31.10.14

 

This last week has been hot, the sort of hot we don’t usually see until much later in the season, prompting us to begin working on light summery tops and barely-there scarves in cool linen and cotton.

Our shop models have had their wardrobes updated too, now sporting breezy cotton cardis and shrugs over their summer finery. Marigold, my lacy crocheted cardigan, has won a few new admirers who’ve begun one of their own.

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I’ve even been inspired to pick up the linen version I began last year…

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We’ve also been working on some quick and easy Christmas gift inspiration.

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My girls love to bring me flowers they’ve picked and how better to show them off than in a sweet little vase covered in lacy crochet.


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In different sizes, these crochet-covered jars can be used for lots of things – pencils, hooks & needles, or anything else you can think of!

Use sunny brights in our Cascade Ultra Pima or vintage tones from our range of Cotton Fleece, or go for delicate linen covers in our Pierrot Tours or Pont du Gard:

Crocheted Jar Cover #3 by Elín Guðrúnardóttir

Shells & Lace Jar Candle Cover by Esther Chandler

#44 Candle Holder / Masson Jar Cover Crochet Pattern by Melissa Thibault

If you don’t crochet – or you’ve run out of time – we will be selling ready-made crochet-covered jars in the lead-up to Christmas.

Liz spent an afternoon getting crazy with Kureyon‘s wild colour combinations, turning out half a dozen crocheted coasters, all ready to be felted.

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Hexagon How-to by Lucy of Attic24


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Crocheted or knitted washcloths are always a popular gift. Today we’re launching our new pattern – Duet.

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Duet uses three colours of Pierrot Cotton Neat to make a duo of washcloths – one knitted and one crocheted – in complementary stripe patterns.

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Pick your own palette of colours or pick up one of our kits in-store!

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Mollie Makes

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Mollie Makes 46 is all about the Christmas crafts, with more than 100 gifts, decorations and ideas for a sparkly holiday.


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Have more than a handful of DIY Christmas gifts to make? Whip up projects like the knitted bauble cosies by Julie and The Knits. These sequined spheres will jazz up any tree – team them with mini-pompoms and Christmas won’t know what hit it.

Other quick and easy makes include the folklore lino-print tea towels, felt fairy lights, stylish knitted turbans and crochet hip flask cosies for the lads. There’s something for man’s best friend, too – a doggie bow tie pattern and the Wool and The Gang snug pug jumper – adorable!

Issue 46 includes three free stationery gifts including a Bright.Bazaar calendar with 12 months of perfect palette choices from Will Taylor and a set of matching diary date stickers to go with it. Finally, inside you’ll find eight pull-out papers by Kat Kalindi Cameron of Team Kitten.

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Simply Crochet

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Get a headstart on your Christmas projects with Simply Crochet issue 24, which is brimming with gift ideas and festive fun.

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There’s a perfect pastel wreath to make, a beautiful Advent garland, and a cute reindeer pocket so you can embellish a Christmas jumper. Plus, there’s a whole cosy collection of Scandi-inspired goodies worked in snuggly wool, including a Fair Isle jumper, hottie cover, blanket and sweet socks.

In need of some gift inspiration? Get Kat Goldin’s shawl collar cardi on the hook for him, whip up a beanie over the weekend, or have a go at some bobble-stitch accessories. Jane Crowfoot spills the beans about Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair, and Lucy from Attic 24 is celebrating the hard work and crafty community spirit that made Yarndale such a success this year.

This issue will also help you get familiar with post treble stitches (ribbing and cables, here we come) and shares the pick of Great British wools. Plus, learn all about crochet hitting the catwalk, hook an amigurumi acorn pal, remembrance poppies and so much more.

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Classes

Our Learn To courses are filling fast. Don’t forget, this is the last chance to pick up a new skill before Christmas … although we will of course be back with more in the New Year!

Learn To Knit
Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
15
th, 22nd & 29th November


Learn To Crochet
Sundays 1pm – 3pm
16
th, 23rd & 30th November

We also have a few spots left in our ever-popular Japanese Flowers and African Flowers crochet workshops.

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Japanese Flowers

Saturday 8th November

12pm – 3pm

$45

African Flowers (hexagon motifs)

Sunday 9th November

11am – 2pm

 
$45
 

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

 
Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in by calling the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Marianne dropped in yesterday with her gorgeous Midori in Noro Kibou. The bias construction really makes the most of Kibou’s slowly shifting colours, creating a striking top for cool summer evenings.

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With news of her friend’s new baby girl, Anita put aside her other WIPs to knit a sweet beanie to welcome her to the world. In a rich red shade of our
Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, Quynn is perfect for keeping baby’s little ears warm in a snowy Swedish winter.

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Now she just has to whip up a second for big sister before popping them both in the mail!

Babies are everywhere this week! Hot off Derrin’s hook for a friend’s baby is her crocheted chevron blanket in a rainbow of colours of Cascade Ultra Pima.

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Derrin has also just finished a test knit for Australian designer Deanne Ramsay. Formerly Queensland-based, Deanne’s lightweight crocheted designs always strike a chord with us.

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Featuring a combination of yarns with long colour changes – Zauberball Lace and Taiyo LaceMontville‘s asymmetrical shape and simple lace edge allow the yarn to take centre stage.

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Inspiring your passion

Kelly

24.10.14

The weather is certainly warming up and there is a real summer buzz in the air, with lots of customers escaping the heat for a spot of knitting or crochet in our air conditioning.

Our cotton and linen yarns have been flying off the shelf faster than we can keep up; thankfully, new shipments have arrived to fill some gaps.

We have also noticed a lot of gift project planning has been happening in store, so we thought we’d provide a little inspiration over the next few weeks. This week we’ve concentrated on quick and easy scarves that are perfect as stocking stuffers.

Easy by Martina Behm {knit} in Zauberball

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Swedish Furniture Store Catalog Inspired Scarf by Sarah Lora {crochet} in Cascade Ultra Pima Fine

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Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood {knit} in Noro Silk Garden
(Watch out for the return of our Silk Garden stock on Monday, after our big Entrelac Workshop this Sunday!)


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Echarpe Pointes Violettes / Violet Points Scarf by Annette Petavy {crochet} in Brown Sheep Cotton Fine

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One Row Lace Scarf by turvid {knit} in Ella Rae Lace Merino

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Rose Windows by Jude Butterworth {crochet} in Pierrot Pont du Gard

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and one for the little ones…

Squeezebox by Dani Sunshine {knit} in Noro Taiyo Sock

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Brown Sheep

OurBrown Sheep Cotton Fleece is a shop staple all year, but it comes into its own at this time of year. With the delicious range of colours and the 80% cotton / 20% wool blend, it really is perfect for our balmy Australian climate.

