Two hand knit wool scarves in Cowgirlblues Merino DK yarn colours Chilli Pepper and Charcoal

Country Roads Scarf

Couldn't we all do with a little more time spent strolling around the countryside?  Especially in this crazy busy world.  I hope this knitting pattern will inspire you to wander down some country roads, both literally and figuratively!

Kidsilk Cobweb Shawl

We've had many requests for knitting patterns for our beautifully light and lacy Kidsilk Cobweb Shawls over the years.  The fabric is so popular that we've done it in a whole range of different shapes and sizes and they continue

Mohair sweater test knit in Cowgirlblues fluffy mohair yarn

Test Knitting is fun!

Up until very recently I had never test knit a pattern.  It's a big thing in the knitting (and crochet) world and you'll often see calls for test knitting on designer's social media feeds.  That all changed last December when

Stripe Away Scarf free knit pattern by Cowgirlblues

Stripe Away Scarf

The Stripe Away Scarf is a great knit project - nice and easy with just a little bit of detail. It's straightforward to scale it up to a shawl or wrap. Knit it wider and/or longer by adding extra yarn,

Geneva Free Knit Sweater Pattern Cowgirlblues

Geneva Sweater

I've been trying my hand at creating knitting patterns this year.  My progress is slow.  But I'm learning.  And the result is extremely gratifying.  Although the tricky part is that as a beginner I don't get things right first time,

Free knitting pattern design by cowgirlblues of an easy Aran knit top

An Easy Aran Knit Top

The weather is cooling down here in Cape Town, not that you'd notice today as it's about 24 degrees C.  But in general it is.  The mornings and evenings are colder.  So at long last the temperature is more conducive

Cassie’s Socks

I’m no sock expert, in fact it’s less than a year since I knitted my first pair, and that was done under the guidance of a lovely Latvian lady who didn’t speak a word of English! So how hard can