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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).

Spring Preview 2015

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

If there is one thing we are missing more than anything else at this time of year, it is sunshine.  So creating a little mirage is more than welcome to break up the l-o-n-g wait until the month of May when that elusive golden sphere warms the breeze and sets nature into fast motion.  Inside the Diamond Yarn Showroom we did just that last weekend, by encouraging spring to bloom extra early at least long enough for shop owners to have a sneak peek at the next wave of knitting yarns.  Stock up on sunscreen and reach for a big floppy hat because the upcoming collections are making a tropical splash in vibrant hues that are sprinkled, spotted, stippled and speckled onto lush cottons, linens, silks, and wools, spun into an array of fabulous textures, some as slick as silk, while others are crimped, nubbed, or frizzed.  Pearly translucent ribbons are the big surprise, making a big comeback in almost every collection, all primed for a sizzling season of floaty fabulous knitwear.

Here is hoping this early glimpse of spring yarns will warm you up from the inside out-

Pima Kuri by Mirasol

Pima Kuri by Mirasol

Mirasol goes for the gusto, and isn’t shy about making an impression.  Introducing Pima Kuri, a cable-twist cotton in a worsted weight, patiently waiting in the wings to spice up your spring and summer knitwear.  Look for all eighteen shades of this yummy yarn to show up at your lys in late January.

Summertime by Diamond Luxury

Summertime by Diamond Luxury

A shimmery new addition to the Diamond Luxury Collection, Summertime recaptures that light and breezy lifestyle, leaving footprints in the sand and lounging in the sun.  Dappled and flecked, this worsted weight yarn is a cotton blend, softly twisted and dyed-to-delight in a half dozen lively picks.

California by Lana Grossa

California by Lana Grossa

Lana Grossa is gearing up for spring with California, an exciting new light as air ribbon yarn that almost melts in your hands.  This may be the Cadillac of yarns, the perfect formula of cotton and silk dyed in nineteen contemporary shades.

Eco Baby Prints and Rialto DK Prints by Debbie Bliss

Eco Baby Prints and Rialto DK Prints by Debbie Bliss

Debbie Bliss zeroes in on a fresh-picked palette of colour with this dramatic duo (shown above).  By revamping two of her well-liked yarns, Eco Baby, an organic lightweight cotton and Rialto DK, a fine merino superwash with self-striping colourways, design options are multiplied.

Anise and Azalea by Louisa Harding

Anise and Azalea by Louisa Harding

Louisa Harding waves her magic wand and sprinkles her spring collection of yarns with multi-coloured stardust.  Azalea (left) is a stippled cotton dk and Anise (right) is a transparent ribbon smudged and spattered with tropical hues.

Amigurami by Katia

Amigurumi by Katia

Katia steps on the Amigurumi train and keeps this fun craft growing with snack-size packs of cotton yarn, ideal for crocheting and knitting the miniature stuffed animals which have caught on like wildfire.  Keep an eye open for the first robin sighting and this eye-catching display to arrive at a shop near you, featuring an assortment of ten colours in each pack and pattern booklets.

Beachcomber by Sirdar

Beachcomber by Sirdar

Sirdar has just the ticket to coaxing along an early spring with Beachcomber DK, a new cotton yarn streaked with soft natural hues, and a full range of easy breezy designs to knit.

Odense

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Nobody does ‘pretty’ like British designer, Louisa Harding.  With key elements that consistently show up in her twice-a-year theatrically-themed collections such as picot edgings, lace insets, scalloped borders and a few yards of organza ribbon for trimming, knitwear’s own fairy godmother knows that elegance never goes out of style.  In this current collection, Odense, Louisa pairs together two distinctly different yarns, Orielle, an introvert and Amitola, an extrovert, proving the age old theory, that opposites do attract.

Amitola by Louisa Harding

Amitola by Louisa Harding

A strikingly beautiful yarn, Amitola cannot help but stand out in a crowd.  Showcased in a kaleidoscopic range of more than twenty long-repeat colourways, Amitola is a wool and silk blend spun in a dk weight, with six new picks for this season.

Tataya Cardigan by Louisa Hrading

Tataya Cardigan by Louisa Harding

Fourteen exquisite designs grace the pages of Louisa Harding’s newest collection, Odense, a stunning ballerina-styled medley of cardigans, tunics and smaller accessories like cowls, and scarves that require only one or two balls.  Here is a peek inside-

Mylya Tunic by Louisa Harding

Mylya Tunic by Louisa Harding

Poetry in motion, this stunning Mylya tunic draws the eye upwards towards the yoke with its wash of soft watercolour shading knit in a wavy eyelet pattern.   Dijon in Orielle and Fairy in Amitola (shown above).