An overflowing box arrived earlier this week, containing not only the DK weight Cotton Fleece, but also this seasons first delivery of the lighter weight Cotton Fine, and our shelves are once again full of colour.

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Cotton Fleece

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Easy as Pi(e) Blanket by Anna Richardson {knit}

Retro Circles’ Square Tutorial by Adele Droughton {crochet}

Sebago Cove by Alicia Plummer {knit}

146-34 Dune Hat by DROPS Design {crochet}

Gemini by Jane Richmond {knit}

Cotton Fine

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Vertices Unite by Stephen West {knit}

Spiders by Katya Novikova {crochet}

Irish Mesh Cowl by Jo Strong {knit}

Liala by Marie Wallin {crochet}

Maluka by Bea Schmidt {knit}

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MillaMia Halloween Collection

If you are celebrating Halloween next week, MillaMia has gotten into the spirit (get it?) with a range of spooky patterns in their new Limited Edition colours.

Hang bats and spiders from the rafters, and light up the night with tealights warmed by cosies featuring black cats, spiders and bats.

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Jane Austen Knits

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Just in –
Jane Austen Knits 2014!

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Explore the world of Jane Austen through this collection of gorgeous knitting patterns, inspired by the characters and places of her novels. Among knits perfect for the country or manor, you will find stylish patterns to knit and wear today.

Prepare for a ball or warm up on a cold evening with beautiful over-the-knee stockings or knit the Strawberry-Picking Shrug, perfect for Emma to wear picking strawberries in the summer sun. You’ll also love Susanna IC’s delicate lace shawl, featuring a pattern reminiscent of a beautiful bouquet of flowers.



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Cascade

A lovely shipment from Cascade has just been unpacked, full to the brim with our favourite summer cottons – Ultra Pima and Ultra Pima Fine.

For those dedicated year-round knitters, we also have just topped up our Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted.

220SW Worsted

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Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho {knit}

Olivia’s Butterfly by Valerie Whitten {crochet}

Lizzy Vest by Elizabeth Smith {knit}

Mary Jane Slippers by Lisa Gutierrez {crochet}

Infinitude Scarf by Jeni Chase {knit}

Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket by Celeste Young {crochet}

Escargot by Veronica Parons {knit}

 

Ultra Pima

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Quicksilver Lace Shrug by Kristiina V. {knit}

Little Sister by Linda Permann {crochet}

Cable Braided Necklace by Olga Buraya-Kefelian {knit}

Citrus Coaster by Dona {crochet}

Siesta Tee by Nicole Montgomery {knit}



Ultra Pima Fine

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Azzu’s Shawl by Emma Fassio {knit}

Dancing Ribbons Skinny Scarf by Yarn Medley’s from the Heart {crochet}

Circlet by Dani Sunshine {knit}

Calla by Bernadette Ambergen {crochet}

Scarborough Shrug by Pam Allen {knit}

Classes

Last week we launched our last Class Calendar for the year. It looks like lots of you are keen to try something new before the year is out because the classes and workshops are filling fast!

If you’re thinking about joining the fun, book your place soon!

Continental Crash Course
Saturday 12.30pm – 3.30pm
8
th November

Japanese Flowers Workshop {crochet}
Saturday 12noon – 3pm
8
th November

African Flower Motifs {crochet}
Sunday 11am – 2pm
9th November

Philodendra – Lace Scarf Workshop {knit}
Saturday 12noon – 2pm
22
nd November

Anniversary Surprise – Blanket Workshop {crochet}
Sunday 11am – 2pm
23
rd November

 

In preparation for the festive season, we have planned a number of Christmas-themed workshops to get you in the mood:

Knit a Striped Christmas Stocking to hang from the mantelpiece
29
th November
12pm-3pm


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Elegant Filet Crochet for special occasions
30
th November
11am-2pm

Knit (Paper) Chain Garlands to deck the halls
6
th November
12pm-3pm


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Dolly Dresses for the special little girls in your life
7
th December
11am-2pm


Plus for those of you who need to schedule some secret gift finishing, we will also have some BYO project sessions where you can get expert advice on those all important final touches.

You can find our full class calendar on our website.
 
Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in by calling the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns


Anita has been working on a number of test knits in recent weeks – she says having an external deadline helps her to finish at least a few of her WIPs! This week she finished Alicia Plummer’s Mullspice hat, which features a gorgeous fat cable set against a nubby texture.

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Anita’s looking forward to next autumn when it’s finally cool enough to wear it!

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With summer coming on, my friend’s new baby needs a little sun protection. A rainbow of Cascade Ultra Pima Fine from my leftovers stash became this sweet crocheted sun hat, sure to keep the sun off and the smiles on.

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Inspiring your passion

Kelly


17.10.14

 

The jacarandas are blooming and the weather is warming up.

Time to add some colour into the week with our Friday newsletter!


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MillaMia

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We’ve received a much-needed shipment of MillaMia this week, particularly of the popular neutrals. Perfect for lightweight cardis, baby garments and accessories, MillaMia is proving to be a hit with our customers.

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So you’ll be happy to hear that MillaMia has just release two new limited edition colours – Teal and Pumpkin!

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Just like the Cobalt and Lime from earlier this year, these limited edition colours are exactly that – limited – so if they catch your eye, you’d better stock up!


little scallops by Maria Carlander {knit}

Overcast by Katya Novikova {crochet}

Exeter by John Horigan {knit}

Sketching Gloves by Julie Aakjær {crochet}

Whispering Pines by A Homespun House {knit}

mister mister by Kati Mohr {crochet}

Wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague {knit}

Anzen by Simone Francis {crochet}


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Stitch Pixies

Our monthly shipment of Stitch Pixies has hit the shop, and we think you will be thrilled with the gorgeous new fabrics our fantastic seamstress, Peta has used this time.

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For the moment, we have plenty of small and large boxbags, as well as the popular drawstring pouches.
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Zauberball

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The magnificent colourways of Zauberball are again in full bloom on our shelves, with a top-up received late this week.


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Terraform by Cheri McEwen {knit}

Diamonds Shawl by A la Sascha {knit}

Easy by Martina Behm {knit}

Crayons Shawl by Vicki Mikulak {crochet}

LaBelle Alliance by Mamie-The {knit}

Big Damn Heroes by Kimberly Golynskiy {knit}

Ursula by Tracey Todhunter {crochet}

Juist by Elke Borchert {knit}

The Lydia Shawl by Denise Crawford {crochet}

My Blue Jeans Shawl by Knottie by Nature {crochet}

Jeck by Regina Satta {knit}

The Simple Things

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The latest issue of The Simple Things has just hit the store!

