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Elmarie’s Soft Stripe scarf

Many of our hand knitting patterns are inspired by our ready-to-wear product range, and this is one of them.  I love to experiment with texture and colour.  Elmarie made this one up in Emerald to show the textures of our...

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Creating colourful Granny Blankets

The studio has been insanely busy for the last few weeks (months actually!).  Last week we shipped 40kg of wool to Japan, and we have 100kg getting ready to go to Germany.  Growth is a wonderful thing but it's not...

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Wholesome Handspun Snood

We recently made up a custom order snood in handspun. It needed to be a quick and easy knit, and the customer wanted it quite plain. It turned out beautifully, and with the weather quite chilly here in Cape Town...

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Francine’s Winter Warmer

With a bunch of beginners coming for a crochet class we were thinking of easy ideas for what to do with just the basics. My standard solution is always to let the wool do the work.  So Francine worked up...

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Casual Comfort Neckwarmer

This is a quick and easy knit for when the days and nights are getting chilly, or haven't quite warmed up yet.  Our Merino Handspun is a lovely yarn to knit with, and has just enough thick and thin texture...

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Meat Madame Tricot

I was fortunate to visit H&H in Cologne, Germany in March this year.  The world's biggest trade show for yarn, haberdashery, etc. is predominantly a business-to-business selling show.  However there were some very inspiring artists around, one of whom goes...

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Super simple (spring!) crochet cowl

  Super Simple Crochet Cowl A super simple crochet cowl pattern that's quick to make, takes only one skein of cowgirlblues Merino Lace yarn and works up beautifully in any variegated colourway. Sizing: One size, ~60cm wide and ~40cm long Materials: 100g cowgirlblues Merino Lace...

Sideways Shawl

While visiting customers and yarn shows in Europe recently I took along my sideways shawl project to pass the time on trains, planes and in automobiles. It certainly did the trick. Julia Moore created the original colour combinations and concept...