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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

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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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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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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

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

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