour change.  This yarn is an extremely popular choice for cold weather accessories.  

COLOURS: Sixteen cheerful choices including ‘Glade’ (shown above).

DOLPHIN BABY by Himalaya

DOLPHIN BABY by Himalaya

6. Dolphin Baby by Himalaya

COMPOSITION: 100% polyester.

ATTRIBUTES: The chenille texture of this yarn makes it tactile in a velvety-smooth way, and mimics a woven finish when knit in garter stitch.

COLOURS: A mix of classic baby pastels and contemporary brights including ‘Rose’ (shown above).

BLISS by Diamond Luxury Collection

BLISS by Diamond Luxury Collection

7. Bliss by Diamond Luxury Collection

COMPOSITION: 80% extrafine merino and 20% superfine camel hair.

ATTRIBUTES: A classic plied twist, ultra smooth finish and sumptuous to the touch.

COLOURS: ‘Au Naturel’ (shown above).

ROMA by Debbie Bliss

ROMA by Debbie Bliss

8. Roma by Debbie Bliss

COMPOSITION: 70% wool and 30% alpaca.

ATTRIBUTES: A conventionally plied yarn that produces crisp even stitches, ideal for texture and cable patterns.

COLOURS: Look for a full range including understated and vivid tones, sixteen in all, and Debbie’s signature ‘Duck Egg’ (shown above).

ARPY by Lana Gatto

ARPY by Lana Gatto

9. Arpy by Lana Gatto

COMPOSITION: 57% superwash wool and 43% acrylic.

ATTRIBUTES: Rich in colourful undertones, malleable, a fusing of two opposite fibres together as one.  Works well in seed stitch and cable patterns.

COLOURS: A vibrant artist’s palette featuring six multi-hued options including no. 7233 (shown above).

RASTA by Malabrigo

RASTA by Malabrigo

10. Rasta by Malabrigo

COMPOSITION: 100% merino wool.

ATTRIBUTES: Coil-spun from luscious merino fleece rovings, this yarn has achieved rock star status for its incredible colour spectrum and supple texture.

COLOURS: More than thirty-five luscious kettle-dyed choices including ‘Arco Iris’ (shown above).

Back To Class Knits

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

It happens inevitably at this time of year, a last minute trek to the mall for school supplies welcomed by those hangdog expressions as the kids come to the s-l-o-w realization that summer is nearly over and it is time to head back to class.  Whether it is elementary or secondary school, college or university, make the learning curve that much easier on them with one of these relaxed handknit styles that will quickly become a warm hug on a cold day, and give a familiar feeling of home-

 

Superfine Alpaca by Sublime

Superfine Alpaca by Sublime

A wear-with-everything sweater with built-in wrist warmers, knit in Superfine Alpaca, a brand new quality from Sublime in six classic shades.  Flannel (shown above).

 

Shawl Collar Jacket in Cashmerino Aran

Shawl Collar Jacket in Cashmerino Aran

A style that is sure to turn your little guy into the teacher’s pet, this shawl collar jacket is knit to impress in Cashmerino Aran, by Debbie BlissDenim (shown above).

 

Neon Striped Hoodie

Neon Striped Hoodie

Making the transition from middle school to high school is a huge milestone.  Mark the occasion in a fun way with this Neon Striped Hoodie, after all the brighter the better means a more visible child walking home from school.  Knit in anti-pill Uptown Worsted.  FREE pattern available to download here.

 

Cabled Capelet m5088

Cabled Capelet

Burning the midnight oil before exams can sometimes requires a strong cup of coffee and a cosy cabled capelet to keep warm.  Knit in Ushya Suya, the new kid on the Mirasol block, a pure merino wool in lovely tonal shadings.  Have a peek at all ten including Red Velvet (shown above).

Hooded Vest in Art Wool

Hooded Vest in Art Wool

Hanging out at the track or catching up with friends calls for a sporty style that just goes with the flow.  From the Katia Sport Collection, this hooded vest features a zippered closure and snug pockets.  Knit in Art Wool, a brand new superwash wool that knits up on 8 mm needles.  Look for all eight stripey colourways at your lys this season.

