Debbie Bliss has debuted two yarns this fall with accompanying pattern books.
First up, we have Glen, a bulky marled merino/alpaca blend. A marled yarn is formed by winding together plies of different colors to create one strand of yarn. If the plies used are similar in color, the resulting yarn is subtle and the colors blend together easily creating a tweedy effect as seen below.
If the colors are dramatically different, the yarn is more vibrant and the colors pop.
In addition to the marled construction, Glen also features tonal gradations over the length of the ball. As you knit, the subtle colors changes add depth and interest to your finished product. The designs in the Glen pattern book really highlight the unusual features of this yarn. Next up, Andes is a silk/alpaca blend. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the yarn feels like water in your hands.
The Andes pattern book includes several cabled designs, but I was drawn to the moss stitch jacket and the simple ribbed top shown below. In addition, we have several new pattern books featuring Debbie Bliss' yarns as well as the the fall edition of the Debbie Bliss Magazine. If you are a fan, come down and check out the latest offerings from this popular designer.