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Keep calm!

Coping with these turbulent times isn't easy. We've put together some ideas that might help. From a roundup of free knitting patterns available on our website to a list of things to watch and listen to, hopefully there

Two hand knit wool scarves in Cowgirlblues Merino DK yarn colours Chilli Pepper and Charcoal

Country Roads Scarf

Couldn't we all do with a little more time spent strolling around the countryside?  Especially in this crazy busy world.  I hope this knitting pattern will inspire you to wander down some country roads, both literally and figuratively!

Kidsilk Cobweb Shawl

We've had many requests for knitting patterns for our beautifully light and lacy Kidsilk Cobweb Shawls over the years.  The fabric is so popular that we've done it in a whole range of different shapes and sizes and they continue

Mohair sweater test knit in Cowgirlblues fluffy mohair yarn

Test Knitting is fun!

Up until very recently I had never test knit a pattern.  It's a big thing in the knitting (and crochet) world and you'll often see calls for test knitting on designer's social media feeds.  That all changed last December when

Stripe Away Scarf free knit pattern by Cowgirlblues

Stripe Away Scarf

The Stripe Away Scarf is a great knit project - nice and easy with just a little bit of detail. It's straightforward to scale it up to a shawl or wrap. Knit it wider and/or longer by adding extra yarn,

Cactus with a flower that lasts just one day

Just one day …

This morning I noticed that one of my very small cactus plants had a flower on it.  Its was purely by chance that I even saw it.  If it hadn't been a Thursday when I work from home I'd have

Young girl carring an oversize crochet handbag

Day of the Girl

Friday October 11th is International Day of the Girl Child on the United Nations calendar.  And the UN has acknowledged and celebrated  Day of the Girl since 2012.  This year's theme is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.  You can read more

Geneva Free Knit Sweater Pattern Cowgirlblues

Geneva Sweater

I've been trying my hand at creating knitting patterns this year.  My progress is slow.  But I'm learning.  And the result is extremely gratifying.  Although the tricky part is that as a beginner I don't get things right first time,