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Autumn is in the air. In the tap-tapping of a woodpecker; in the crackle of leaves underfoot; in the snip of secateurs. And was that a witch’s cackle? Trees hang heavy with fruit; hedgerows glisten with berries – all ripe for preserving. The kitchen too, sees changes. Casseroles slowly braise; baking bread never smelled so good. There’s as much to love indoors as there is out – as there is within the pages of The Simple Things.


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Indiecita

We promised you a few new colours to bring our range to full strength, and we’re happy to say they have arrived! We now stock all 18 colours of Indiecita, our new deliciously soft 4-ply baby alpaca.

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Surround Sound by Janet Brani {crochet}

Paper Crown by Amy van de Laar {knit}

Spiders by Katya Novikova {crochet}

Clementine Cowl by Tara Murray {crochet}

Cape Point Cowl by Sally Cameron {knit}

Crocus Cap by Anne Hanson {knit}

Starhiker by Lahoma Nally-Kaye {crochet}

Draco Shawl by Katherine Mills {crochet}

Closeknit’s Striped Baby Boots by Sarah Owens {knit}

Sea of Dreams Baby Blanket by Aimee Alexander {knit}

Reloved

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We’re pleased as punch to reveal the very special Christmas issue of Reloved – packed full of upcycling and craft inspiration for gifts, wrapping, festive fashion, home decorations and much more!

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In Festive Fashion projects there are some brilliant ideas on how to spruce up your old outfits for a fresh Christmas party look. Make a gorgeous flower brooch from an old t-shirt and pin it to your top for a new look – or why not make a batch as presents for your friends?

There are also some lovely ideas for transforming your home into a sparkling festive haven this year! How about a homemade Christmas stocking, made from an old tablecloth? There’s nothing better than hanging up your own very special stocking above the fireplace… well, apart from having it filled with presents, that is!

And, of course, there’s plenty of fun to be had decorating the tree! Try some of the Midweek Makes, like these cute knitted mitten ornaments, to give your home the handmade touch – other ideas to make in an evening include a twig-embellished wreath, homemade silver crackers, festive bunting and unique glitter candle holders.

Not forgetting the popular Furniture Revamp tutorials, there are also a selection of projects to make your home glow. Turn an old commode chair found at a flea market into some clever craft storage, or make an incredible side table from nothing but rolled up magazines!

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Classes

Today we are launching our final class calendar for the year!

We have our last Learn to Knit & Learn to Crochet courses before we move into some fun festive-themed workshops to finish off the year. Our regular Tech Support Sessions will continue until just prior holiday break.

Learn To Knit
Saturday 1pm – 3pm
15
th, 22nd & 29th November

Learn To Crochet
Sunday 1pm – 3pm
16
th, 23rd & 30th November

If you already know how to knit but would like to experience the Continental method, we have also scheduled a final Continental Crash Course in November.

Continental Crash Course
Saturday 12.30pm – 3.30pm
8
th November

Our final technique-based workshops for 2014 are sure to be popular.

Japanese Flowers Workshop {crochet}
Saturday 12noon – 3pm
8th November

African Flower Motifs {crochet}
Sunday 11am – 2pm
9th November

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Philodendra – Lace Scarf Workshop {knit}
Saturday 12noon – 2pm
22
nd November

Anniversary Surprise – Blanket Workshop {crochet}
Sunday 11am – 2pm
23
rd November

To get you in the festive spirit or simply so you can get ahead with your handmade gifts, we have scheduled lots of fun project-based workshops for December.

Projects will include a knitted stocking for Santa to stuff, decorations to adorn your home and tree, and some great quick gifts including yarn-inspired jewellery and special presents for the little girls in your family (or their dollies, anyway).

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Plus for those of you who need to schedule some secret gift finishing, we will also have some BYO project sessions where you can get expert advice on those all important final touches.

Keep an eye out next week for more December details.

You can find our full class calendar on our website.
 
Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in by calling the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

We tease Anita sometimes about her passion for beige, but look at how beautifully these three neutral shades of Cascade Ultra Pima work in her Vera. This is a great little top for spring, and would be lovely over linen pants or flowing skirts.

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Arleen has been crocheting up a storm! She brought in a colourful selection of Rist Canyon Shawls in a selection of yarns and hues, including The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering and Pierrot’s Pont du Gard linen.

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Hot off Robin’s needles is this super cute Griffin by Georgie Hallam in some of our colourful Noro Taiyo.


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I couldn’t resist casting on a teeny shop sample in our new Indiecita 4-ply baby alpaca. The result was this sweet Eole, the soft ecru yarn livened up by a selection of colourful buttons.
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Inspiring your passion

Kelly


10.10.14

The weather doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind – hot one day, cold the next. Just the sort of weather that calls for a light wrap or cardi to throw on when the weather turns.

Lots of our customers have been whipping up gorgeous things to ward off the remaining chill. And we’ve introduced a little something special to tempt you … if you need it!

Indiecita

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We’re very excited this week to be launching Indiecita, our new line of super soft 4-ply baby alpaca.

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Baby alpaca is the most luxurious and lightweight of all alpaca yarns and is known for its warmth, softness and drape. It is ideal for baby knits, and for adult garments and accessories.

The term “baby alpaca” refers to the fineness of the fibre rather than the age of the animal. It comes from the first shearing of the alpaca, and is the softest grade of alpaca yarn.

Spun in Peru, Indiecita comes in a range of 18 stunning colours. To begin with, we have 14 in stock, but the remaining colours are on their way.

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Weight Fingering / 4-ply
Yardage 181 yards / 166 metres
Gauge 28.0 sts per 4 inches
Needle Size US 3 or 3.25mm
Composition 100% Baby Alpaca


Paulette by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne {knit}

Muscari by Mam’zelle Flo {crochet}

Slim Lines by von Hinterm Stein {knit}

Lina by Annette Petavy {crochet}

Maj-Tee by Tanja Loumai {knit}

Pixie Set by The Toft Alpaca Shop {crochet}

Gry by Lene Randorff {knit}

Margaux by Jill Wright {crochet}

Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker {knit}

Etheria by Julia Trice {crochet}

Dark Pearl by Carol Feller {knit}

Knitscene Winter 2014

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Knitscene Winter brings you 25 knitting patterns to keep you warm all winter, featuring Scandinavian-inspired knits, marled yarns, and an introduction to mosaic knitting.


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Featured designer Emma Welford delivers four exclusive patterns while Karen Templer takes us to Tolt Yarn and Wool in Washington.

They’ve also rounded up some lovely gifts to give knitters, and brand new winter yarns to keep your hands busy when you’re snowed in!

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Classes

We’re busy planning our November and December classes – watch this space for the launch of our exciting new class calendar!!

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It’s been a bumper week for finishing, with lots of our lovely customers popping in to show us what they’ve made.