Otona Cape by Louisa Harding

Otona Cape by Louisa Harding

A flight of fancy, Louisa’s Otona Cape is designed to create the illusion of an exotic bird displaying its brilliant plumage.  Library in Orielle and Thanksgiving in Amitola (shown above).

Zia Scarf by Louisa Harding

Zia Scarf by Louisa Harding

A thing of beauty, this criss cross Zia scarf  is both enchanting and hypnotic as the happy ending to a dressy outfit, knit in a simple lace pattern with a delicate sawtooth edging.  Berries in Amitola (shown above).

Aryana by Louisa Harding

Aryana by Louisa Harding

Far from ordinary, Louisa’s Aryana tunic explodes with the lushness of silk and wool in chromatic hues knit in a wave pattern shadowed by Orielle’s deepest and newest shade.  Violetta in Amitola and Forest in Orielle (shown above).

Cosy Cocoons

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Knitwear styles come and go as quick as lightning in this ever-changing market.  When you factor in the countless hours spent on a project plus the cost of a good quality knitting yarn, the key word seems to be versatility.  Enter the cocoon, perhaps the ultimate transformer when it comes to sweater design, with its oversized cape-like sleeves that curve along the shoulder line, a soft-draped collar that envelops like a shawl, the open front resembling a cardigan, it is a style that cloaks, wraps, and surrounds the wearer with a layer of warmth.

Take a look at this week’s selection of cosy cocoons-

 

Cocoon Jacket by Katia

Cocoon Jacket by Katia

Designed to knit in two easy pieces with side button closures, this cocoon jacket highlights the brushed allure of alpaca and the natural slub of cotton.  Knit in Alpacotton by KatiaCol #58 (shown above).

Cocoon Jacket by Katia

Cocoon Jacket by Katia

Worked from side-to-side, this cocoon jacket begins with a provisional cast on at centre back and knits towards the sleeve cuff.  After casting off, provisional sts are picked up and the opposite side is worked in reverse.  The front features a flattering turnback collar in sturdy seed stitch and finishes off with button detail at the neckline.  Knit in City by Katia, a brand new worsted wool blend available now in sixteen transitional colourways.  Col. #905 (shown above).

Sirdar Leaflet #

Sirdar Leaflet #9435

Add awesome style to your wardrobe with this cocoon jacket featuring a fold back collar and fun textured stitch pattern.  Knit in Country Style DK from Sirdar, a true classic yarn, easy care and lightweight with more than forty shades to choose from.  Heather (shown above).

Cocoon Coat and Cap Lana Grossa

Cocoon Coat and Cap Lana Grossa

A cosy alternative to borrowing granddad’s favorite cardigan, this cocoon-shaped coat  is knit in a classic rib with well-sculpted fronts.  The yarn choice is a brushed bulky merino, alpaca and yak blend dyed in a subtle tonal drift.  Yak Merino, new for Fall/Winter from Lana Grossa  in Mink (shown above).

Mirasol Leaflet m5011

Mirasol Leaflet m5011

An oldie but a goodie, this Mirasol design carries over from a previous season but fits the knitwear theme exceptionally well for this time of year.  Overflowing with comfort and warmth, this cocoon is created by knitting a single rectangular piece for back and front which is then folded in half, followed by picking up sts along the sides for sleeves.  Knit in Api, a wispy blend of alpaca and highland wool.  Ultra Violet (shown above).  Pattern available online here.

Textura Cocoon by Katia

Textura Cocoon by Katia

Capturing the look of the moment, this style designed by the Katia team makes the ultimate go-to piece when the thermometer drops.  Knit in two pieces beginning at the outer sleeve edge, stitches meet in the middle and are grafted together for a seamless finish.  Look for Katia’s newest quality, Textura, a bulky wool blend that lets the knitter create the surface texture by following the colour veins in the yarn.  Col. #107 (shown above).

Cocoon Vest by Diamond Luxury Collection

Diamond Luxury Collection Leaflet #1537

A great deal of ingenuity and a slight wave of a magic wand (flip it over to create two different styles) goes into this cocoon vest designed by Nina Klecki.  Featuring all the elements of a great design- no seams to sew, one-piece construction, loose fit with plenty of drape, and covering all the bases from vest-to-cape-to-cardigan-to-shawl.  Knit in Mulberry Linen, a gorgeous natural mix of fibre with a silky handle.  Taupe (shown above).

