January 20, 2022

Limited Edition Summer Series

  • Skeins in multi green toned yarn, a sea and mountain view and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES PRINGLE BAY.
  • A skein in multi green toned yarn and a skein in semi solid faded rose coloured yarn and the words PRINGLE BAY & FADED ROSE.
  • Skeins in shades of purples with green speckles, an exotic flower in the same colours and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES FLOWER WALK.
  • A skein in shades of purples with green speckles and a skein in semi solid pale sage and the words FLOWER WALK & SAGE.
  • Skeins in multi greens, blue and pink yarn, flowers on a branch in similar colours and the words NEW LIMITED EDITION SUMMER SERIES AFTERNOON STROLL.
  • A skein of multi green, blue and pink toned yarn and a skein of semi solid blue yarn yarn the words AFTERNOON STROLL & AIRFORCE.

Welcome to 2022!

It’s summer here in Cape Town so the colour for our January theme of Starting Fresh is green.
After spending the holidays out and about on the Cape coast we’ve created some green inspired colourways for our Limited Edition collection.
Beach time in Pringle Bay and Rooi Els, swimming in St James tidal pool, exploring the coastal dunes and taking gentle afternoon strolls. Each colour has a different feel, just like the places and experiences. And how you choose to use them will make your project unique.

This series is dyed on our Merino DK yarn base, a 100% Merino double knit yarn that knits up like an 8ply. With ~170m / ~190y in 100g it’s ideal for hats, cowls, scarves and shawls. And of course for sweaters too.

Approximate yarn requirements:
Beanie or neckwarmer: 1 skein
Cowl or small shawl: 2-3 skeins
Shawl: 3-5 skeins
All of our variegated yarns pair with our semi-solid colours. Contact us on [email protected] for support or suggestions.

January 11, 2022

Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundles

  • Hot pink, mustard and blue multi coloured yarn with a shawl in those same colors and the words New yarn bundles.
  • Olive, orchid blush and multicolored yarn in greens and purples, with the words Sweet Dreams Shawl yarn bundle, Jelly & Custard, Celadon, Terracotta.
  • Celadon blue, terracotta and multicolored yarn in greens, blues, orange and natural, and the words Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundle, Christmas Candy, Sage, Dusty Rose.
  • Sage and red and multicoloured yarn in greens, reds and natural, and the words Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundle, Holiday Feeling, Olive, Orchid Blush
  • Purple and green and multicolored yarn in different shades of purples and greens, and the words Sweet Dreams Shawl Yarn Bundle, Bubbly Bernini, Aubergine, Rainforest.

The Sweet Dreams Shawl by Jane Renton is an excellent advanced beginner or intermediate triangular shawl pattern.
Our Zoom knit-along sessions were recorded so you can get step-by-step support on our Cowgirlblues Youtube Channel.

We’ve created a collection of yarn bundle colourways:

– Original: 9 to 5, Hot Pink & Mustard

– Christmas Candy, Dusty Rose & Sage

– Jelly & Custard, Terracotta & Celadon

– Bubbly Bernini, Aubergine & Rainforest

– Holiday Feeling, Olive & Orchid Blush

– Crazy Cape Point, Hot Pink & Carrot

– Cape Point Flowers, Faded Rose & Plum

– Cape Point Sky, Indigo & Seagrass

– Cape Point Colours, Ruby Grapefruit & Camps Bay

Each yarn bundle contains:
1 x 100g skein Merino Twist
4 x 50g balls of Merino Twist

You will also need:
3.5mm knitting needles

Pattern available on Ravelry.

November 18, 2021

The Joys of Spring Shawl Knit Kit from Cowgirlblues

  • A green and purple shawl pictured with a cotton bag.

The northern hemisphere may be heading for winter, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be dreaming of spring! This kit is a gorgeous knit with beautiful yarns in interesting colour combinations. The combination of two different yarn bases (Mohair Silk and Merino Lace) gives lovely texture and the shawl is soft and drapes beautifully whether you’re planning to wear it in winter or spring.

Knit Kit Details
The Joys of Spring Shawl is an intermediate-level triangle shawl knitting project. The kit comes in three colour combinations, or you can create your own.
It’s a great project for a confident knitter with basic skills who wants to explore new textures and stitches, or a more experienced knitter looking for a relaxing yet interesting project with a great result.
The project is a triangle shawl that starts on one side. Pattern bands alternate with garter stitch panels, and it ends with a picot stitch edging for a beautiful finish.
Finished size: approx 35“ (90cm) tall x 94“ (240cm) wide

Each kit contains:
– 2 x 50g skeins of Cowgirlblues Kidsilk in one of our variegated multi colours
– 2 x 50g balls of Cowgirlblues Merino Lace Single in one of our semi solid colours.
– 1 x project bag
– 1 x printed pattern

Cowgirlblues is a South African business based in Cape Town. We source our yarns locally and dye all of our colours by hand. The team is all women and creating opportunities to empower women is an essential part of what we do. We ship worldwide