Don’t forget here at Dizzy Tyke Designs , I can work with you to come up with personal and imaginative designs for that special gift. All the cushion designs at Dizzy Tyke Designs are exclusive to my label and shipping is worldwide.
Both of the above designs will be making an appearance on the for sale page soon, but if you are desperate to get one early drop me a line, using the link at the bottom of the page..
The Astley Beretis designed to fit a 6 to 12 month old child. Its knitted flat and has no complex stitches.
The tassel creates a fun finishing touch and the instructions on how to make it are below.
How to Create at Tassel
What you need (A) Yarn, Cardboard, Scissors and a darning needle
(B) Cut piece of cardboard template 5” wide, (C) Wrap yarn around cardboard 15 times.
(C)Thread tapestry needle with yarn, pass between yarn and template, tie round yarn snugly.
(D) Thread tapestry needle with of yarn and wrap around tassel 6–10 times, snugly. Then pass through the center of the tassel and out of the head.
(E) Remove from cardboard and Cut ends of yarn .
(F) Trim tassel ends evenly if necessary.
Attach to desired location .
What’s coming over the next few months….
Christmas decorations start to make an appearance
More designer cushions and bespoke ideas
More bridge are looking for that special something to show off their rings and make their wedding album a bit different, so a new range of ring cushions will be here before the Autumn.
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A great addition to the Bearwood Vest is a sew on pocket topper. These simple additions look great without overcomplicating the knitting pattern. Designed to be stitched in place they avoid the need for hot irons to attach them. there are 2 designs available at present with more in the pipeline.
Also released today is the WESTON Cardigan.
Knitted in Baby Aran, it has clean lines and can be knitted one solid colour or a striped option is included in the pattern instructions.
The front is fastened with either a clasp and hook or button and loop, so no working out which side you want the button holes on or worrying if you have them in the right place.
Work in knit and purl stitched, there are some short rows, that the pattern guides you through.
I’m pleased to announce that 2 New patterns have been released this week.
The Twyning, is a scrumptious poncho perfect for boys and girls, from new born to about 10 years. The cable detail is created using an easy to master slip stitch technique so no worrying about changing colour during rows. Knitted in SirdarSupersoft Aran, this widely available yarn is durable and will not cost the earth.
Looking for a quick and easy baby blanket, that has a wow factor. Knitted in Yarnfair Tootsie, the Hereford is the prefect baby shower gift. the PDF can be downloaded FREE direct from my web site. if you like it and want to share with your friend please share the link not the PDF, this allows me to gauge downloads.
Have a look on the comments for the Alfrick. Despite a great number of you knitting this wonderful cardigan since it was released over a year ago. Last week an eagle eyed knitter spotted an anomaly in the pattern. The pattern has now been updated and information on the change contained in the comments for the pattern, take a look.
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The dark evenings have closed in, since the end of Summer time Hours, also Halloween and Bonfire Night are gone for another year, just St Andrews Day left and Christmas will be upon us.
So long dark evenings leave plenty of time to get crafting be that knitting sewing or an other craft that takes your fancy. Here at Dizzy Tyke Designs were busy finishing off the Christmas goodies and starting on the spring designs, with a few in the early sample stage.
Don’t forget you can still download a FREE copy of the lovely Lulsey Vest Top, making sure that new addition to your family can join in the Christmas Sweater Competiton.
I’ve been reading on line a lot this week about the disappointment and frustration at the cost of parking at some major National craft shows in the UK. Sometimes public transport isn’t also viable option be that through lack of integrated systems or the practicalities of getting connections or the amount of goodies you carry away from the event. With this in mind I stopped going to the major commercial multi location shows last year and recommend visiting smaller regional shows with local suppliers and the much more relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
In September I visited Yarndale up in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales Town of Skipton. It was a very busy event and would recommend either going early then popping down into Skipton at lunchtime for a couple of hours, then returning to the show later in the day. There’s a free shuttle bus into town just five minutes away. The suppliers at the show were varied, good value and showed real enthusiasm about their products not just employed to sell big brands. However some wheelchair users had difficulties visiting stands due to the show being held in the cattle sheds and the slurry gullies stopping wheelchair access., but in most cases the stall holders were on hand to help where they could.
Coming soon to Dizzy Tyke Designs will be the Pirton, a chinky easy knit ladies Vest top. No fancy stitches and made in one piece with just 2 short seams on the shoulders. In the final stages of design is the Mathon Layered girls cardigan. The sample shown is in lightweight aran / Wosted yarn. Both will be out before Christmas.
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If you have yarn in your stash that’s not the weight you need for the project picked don’t forget there is some flexibility if you use 2 strands, it makes approximately the next yarn weight up. But ALWAYS check your gauge before starting to knit. TheLove Knitting Cheat sheet on yarn weights is a useful guide., to cutting through the mystique of not only different weights, but the different names they are given across the globe.
This beautiful but simple to knit item can be worn as a Shawl or Scarf.
It grows quickly knitted on 8mm (US 11) needles. The sample is in Mirasol Api a Peruvian yarn that is 50% Aplaca, 50% wool and knitted on needles 2mm or 2 US sizes larger than recommended for the yarn. As gauge is not a major concern in the project any approximate equivalent yarn will work perfectly well.
Over all finished size is approx 2m x 0.5m ( 78”x 20”) after pressing/blocking.
Blocking is a great way to bring out the best in your design, there is a great item on blocking on Craftsy.