 

Cabled Jacket in Kiko

Cabled Jacket in Kiko

Comfort is key in new surroundings and this super chunky cabled jacket will get plenty of wear time in between classes.  Knit in Sirdar Kiko, designed for quick projects, and easy care.  Two new shades are available this season- Misty and Woody (shown above).

 

Azteca Coat and Peru Jacket

Azteca Coat and Peru Jacket

Hanging out with a bestie at lunch can be almost as cool as showing off a new sweater knit by grandma.  From the latest Katia  Children’s Collection, these two jackets get A+ for style.  The hooded coat is knit in Azteca, a self-transitional wool blend that is ultra soft and lightweight.  The garter yoke jacket is knit in Peru, a wool/alpaca mix with a range of more than thirty-five colours to choose from.  Sized from two to ten years.

Woolly Woofers

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Its a dog’s life for the most part, a pampered existence that runs the gamut from afternoon naps on a plush daybed to gourmet treats at the neighborhood chew factory.  Even though our pets come with a built-in blanket of fur, they still feel the chill just like we do.  To keep your four-legged friends cosy and content while showing off a little attitude, Debbie Bliss has put together a creative collection of more than twenty knitted outfits to fit all shapes and sizes of terriers, mutts and hounds who don’t take themselves too seriously.

 

Woolly Woofers By Debbie Bliss

Woolly Woofers By Debbie Bliss

Smiffy takes the cover spot and looks particularly dashing in his natty nautical outfit, he also happens to be the smallest member of Debbie’s household, her loveable Parson Russell Terrier. Look for Woolly Woofers to arrive at your lys in mid-September, a tongue-in-cheek collection of designer duds complete with a handy measuring chart to custom fit your pooch into dapper little coats and accessories.

 

Queen Bee

Queen Bee

For the shy guy or gal who needs a little extra strut in their walk, this hooded bumble bee striped pullover will create plenty of buzzzz.

 

Paw Pirate

Pirate Pooch

For the mischief-maker, this buccaneer coat has the right mix of spunk and canine couture to get your dude noticed at the doggie park.

 

Cow Doggie

Cow Doggie

For the tail-wagger who loves adventure and enjoys the occasional Sunday afternoon western, this chic cowboy-inspired ensemble will make his smile worth every stitch.

 

Plaid Jacket

Plaid Jacket

For the refined pooch, this perfectly plaid jacket looks crisp and tailored and will keep the cold at bay while out for a stroll on an Autumn day.

 

Top Ten Cardigans For Spring 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

No matter where you live, a handknit cardigan is indispensable especially when it comes to navigating through the transitional days of early spring.  Wafting in like fresh air through an open window, this season the styles are far more relaxed, with an emphasis on open fronts or simple one-button closures.  Current silhouettes vary from long and lean, to short and cropped, with sleeves that barely sweep the wrist or fall just below the elbow in a demure Grace Kelly kind of way.  Edgings shift away from tradition to show off pretty curves, decorative scallops, and soft draping.  This week we have put together a selection of inspiring designs to knit in our most pleasing array of cotton, linen, silk and easy care blends.

Top Ten Cardigans For Spring 2014-

Katia San Remo

Katia San Remo

Whether it is walking the dog or commuting to the office, this comfy cardigan will get a real wardrobe workout.  Casual yet polished with a wide garter stitch border and roll back collar, plus just enough lacework added to keep it light and airy, this design is knit in San Remo by Katia, a worsted weight yarn gushing with metallic sheen.  Blue Grey (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7005

Sirdar Leaflet #7005

This perfectly proportioned cardigan is ready to ring in spring, knit in a warm poppy shade, featuring rounded edges, a turnback collar punctuated with chic button detail and elbow length sleeves.  Knit in Sirdar’s Simply Recycled Aran, a cotton blend particularly appealing to anyone on the lookout for speedy projects.

