Out now new pattern release……….
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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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. The Love 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.
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Deb, the Dizzy Tyke
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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.
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.
Deb…….the Dizzy Tyke
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.
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.
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
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.
Most patterns are write in UK sizes and inches., have a look at this handy conversion chart for guidance.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
New out have a look at the New Pebworth Dungarees .
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