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Moulin Rouge Cowl Pattern is Live

Moulin Rouge Cowl Collage1

The Moulin Rouge Cowl test knit is finished and these are a few of the cowls that have been knitted up by my wonderful test knitters! Aren’t they lovely? The pattern is available on Ravelry in my shop.

Here’s a little more information about this cowl:

The Moulin Rouge Cowl is knitted in a Nurturing Fibres dk singles yarn. It’s exceptionally soft and luxurious. Any suitable double knitting yarn can be used for this project. If you would like to make a yarn comparison with the NF yarn before you purchase yarn or use yarn from your stash, look here, Another yarn that can be used is the Madelinetosh dk.
I’ve knitted this cowl with a 4mm circular needle and used just over 2,5 x 50 gram skeins. total = 126g

44 inches in circumference, 5.5 inches high
Each pattern repeat (6 rounds) is approx just over half an inch high.

Have a lovely day!


Joining with Nicole today.


Creative Friday

Camel silk4

Camel silk3

Hello friends,

It’s been a lovely week of knitting and spinning for me! I finished off my Moulin Rouge Cowl (previous post) and I’ve spun up a Camel Silk roving above. Jen has requested a pair of fingerless gloves in the yarn and I’m quite looking forward to starting this project.

What have you been busy with this week?

Have a lovely weekend.

Welcome to Creative Friday,

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Moulin Rouge Cowl







Moulin Rouge Cowl

I’ve just finished designing my Moulin Rouge Cowl! It’s terribly cold here in South Africa at the moment and this snug cowl is perfect for keeping my neck toasty warm. I’ve knitted it up with Nurturing Fibres DK singles yarn, such a beautiful yarn!! I will be test knitting the pattern soon on my Ravelry group. This cowl is lovely and wide and the pattern is knitted in groups of 5, so lengthening or shortening this cowl is really easy Thanks to all the knitters who have offered to test knit for me on the test knitters list, I really appreciate it:)

Richard has been in Spain since Monday and the girls left this morning for a Springbok Scout hike. It’s just myself and the boys until Sunday when the girls return, Rich will be back on Tuesday. I miss them all SO much already, the house is really quiet. I’ve been spinning and watching the Tour de France and knitting. (I’m very grateful for this time I’m having for myself too.)

Happy Thursday!


Beans the Cat Pattern is Trending


Today, I discovered that my Beans the Cat pattern is being featured on Ravelry’s front page, called Community Eye Candy!!! His little pattern has 4386 hearts already, thanks so much to everyone who has clicked on the favourite button for his pattern! If you want to download it for free, go here. If you go here, you can see some of the 480 projects that have been knitted by people all over the world.

Thanks again and Happy Knitting!!

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