Friday, September 14, 2012

REVIEW: Winter Garden by Debbie Bliss

Winter Garden by Debbie Bliss
Fall 2012 Collection


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At the beginning of August, I opened my mailbox to find a package from Debbie Bliss.  Inside were two skeins from the Fall 2012 Collection and I immediately began to fondle one in particular, Winter Garden.  I'll admit, I couldn't keep my hands off this gorgeous, uber soft skein of yarn!  And, just look at that Berry colorway!

Winter Garden is a luscious blend of 30% baby llama, 30% merino wool, 20% silk and 20% linen.  O.M.G., this stuff is to die for!  With it's beautiful tweed look and super bulky weight, Winter Garden is perfect for quick projects like hats, mittens and cowls.  Each hank is 100 grams, 109 yards.  Made in Argentina, Winter Garden calls for size US 13 needles and hand washing.

WinterGarden2I immediately began looking for the perfect one-skein cowl or scarf project to cast on.  Did I mention how incredibly soft this yarn is?  I needed to use it on a project that would be close to my skin.  Enter The Amelia Scarf (free downloadble pattern on Ravelry), a cozy scarf to wrap around my neck all winter long!  The quick and easy pattern (yes, I should be finished now but I keep getting distracted from the project), Amelia is very suitable to Winter Garden and the combo is sure to please many females on your Christmas knitting list this year!

I can't express to you enough how much I love knitting with Winter Garden.  It glides over your fingers like butter... except, you know, without the stickiness and mess.  I *heart* this yarn and will surely purchase it in the future. 

Whether you are looking for just the right yarn for a gift project or want to knit a little luxury for yourself, take a look at Winter Garden.  Trust me, you won't be disappointed.  At around $20 per skein, and currently available in 8 gorgeous shades, it's a perfect go-to for those one-skein winter garment projects! 

Disclosure: I received this yarn free of charge for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed are my own..

9 comments:

Vivian said...

What a beautiful color, the scarf should make a great quick gift for someone special.

Sue said...

That's a great color.

WonderWhyGal said...

Wowza! You have some beautiful yarn there. That scarf looks super squishy.

Sam said...

Beautiful! I just picked up a big on beginner's projects and can't wait to see what I come up with.

Sam

Molly The Wally said...

We don't knit but what a nice colour and scarf. Have a lovely Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

AllyB said...

That's beautiful yarn Nic. I love the color and it looks a lot like handspun. Your scarf is fab.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

It is beautiful. Let me roll up in that creation.... Love it.

hugs, Max

Marjie said...

Well, I'm glad your yarn doesn't leave your fingers as sticky as butter does. Your pictures are really pretty, and I'm glad you enjoyed your yarn.

Marjie said...

Did my comment go through? Blogger did something funky. Your pictures are really pretty, as is your scarf.