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Big Brioche Scarf worn by Bridget Henderson of Cowgirlblues

Big Brioche Scarf

Brioche knitting is quite a complicated technique but the things you can do with patterns are so gorgeous that I've been wanting to learn how to knit brioche for ages. Over the past few months we have had Weekly

Slipstravaganza Shawl knit in Cowgirlblues Merino Twist

Slipstravaganza Shawl

Each year in about September/October Stephen West launches his annual MKAL or Mystery Knit Along. This year it was the Slipstravaganza Shawl. A mystery KAL is exactly that

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