A Need For Tweed

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Shuffling through the fallen leaves and listening to them crunch underfoot while breathing in the woodsy scent wafting from a nearby chimney, and don’t forget that once-a-year craving for freshly-baked pumpkin pie, well…………..isn’t that just fall in a nutshell?  There is something intrinsically comforting about this time of year, as the days get shorter we ease our way back into layer after layer.  Knitters adore this season, more than any other it offers an abundance of opportunities to cover up in chunky woolen armor, all in an effort to keep the cold at bay.  Far from the silky allure of alpaca and the smoothness of merino, tweed wools have their own unmistakable charm, exuding warmth with a rustic texture that creates a heathery look flecked with tiny cotton nubs in contrasting colours.  The British have a fondness for tweeds, having been a part of their attire since the 1800’s, and brought to the forefront by Sherlock Holmes in his distinguished-looking cape and deerstalker cap.

Building on their British heritage, Sublime, have produced two separate tweed yarns, a dk and aran weight, each featuring a collection of more than twelve designs.  Let’s see a sampling of the newest styles-

Sublime Luxurious Tweed DK

Sublime Luxurious Tweed DK

Available in eleven distinctive tones, Luxurious Tweed DK by Sublime is softly spun in a premium wool freckled with colourful cotton bits.  This season’s range include four paler hues- Dawn, Stone, Buff Blue and Dusk.  See below an example of two of the exquisite designs featured in the Second Luxurious Tweed DK Book-

Textured Pop Over Vest

Textured Pop Over Vest

Sophisticated in an unassuming way, this Textured Pop Over Vest is designed with an interesting medley of stitches to add even more character to the finished fabric.  Pattern is also available with alternate three-quarter length sleeves.  Dawn (shown above).

Biker Chic Jacket

Biker Chic Jacket

Put away your leather and zip away the frosty cold in this stylish boy-meets-girl Biker Chic Jacket, designed with crisp lines and the comfort of wool.  Dusk (shown above).

Sublime Luxurious Aran Tweed

Sublime Luxurious Aran Tweed

Available in eleven colour options, Luxurious Aran Tweed by Sublime is richly dyed and spun in a blend of wool, cotton and llama.  The newest shades of the season- Beech, Fauve and Whistler are highlighted in these three knitwear designs from the Third Luxurious Aran Tweed Book.

Wilde Green Vest

Wilde Green Vest

Artful construction gives this Wilde Green Vest the look and feel of an origami project.  The wide front lapel transitions gracefully into a straight back collar that projects over the shoulders.  Raw edges are right on trend.  Fauve (shown above).

Mitts and Match Cardie

Mitts and Match Cardie

The Sublime design team has mixed together a smatter of innovation and a sprinkling of youthful spirit to create this Mitts and Match Cardie.  Clearly it is more than first meets the eye.  The cardigan itself has a lovely unstructured look with softened edges, and for extra coverage check out the integrated arm warmers knit in a textured pattern stitch.  Choose either a solid shade or optional contrasted sleeves.  Beech (shown above).

Tweedy Girl Vest

Tweedy Girl Vest

Well-shaped to trace the curve of the shoulders, this Tweedy Girl Vest borrows from a classic with a Jackie O face-framing collar knit horizontally in a staghorn cable pattern. Whistler (shown above).

Esquel

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Knowing the feel of a yarn, and how it translates into the kind of knitwear guaranteed to make us swoon, that is perhaps one part intuition headed up with tremendous talent.  (Enter) Louisa Harding, a British designer with a penchant for creating exquisite styles that convey a fairytale image complete with finely detailed lace edgings, and a touch of whimsy.

This week we shine the spotlight on Esquel, a new addition to the Louisa Harding Collection, a chunky weight blend of merino, silk and llama with a soft rustic texture –

 

Ivy Poncho by Louisa Harding

Ivy Poncho by Louisa Harding

There is nothing understated about this design, with voluminous proportions, striking lace borders, and built-in sleeves, the Ivy Poncho not only trumped the cover spot of the Esquel Collection, it has been wowing knitters far and wide.  Oregano (shown above).

 

Cowl

Sythia Cowl

Cables and lace merge effortlessly in this Sythia Cowl, and what a fabulous way to add a punch of colour to an outfit.  Try Berry, Ocean or Electric Blue (shown above).

 

Hedgerow Shawl

Hedgerow Shawl

Cool mornings can lead into surprisingly warm afternoons in early autumn, and this Hedgerow Shawl, is as much about chill-chasing as it is marrying interesting elements of design.  Knit in Louisa’s newest blend of merino, silk and llama.  Moss (shown above).

 

Forage Cardigan

Forage Cardigan

A clever interplay of lace patterns creates a stunning milieu on the Forage Cardigan.  Louisa offers two options for knitters, in either a solid hue or this warm and toasty duo-tone shading.  Tomato and Chocolate (shown above).