 

Katia Brisa

Katia Brisa

Sometimes it is the simplest of pattern stitches that can create the most impact as it is with this fabulous openwork cardigan, capturing the feeling of spring with a flowy edging.  Knit in Brisa, one of our favorite crisp and cool yarns from Katia’s impressive range, a mercerized cotton and viscose boasting a palette of more than thirty shades to choose from.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7001

Sirdar Leaflet #7001

Surf’s up with this flattering longer length cardigan featuring a deep v and tie front detail.  Knit in Raffaela from Sirdar, a nubby cotton blend highlighted with a pearly sheen.  Amalfi and Lido (shown above).

 

Noro Taiyo Sock Cardigan

Noro Taiyo Sock Cardigan

Refreshing last year’s outfits is a breeze with this colour-banded cardigan from Noro Favourites by European designer, Claudia Wersing.  Knit in Taiyo Sock, a fingering weight blend of cotton, wool, silk and nylon available this season in thirty-three colourways.

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7086

Sirdar Leaflet #7086

For the winter weary, this boost of colour may just be what the doctor ordered, knit in Sirdar’s newest arrival, Cotton DK, a contemporary cardigan composed of lattice and lace with optional three quarter or cap sleeves.  Look for the popular range of eighteen colours.  Sailor Blue (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7013

Sirdar Leaflet #7013

Flower buds underscore the lower half of this v neck cardigan styled with three-quarter or alternate full length raglan sleeves, a smart well-fitting design in Sirdar’s classic Calico DK, washer and dryer friendly in a combo of cotton and acrylic fibres.  Bay Blue (shown above).

 

Katia Iris

Katia Iris

For a look that is both timeless and elegant go for natural shades of linen, cream and white.  This wispy cardigan has a modern vibe and adds the coolest, lightest layer possible.  Knit in the slinky new Iris by Katia, an innovative blend of linen and metallic polyester in seven shimmery sun-kissed hues.  Stardust (shown above).

 

Debbie Bliss Juliet

Debbie Bliss Juliet

The Chanel Jacket, an iconic style revamped this season by Debbie Bliss in a her latest softly-toned cotton tweed, Juliet.  Look for all twelve shades in stores now including Hyacinth (shown above).

 

Sirdar Leaflet #7002

Sirdar Leaflet #7002

Conveying a sense of ease, this ‘take anywhere’ cardigan is gentle on the eyes in spring’s must-have lilac shade.  Knit in Raffaela by Sirdar, a textured cotton blend with a subtle twist.  Capri (shown above).

Thinking of Spring

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Despite recent predictions by a few furry rodents, there are no shadows falling across the pages of the latest Debbie Bliss knitting magazine, it is clear skies, warm breezes, and full steam ahead for spring.  In this issue, British knitwear designer and author, Debbie Bliss, takes a trip down memory lane, recapturing the American influences of her youth, Saturday afternoons spent watching westerns, and black and white movies set in sugary sweet soda shops.  Getting back to her roots, this collection focuses primarily on knitwear for kids, ranging from preppy to pretty, with photographic story boards set against the relaxed backdrop of Long Island, New York.

Let’s take a peek inside this issue-

Issue 12

Issue 12

NOTE:  Look inside for a special preview of Debbie Bliss’s soon-to-be released collection of kitchenware accessories set to debut in March.

 

Argyle Cardigan

Argyle Cardigan

The classic argyle cardigan gets a makeover with Debbie’s trademark palette of duck egg, silver and mink in Baby Cashmerino, a silky-soft blend of merino, microfiber and a splurge of cashmere available in sixty-plus shades.

 

Red and White Striped Top

Red and White Striped Top

A tiny sailor’s delight with red and white striping signals warm weather days ahead.  Knit in lightweight Eco Baby, organically grown cotton that knits up ultra smooth.  Oversized tunic top to fit kids from one to eight years.

 

Sleeveless Top

Sleeveless Top

An understated look, reminiscent of Jackie O style, this sleeveless top takes moss stitch to a new level with the addition of soft fringing.  Knit in the all-new Juliet, a summery sport yarn mixing cotton and acrylic together in a dozen tweedy colour choices.  Hyacinth (shown above).

