Ding! Dong!


Ding! Dong! is an utterly fabulous entirely celebratory pattern with which to make yourself a glorious wrap or stole, scarf or even a small baby blanket or throw for your comfy couch. The pattern is perfect for lace beginners, fully explained and ideal for those who want to try chart knitting for the first time. If you are an accomplished lace knitter Ding! Dong! is a suitably relaxing project, perfectly soothing and gently joyous.

What an ideal way to enjoy this beautiful spring day! Switch off all televisions, wind the clocks, put on the kettle and your favourite soaring music. The brass band music of England’s glorious northern coalfields is particularly recommended.

The Pattern is FREE to download on Wednesday April 17th 2013 and for the rest of the month.

Enter Coupon code: frabjousjoy at the checkout.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! We chortle in our Joy!


This pattern is no longer available as a digital download. Thank you for all your support!


44 thoughts on “Ding! Dong!

  1. Tried to get this patern but it is still as a paid pattern and not free as stated. Please can you sort this out and I will hapily make a donation.

    • Thank you for letting me know Annie, some Gremlins in the machine. You need a coupon code. Add frabjousjoy at the checkout. Enjoy!

    • Susan, and anyone else this applies to. I’ve amended the link and it appears to be working for some people and not for others. Sincere apologies for that!

      You could try the Ravelry link HERE.

      If that doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll email you a copy. Thank you!

  2. I have some lovely red cashmere that would be perfect for this! Thank you for making the pattern free, it made me laugh to see it :o)

  3. Drat! Same thing happened to me! I ended up paying for it, as the payment went straight through….I was hoping there would be a checkout where I could enter the code but there wasn’t :(

    It’s a lovely pattern though!

  4. Ditto…..I too have tried to download this pattern only to be redirected to PayPal……Please make it available.

    • I had the same problem with the paypal account – it was running through and is paid now. Do I can get a refund?

  5. same problem as others have reported with Paypal not showing a code box. Please donate the fee to charity of your choice.

    • Am happy to do you a refund if you prefer. I have changed the link twice now, and still some people are able to use the code while others can’t. Am baffled. So sorry.

    • A charity donation is fine – I grew up in a mining community and have seen the devastating results of the pit closures first-hand

  6. I had the same issue when I tried to download this morning (took me straight to PayPal, where you can’t enter a coupon). I canceled, then tried again just now through Ravelry. If you click on the “Buy It Now” link in the box towards the right of the screen (above “add to cart”, “send as gift”), you’ll have the option of entering the coupon code.
    Thank-you so much for a lovely pattern!

    • Thank you so much for persevering. I changed the link at lunchtime but I think people might still be using an old page, a database asynch or something. It’s very odd. Your note here is extremely helpful though, and appreciated.

  7. You can enter a coupon on PayPal. On the “review your information” page, there is a line in the middle that states:

    PayPal gift card, certificate, reward, or other discount redeem”
    The “redeem” is a hyperlink to a page whereon you can enter a code.

    Only PayPal says the coupon code is invalid. :-(

    Thank you for your design, Brenda! It’s frabjous!

    • Thanks for letting me know, Jessica.

      Everyone having this problem, be sure to know I’ll do you a refund until the end of the month, as long as I can find the transaction in my Paypal account. Just let me know. :)

  8. Thank you Ms Burrell, once I entered your magic code, I wasn’t charged.
    The pattern I downloaded only has charts. As I am not too familiar with reading charts, can u just explain to me the section with color coded light blue – does it mean I have to repeat that section after I knit, for example to 30th stitch on Row 2? I will have 2 sets of that blue section if I am going to do scarf.
    Went into your pattern page on Ravelry again, it states that your pattern is in written form as well. Where can I get the written instruction.

    • Hello Linda, yes this version only has charts. What Ravelry calls a ‘written pattern’ is one that is fully explained, not a tutorial or a sketch.

      The blue sections are the curvy repeats. You will see as you progress, or from the photo, how those create the curves. Yes cast on 30 stitches, then another 30 (and maybe another) until you get the width you want. Then start on Row 1 as the Right Side (RS) and work the stitches as marked from right to left. The Wrong Side (WS) is all purls, Row 2 from right to left. Please do shout up if you need more help.

      There will be a version with each row written out but not until I can carve out the time, and at the moment I’m not sure when that will be. I’ll be putting 4 easy beginner wraps/blankets into an eBook with a big discount on the individual prices so you might fancy waiting for that to come out. Keep an eye here or on Ravelry and you’ll see it pop up. September is a strong possibility.

      Thank you very much for asking. Give it the chart a go! :)

  9. sorry but I can’t get the coupon code to work either. Any suggestions?
    thank you for any help you can give me.

    • Carol, make sure you click the ‘redeem’ link and that you have the spelling frabjousjoy right. Using the link above via Ravelry works best. Try joining Ravelry too, you won’t regret it anyway, but that also might help.

      Let me know.

  10. Thank you for offering this pattern for free, however, even though I tried the coupon code both in Ravelry and in Paypal, both tell me that it is not valid. L2 is not much to pay for a beautiful pattern, so just donate it to your favorite charity. Take care.

    • Hi Kim, there have been 4,530 ‘sales’ so far, so I’m not sure what’s going wrong with the small minority of these but please accept my apologies. Thank you for letting me know, and thank you for your very kind donation.

  11. Dear Brenda, you said I shd cast on multiples of 30, start knitting row 1 from RIGHT TO LEFT. Am I right to say I repeat the exact 30 stitches (say row 3) on the 31st-60th stitch. All even rows are purl. Sorry for the trouble. Thank you.

  12. Brenda, forgot to mention I did up to Row 11 n noticed both corners are not symmetrical, so I thought I may be doing something wrong. That’s why I sent you 2nd note. Appreciate yr input. Thank you.

  13. Hi:

    I just ran across this pattern on Ravelry this morning. I would love to knit this as a prayer shawl. It is a beautiful design. I guess I missed the free pattern in April.
    I hope you are able to send me the pattern.

    Thank you so much.

    • The pattern is currently available for a mere £2. Keep an eye on our Ravelry Group where we often publish free patterns and test knits you might like to join. We do tend to be very generous with out output. Thank you for your interest! :)

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