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Dark Nights are for Knitting…..

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.  

 

Thanks For visiting my blog, happy knitting.

Deb, the Dizzy Tyke

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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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Autumn has Arrived.

Here at Dizzy Tyke Designs, I’ve been busy getting ready for our launch of a new range of goods coming early in Spring 2018, when I have the luxury of dedicating myself to Dizzy Tyke Designs full time.

In the mean time we have 4 new patterns joining the range over the Autumn. 

Brockhampton – A very special baby sleeping bag, especially designed for babies first Christmas and those special photographs to treasure for years.

Tibberton – is a Striking Cabled Ladies Cardigan with Saddle Shoulders and an easy to wear shape.

Spetchley – Boys Double breasted cardigan, to keep out the winter chill, this classic shape is fit for any prince.

Pebworth – This cute pair of dungarees looks perfect for any baby, with options of button and popper gusset and extra growing room in the straps. Your choice of yarn can make them perfect for any season.

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