I’m a bit biased against Debbie Bliss yarns.
Don’t get me wrong– I own a bunch of different ones, and they’re great for baby knits and finding dependable skeins in solid colors. Debbie Bliss yarns are great workhorses, and I always know, like Knitpicks or Rowan, I can go to the brand when my other options aren’t great.
That said, I’ve been romanced by semi-solid hand-dyed yarns, and seeing a skein of something so… uniform in color… is a bit offputting.
Luckily for me, Debbie Bliss comes through when I need to knit man items. My husband is appreciates nicer indie yarns, but other guys on my Knit List are more typical. Solid colors. And by colors, I mean navy or black.
I just started a small project for a Christmas gift, and I remembered buying some Debbie Bliss Rialto DK at my local yarn shop. Rialto is a 100% wool DK yarn, and it’s apparently washable, according to Ravelry’s comments on the Rialto yarn page.
I like it for the squishiness. It has a fantastic bounce, and the fabric (on the 8’s I’m using) is so nice and mooshy. The color is deep, too…
Oh, but the color… My new project:
…Really? Sigh. At least I’ll have some nice photos of my completed, blocked Jaina sweater for you tomorrow. That’s a promise.
And I also promise you some color in the near future…