Cowgirlblues Merino Lace Fade hand dyed yarn knit cardigan

Knit project inspiration

This week's knit project inspiration is my favourite hand knit jersey pattern!  I love Isabell Kraemer's Reagan knitting pattern.  It's a beautiful versatile piece that works in spring, summer, autumn and winter.  And we've knit it up in various different

Two Colour Cast on How To

How to cast on and rib with Two Colours

I like to keep learning.  Improving my knitting skills is one way of doing this.  And I've always wondered whether it's possible to work a rib in two colours.  Apparently it is! Join me for a Zoom knitting class with Jane

Trellis Cable hand knit in Cowgirlblues Merino DK

How to knit a Cable

I've always been afraid of cables.  They just look so complicated.  And the extra cable needle with stitches floating on it just waiting to drop off.  It all seemed terribly complicated.  And then I did Jane Renton's cable mini class

Log Cabin pattern knit square in different colours of Cowgirlblues Aran Single yarn

How to make a Log Cabin Square

We did our first online mini-class on Zoom last week on Wednesday, and as promised here is all the info you need to follow along if you missed it, or if you are thinking about giving it a try. Jane Renton

Free knitting pattern for hot water bottle cover by Cowgirlblues

Some Like it Hot

The Cape Town weather has turned quite cool and wintery in the last few weeks.  Because our climate is so summery few of us have central heating.  And electric blankets aren't very environmentally friendly.  So bring on the Hot Water

Colour fade hand knit swatches in Cowgirlblues Merino Twist wool

A Fan of the Fade

Yarn fades have been around for a while, made popular by knitting patterns from designers like Andrea Mowry and Joji Locatelli. It's taken me some time to warm to them, but I'm glad I have. Take a look

Baktus hand knit scarf worn by Bridget henderson of cowgirlblues

Basic Baktus

Want this pattern? Scroll to the bottom to download this basic baktus scarf pattern for free! Earlier in the year, we decided to discontinue our Merino DK 50g balls and shift the Merino DK solid colours to 100g skeins. We still

Hand knit baby blanket in Cowgirlblues Merino wool in neutral colours

Beehive Baby Blanket

  With a niece on the way my thoughts have been turning to baby things.  A stroller blanket is a nice sized project - not too ambitious but enough to keep you busy.  And the Beehive Baby Blanket is a great