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Coming Soon……

How Cute !
Birtsmorton Cardigan

Want to be the first in the queue to get hold of the Birtsmorton Cardigan, the pattern will not be out until the New Year.  However there will be a small number of couture finished garments  to fit a 20″ chest ( that’s approx 2 years) for sale as soon as the wedding for which it was designed has taken place and the flower girls have outshone everyone except the bride. Contact me on the link below, if you are interested in a finished garment or join my mailing list on the front page for an early heads up of the pattern release. 

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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. 

 

Don’t forget you can join my mailing list. you wouldn’t get innundated with copious e mails, but you will get special offers and early warning of discounts.

 

 

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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Spring has arrived…..

The last couple of months have come and gone so quickly, first the weeks of rain when getting those indoor jobs  like dying and stocktaking for the end of the year  were top of the agenda. Then came the delights of Wonder Wool Wales, yet again anyone who attended couldn’t help but be amazed and drawn in by the delights of the small producers and businesses that now surround the Fibre World. I gravitated towards some of my stalwart suppliers of Wingham Woolworks  , Wooltops and Colourcraft, but as always its a great opportunity to find new ones, this year Airedale Yarns and Woolyknit have caught my eye and their web sites are definitely well worth a visit or seek them out at the next show you visit.

Ockeridge -Red Cable sleep sack                              .            Ryall – Chocolate baby blanket                              .            Redmarley – Grey and mustard 4 ply scarf

You just  know when  the weather has been far too good and this last couple of weeks have meant knitting in the garden and getting that Wonderwool yarn dyed dried and caked has took up my time. The down side is I now have 3 NEW designs finished  just waiting for the patterns to be finalised, but knitting and caking in the sun has been too good an opportunity to miss. 

New Patterns being published before the summer include the Ockeridge a super chunky cable sleep sack, the Ryall a baby blanked knitted in chunky yarn in the round and the Redmarley a scrumptious 4 ply scarf.

A good article to read this month is Hand Health from Loveknitting. 

 

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.

 

Join my mailing list for offers on new releases.

Deb

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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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Staplow – Sampler Picture

Sampler Picture

This months free “Coffee Break Pattern” , is the STAPLOW a  picture cable sampler, perfect to brighten up any space. It’s quick an easy to make using approximately 35m of super chunky yarn.

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