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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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Sinton Scarf /Shawl

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.

To Download  PDF CLICK HERE

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Abberley Sleep Sack

New pattern out today – striking Baby Sleeping Sack.
The ‘Abberley Sleep Sack‘ , has several key design features..
–  5 sizes 25”/15½”, 27”/17”, 28”/19”, 31”/21½”, 34”/23½”
– Only one short seam along the top edge of the hood
-Short rows along the bottom edge gives a curved finish
-Bottom fold line that helps keep its shape
-Fold down top edge covers the top buttons
– Knitted on 8mm needles.
– Bulky / Chunky yarn, its the perfect quick knit.