Posts Tagged ‘eco baby’

A Spring Breeze

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Spring remains in our soul all winter long so whether you are trudging through a snow-covered landscape right now or enjoying a relaxing stroll along a sandy beach, there is good news on the horizon for most of us, we have just over forty days left of teeth-chattering weather.  Along with the familiar sounds of birds chirping or the sight of the first budding leaves, the well-loved Debbie Bliss knitting magazine has quickly become a harbinger for spring, and this just-released issue (pick up a copy at your lys) is as welcome as a warm breeze, showcasing an inviting parade of light n lacy fashions, cosy home accessories in barely-there neutrals, a charming array of kid’s fashions, whimsical softies that beg to be cuddled and fun-spirited canine couture that has to be seen to be appreciated.

Debbie Bliss Issue Fourteen Knitting Magazine

Debbie Bliss Issue Fourteen Knitting Magazine

In this latest issue, Debbie introduces us to two new qualities, Eco Baby Prints, a splashy fun upgrade to the existing line with ten variegated shades and Delphi, a soft cotton ribbon yarn dyed-to-delight in a dozen ombre shades.  Let’s have a sneak peek inside and catch a spring breeze-

Raglan Sweater With Chevron Edging

Raglan Sweater With Chevron Edging

This classically-shaped silhouette has an ultra feminine allure in mellow yellow and creates a little extra impact with a lace edging knit in a paler cream shade.  Knit in Luxury Silk Dk.  Primrose and Ecru (shown above).

Frill Edge Cardigan

Frill Edge Cardigan

Polished sophistication is clearly visible on this round neck cardigan enhanced with a frilled underskirt in a deeper complimentary shade.  Knit in Luxury Silk Dk.   Rose and Coral (shown above).

Lace And Cable Cushion

Lace And Cable Cushion

Freshening up our décor is all part of the switchover from one season into the next and Debbie spruces things up nicely with this Lace and Cable Cushion along with five other designs for the home in a creamy white palette.  Knit in Cotton DK.  Ecru (shown above).

Quack and Bob Bunny

Quack and Bob Bunny

These cuddly critters will become a cherished keepsake, plump enough for little hands to hold.  Crocheted in soft and natural Eco Baby.   Stone, Primrose and Burnt Orange (shown above).

Dress With Pocket

Dress With Pocket

A budding artist will know just what to stash inside the tiny pocket on this trapeze-styled dress, knit in Eco Baby.  Sized from two to five years.  Silver, Rose and Tangerine (shown above).

Sweater Swap

Sweater Swap

His and hers leisurely weekend styles that are meant for sharing, knit in Delphi, Debbie’s all-new cotton tape yarn designed for speedy knitting on 8 mm needles.   Silver and Pool (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.