This striking boomerang shawl is worked in a zig-zag lace pattern from pointy tip to knit-on edging. It’s perfect for that gradient with a colour that you might want to minimise, as while the shawl gets wider, the rows are longer and use up more yarn. From the pictures shown you can see that I wasn’t fully enamoured of the pink, which made up a third of this gradient, but the construction means that it isn’t the dominant colour.
Yardage: 400-420 yards of fingering/4-ply/sock/baby weight yarn. Gauge: 11 sts and 24 rows in 4”/10cm in lace pattern. Needles: 5.00mm/US 8 needles or whatever needed to meet gauge. Finished max width of 45“/114cm and length of 61“/155cm.
For more pictures, click on the image above or one of the purchase links below.
For customers outside the EU, you can buy this digital download here.
Following my removal of my pattern sales from ravelry (who still have not admitted that their new website design caused, and continues to cause, neurological issues, but have announced that they are removing access to the old design in less than 6 months), I have been thinking about how to manage the EU VAT issues.
Initially I offered my designs only here on my website, with a plugin to charge the relevant VAT for EU customers, aware that if I had any sales I would need to register somewhere in the EU in order to pay it over (tricking now that the UK is no longer in the EU, with transitional rules expiring at the end of the year).
Luckily I have had no EU sales since transferring over, so I have now set up my patterns on Payhip, where they will handle the EU VAT for me. This means that I have disabled sales to EU customers here on my site (everyone else should be able to purchase, unimpeded). I have added links to each of the product pages to the Payhip purchase option, so just a couple of extra clicks to get that pdf pattern, without burying me in EU VAT admin.
Payhip only allows a maximum of 9 images per product page, so you will generally find more photos here (apart from older patterns or those patterns that for some reason Payhip didn’t like the image files), but feel free to purchase wherever works best for you.
My Payhip store can be found here: https://payhip.com/DoggrellDesigns and you can register to be notified of new pattern releases there (and they will also always be posted here).
Inspired by traditional Japanese fans, this twisted ribbed hat features some simple travelling cables which expand and contract just like a fan.
Two options of how to arrange the cables are provided, and all of the instructions are written out round-by-round as well being charted.
Instructions are also provided as to how to adapt the hat for different head sizes.
Also available are a matching cowl, and wristers/gauntlets.
Yardage: 130-150 yds/120-140m of 4 ply/sock yarn Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows in 4”/10cm in twisted ribbing Needles: 3mm needles or whatever needed to meet gauge Finished size to fit head of circumference 20-22“/50.8-55.9cm.
Inspired by traditional Japanese fans, this twisted ribbed wristers/gauntlets feature some simple travelling cables which expand and contract just like a fan.
Two lengths of wrister/gauntlet are provided and all of the instructions are written out round-by-round as well being charted.
Yardage for wristers: 130-150 yds/120-140m. Yardage for gauntlets: 200-220 yds/180-200m. Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows in 4”/10cm in twisted ribbing using 3mm needles Finished size to fit hands of circumference 7-8“/17.75-20.3cm.
Instructions are also provided as to how to adapt the wristers/gauntlets to fit over different hand sizes.
Also available are a matching hat (coming soon), and cowl.
Available for immediate purchase and download here.
Also available are a matching hat, and wristers/gauntlets (coming soon).
Yardage requirements: 240-260 yds/220-240m of 4 ply/sock yarn Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows in 4”/10cm in twisted ribbing Needles: 3mm needles or whatever needed to meet gauge Finished size to fit over head of circumference 20-22“/50.8-55.9cm.
Note, this sale is for a pdf file of instructions required to hand-knit this item, and not for the finished object.
Inspired by the flint arrowheads found at the Conygar Hill barrow in Dorset, this crescent shawl is a perfect Spring cover-up.
Light and airy, this easy to memorise lace pattern uses only ssk, k2tog and sk2p decreases and regular yarnovers. Bordered with a double-sided floral lace pattern to mimic the flowers which grow on the barrow, it is edged with a simple pointed garter motif which makes it easy to thread through blocking wires and shape.
The instructions are both written and charted out, and a tally chart is provided with repeat quantities and stitch counts throughout the pattern.
It’s been hot and sunny during lockdown, but the weather is on the turn and don’t forget the wise words “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”. I’ve been working on a couple of hat, cowl and wrister sets in fingering weight yarn which are perfect for this in-between weather.
The Beryllium set features a neat cable that gives a honeycomb effect, trapping extra air for additional warmth. It’s also reversible, so as long as you are careful with any yarn joins and weaving in your ends, you don’t have to pay attention when you pick any of the items up. Just pop them on and luxuriate in the warmth.