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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

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Stylish Stripes Beanie

I’ve been absent for a month or two, due to work and work-travel, but it doesn’t mean that all sorts of interesting things haven’t been happening in the background. Over the next few days and weeks lots of them will

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Go granny, go!

My nearly-ninety-two-year-old granny is still alive and well, so whenever I work with granny squares I think of her. As a child I had a granny square crochet blanket that lived on my bed in winter. My granny firmly denied

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Creative cushions

We are constantly thinking of ways to use up the leftover bits of yarn that lie around the studio. I have an (almost) pathological inability to throw yarn away, even the tiny little scraps, and suffer from the firm conviction

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Our first customer profile

How would I describe Tracy? In a word? Accomplished. Tracy is one of those amazing women who is always together – she is always well groomed, beautifully turned out, graceful and gracious. Everything she attempts in life is done well,

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Hearts and flowers for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up on the weekend we thought hearts and flowers and shades of pink and red were appropriate. This little project is great for using up yarn leftovers and a lovely way to let someone know you

Brick Stitch Scarflet by cowgirlblues

Brick stitch Scarflet

Brick stitch is a beautiful introduction to slip stitch knitting and a lovely way to play with contrasting colours. Having seen a lot of slip stitch colour work around recently I decided to experiment with it myself. There are a