One of our regular Tech Support students, Stacey had two great projects to share with us at class this week.

First up, a great quick knit (ideal for the gift giving season) – Present by Mademoiselle C in Jo Sharp Aran Tweed.

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And for a stunning splash of colour all year round, the Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery in Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.


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This project has been on my
To Knit list for a long time and seeing how beautiful this finished project is may be just the nudge I needed to finally cast on.

Our prolific friend Rachel has had her needles flying again! She dropped in yesterday with a bundle of finished projects.

Line Break certainly seems to be a popular project, with several of them popping up in store this month. Rachel has used our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering to create a light and airy wrap, perfect for taking the chill off summer’s air-conditioned interiors.


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A quick knit to add to the accessories pile for when Rachel leaves us for the US,
Dessau Cowl in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. A great project to give colourwork a go!


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A special knit for her teenage son, Los Muertos by Erssie Major in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.


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And finally, another hat to keep her noggin toasty and warm – Alize Hat by Elena Nodel in some stash yarn.

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Are there any statisticians out there? I’d be interested to know what the chances are of two customers bringing in finished projects in the same colourway of the same yarn on the same week.

Sue has recently finished Crossroads Pullover by Helene Rush in Noro Shiro.


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And Michelle, another of our Tech Support students, has just finished a Kimono Cardigan from
Noro Spring into Summer book.

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Last of all, I have a special finished project to add to the pile –  my school holiday knit for my eldest miss. She requested her very own Carousel by Georgie Hallam in a lovely icy blue shade of Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.

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Kelly


03.10.14

Did you survive the school holidays?

With only a couple of days before the little people head back to the classroom, now might be a good time to take a moment for yourself with the beverage of your choice and a good magazine.

It’s also at this time of year that I start to think about Christmas – there are only 82 days until the chubby one slides down the chimney, so it’s not too early to start planning for Christmas gifts.

Just as well that our favourite magazines think the same way! This month’s issues of Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet are packed with ideas for a handmade Christmas – both larger projects and quick little ones to get you in a festive mood.

My mum has already put her order in for some more of these lavender scented wardrobe sachets that I made her last year. They are based on an idea I saw in a Simply Crochet magazine and I have used our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in some bright cheery colours. (they would also work really well in our Pierrot Tours or Pont Du Gard linen)

She just loves seeing (and smelling them!) in her wardrobe.

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Mollie Makes

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This month’s issue of Mollie Makes features space-themed pinatas, woven jewellery, hooded velvet capes, patchwork blankets and much more, plus FOUR free gifts inside!

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Notice anything different about Mollie Makes this issue? Yep, it’s had a bit of a makeover. Read more in editor Lara Watson’s letter about the new look, which reflects more of our crafting passions, love of typography and creative lifestyle.

But that’s not the only new thing about this issue! You’ll notice it’s a little weightier – the result of bringing you eight paper designs in this issue without sacrificing the project and lifestyle pages inside.

Also inside this issue you’ll find a crochet flower frame kit, a set of free sentiment printables, and a Mittens and Gloves booklet including 3 Toft Alpaca patterns to knit and crochet.

On to the craft projects! Hit the scrap basket, or treat yourself to a stack of fresh fat quarters – it’s time to piece together a patchwork quilt! If you’re new to the craft you’ll be pleased to hear that this beginner quilt tutorial includes tips on gathering fabrics, cutting and arranging them, as well as making and adding binding. Go on, give it a whirl!

Among other craft tutorials, including a show-stopping comet pinata, crochet bobble hat by Kat Goldin, dinosaur embroidered hoop art, a patchwork camera bag and a hooded velvet cape, we’re stitching constellation coasters, painting galaxy nail art and wearing DIY galaxy t-shirts inspired by the cosmic trend.

What’s more, we meet super-blogger Meredith Crawford (aka One Sheepish Girl) and tour Rachel Essex’s home, filled with an eclectic array of treasures.

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Simply Crochet

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Simply Crochet is ready to meet the northern autumn with super-stylish woolly warmers, gorgeous garments and a stunning blanket.


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There’s a bumper collection of stylish woolly warmers in monochrome and mustard to hook for the whole family, including a pair of baby mittens, a pretty shawl and a fuzzy little trapper hat.

In her column this month, Lucy from Attic 24 is getting ready for autumn in her own way, sharing some of her favourite snug accessories with us.

Ready to take on a bigger project? Try your hook at a stunning swing coat, or make Kat Goldin’s beautiful blackberry jumper with textured stitches. There’s an amazing autumn blanket for you to get stuck into as well, with shades inspired by Istanbul.

And that’s not all – kit out your pad for Halloween with six fun projects featuring spooky neon ghosts.

If you’re all about the details then you’ll love our cute, heart-shaped elbow patches and sweet, Scandinavian-style cushion.

Plus, hook your very own mini-bower bird with your special kit, designed for us exclusively by Lucy of Attic 24, and get ready for Christmas with our mini collection of festive designs – sure to get you all fired up for creating a cool Yule.

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Mollie Makes Christmas

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Needles, yarn and sewing notions at the ready – it’s time to start your Christmas crafts!

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Crack on with your handmade gifts in the new Mollie Makes Christmas. This special edition brings you crochet, knitting, sewing and patchwork festive decorations and gift ideas.

Find easy-to-follow instructions to knit, crochet, sew, patchwork and cross stitch everything from hipster dolls to pompom slippers. There are more than 150 festive ideas to create a handmade Christmas including a chevron puff quilt, crochet snoods and Nordic nightscape cushions. Plus thrifty stocking-fillers to make from stash. There are delicious sweet treats too – perfect for last-minute gifts – and the cutest Christmas decorations for decking your halls Mollie Makes style.

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Back Issue Magazines

We have been doing a little spring cleaning over the holiday break and have just moved some more of the older issues of our magazines into our Back Issue category.

It’s a fabulous opportunity to pick up some inspiration at a great price.
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Classes

Three of our most popular workshops are back on the calendar in October. Spots for these are filling fast, so get in quick if they’re something you’ve been wanting to try.

Continental Crash Course

In Continental Knitting, you tension the yarn in your left hand, using smaller movements to make the stitches. Some people find that, with practice, this speeds up their knitting greatly, especially during long stretches of stocking stitch or ribbing.

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This course is aimed at students who are already comfortable with the “English Style” of knitting ie with yarn held in the right hand. Prior knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing is required.

During the class, Anita will teach you one way of forming the knit stitch and two different ways of making the purl stitch. She will also show you how to switch between the two in ribbing, and how to do the most common increases and decreases.

Saturday 11th October

1-4pm

$45.00

Crochet Market Bag

Just in time for lazy summer days at the beach, Derrin is back with her Crochet Market Bag workshop.

