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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

Thermal baths in Budapest

Recently back from Budapest

On my way back from exhibiting at Maison&Objet in Paris I spent a few days in Budapest.  The show experience is always intense and demanding physically, mentally and energetically.  So my Budapest trip was a wonderful chance to wind down,

cowgirlblues Scarf pattern

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

cowgirlblues granny squares

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