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...

Sale! Sale! Sale! cowgirlblues is having a Yarn Sale!

Many of us are heading into celebration season and we thought an online yarn sale was a good way to start.  It's our chance to give something back to you to thank you for your support, encouragement and feedback over...

Pure wool crochet scarf free pattern

Scrap Yarn Scarf to crochet this winter

Am I the only person who finds it almost impossible to throw out little itty bitty leftover scrap balls of yarn? They pile up  in bags and hide in corners and until a clean up is required.  So I consolidate...

Knit beanie and neckwarmer set

Match it up: Beanie and neckwarmer combo

It seems as though most of the world's knitters are well into autumn and thinking wintery thoughts.  It's a little strange for those of us in the south where the days are getting longer and warmer.  But I'm happy to think...

cowgirlblues pullover pattern back

Easy Peasy Pullover Knitting Pattern

This is my first attempt at both knitting and designing a jersey (you might say “sweater”). So I wanted something really simple, hence the Easy Peasy Pullover. I was inspired by a pattern in Trui magazine and my initial idea was...

Thermal baths in Budapest

Recently back from Budapest

On my way back from exhibiting at Maison&Objet in Paris I spent a few days in Budapest.  The show experience is always intense and demanding physically, mentally and energetically.  So my Budapest trip was a wonderful chance to wind down,...

cowgirlblues Scarf pattern

Elmarie’s Soft Stripe scarf

Many of our hand knitting patterns are inspired by our ready-to-wear product range, and this is one of them.  I love to experiment with texture and colour.  Elmarie made this one up in Emerald to show the textures of our...

cowgirlblues granny squares

Creating colourful Granny Blankets

The studio has been insanely busy for the last few weeks (months actually!).  Last week we shipped 40kg of wool to Japan, and we have 100kg getting ready to go to Germany.  Growth is a wonderful thing but it's not...