On the Needles #004: The Alan Dart Desperate Dan


Desperate Dan is on the needles at the moment.  An interesting knit with darts and gusset pieces cast on and off throughout the pattern.   Desperate Dan is an original Alan Dart Doll from the early days when Alan worked with Gary Kennedy under the Intarsia Brand.

The pattern is part of the Beano and Dandy Toy Collection by Intarsia.  It  is long out of print, however copies pop up on Ebay, Abe Books and Amazon from time to time, be warned the Intarsia Toy patterns can be quite  expensive, but the results made from the designs are worth it.

If you would like to find out more about the Intarsia Toy Patterns including a full list if of images of the front and backs of the booklets take a look at my editorial page:  Intarsia Toy Patterns.

Happy Knitting,

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