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Spring Knits Released….

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 Sirdar Supersoft 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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Happy Knitting

        Deb.. the Dizzy Tyke

 

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Pirton Pattern Released.

Pattern Release………………

The Pirton Pattern has been released today. As we are so close to mothers day there is a promotional special on Ravelry, enter the code Motherday and get 50% of the pattern purchase price. This offer runs until the end of 31st March 2019 (BST).  Yes that’s British summer time don’t forget the clocks change in the UK at 2am on the 31st March. 

This  sleeveless, top, is prefect for creating a langenlook garment to add to your wardrobe, knitted on 6mm (US10) needles and is knitted in 1 piece. With only 2 short seams across the shoulders and no button holes, fancy stitches or picking up for borders makes its ideal knit for any level of knitting ability. 

The fit has a lot of positive ease, 2  darts in the back and the relaxed drape of the garment means it is forgiving if your tension is not spot on, with finished sizes to fit  34 (36,38, 40,42,44) inch.

The sample shown is knitted in Louisa Harding Anise yarn, using random look colour changes (list provided on pattern), but any yarn giving the sample tension will work perfectly well. this means you could produce a solid colour or use variegated or self striping yarn to create different effects.

 

Take a look at the details. PIRTON  

 

 

 

Happy Knitting

From Deb….The Dizzy Tyke

 

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I’m back……

January may not be seen at the best time to get the house reroofed, but when your studio is in the attic space you just have pick a date, bite the bullet and get on with it.
So that meant a week to empty the room and storage, 2 weeks for the roofers, 2 weeks to dry it out and decorate then a week to get everything back. 

What it has meant is for the first time in a while I’ve had a good clear out and stocktake, along with creating a few designs for my spring summer 2019 releases, that just need photos and a final proof read.

Here’s a sneak preview of a few…..

The Twyning is a super cute poncho, for newborn up to toddler. it gives an extra layer, but keeps arms and hands free for balance and play. The striking design is created using a slip stitch, so no complicated working with 2 colours on one row. Knitted in Aran Weight Yarn, its the perfects addition to any spring wardrobe.

The Pirton, is a Ladies casual sleeveless vest, that can be worn with anything. Its knitted in one piece and has no button holes or complicated shaping. with only 2 small seems and forgiveness for small errors in tension, this is the perfect beginners garment.

 

Lastly is a super chunky Cowl. The Rhydd is a simple but effective super chunky cowl, that can be created in one evening, for that last minute gift or prefect addition to your winter wardrobe. in with this seasons theme of slip stitch designs, its an easy to create look without getting the yarn and your fingers in a knot.

Next month sees the 2019 Wonderwool in Builth Wells, as always I’ll be visiting and look forward to meeting suppliers old and new, along with the myriads of enthusiasts that always attend come hail wind, sun or snow.

Deb ( the Dizzy Tyke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Glowing and needles Clicking…Christmas is coming…

 Well Autumn has well and truly arrived in sunny Worcestershire. To help keep you busy and get ready for those cold winter nights I’ve got 2 new Shawl patterns being Launched this month. The Madresfield and Eckington.

But before that we’ve got to mention the “Christmas Word” as we knitter know you have to start your preparation early. it get you started I’ve created a FREE pattern for a quick easy cute babies

Christmas themed Vest Top. The Lulsley  Vest Top PDF can be down loaded now.

JUST Click HERE.

 

 

The Madresfield, named after not only a local village but also a grand house that befits this design. its a shorter shawl that not only suitable for wearing over winter layers but also ideal for popping over you shoulder when sat watching the world go by, whilst knitting your winter projects . Knitted on 3.5 mm  (US4) needles, this sample is made in British Wool Marketing Board ‘Platinum’ Certified Organic Blue Faced Leicester from Wooltops,  but any yarn knitting to the same gauge will work perfectly well.
It has no complicated stitch patterns and can be made with or without the bead detail. Its knitted in one piece in  double knit yarn, you’ll soon see it growing before your eyes. 

 

 

 

Also out later this month is the Eckington Shawl. This bright , warm and versatile shawl would look perfect with that special evening wear at pre Christmas Parties or be just as home on Christmas Day walks.
This lace Weight shawl knitted in one piece and uses short rows to create distinctive shaping. Open lacework is interspersed with bands containing beads in 3 sizes.
Knitted on 3.5 mm  (US4) needles, this sample is  in Araucania Botany Lace and Rowan Finest 4 ply, but any yarn knitting to the same gauge will work perfectly well.
The finished size when blocked are 76” long,  and the width is 8” at ends and 18” at center.

Happy Knitting.

