Debbie bliss

27 knitted designs for living




To the memory of Tommie

First published in Great Britain in 2005

1 3579 108642

Text © Debbie Bliss 2005 Photographs © Pia Tryde 2005

Debbie Bliss has asserted her right to be identified as the author of this work under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owners.

First published by Ebury Press

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A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Editor: Emma Callery Designer: Christine Wood Photographer: Pia Tryde Stylist: Julia Bird Pattern checker: Rosy Tucker Charts: Anthony Duke

ISBN 0 091 903599

Papers used by Ebury Press are natural, recyclable products made from wood grown in sustainable forests.

Printed and bound in Singapore by Tien Wah Press contents

Introduction 6 V Knitting essentials 8

urban 16

Humbug cushion 18 V Medium spot cushion 22 V Gloves 24 V

Big spot and diamond cushions 30 V Plaited scarf 36 V Socks with cables 40 V

Spot blanket 44 V Felted bag 48

modem country 52

Cable and moss stitch bag 54 V Cabled slippers 58 V Felted cosies 62 V

Moss stitch jacket 66 V Moss stitch wrap 72 V Pan handler 74 V Ribbed scarf 76 V

Washcloth 78 V Woven cushion 80

seaside 84

Diagonal front jacket 86 V Child's denim sweater 92 V Cushion with denim ties 98 ¥ Floor cushions 102 T Peg bag 110V Moss stitch rug 114V Seaside throw 118V Tote bag 122

Yarn distributors 126 V Acknowledgements 128

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