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Poncho Pattern for a Soft, Stripe Knit

Want this pattern? Scroll to the bottom to download this soft, stripe knit poncho for free! A poncho is my winter favourite, and this one is very soft to wear and knit and the stripe yarn combination gives it interest and texture. 

Speedy Pompom Skinny Scarf

Since we started dyeing up our 2018 new colours I've been looking for interesting ways to work up the yarns to show what they can do, and it's not always easy to keep coming up with new ideas.  So on

cowgirlblues Hamburg DK wool hand knit beanie free pattern

Introducing the Hamburg Beanie

After exhibiting at H&H in Cologne last month I spent a week in Hamburg, and it was very, VERY cold, by South African standards anyway.  There was snow, so I'm not exaggerating about the cold!  So I knitted up this

Pin-Stripe Scarf Knit Pattern

Want this pattern? Scroll to the bottom to download this pin-stripe scarf knitting pattern for free! I don’t know about you, but I usually have several projects on the go.  At least one of them needs to be an easy knit

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

The Lions Head car guard

Walking to work

Not all of the people I "work" with are actually employed by me, like Alfred, the friendly car guard at the Lions Head parking area.

My first dyeing experiment

I've just finished knitting up a sample swatch using the first of my wool dyeing experiments and I'm so excited by how the colours have turned out. I dyed the roving (technical term for a big fat sausage thing of