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-
NOTE: Look inside for a special preview of Debbie Bliss’s soon-to-be released collection of kitchenware accessories set to debut in March.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 Aran. Sunshine, pool, pale blue, red, black, basil and rust (shown above).
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).