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 Walesin 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
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.
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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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.
Following a great uptake and feedback for my Baby Grow Bag , just released is the Martley Sleep Sack.
This baby sleeping sack / papoose comes in four sizes starting at newborn. The main body of the work is a continuous lattice pattern with button bands. A turn down lip in moss stitch, which has loop buttonholes so it can be secured, covers the top 2 buttons and prevents catching of face or hands.
A detail along the bottom edge makes it fold perfectly and helps keep its shape. Knitted in one piece, with only one seam to create the hood. The lattice work looks effective, is not over complicated to achieve. Knitted in chunky wool.
Knitted on approx 5 mm (US 8) needles , you may need to change up or down a size after gauge test.
It takes between 560m to 1320m dependant on size knitted. The sample shown is in Schachenmayr Extra Merino Big (ball 50g 80m). You will need 10-16 again dependant on size knitted, remember to use quite a big button so little mouths can’t chew them off and swallow them, but also you want something that is not so small its difficult to button up when in a rush or cold, sample has 1″ buttons.