Category Archives: Patterns

Pattern release day: Sensu wristers/gauntlets

Sensu gauntlets

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.

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Sensu cowl

Pattern release day: Sensu cowl

Sensu cowl

Inspired by traditional Japanese fans, this twisted ribbed cowl features some simple travelling cables which expand and contract just like a fan.

Two options of how to arrange the cables are provided (option A is shown), 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 cowl to fit over different head sizes.

Available for sale here: Sensu cowl.

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.

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Screenshot of pattern store

New pattern store now open!

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.


Digital pattern downloads

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.

Accessibility warning for those accessing ravelry

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.

Floral lace poncho

Pattern release day: Floral lace poncho

This fun floral lace poncho is great for wrapping up on cool summer nights. Featuring an all-over floral lace pattern, with contrast diagonal flowers you can wear this in multiple ways.

A delicate picot edging both starts and finishes this poncho.

The instructions are provided in both chart and line-by-line written formats, to suit all knitters.

Finished size is 64“/163cm square, 29“/74cm straight drop from neck to edge.You can find more pictures by clicking the image above, and can buy the pattern here: Floral Lace Poncho.

Lightning shawl

Pattern release day: Staccato Lightning Shawl

A simple, but effective lace pattern inspired by the extensive branching found in staccato lightning, this large lace shawl features an easy to memorise lace pattern, and delicate attached edging.

Instructions are both written and charted, and the pattern uses only knits, purls, k2tog, ssk and yarnovers to achieve the effect.

After blocking the wingspan is 73”/186cm, the depths is 45”/114cm and the diagonal length is 58”/147cm.

For more images click on the photo above.

You can buy it here: Staccato Lightning Shawl.

Conygar shawl

Pattern release day: Conygar shawl

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.

Click here to buy it now: Conygar Shawl.

You can see more images by clicking on the picture below.

Pattern release day: Beryllium set

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.

You can buy the patterns here for the: hat, cowl or wristers.

You can also find more images by clicking on the picture below.

Alpe D'Huez

Pattern release day: Alpe d’Huez set

Inspired by the switchbacks of the Alpe d’Huez and shown here in Tour de France leader yellow, the striking chevron pattern of this cowl, hat and wristers set is both reversible, and super warm.

Only using basic stitches (knit, purl, and decreases for the hat/increases for the wristers) this set is simple to complete whilst also being visually striking.

Available to buy here individually as the hat, cowl or wristers.

You can see more images by clicking on the picture below.