Speedy Pompom Skinny Scarf

Since we started dyeing up our 2018 new colours I've been looking for interesting ways to work up the yarns to show what they can do, and it's not always easy to keep coming up with new ideas.  So on...

Tapestry Crochet Workshop at Cowgirlblues

If you are looking to learn a new crochet skill then I highly recommend joining us for one of two tapestry crochet workshops with Cathy Wagner, well known tapestry crochet teacher based in Joburg who will be down in the...

cowgirlblues Hamburg DK wool hand knit beanie free pattern

Introducing the Hamburg Beanie

After exhibiting at H&H in Cologne last month I spent a week in Hamburg, and it was very, VERY cold, by South African standards anyway.  There was snow, so I'm not exaggerating about the cold!  So I knitted up this...

Aizome Kosoen Studio 1/1 Japanese Indigo Dyeing

Trade Show inspiration

[caption id="attachment_26690" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Japanese Indigo Dyeing by Aizome Kosoen Studio www.kosoen.com[/caption] Travel is my greatest source of inspiration.  I'm a very visual person so I take loads of photos, and pick up printed pictures whenever something catches my eye. [caption id="attachment_26689"...

Pin-Stripe Scarf Knit Pattern

I don't know about you, but I usually have several projects on the go.  At least one of them needs to be an easy knit that doesn't require too much concentration, so that I have an excuse to relax and...

Cowgirlblues double moss stitch colour block scarf

Pattern: Double Moss Stitch Colour Blocked Scarf

I don't know about you but I've had a pretty crazy year, and creating knitting patterns hasn't been high on my agenda.  In fact, as you can see from the blog posts on the site - patterns pretty much haven't...

StevenBe workshop

Workshops with StevenBe, right here in Cape Town

Need some inspiration?  Wondering what to knit next?  Looking for company and a workshop or two to get you going? Well thanks to the amazing team at Mohair South Africa we are going to be enjoying the company of knitwear designer,...

cowgirlblues presentation

Thank you H&H Cologne 2017!

H&H is the world's largest trade fair for creative handicrafts and hobbies supplies, and it takes place once a year in Cologne, Germany.  Around 16,000 visitors from 75 countries attended this year's event over 3 days at the end of...