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Use our lovely cotton yarns to create a funky carry-all, perfect for throwing beach towel, book and sunnies in during the summer months. It’s also a great quick Christmas gift, particularly filled with a selection of goodies.

This workshop is suitable for intermediate crocheters.

Sunday 12th October

11am-2pm

$45.00

Introduction to Entrelac

Derrin’s spectacular entrelac throw always catches our customers’ eyes. And who can blame them – it is a real work of art!

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Entrelac is a technique which enables you to create interconnected squares without seaming. Combined with the long colour changes of our Noro yarns, you too can create a masterpiece of texture and colour.

Introduction to Entrelac is suitable for intermediate knitters.

Sunday 26th October

11am-2pm

$45.00

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

 Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Derrin has combined three colours of our Heritage Silk and Heritage Sock to wonderful effect in her Auri, highlighting the shifts from warm neutrals to soft blues and lavenders.


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Who’d have thought we’d be gushing over the cute factor of a fungus? But when it’s knitted out of Noro and adorning a teapot, how can we refrain?

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Liz has finished this glorious Wood Fungus in Noro Silk Garden and Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted.
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Also hot off Liz’s needles this week is a spectacular Line Break in a rich tangerine shade of our Ella Rae Lace Merino. (We can’t seem to keep Ella Rae on our shelves! It flys out of the shop as soon as it arrives…good thing there will be more very soon.)

Liz knitted an extra short row section and widened the mesh edging, resulting in a generously sized wrap.

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Labour Day Public Holiday

Just a reminder that Tangled Yarns will be closed on Monday 6th October,
due to the Labour Day holiday.

We will be back on deck on Tuesday.

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With the weather really starting to warm up and even our first summer storm this week, my projects have naturally segued into cotton and there is more on my crochet hook than my needles.

There is something about the warmer weather that makes me want to pick up our silky soft Cascade Ultra Pima. This is a sweet little cotton top requested by the elder of my little ones; the pressure is on to finish it quickly so she can wear it over the holidays.

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Jo Sharp

We are thrilled to be adding Jo Sharp’s new Mulberry Silk Georgette to our range.

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An exquisitely soft and luxurious yarn, Mulberry Silk Georgette is ideal for light and luxurious garments and accessories.

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Weight Sport/5ply
Yardage 180 yards / 165 metres
Gauge 25.0 sts per 4 inches
Needle Size US 3 or 3.25mm
Composition 75% Superfine Merino, 25% Mulberry Silk
Washing Instructions Hand wash in cool water

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GumDrop by JumperCablesKnitting {knit}

Spring Hat for Girls by Eva Unger {crochet}

Tropical Morning by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes {knit}

Alpa by Lady Colori {crochet}

Dorigen Cowl by Karen Robinson {knit}

Half Moon Shawl by A la Sascha {crochet}

Music & Lyrics by Carole Sunday {knit}

Umami Shrug by Anne Modesitt {crochet}

Abuku by Olga Buraya-Kefelian {knit}

Mentha Cardigan by Dora Ohrenstein {crochet}

Victoria by Amy Miller {knit}

Angela by Jerusha Robinson {knit}

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Our old favourite knit.wear has returned with a new look and a new name – knit.purl!

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The concept behind this special issue remains the same, however, focussing on simple, stylish, contemporary knit designs with fresh studio photography and interesting articles.

This issue explores striking knit-purl combinations, big gauges, bold colourwork, tailored sweaters, cool accessories and more. Michelle Hunter introduces us to “Navajo ply knitting,” an innovative technique that allows for quick changes between single and triple-strand knitting, and then we step into the world of New York Fashion Week with the work of a budding knitwear designer. Handknit designer John Brinegar brings us two exclusive designs and talks to us about his work, life, and favourite yarns.

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With many of our lovely yarns coming in skeins, we find having a ball winder and swift indispensable. It seems you all agree, as they seem to disappear almost as soon as a new shipment arrives!

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We have new stock this week of the beautiful timber umbrella swifts, metal umbrella swifts and Royal ball winders.

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Make It! Knits

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Interweave has just released Make it! Knits, which gathers together some of the best quick & easy knits from Interweave Knits and Knitscene magazines.

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Intentionally chosen for their heavier weight yarns – from worsted to bulky – these projects are for the beginner knitter or those who simply prefer quick and thick knits. The patterns comprise beginner and intermediate garments and accessories, and all of them include enough yarn information to make it easy to substitute from your stash.

Four articles focus on knitting pattern basics, knitting in the round, reading charts, and determining how much yarn you need for a project – valuable information for knitters of all skill levels.

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Clover
Our last delivery of the new larger size Amour Crochet Hooks sold out in record time! In funky fluoro colours, it’s not hard to see why these extra large sizes {6.5mm – 10mm} appealed.

Luckily we’ve received new stock this week, as well as a much needed top-up of all of our Clover hooks.

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Classes

There are still spots in a couple of the great workshops we have coming up:

Learn to Knit Socks – Cuff Down {knit}

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
4
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Derrin has her own beginner’s sock pattern which we use for our Learn To Knit Socks course -

Learn to Knit Socks Class Project

Today we are re-releasing a newly formatted version of the pattern, complete with some lovely new images.

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Market Bag {crochet}

Sunday 11am – 2pm
12th October

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You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

You may have spied a quick glimpse of this as a work in progress on our Facebook page a couple of weeks ago.

Today I am thrilled to share the finished project with you!

Alice has picked the most amazing selection of sweet colours in our Ultra Pima for her Blooming Flower Cushion.

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Kelly


19.09.14

We’re halfway through September already – is it just me, or is spring just flying by?

I know lots of you are working on your cardis and tops for our Spring Knit- and Crochet-along. Here at Tangled Yarns, we have had trouble deciding what to cast on – could it be because we still have one or two unfinished summerweight projects leftover from last year?

But they count too, don’t they?

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We might have cast on a couple of new projects as well…

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If you haven’t joined in already, there is still plenty of time. The Knit- and Crochet-long will run until the end of November.

Biggan Design

Our weekly top-up of Biggan has arrived, meaning our shelves are once again exploding with glorious colour. Even though the weather is warming up, there are plenty of projects that this versatile yarn is still ideal for.

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Clayoquot Toque by tincanknits {knit}

Sunday Shawl by The Little Bee ~ Alia Bland {crochet}

Garter Rib Baby Blanket by Orange Flower Yarn {knit}

Granny Bunting Triangles by Lucy of Attic24 {crochet}

Béguin de Printemps by Lili Comme Tout {knit}

Fantasy Blanket by Ana Contreras {crochet}

Seventh by Kelly Brooker {knit}

Frozen Flowers Pillow Cover by Lilla Björn Crochet {crochet}

Welted Fingerless Mitts by Churchmouse Yarn & Teas {knit}

Starflower Mandala by Zelna Olivier {crochet}

Stitch Pixie Bags
Yes, it’s that time again!

