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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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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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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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Bosbury

Out today the Bosbury Cardigan. This unisex baby and toddler cardigan is practical, warm and stylish. Knitted in Guernsey 5 ply dyed here at Dizzy Tyke HQ and available through the web site. Continue reading Bosbury