Fast Fingerless Mittens

Mittens are a great accessory to have on hand (pun intended!) and I'm a big fan of the fingerless mitten variety.  I particularly love this very light and soft pair knitted in our Cowgirlblues Kidsilk yarn. 

Cowgirlblues cape town free knit pattern soft stripe poncho wool mohair kidsilk shop

Poncho Pattern for a Soft, Stripe Knit

A poncho is my winter favourite, and this one is very soft to wear and knit and the stripe yarn combination gives it interest and texture.  I have a couple in my cupboard from when we first started out and

Speedy Pompom Skinny Scarf

Since we started dyeing up our 2018 new colours I've been looking for interesting ways to work up the yarns to show what they can do, and it's not always easy to keep coming up with new ideas.  So on

Tapestry Crochet Workshop at Cowgirlblues

If you are looking to learn a new crochet skill then I highly recommend joining us for one of two tapestry crochet workshops with Cathy Wagner, well known tapestry crochet teacher based in Joburg who will be down in the

cowgirlblues Hamburg DK wool hand knit beanie free pattern

Introducing the Hamburg Beanie

After exhibiting at H&H in Cologne last month I spent a week in Hamburg, and it was very, VERY cold, by South African standards anyway.  There was snow, so I'm not exaggerating about the cold!  So I knitted up this

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,