The long awaited debut issue of the Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine has finally appeared on the shelves, though it’s been disappearing faster than it can be restocked. I bought a copy last week, and, as an experienced knitter, I have to say that, IMO, the jury’s still out. The selection of patterns, designed by Bliss using her own line of yarns, is varied and not all to my taste, but that’s true of any knitting magazine. Pattern #19, the Collared Sleeveless Top, is the one I chose to try first. Unfortunately, there seems to be a serious error in the instructions, because I’ve casted on three times, using progressively smaller needles, and the results each time have been ridiculously too large. Checking on the internet for errata and corrections so far has yielded no results. Not a pleasant experience, one that does not occur very often.
It’s still unclear as to what the publisher plans to do – so far, this is a one time only issue, with no subscription offers. But Debbie Bliss yarns are expensive, and I’m not inclined to buy more to try out any more of these patterns until I know they’re accurate.