Gorgeous new Knitting Book and a Giveaway

Today, I’ve been given a lovely opportunity to review and offer a giveaway for Sally-Jane Cameron’s new and exciting knitting pattern e-book, Mzansi, South Africa on my Needles. You may also know her as Pinkhairgirl. Her book includes 15 gorgeous patterns which have a distinct South African flavour to them.

I love how Sally has included breathtaking photos of the areas in S A that drove her passion and inspiration for coming up with these designs and she has also added her own story to each piece which is portrayed in her knitting throughout the book.

In Sally’s words:

I love South Africa. I have lived abroad a few times and always return with a sense of being home. There is nothing like the smell of rain on African soil, or the diversity of people and scenery that takes your breath away.

When I first met Andre on a trip to Cape Town many years ago he showed me around the city and I got to glimpse the world through a photographers eye. What struck me was the time it took to β€˜get’ the perfect shot. Most of all it takes stopping and looking at the world in a different way. I now live in this beautiful city and am often reminded how easy it is to rush past the beauty that surrounds us. Photographer stop, plan the time and light, and then wait, looking to find the perfect shot.

Andre’s pictures inspired me to combine my love of knitting and his beautiful images to show case our country in a new way.

Come with us on a Journey from Cape Town and around South Africa, ending in the far North of the country. We show you magnificent scenery combined with knitting patterns inspired by the places and people.

Mzansi means south or down in Zulu and Xhosa, as in the South in South Africa.
15 Patterns inspired by South Africa. More details of print book here.

These are a few of the designs from Sally’s book, to see the full range please visit here.

Cape Point Shawl

Cape Point Shawl

Forest Cardigan Sally Cameron

Forest Cardigan

Cape Point Cowl and Hat Sally Cameron

Cape Point Cowl and Hat

Thandi African Fingerless Gloves Sally Cameron

Thandi African Fingerless Gloves


Jacaranda Shawl

Table Mountain Sally Cameron

Table Mountain

Baobab Sally Cameron


CApe African Fingerless Gloves

Cape African Fingerless Gloves

The eBook is $20 on Ravelry
All patterns are also available as individual downloads too and range from $3 – $6
The print book can be ordered from www.pinkhairgirl.com

Other Places you can find Sally:

Email: cameronsallyjane@gmail.com
Website: www.pinkhairgirl.com
Blog: www.pinkhairgirl.co.za
Ravelry ID: pinkhairgirl
Ravelry Group: Pink Hair Girl Designs
Twitter: Pinkhairgirl
Instagram: Pinkhairgirlknits


Sally is offering one e-book of Mzansi, South Africa on my Needles to one Natural Suburbia reader, if you’d like to win, please leave a comment, for extra entries, please share about this giveaway on your Twitter, Facebook page, Pintrest, Instragram etc… and remember to comment here again for each additional share.

The winner will be chosen on Monday the 1st of December.



May your day be inspiring.

If you are releasing a new craft, knitting, crochet book etc… and would like to have it reviewed on Natural Suburbia, please contact me at lindadawkins@mweb.co.za

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36 Responses to Gorgeous new Knitting Book and a Giveaway

  1. Rene' Sharp November 26, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    It looks like such an amazing book. What an awesome achievement for Sally!!!!

  2. laminitagirl November 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    What gorgeous pictures! The knitting patterns do actually give one a sense of South Africa. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  3. Lise November 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    Gorgeous patterns and photography!!! Thanks for the giveaway – I really hope I win!

  4. Diane November 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    simply stunning!

  5. Barbara Szatkiewicz November 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    The patterns are lovely. I have been so busy lately I haven’t had time to sit a minute at the computer. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Hugs!

  6. Madeleine November 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    I would love to win! The patterns look lovely – a great local product! X

  7. Catie November 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I love the Baobab sweater! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Anne Marie November 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    I love the Forest Cardigan!

  9. Eva November 26, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    Beautiful photos and lovely patterns – something for everyone in the book!