Our lovely Peta has provided us with a new shipment of beautiful Stitch Pixies. They don’t usually last past the weekend, so get in quick if you want one!

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Knit Pro

Ourneedle stocks are looking healthy again after a top-up from the supplier.

And just in time for school holidays, we’ve received some more pompom makers!

Anita made the Purple Pompom Teapot Monster with her kids last holidays… Here are some more great pompom-inspired ideas.

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Pompom-Edged Pillow by Bernat Design Studio {knit}

I heart pompoms hat by Karen Borrel {knit}

Free Peekaboos Bookworm Bookmark by Lorin Jean

Beanie with pompom by The Hobbyhopper {crochet}

Ella Rae

Spring is the perfect season for a light and lacy cardi or wrap in our super squishy Ella Rae Lace Merino. Luckily we’ve received a much-needed shipment, saturating our shelves with springtime brights and muted neutrals.
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HANABISI Cardigan by Syuri Sumomo {knit}

Morpho Shawlette by Cheri McEwan {crochet}

Aurantium Blossom by Alice Yu {knit}

Komorebi Scarf by Rae Blackledge {crochet}

G-scarf by Caillau Berengere {knit}

29-1 Crochet Motif Shrug by Pierrot {crochet}

Shades of Pale by Hanna Maciejewska {knit}

Ripple Lacy Scarf by Tiffany Schultz {crochet}

Rondelay by Jennifer Dassau {knit}

Lotus Sweater by Megan Granholm {crochet}

A few of my favourites from this batch….

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Classes

Tomorrow’s loom weaving workshop with the talented Ellie Beck has been very popular!

If you were thinking of joining in the fun, there is still one spot left.

WHEN: 12:30-4pm, Saturday 20th September

Booking is absolutely essential.
Unfortunately there will be no refunds for this workshop.

Book via Ellie’s website Deadwood Creative

There are still spots in a couple of the great workshops we have coming up:

Learn to Knit Socks – Cuff Down {knit}

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
4
th, 11th & 18th October

Market Bag {crochet}
Sunday 11am – 2pm
12
th October

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

When Maureen and Rachel heard that Linsey was being discontinued, they immediately snaffled enough to knit a Summer Flies each.

One in beautiful blue, and one in gorgeous pink…

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Rachel also finished a Fruit Salad Hat in delicious sorbet shades of The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering. Yum, it looks good enough to eat!

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Over the weekend one of our regulars, Terri, brought in this finished owl – Aloysius the African Flower Owlet Crochet Pattern, crocheted in a combination of Noro Taiyo Sock and Cascade Heritage Silk.

How cute is he?


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Andrea has been busy working on this stunning crochet ripple blanket as a gift for her parents. The colours of our Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted have worked so well together.


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I wore my linen Lineal Cardigan constantly last summer so thought I had better add another one to my rotation.

I actually started my Colour Block Cardigan by Chiaki Hayashi in our Pierrot Pont Du Gard last October, along with one of our lovely customers, Roslyn. She whipped hers up in next to no time, whereas I was terribly sidetracked.

The warmer weather enticed me to pick it up again and I am thrilled to be wearing it today!


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BrisStyle

Get up close and personal with Brisbane’s best independent artisans at Brisbane City Hall this Saturday at the monthly BrisStyle Markets.

Perfectly nestled on the ground floor next to the iconic Shingle Inn Cafe, the BrisStyle indie markets are a wonderful shopping experience for all lovers of locally crafted handmade goods.

Find homewares, vintage styled fashion, ladies and men’s clothing and accessories, children’s clothing, art, jewellery, beauty products and more as you wind your way through the boutique-styled stalls of contemporary independent artisans.

Relax with a traditional cup of tea and cake at the Shingle Inn and take in the historic surrounds of one of Brisbane’s best-loved landmarks, all in air-conditioned comfort.

Support local indie artisans and shop ethically at Brisbane’s most gorgeous destination for everything handmade.

9am-3pm

Saturday 20 September

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Kelly


12.09.14


In the Tangled Yarn-iverse, nothing signifies spring quite so much as our first delivery of colourful soft cotton. It quite literally makes our fingers itch to cast on lacey tops, lightweight cardis and beautiful scarves and shawls to add just a splash of colour.

Mollie Makes Home

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The third edition of Mollie Makes Home is out now, bringing you more inspiration from the homes of stylists, boutique owners and designer/makers.


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Take a peek inside beautiful spaces made quirky and individual with clever styling, handmade touches, and upcycled and salvaged furniture including Jane Schouten’s Netherlands home, Beth Smith’s crafty Cheltenham digs and Karolien van de Gaer’s home full of greenery, light and vintage treasures.


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What’s more, they share their favourite projects, including woven wall-hangings, patchwork pillows and crochet desk tidies.

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Simply Crochet
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Issue 22 of Simply Crochet has arrived!

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The latest issue is bursting with pretty designs and brand new crochet challenges. Get to grips with bobble stitches and make a gorgeous mint jumper, hook a lovely lacy shawl and transform your dining room with cheery rainbow ripples.
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There’s a workshop on seaming so you can really polish your finishing skills and then make a super-stylish doorstop at the end of it. The collection of bright office-chic accessories will help you embrace that September feeling and spruce up your workplace. Plus, you can add sweet handmade touches to your everyday work get-up with a lanyard made of mini grannies and a cute pompom bag charm.


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Need a project that’s a bit of a pick-me-up? You’ll have a tough time resisting Moss the puppy. He’s an adorable amigurumi dog who is destined for cuddling. There’s a colourwork birdie cushion that will put a smile on your face too, and a child’s tunic with a stitch pattern that’s really satisfying to work.

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There are some truly great reads this issue as well, so we suggest grabbing a cuppa and finding a comfy seat. Lucy from Attic 24 spills the beans on her crochet bag designs, we chat to top hooksters about their tips for teaching little ones to crochet, and share favourite crochet finds from Unwind Brighton. Plus, be sure to check out the beautiful diamond vest top in cool coral, the review of purse-friendly yarns and much, much more.

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Cascade

Earlier this week, we received our first delivery of our Spring/Summer favourite, Ultra Pima from Cascade Yarns.

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Our shelves are now stocked with almost 40 beautiful colours, from cool neutrals to luscious brights, to kickstart the Spring/Summer season.


