Cowgirlblues free knit pattern sleeveless vest for boys 3 sizes

Tiny Sleeveless V-Neck Vest

This v-neck vest is a cute pattern if you have little people in your life.  A vest is also a practical garment for tiny people and toddlers - easy to wear and keeps them warm when the weather is in-between. ...

Kurzeme MHP at work

Women in Latvia work hard

Women work hard in Latvia.  It being Women's Month in South Africa in August this therefore seems an opportune time to share one of my interactions with some of these hard workers.  In my experience South Africa still has a...

Fast Fingerless Mittens

Mittens are a great accessory to have on hand (pun intended!) and I'm a big fan of the fingerless mitten variety.  I particularly love this very light and soft pair knitted in our Cowgirlblues Kidsilk yarn.  ...

Cowgirlblues cape town free knit pattern soft stripe poncho wool mohair kidsilk shop

Poncho Pattern for a Soft, Stripe Knit

A poncho is my winter favourite, and this one is very soft to wear and knit and the stripe yarn combination gives it interest and texture.  I have a couple in my cupboard from when we first started out and...

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"...