Pure Bliss

Debbie Bliss Falkland Aran. Part of the new Pure Bliss yarn range 2016

Pure Bliss Collection

I am very excited at the prospect of my new Autumn/Winter knitting yarns going into the shops this week. The two yarns, Lhasa and Falkland Aran, launch a new concept for the brand, Pure Bliss, the ultimate word in luxurious yarns.

Lhasa, a cashmere/yak blend, has been developed by an Italian manufacturer who specialises in luxury fibres and as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it. Super soft, the chainette construction makes it durable without affecting the sensational handle.

I wanted the collection to reflect the simple beauty of the yarn, so deliberately designed classic investment pieces such as the tank tops featured here and small accessories such as the hand warmers and leaf edged cowl.

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Lhasa – Cable and Moss Stitch Slipover

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Lhasa – Turtleneck Tank

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Lhasa – Cabled Hat with Pompom

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Lhasa – Leaf Cowl

Falkland Aran

By contrast, Falkland Aran, although equally spectacular, lent itself to stitch detail and more sporty, family orientated designs. Developed by well known Yorkshire spinner Laxtons, the Falkland yarn is pure and organically farmed in the Falklands with no use of pesticides or dips. The sheep are allowed to roam freely in their natural habitat for most of the year, only coming in for shearing and, because of the climate, there is no fly strike so the practice of muesling is not carried out.

The yarn lead me to create contemporary designs, but by using classic stitchwork I was able to return to the cables and fisherman styles that I love in knits for men, women and children.

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Falkland Aran – Cable Jacket

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Falkland Aran – Man’s Cabled Sweater

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Falkland Aran – Bobble Hat and Mitts + Cowl

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Falkland Aran – Cropped Cable Sweater

Also out now, new designs in the single pattern format in my existing yarns, such as Paloma and Roma, and four fantastic knits using a new addition to the Cashmerino family, Cashmerino Aran Tonals.

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Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran Tonals Knitting Patterns – Cassie