 

Chevron Lace Top

Chevron Lace Top

The warm glow of coral elegantly showcases the lustre of Debbie’s finest spun merino yarn, Rialto Lace.  Surprisingly, just three balls will knit up this airy Lace Chevron Top featuring set-in elbow length sleeves and side shaping detail.  Look for six new spring shades- primrose, leaf, blush, iris, stone and bark.

 

Intarsia Jacket

Intarsia Jacket

For hanging out at the ranch in jeans and cowboy boots, Debbie combines stripes and western motifs in this whimsical Intarsia Jacket, with turnback cuffs sized for little girls aged three to six years.  Knit in superwash Rialto AranSunshine, pool, pale blue, red, black, basil and rust (shown above).

 

Hooded Zip Jacket

Hooded Zip Jacket

Debbie’s philosophy when it comes to designing knitwear for kids has always been based on comfort and simplicity.  This Hooded Zip Jacket has that easy fit that spells w-e-e-k-e-n-d thanks to a few key components such as garter side openings, diagonal front pockets, and roomy sizing for ages three to ten years.  Knit in Cotton DK, a durable worsted weight cotton boasting fifty-plus brights and neutrals.  Cloud (shown above).

Baby Bliss

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci may have said it best, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and for Debbie Bliss those words ring true as she presents yet another irresistible collection of designs, focusing her attention on knitting for chubby-cheeked babes with peach fuzz hairlines all the way up to kindergarten tykes heading off for their first day of school.  It’s the mix of crisp clean silhouettes, vintage appeal, uncomplicated stitching, and of course the smooth finish of her fine quality yarns that strike a chord with all levels of knitters.  Be on the lookout for this charming little book- Baby Cashmerino 5, it might just make a nice addition to your pattern library.

 

Baby Cashmerino 5

Baby Cashmerino 5

Fifteen designs grace the pages of this pint-sized pattern book by Debbie Bliss, the fifth one in her popular series.  Eco Baby and Baby Cashmerino are featured as the two interchangeable yarns knit in a variety of styles including pullovers, cardigans, vests, and toys.  The sizing range is generous from three months to five years.

 

Fairisle Cardigan

Fairisle Cardigan

A miniature sampling of British heritage is evident in this cardigan which is knit in silky soft Baby Cashmerino.  It is highlighted with narrow strips of fairisle and solid bands of diamond patterning in between.  Take your pick from almost seventy shades in this range including six new ‘brights’ for fall.

 

Square Neck Top

Square Neck Top

Minimal stitch detail shines the spotlight on the softly gathered yoke, the crowning jewel on this adorable smock top.  A vintage style for pixie cute girls aged three months to five years.

 

Trellis Stitch Jacket

Trellis Stitch Jacket

On this petite ladylike design, the raglan sleeves and wide collar band are the connecting elements, stitched in a pretty lattice pattern.  The back and fronts both knit in stocking stitch offer a lovely contrast in texture.  Eco Baby in Duck Egg.

 

Gingham Jacket

Gingham Jacket

From the mid 18th century, gingham cloth was produced in the mills of Manchester, UK, most often in blue and white.  While this dapper design is a throwback to that era, it features a little twist on the predictable colour scheme, in charcoal, black, and cream.

 

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter Stitch Jacket

Garter stitch may be effortless, but it is not just for beginners, as shown on this A-line jacket accentuated with a demure baby pink edging.  The softest shade of grey in Baby Cashmerino makes this style adaptable to any outfit.

 

Rosebud Crossover

Rosebud Crossover

A sweet ensemble for a baby shower, the pristine white background sets off the tiny rosebuds which are embroidered afterwards in duplicate stitch on this crossover cardigan.  It comes complete with a pattern for the matching bear.

 

Gingham Bear

Gingham Bear

 

The quintessential baby gift, this tiny gingham bear knit in Eco Baby will become a treasured keepsake.  Add embroidered eyes, nose and mouth or leave it unadorned as shown above.

