Free knitting pattern for hot water bottle cover by Cowgirlblues

Some Like it Hot

The Cape Town weather has turned quite cool and wintery in the last few weeks.  Because our climate is so summery few of us have central heating.  And electric blankets aren't very environmentally friendly.  So bring on the Hot Water

Baktus hand knit scarf worn by Bridget henderson of cowgirlblues

Basic Baktus

Earlier in the year we decided to discontinue our Merino DK 50g balls and shift the Merino DK solid colours to 100g skeins. We still have some stock of balls and they're going on sale.  For inspiration I wanted to

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

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,

Fast Fingerless Mittens

Mittens are a great accessory to have on hand (pun intended!) and I'm a big fan of the fingerless mitten variety.  I particularly love this very light and soft pair knitted in our Cowgirlblues Kidsilk yarn. 

Cowgirlblues cape town free knit pattern soft stripe poncho wool mohair kidsilk shop

Poncho Pattern for a Soft, Stripe Knit

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.  I have a couple in my cupboard from when we first started out and

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