Deb…….the Dizzy Tyke

 

 

 

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Autumn Baby Prepping…..

The latest Sleep Sack in my Dizzy Tyke Designs Range has arrived.

The Ockeridge Sleep Sack, is knitted sideways, with an eye-catching cable design thats effective but not
over complicated to produce. 

Knitted on 8 mm (US 11)needles and Super Chunky Weight yarn, it will grow quickly.  

Knitted in one piece it has  just a small seam across the top of the hood, so no complicated seam matching or picking up stitches.

Sample is Red Chunky Unbranded Pure British Yarn (from my last foray at Wonderwool Wales) and lined with cotton fabric ( from Oh Sew Crafty ). 

It comes in  5 sizes to fit from New Born to approx 2 years, 

finished sizes widths from 13” to 21”,total length 27” to 37”.

Its available for immediate download on Ravelry, Love Knitting and Etsy.

If your happy for a short delay in receiving your copy but saving on cost it can be bought direct from my my web site and I’ll email you the PDF. 

 

I’ll soon be opening a shop on NuMonday so watch out for opening offers. 

Keep in touch with updates on Twitter and Instagram.

Happy Knitting.

Deb

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Easter and Spring are coming.

Spring is almost upon us and with an early Easter just around the corner it time to start thinking about those new projects in lighter weigh wool and cottons.

Time to delve into you warm stash and plan for those finer festivals on the horizon. This year I will visiting Wonderwool Wales in April and bringing back some ideas and photographs to get your creative juices flowing. Anyone making the list the show web site has a healthy list of near by accommodation, which enables an early start to the full day show

Bromyard Sleep Sack

The Bromyard, which is last of this seasons sleep sacks has just been released. you can by direct from this  site for just £2.00and I’ll e
mail you the Pattern PDF within 24hrs.

This sumptuous sleep sack has a delicate cable design, is knitted in one piece and has a novel buttoning hood to allow for more versatility.

The sample shown as a fleece lining making a striking contrast with the cream Patons Favrito Yarn and creating a feature of the button line on the hood, giving it the feel of luxury.


If you just can’t wait you can down load immediately from Ravelry, Love Knitting, Crafts or Etsy. prices will vary due to VAT and £/$ exchange rate dependant on site purchased through. 

 

On the needles at present is the first in the spring summer range, the Knightwick Caftan, has clean simple lines, with a cable detail on the neckline and hem.

Most patterns are write in UK sizes and inches., have a look at this handy conversion chart for guidance.

 

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Deb

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All Change at Dizzy Tyke Designs.

All aboard the Happy Bus.

Dizzy Tyke Designs is entering a New Era this month.  From small beginnings as a part time business interest, supported by a second job. The winds of change are now allowing me to be employed full time at Dizzy Tyke Designs as of Valentines Day 2018.
This will mean more traffic to my site, with pattern offers and scope to develop the off the shelf and made to measure garments later in the year.

Kempsey with elbow patches

New out for this month is the Kempsey, this delightful button neck jumper is ideal for spring conditions, when the top coat can go back in the cupboard but an extra layer is still needed.
Its available here on my site, I will e mail the PDF on receipt of order.

or you can purchase At Love Knitting , Ravlery , Etsy and Craftsy . Note some prices on these sites may not include VAT, I have no control over that. If you buy direct you pay £2.00 no added extras. 

Don’t forget there is an easy to read conversion chart for international size comparison. 

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Pershore Sleep Sack

Pershore Sleep Sack

New out for those Valentine Babies, the Pershore Sleep Sack.

This baby’s sleeping sack / papoose comes in 4 sizes starting at newborn. Knitted in one piece (including button bands), there is only one short seam along the top edge of the hood.

This design has a unique cable fan panel down the front which is eye catching but easy to create and practical for access to baby .
Knitted on 5.5mm needles in Aran weight yarn, its the perfect quick knit for a short notice baby shower or early arrival.

Samples shown are size 2 in White Hayfield Baby Aran and Size 1 in Vintage Rowan Aran, both the optional fleece lining.

Approx overall sizes – Width/Length – 13½”/23”, 16½”/26”, 18½”/28”, 21½”/30”

For those looking forward to the Kempsey Sweater due to be published later this month. Now is the time to practice your Chinese knot buttons. Here’s a link to help you practice. 


For International sizing Comparison have a look at our new easy to read Baby and Toddler Chart.

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Pebworth Dungarees

Pebworth Dungarees

Range of size

New out have a look at the New Pebworth Dungarees .

Special Introductory offer – Comment  this post before the end 11th January 2018 and receive a
FREE COPY by e mail.

For International sizing Comparison have a look at our new easy to read Baby and Toddler Chart.

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