Milano Collection

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

You may be able to take the girl out of the city but taking the city out of the girl is no easy task.  In this early Fall preview, its clear that designer, Debbie Bliss has seamlessly melded polar opposites together with an edgy look influenced by the vibe of the second largest city in Italy (the fashion and design capital) softened up with traditional texture reminiscent of the English countryside.  The Milano Collection features a dozen designs, knit in a new colour-flecked aran weight yarn with a modern twist, its a nubby tweed wound with an exterior casing for contrast and durability.

Milano by Debbie Bliss

Milano by Debbie Bliss

 

Look for all twelve shades in Milano and a few of these fab designs to pop up in yarn shops later this summer-    

 

 

Wrap Cardigan

Wrap Cardigan

A stylish spin on the classic pea jacket, this wrap cardigan will make a cosy entrance into Autumn’s cooler weather with a wide collar and foldover front.  Charcoal (shown above).

 

Tie Front Jacket

Tie Front Jacket

When the leaves start to change colour, be ready to become part of the scenery with this tie front jacket, a warm and inviting wardrobe piece accented with deep ribbed sleeve cuffs, collar and front borders knit in a contrast yarn and designed to make this tweed yarn even more alluring.  Berry (shown above).

 

Biker Jacket

Biker Jacket

Have the best of both worlds, the chic style of a side-zipped biker jacket and the luxurious feel of woolen tweed.  This is a design that will become your BFF and generate inevitable requests from friends…. ‘will you knit me one?’  Ocean (shown above).

 

Cape

Cape

Some may label this sophisticated style as a roomy cardigan and some may classify it a cape, either way this design by Debbie Bliss is right on trend for the coming season.  Extra wide sleeves provide unrestricted movement and make a flawless transition into a slimmer yoke.  Willow (shown above).

 

Jumper Dress

Scoop Neck Dress

Layering is the key to dressing comfortably in Autumn’s unpredictable weather and this scoop neck dress  gets high marks as a casual jumper to pull on over leggings and cotton tees.  Moss (shown above).

 

Ruffle Handbag

Ruffle Handbag

Capture a little slice of Italian fashion with this ruffle handbag, the next gotta have accessory to spice up your Fall outfits.  Moss stitch on the straps and ruffled edging is Debbie’s signature touch.  Grape (shown above).

 

A Well-Knit Home

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Let’s sneak a quick look inside the pages of the all-new visually enticing design book, Knits For You and Your Home by Debbie Bliss, featuring more than thirty projects that dare we say are….. self-indulgent.  It is a well-known fact that knitters are exceptionally generous with their time and handiwork, the tendency is to knit for others first, sharing their special gifts with family, friends, and often charities.  In this book, Debbie turns things around and puts the focus on you, and your home, as she explains in her introduction-

“Whenever I meet knitters I am reminded time and time again that they are some of the most selfless of people; so many times I hear the refrain ‘I am making this project for a friend/partner/grandchild’ or the classic phrase ‘I never have time to make anything for myself.’ So with this book of over thirty designs I hope to entice the crafter – if only for a short time – away from the projects they are planning to make for everyone else and to knit something for themselves.” 

With her incredible instinct for knowing what knitters really want- simplicity, style, a soothing palette, and a splurge of luxury now and then, Debbie divides this book into four sections, each one setting a relaxing mood with a specific colour-

 

Pamper is for the ultimate time out, so bring the spa into your home and put your feet up on a giant pouffe,

drift off with a sleep mask or make hearts containing relaxing lavender.”  D.B.

 

Lavender Heart

Lavender Heart

Beaded heart-shaped sachets are filled with dried lavender, that familiar fragrance that stirs the memory and induces a sense of well-being.  This is a simple and quick one ball project knit in Baby Cashmerino, the ultimate blend of luxury fibres.  Have fun picking a calming hue from one of more than seventy colour choices.

 

Pouffe

Pouffe

Stylish and comfortable at the same time, this knitted pouffe provides extra seating for guests, as well as a child-friendly option for the living room or a footstool for those overworked tootsies.  Knit in Cotton DK, a sturdy yarn with more than thirty colour possibilities.

 

Cocoon has knits to envelop and comfort you, from super-soft throws

and a snuggly snood to cosy chair covers.”  D.B.