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Ultra Pima

Blue Waters Vest by Diane Moyer {crochet}

Miami Beach Shawl by Vera Sanon {knit}

InfinityLoop Lace Circle Scarf by Accessorise by Accessorise {crochet}

Chinook Scarf by Ali Green {knit}

Crochet Vest – Cecilia Chemise by Jennifer Hansen {crochet}

Cinnie by Bonnie Marie Burns {knit}

The “Lakeshore” Women’s Tank Top by Jennifer Pionk {crochet}

Gilligan by Carol Feller {knit}

152-17 Amber by DROPS Design {crochet}

Regatta Tee by Olga Casey {knit}

Blossoming Bag by Sandra Paul {crochet}

The Simple Things

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Psst! Have a look at the cover of the latest issue of The Simple Things!

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Let September surprise you. Blousey blooms are back, pouffes return to the lounge, and garlic gets gorgeous. Even the adventures are small and midweek. Culinary wonders come courtesy of plump blackberries and ripe tomatoes. There are new notepads, new trousers, and new ways to pack your lunch.

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Signs of summer linger in recipes full of sunshine, holiday souvenirs and a lakeside retreat. The season is turning in The Simple Things.

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Selvedge

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From traditional warm woollies to avant-garde techniques, Selvedge’s September/October issue explores the many ways to create knitted and knotted textiles.

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Marvel at the colourful crochet playgrounds of Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, admire the ageless appeal of Catherine Andre’s knit collections and, as the V&A announce their forthcoming Alexander McQueen retrospective, Savage Beauty, Selvedge looks at tartan as symbol, stereotype and fashion staple.

With a focus on knit, it felt natural to head to Scotland but Selvedge bypasses the mainland to meet textile designers who inhabit some of the hundreds of beautiful offshore islands.

 
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Designer Knitting

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Student Leaders – San Francisco fashion students send their knitwear designs down high fashion runways, helping their careers take flight.

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Meg Swansen: Updating a classic – The story behind the revised edition ofKnitting Workshop.

Deborah Newton: Braid Parade – Newton’s plaited-cable project lets her imagination (and fingers) run wild.

Model Farming: Natalie Redding of Namaste Farms talks to Daryl Brower about sheep shearing, yarn making, social media, reality television and empowering women.

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Mollie Makes


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We have a hunch that you like paper and stationery as much as beautiful yarn and pretty fabrics
– just like us!

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Issue 44 of Mollie Makes puts paper crafts under the spotlight. An it’s-so-easy honeycomb tissue pompom DIY takes centre stage on this month’s cover, while inside you’ll find three bookbinding tutorials with marbled, leather and embroidered covers, as well as a Tea and a Chat withThe Papered Parlour.

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Other projects include crochet fruit paperweights (and trusty desk buddies), a his’n’hers knitted cowl pattern, easy-sew felt succulents and sweet embroidered cloud pillows from the newMollie MakesEmbroidery book. There’s also this month’s wishlist and current trend obsession, jungle wildlife, where more craft projects await. Sweet!

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Classes

It is not too late to sign up to this month’s Learn To courses but you need to be quick!

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Next week marks the start of our next round of Learn to Crochet and Learn to Knit courses. We still have some spaces left in:

Learn To Crochet

Thursdays 6pm – 8pm
18
th, 25th September & 2nd October

Learn To Knit
Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
20
th, 27th September & 4th October

Learn To Crochet
Sundays 1pm – 3pm
21
st, 28th September & 5th October

Some of our upcoming workshops with a few places available -

Learn to Knit Socks – Cuff Down {knit}

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
4
th, 11th & 18th October

Market Bag {crochet}
Sunday 11am – 2pm
12
th October

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or
email us
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On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Rachel has developed a soft spot for hats; this week she has finished this adorable Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat in Berocco Ultra Alpaca, topped with a fabulous multihued mega-pompom!

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Another of our regulars, Claudia brought in two finished crochet projects to show us this week. She has framed the pretty colours of Kibou in creamy white Canopy Fingering to create a Coco Cowl that’s perfect for early spring.

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The hint of sparkle in our Julien silk gives Claudia’s eponymous scarf a touch of summery glamour.

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Julia combined our Canopy Fingering with yarn from her stash in this lovely shawl, the result of theCurious Collective 2014 design- and knit-a-long.

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To keep her son’s violin teacher’s hands toasty when she’s playing, Anita has whipped up a pair of Et Frais fingerless mitts. The textured stitch pattern not only provides a warmer fabric, but is also great for highlighting the slight colour variation of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock.

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Anita fell for Suvi Simola’s Fold & Turn when it was first released and, despite our lack of a real winter, immediately cast on in a gorgeous neutral shade of Cascade 220 Superwash. It’s perfect for throwing on over a slouchy tee and boyfriend jeans for just a little extra warmth in the shop’s air conditioning.

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With the prospect of a beachside Christmas this year, Anita has started her planning early. Her starfish, worked in Pierrot Cotton Neat, are the beginning of a beach-themed Christmas garland in turquoise, lime & ivory.

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Hang on, what’s that Grandma Tree doing in there??


Earlier in the year I cast on
McIntosh and, in typical fashion, churned through the raglan increases, separated for the sleeves, worked about an inch of the body … and was then promptly distracted by other projects.

Last week, however, I decided it was just the right weight for this time of year when the middle of the days are glorious but the early mornings and late afternoons are still a tad chilly.

I was thrilled to have it off the needles and on the blocking boards yesterday.

I have used our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering in Orchid and Parakeet, and opted to add a more relaxed rolled stocking stitch band instead of the ribbed band and matching cuffs stipulated in the pattern.


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05.09.14

Sometimes it is all about the small things – as much as we love receiving massive shipments of yarn, we also take great pleasure in the smaller, handpicked items that make our knitting & crochet more enjoyable or add that perfect finishing touch.

This week we have lots of those small delights to share with you – from our favourite needles and maybe just the right button, through to our favourite stitch markers and some special new ones!

Addi

Another top-up from Addi has just arrived, filling some gaps we had in our Addi Turbo fixed range and adding more of the fast-selling Addi Sock Rocket Lace needles.

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Our weekly delivery from Biggan Design arrived on Sunday in a glorious burst of colour!

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GEMS

 It looks as though you all can’t get enough of our GEMS stitch markers! So many sizes and colours were out of stock, including everyone’s favourite, the mixed colour tins.


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Thankfully new stock has just arrived!


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Buttons

A much-needed delivery of buttons has hit the shelves, plus I couldn’t help adding some gorgeous new styles.

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Here is a small taste of the new stock…


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Stitch Markers

Through the store we have been lucky to meet an amazing range of creative makers, artists and talented people.

One of these is Lu from Wild About Yarn.

In addition to being a keen crocheter, Lu has a background in lampwork / glass blowing. On one of her visits to the store she was telling me about some very special stitch markers she had been making after several of her friends had been touched by breast cancer.

Feeling the need to do something to show she cared, she created these extra special Guardian Angel Stitch Markers with handmade lampwork beads.

