15 October 2012

Review: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK

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...
- YX


  1. I feel you. I offered to make my boss a scarf and he asked for black. I'm already yawning at the yarn. I haven't started it yet and the color is part of why!

    1. I think we need a nice vacation from all this dark stuff!