 

Chair Back

Chair Back

Cables and bobbles add surface texture to an elegant chair back, in an easy one-piece construction with satin ribbons to tie.  Knit in Rialto Chunky, a superwash merino available in twenty-six shades of opulence.

 

Detox is for those who sometimes relax by pottering around. I relax by sorting out

my crayons by colour or my sketchbooks by size, rearranging my mood boards,

gently tidying (but nothing too energetic!), so in this section

I have included projects that will help you sort, stack and tuck away.”  D.B.

 

Magazine Holder

Magazine Holder

This magazine holder keeps clutter under control and conveniently transports reading material from room-to-room or to the recycle bin.  Knit in durable Cotton DK, in panels of garter stitch, a project well-suited for beginners.

 

Storage File

Storage File

Moss stitch texture and the palest shade of duck egg blue go hand-in-hand to create a well-organized space.  Versatile and pretty to look at, this storage file is ideal for stashing away favorite recipes, catalogues, knitting patterns, or incoming mail.  Knit in Cotton DK, a worsted weight yarn which gives great stitch definition.

 

Indulge has projects to make you feel that little bit extra-special,

bringing some well-deserved glamour into your life.”   D.B.

 

Chevron Pillow

Chevron Pillow

An ordinary pillow goes from drab to fab with this bargello-inspired cover knit with hours of rest and relaxation in mind.  Choose these five complimentary shades of Baby Cashmerino  or pick your own pleasing palette.

 

New Kid On The Block

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

All kidding aside, this season’s self-striping sensation wings its way across the ocean direct from Debbie Bliss’s London-based studio.  With a playful palette picked by Debbie’s discerning eye, Rialto DK Prints is a softly spun extrafine superwash merino geared towards tykes and teens, an all-season yarn that will keep its cool for summer and turn up the heat for winter.  Designed as a coordinate yarn to compliment the ever-popular Rialto DK in a range of nearly fifty solid shades, this pairing of the two is featured in a book of twelve easy to wear kid friendly styles.

Check out the New Kid On The Block this Spring!  Rialto DK Prints are packed with irresistible pizazz, in six Italian-inspired colourways- Pisa, Ravenna, Florence, Napoli, Roma, and Verona.

 

Orange Cardigan by Debbie Bliss

Orange Cardigan by Debbie Bliss

Zesty shading in a vibrant orange hue is the starting point for this circular yoke cardigan, capped off with a striking fairisle effect.  Multi-coloured pom poms and buttons add the finishing details.  Knit in Rialto Dk and PrintsBurnt Orange and Roma (shown above).

 

Hooded Jacket by Debbie Bliss

Hooded Jacket by Debbie Bliss

A pint-sized weekend warrior needs a soft comfortable hoodie to grab in a hurry and throw on for extra layering and this one has a little extra pep in its step with self-striping rainbow banding.  Knit in Rialto DK and PrintsIndigo and Roma (shown above).

 

Cricket Sweater by Debbie Bliss

Cricket Sweater by Debbie Bliss

Crisp white cables set a beautiful backdrop for this sporty pullover with wide ribbed borders accented with a rich strip of shifting colour.  Knit in Rialto DK and PrintsWhite and Napoli (shown above).

 

Green Stripe Pullover By Debbie Bliss

Green Stripe Pullover by Debbie Bliss

You can never go wrong with a plain and simple crew neck style when it comes to knitting for wee tykes.  It’s the colour that grabs their attention first and for the knitter, its a breeze, no additional ends to sew in, the stripes are built in to the yarn.  This Green Stripe Pullover is knit in Rialto DK Prints Ravenna (shown above).

 

Sleeveless Dress by Debbie Bliss

Purple Tunic by Debbie Bliss

Pretty in purple with all eyes front and centre on the gathered cable bodice.  This sweet n sassy style will add longevity to a little girl’s wardrobe, by knitting one size larger, it becomes a dress for the first year, then as she grows in height it can be worn with tights and eventually as a suntop.  Knit in Rialto DK and PrintsPurple and Roma (shown above).