 

Ramble Cardigan

Ramble Cardigan

Botanical inspiration mixed with folklore charm creates elegance and drama in this gorgeous eyelet-trimmed Ramble Cardigan knit in Esquel.  Orange (shown above).

Colour Fest

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Some days, a plain glazed doughnut just doesn’t quite cut it, especially when there is a confetti sprinkled one sitting right next to it.  The same goes for yarn, choosing between a soft twisted skein of grey alpaca and a big bulky ball of razzle dazzle colour, well…….. let’s just say knitters have room for both in their stash.  This season a NEW polar weight yarn seems to be working its magic across the country- OLYMPIA from German manufacturer Lana Grossa is pumped to the max with sixteen shades of temptation accompanied by a booklet of accessory designed with a finger on the pulse of the knitting world.

 

Olympia Col #

Olympia Col #7

Colour is a welcome sight at this time of year and Olympia doesn’t hold back with a palette of splashy eye candy that instantly grabs your attention in a merino base with a thick and thin texture that mimics the look of homespun.

 

Best Of Olympia Booklet

Best Of Olympia Booklet

Look for this booklet at your lys featuring a collection of fashionable cold weather accessories to knit in OlympiaTirol (shown above).

 

Olympia

Olympia Cabled Cowl and Hat Set

Cables add extra impact to this vibrant self-striping colourway, with reverse stocking stitch acting as the backbone to a double wide cable on this matching cowl and hat set   Fire (shown above).

 

Olympia

Olympia Cowl and Wrist Warmer Set

Filling in the gaps is key to staying toasty warm when the thermometer takes a nosedive and this duo, ribbed cowl and cabled wrist warmers will keep you covered.  Three balls of Olympia required.    Firenze (shown above).

 

Olympia Poncho and Tam Set

Olympia Poncho and Tam Set

A simple two-panel poncho knits up quickly in a mix of stocking stitch and elongated stitches.  Other than a row of fringes, there are no edges to finish making this an ideal two-piece set to throw on in between seasons.  Midnight (shown above).

Reading Bliss

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Its a dull, damp forecast, the kind of day when you just want to throw a few sticks on the fire, curl up in an overstuffed armchair with a cup of tea and daydream your way through the pages of the latest Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine.  Just in time for sweater weather, Issue thirteen is on store shelves, ready to transport you into a world of neon brights, cozy home accessories in powdery hues, classic tweeds, fair isle, cables, and shifting colours.

Here is a sneak preview-

 

Debbie Bliss Magazine Issue 13

Debbie Bliss Magazine Issue 13

Packed with more than thirty designs, in this issueDebbie Bliss introduces us to Roma, front and center, in a lilac-hued capelet that promises to knit up in a weekend in her latest thick and lofty yarn.  Flip the pages and discover Debbie’s twenty-five tips on becoming a better knitter while daughter, Nell stirs things up in the kitchen with her recipe for Syrup Sponge Pudding and intern, Cassie O’Brien lets us in on the inner workings at Bliss headquarters.

 

Tweed Coat With Back Pleat

Tweed Coat With Back Pleat

A pint-sized version of a grown up style, this swingy Tweed Coat pinches a bit of inspiration from the classic trench, with button tab cuff details and a back pleat for extra ease in movement, making it ideal for playing at the park, walking to school, and shopping on weekends with big sis.  Knit in Luxury Tweed Aran, a rustic blend of pure wool enhanced with angora available in almost forty shades.  Sizes include three to five years.  Pebble (shown above).

 

Ombre Sweater

Ombre Sweater

Casual comfort and warmth are a well-matched duo when it comes to this irresistible Ombre Sweater, knit in the round with three strands of Angel, to give a subtle tonal shift in colouring.  Stone, Midnight and Sky (shown above).

 

Parka

Parka

Meeting the chilly weather head on in stylish survival gear, this Fur-Trimmed Parka features slash front pockets, and a cinched waistline.  Knit in Rialto Chunky, a plush merino wool that is springy and soft to the touch, trimmed with Luiza, a luxurious faux fur from the Louisa Harding Collection.  Sizes two to five years.  Olive and Otter (shown above).

 

Lacy Shawl

Lacy Shawl

For country walks on crisp fall days, this triangular diamond Lace Shawl looks elegant and is easy to throw on and sling into place.  Knit with two balls of Fine Donegal, a lovely wool tweed with just a smidge of cashmere for a splurge.  Autumn Gold (shown above).

 

Toasty Tunic

Toasty Tunic

An enchanting silhouette, and well-designed to complement many figure types, this Toasty Tunic features trapeze shaping plus cables that crisscross in an interesting lattice design.  Knit in Rialto DK, an extrafine merino superwash wool, exceptionally soft and silky.  Charcoal (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.