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.
Back in late 2014 I had to move my pattern sales away from my own website due to the new EU rules applying VAT on digital sales base on the location of the buyer. This was all too much for me to track, so I outsourced all of my sales to ravelry who handled the VAT for me.
Now that ravelry has become inaccessible and dangerous for some people following their recent styling choices, I have decided to bring my pattern sales back in-house. They will also remain available for sale on ravelry, but for anyone who cannot or does not want to use the pattern sales feature there, all individual patterns are now available here in my pattern store.
I am still working on getting the ebooks moved over (I am hoping to do this via bundled purchase discounts rather than having to set up even more links for people to have to click through) and the styling’s not quite where I want it yet. But I wanted the priority to be providing access to the patterns for people who want them.
I have used all standard, tried and tested, WordPress and Woocommerce plug-ins, so there is no need to worry that you are being treated as any sort of guinea pig. That said, if you do find any problems, please let me know and I will try and fix them asap.
Due to the ongoing accessibility issues at ravelry, I am working on adding the ability to download my free patterns, and buy my paid-for patterns directly from this website. At this time I cannot guarantee that I will be able to offer paid-for downloads to EU residents due to the onerous digital VAT regulations, but will pursue all options available to me.
While I am setting all of this up, if you would like to download one of the free patterns listed at the free patterns link above, or buy one of my paid-for patterns, but do not want to/cannot safely access the ravelry website where they are currently hosted, please drop me an email at alice at doggrelldesigns dot com and we’ll work it out.
It has come to my attention that the recent changes to the ravelry website (where my patterns are sold) are potentially dangerous for people with seizure and/or migraine indicators. An option has been given to switch to the old styling while work is undertaken to mitigate these issues, but you have to navigate the new styling in order to do so.
If you have an urgent need to buy any of my patterns, please let me know and I can arrange for this to take place without you having to access ravelry (but will ensure that you still have your pattern saved in your ravelry library as well as a digital copy emailed directly to you).
I can be emailed at alice at doggrelldesigns dot com.