Aizome Kosoen Studio 1/1 Japanese Indigo Dyeing

Trade Show inspiration

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. As you can imagine, visiting a trade show is like heaven from that

Pin-Stripe Scarf Knit Pattern

I don't know about you, but I usually have several projects on the go.  At least one of them needs to be an easy knit that doesn't require too much concentration, so that I have an excuse to relax and

Cowgirlblues double moss stitch colour block scarf

Pattern: Double Moss Stitch Colour Blocked Scarf

I don't know about you but I've had a pretty crazy year, and creating knitting patterns hasn't been high on my agenda.  In fact, as you can see from the blog posts on the site - patterns pretty much haven't

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