Knitted buttons loops allow you to easily add to the edge of knitting without interfering with the cast on or off.
Here at Dizzy Tyke Designs we use them a lot on sleep sacks to stop corners flapping around. Have a look at the Martley, Abberley and Honeybourne sleep sacks
They look great when finished and are not complicated or difficult to make. Have a practice on the edge of an old bit of knitting or even fabric as consistency is the key to a professional finish.
Identify where you want the edges of the loop, then using a tapestry needle attach yarn so there are 2 thickness.
Thread the needle through the work from back to front, where you want the second edge of the loop to be. The long stitch should be slightly bigger than the button diameter.
Pass the needle through the long loop from front to back, then pass the needle through the small loop, then pull firmly but not excessively. This creates a stitch around the long loop.
Keep repeating the needle going through the long loop from front to back, then pass the needle through the small loop, until all of the long loop is covered. By keep the firm pull consistent you will get a neat edge. but not excessively. This creates a stitch around the long loop.
Once the long loop is all covered, pass the thread back through a few stitches to secure and allow the end to be hidden when cut.
Don’t forget here at Dizzy Tyke Designs , I can work with you to come up with personal and imaginative designs for that special gift. All the cushion designs at Dizzy Tyke Designs are exclusive to my label and shipping is worldwide.
Both of the above designs will be making an appearance on the for sale page soon, but if you are desperate to get one early drop me a line, using the link at the bottom of the page..
The Astley Beretis designed to fit a 6 to 12 month old child. Its knitted flat and has no complex stitches.
The tassel creates a fun finishing touch and the instructions on how to make it are below.
How to Create at Tassel
What you need (A) Yarn, Cardboard, Scissors and a darning needle
(B) Cut piece of cardboard template 5” wide, (C) Wrap yarn around cardboard 15 times.
(C)Thread tapestry needle with yarn, pass between yarn and template, tie round yarn snugly.
(D) Thread tapestry needle with of yarn and wrap around tassel 6–10 times, snugly. Then pass through the center of the tassel and out of the head.
(E) Remove from cardboard and Cut ends of yarn .
(F) Trim tassel ends evenly if necessary.
Attach to desired location .
What’s coming over the next few months….
Christmas decorations start to make an appearance
More designer cushions and bespoke ideas
More bridge are looking for that special something to show off their rings and make their wedding album a bit different, so a new range of ring cushions will be here before the Autumn.
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The WESTON Cardigan released last week is proving a big hit. The clean lines and easy construction makes it an ideal go to patten for any occasion. I have has a number of enquires about the cape clasp on this design and will be starting to stock them in the next few weeks once my suppliers are fully working after lockdown.
For those wanting to purchase a finished WESTON Cardigan.
I am now taking orders for commissioned work. drop me a line of the size and colour combination and I will be happy to provide you with a price and timeline for supply.
My update later in July will have a link to this cute Beret Pattern and for the first 2 weeks it will be FREE on my web site. so why not make sure you get a copy and join my mailing list to find out when its released.Displayed here on my cute sheep manakin, its designed to fit up to approx 2 years old. Knitted flat in 4ply, there is one simple seam down the back.
A great addition to the Bearwood Vest is a sew on pocket topper. These simple additions look great without overcomplicating the knitting pattern. Designed to be stitched in place they avoid the need for hot irons to attach them. there are 2 designs available at present with more in the pipeline.
Also released today is the WESTON Cardigan.
Knitted in Baby Aran, it has clean lines and can be knitted one solid colour or a striped option is included in the pattern instructions.
The front is fastened with either a clasp and hook or button and loop, so no working out which side you want the button holes on or worrying if you have them in the right place.
Work in knit and purl stitched, there are some short rows, that the pattern guides you through.
In anticipation of a limited Camper Van season starting soon, I’ve created a range of luxury cushions to suit any decor combination.
All edges of the cushion are salve edges or overlocked to prevent fraying. The appliqué itself has no raw edges, although this dramatically increases the stitch count of any design it gives not only stunning outlines, but also longer lasting finish.
Like many other items sold by Dizzy Tyke Designs, the materials are ethically sourced to not only prevent good new fabrics going to waste, but to nurse the best prices possible are passed onto customers.
This means there is a limited supply of each designs and or colour combination, but on a positive note you are getting an individually designed and hand made product made using exclusive designs created in my studio.
Here’s a quick sneak peak of the WESTON a new a pattern that will be released in early June as soon as I get it back from the final test a knitter is doing at present. This cute cardigan is Knitted in baby Aran and easy to create, there are no button holes but a simple toggled fastener.
Join the mailing list to be amongst the first to get a copy.
What’s coming over the next few months…..
A FREE pattern for a child’s vest, with a front pocket, prefect for pocket toppers to change the season and theme with one sweater.
Hopefully a review of the Malvern Quilt show, COVID19 permitting.
A quick knit winter cowel pattern.
I’m looking to start a you tube channel with knitting and sewing tip, with particular help for left handed crafters.
Look forward to Christmas, quick trimmings to make and gifts to purchase
Later this week this eye catching Land Rover Discovery Design will be added to my cushion range. The VW Camper was such a hit Ive been working on this brand new design that is the perfect gift for anyone who loves everything ‘Landy ‘ .
Over the past few weeks I’ve been exploring WordPress and it’s it’s plug-ins and how to modernise the look of Dizzy Tyke Designs web page along with ensuring all purchases are fast and secure. So your going to see a few changes around the site. I’ve started to add Haberdashery and Artisan Cushions to the site.
Many of the fabrics I use for cushions and applique are end of role or repurposed new products ( e.g excess store stock such as new curtains or throws), along with fabric sample books from stores that are replacing. This style of material sourcing enables me to minimise production costs and to put perfectly good materials back into the production cycle in this throw away world. However, this does mean there may only limited stock / production of each material combination.
New Knitting Patterns Coming Soon….
The Birtsmorton is a child’s cardigan that gives warmth whilst keeping individuality and fashion that can’t be ignored. It has a wide boat neck and shaped front panels. The cabled sleeves and edging create detail without overcomplicating the finished look. Recommended to be knitted on 5mm (US 8) needles. Whilst the sports weight Brinksty is a simple yet stunning shawllette, perfect for any occasion. It,s created with a tweed effect stitch, shorts rows, a contrasting scolloped border and a single button. Having a shorter length in the back makes it ideal for sitting or an extra layer on long journeys.
Anything else I can help with……
Please note, due to the nature of electronic devices the actual colours of goods may vary. This is due to computers, phones, pads and monitors displaying colours differently and everyone can see these colours differently. We try extremely hard to ensure our photos are as life-like as possible, but please understand the actual colour may vary slightly .
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 theclocks 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, 2darts 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 fit34 (36,38, 40,42,44) inch.
The sample shown is knitted in Louisa HardingAnise 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.
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 , Wooltopsand 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.
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.
The Brockhampton sleep sack, with a removable bow has now been published. This delightful seasonal sleep sack is perfect those memorable Christmas photographs of babies first Christmas. Have a look at the page on my site for yarn, needle and size details It can be purchased through my web site, Ravelry,Loveknitting, Craftsy and Etsy. Which every is you favoured pattern source.
Useful Tip – Not sure on how to translate needle sizes. Here is a link to the Craft Council Chart, handy for quick reference.
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.