  10. Dahle November 26, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    The patterns are really fun. I like the cape point cowl and hat. My husband just returned from a business trip to Durban, South Africa and had a wonderful time!

  11. Angela November 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    I just added quite a few of Sally’s patterns to my Rav favorites! Love this book!

  12. Else T November 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    What a beautiful and inspirational book! I love the table mountain capelet. And the photography is stunning. Thanks for this giveaway!

  13. Tagati November 26, 2014 at 8:28 pm #


    I fell in love with books written by Cynthia Stockley and this book needs to be in my collection too!


  14. Zauberflink November 26, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    This looks stunning! I’ve lived in SA for one year and all the pictures capture the feel and vibe of this beautiful country perfectly. It’s this mix of indigenous culture, breathtaking nature, difficult history, vibrant colours, music, dust, friendliness in people… that makes you fall in love!

  15. Jewel November 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    I am going to find a child to wear the baobab. So cute.

  16. Andrea from ziezo November 26, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Lovely designs. Makes me miss our beloved SA even more. . .

  17. Flo November 26, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    The patterns are absolutely beautiful and unique. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  18. Lisa Spencer November 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    Very glad to have found this beautiful book…thanks to you! Thank you for this great give-away too <3

  19. pacatatu November 26, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    Beautiful work – I love the color contrast and the design details! Great!

  20. Faye November 27, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    Lovely photographs, lovely knitwear…

  21. Jayne November 27, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Now I absolutely know what I want for Christmas! Those patterns look divine! And the photos! My hubby went to SA a few years and said it was stunning.

  22. Ginny November 27, 2014 at 1:10 am #

    What really caught my eye were the bits of traditional beadwork in some of the photos.

  23. Goldie Weltha Barrett November 27, 2014 at 1:21 am #

    OMG! What GORGEOUS patterns! She is amazingly talented….and the pink hair is definitely a sign that she lives life with great Joy, Light and Purpose.
    I wish I could meet her in person. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this givaway. This beautiful book is a Blessing.

  24. beth j November 27, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    Wow what a beautiful group. Love the Baobob sweater and the jacaranda shawl. Jacaranda are so beautiful.

  25. Barbaa November 27, 2014 at 5:52 am #

    The way the shawls and capelet reflect the landscape is awesome. The patterns are beautiful and I love the pink hair.

  26. Karen N November 27, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    Looks like a great book!

  27. Julie Romero November 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I love the way the place is connected to the patterns. Very Beautiful.

  28. Julie Romero November 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Shared on my Facebook!

  29. Pam Iverson November 27, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    What a lovely book — the patterns and the settings. I am particularly inspired because I am going to South Africa with the Peace Corps in January. I don’t know if I am going to be able to knit while I am there, so i am busily making things for my grandbabies to remember me by while I’m away. The forest cardigan for them, the Cape Point shawl and hat for me.

  30. Andrea B November 29, 2014 at 12:00 am #

    Ditto everyone else – lovely book!

  31. Maureen November 29, 2014 at 4:55 am #

    What a lovely book! Would love to win it.

  32. Joanne Thomas November 29, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    Sally’s book is fantastic. All of the projects are beautiful. Her thoughts and photography of South Africa, the coordinated beadwork with the knits,everything together is highly professional. I enjoyed smiling along with Sally as she took us on this book journey.
    In short, I love the book and wish it well.
    I do hope to win it.

  33. Sheila November 29, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    What a wonderful collection of patterns! I especially love the baobab tree.

  34. Bea November 30, 2014 at 2:57 am #

    The Cape Point Shawl looks especially gorgeous, though all the pictures are beautiful. What a great achievement that book is!

  35. Jackie W. November 30, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    Looks like a gorgeous book with beautiful patterns. Would love to have it. πŸ™‚

  36. Joanne Thomas December 1, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    I placed Sally’s book on my Pinterest board.

    Love this book.
    Looking forward to seeing who won.
    Hope it is me! πŸ™‚

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