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

Giant granny square blanket, folded, crochet hook and ball of Cowgirlblues yarn

Crochet yourself a Giant Granny Square Blanket

About a week into lockdown I started thinking about a big project.  I wanted an heirloom, something that I would keep forever, that would always remind me of this time.  With a business to run and a lot to worry

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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,