These markers are not only great for knitting but also for attaching to your bag or keyring, and make a wonderful gift for that someone special who needs a little looking after.


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In addition to the Guardian Angel markers we also have a selection of fun marker sets including Owls, Skulls, Foxes, Ladybirds and Butterflies.


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Each set of stitch markers is unique and contains a selection of markers featuring some fun knitting words and pretty beads in addition to Lu’s handblown glass beads.

While the markers will technically fit up to a 10mm needle, we feel they are more comfortable up to an 8mm size.

Yarn Packs

So often we welcome new yarns to the store, but today we are saying goodbye to a summer favourite – Berroco Linsey.

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Unfortunately the supplier has decided to discontinue Linsey, so the stock we have is the last we will be able to get.

Last year, Rachel usedLinsey to whip up one of my favourite projects, a Solid Granny Square Bottom Bag.


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We all loved it so much that we have put together a selection of Yarn Packs of our favourite colour combinations.

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Classes
We were thrilled that you all loved our September and October class calendar, several classes have almost booked out already!

After a rest week next week, Leeanne is back with four Learn To courses -

Learn To Knit starting either Wednesday 17th September or Saturday 20th September

Learn to Crochet starting either Thursday 18th September or Sunday 21st

As usual there are plenty of exciting workshops planned over the next few weeks.

Introduction to Entrelac Workshop

Saturday 27 September, 12-3pm

1 x 3hr @ $45

One of our most popular workshops, the Entrelac Workshop provides a basic introduction to the technique. It is suitable for intermediate knitters.

Mapleton Workshop

Sunday 28 September, 11am-2pm

1 x 3hr @ $45

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The Mapleton workshop provides a basic introduction to reading both written and charted crochet instructions, shaping and finishing.

It is suitable for intermediate crocheters.

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

With our Spring KAL kicking off this week, there has been more starting than finishing this week!

Keep an eye out for more new FOs next time.

Loom Weaving Workshop

We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with the very talented Ellie Beck for our first loom weaving workshop.

Loom weaving is experiencing a well-deserved spot in the current crafts limelight.

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Come along and learn this wonderfully addictive craft, and make your own wall hanging artwork. Using botanically dyed yarns, handspun wools, metallic threads, vintage fabrics and other found materials, you’ll be guided to create a piece that celebrates your creative self.

In this workshop we will look at traditional stitches and techniques used in a modern way. Ellie will help you tap into your own creative voice and share her stories of conversing with materials to create your own unique work of art, rather than copying the trends.

You’ll go home with:

  • your own Australian-made wooden weaving loom

  • wooden weaving needles

  • a pair of sweet embroidery scissors

  • yarn to finish your weaving piece

  • instruction booklet

Ellie will have an assortment of yarns and materials to use, including her own plant-dyed yarns, homespun wool, silken and metallic threads, and special vintage fabrics as well as op-shopped yarns. These textures and colours will light creative fires for you and inspire amazing pieces of woven work and interesting conversations.

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WHEN: 12:30-4pm, Saturday 20th September

As the class is limited to eight participants, bookings are absolutely essential.
Unfortunately there will be no refunds for this workshop.

Book via Ellie’s website Deadwood Creative

Inspiring your passion

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We’re thrilled to see that there has already been a lot of interest in our Springtime KAL / CAL! There has been a lot of chatter online and in-store, with suggestions and project planning aplenty.

We have a pretty relaxed approach to -alongs here at Tangled Yarns. We want to make sure that anyone who wants to can join us, without worrying that the chosen pattern is not quite their thing or exceeds their comfort level, or that they are going to be rushed to finish in time (most of us here are working mums, so we know how hard it can be to squeeze time in for our passion!)

So simply pick a springtime cardi or top that takes your fancy, choose a yarn and cast on! You can, of course, use stash yarn but only projects that use yarn purchased at Tangled Yarns will be eligible for the prize draw on completion of the KAL / CAL.

We’ve started a thread in our Rav group for participants to discuss their intended projects and possible yarns / yarn substitutions, and to share WIP pictures. All of us here at TY will be popping in regularly, and will do our best to answer any questions you might have.

Some of our regulars have already been active on the thread and via email, with a few more fantastic suggestions for springtime projects:

Touch the Sky by Elena Nodel {knit}

Whispers by Veera Välimäki {knit}

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu {knit}

Flowery See-through V-neck by RichMore Designs {crochet}

… a hint of summer by Isabel Kraemer {knit}

Summer Haze by Simone Kereit {knit}

(Seems like a bit of a knit bias there – we’ll be anxious to see what crochet projects pop up in the thread!!)

Officially the KAL / CAL starts on 1 September and will run throughout Spring, but you can join us at any time.

Those participants who finish and post a photo of their FO in our Rav thread before midnight on 30 November will go into the running (via random number generator) for a fabulous magazine pack.

Pom Pom

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Few things are more gorgeous than the transition from summer to
autumn, especially for us knitters and crocheters.


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Pom Pom issue 10 reflects the spectacular colours of autumn, while paying homage to the folk traditions that inspire us every day.

This issue features nine patterns including three sweaters, a shawl, scarf, mittens, cowl and socks.


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Clover

We were delighted when our latest shipment from Clover arrived, not only because we desperately needed a top-up of our existing stock, but also because it contained the new, larger sized Amour Crochet hooks!

Now available in sizes from 6.50mm – 10.00mm with fluoro-coloured handles.

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As with the regular sized Clover Amour Crochet hooks, the handle is made from elastomer rubber, making crocheting extra comfortable. However these larger sizes have a plastic hook to keep the overall weight down.

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Milla Mia

A new delivery of Naturally Soft Merino has just arrived from MillaMia!

With a palette of colours ranging from the soft & subtle through to the bright & cheery there is a shade for everyone.

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Being a sport weight / 5ply yarn means that Naturally Soft Merino is an idea yarn for lighter weight projects through Spring.
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Abbee by Jessica McDowell {crochet}

Auri by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Maggie by Karen Borrel {knit}

Solid Granny Square + 3 Variations by Cherrym Klimbim {crochet}

Joy Horse by Bonne Wol {knit}

Convince Me Vest by Bebe Thomas {knit}

Reloved

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The new issue of Reloved is on sale now!

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Learn how to make the most of wine and fruit crates this month, plus a feature with specialists Baxter and Snow – recycled wooden wine boxes, alongside quilting techniques, button projects, upcycled fashion and kitchen updates.

We’ve got the wonderful Kirstie Allsopp and Superscrimpers’ Nicolette Lafonseca, advice from Clare from Create a Craft Business, furniture ideas from Debbie at Beautifully Boho and top tips on upcycled vintage pillowcases from Vicky at The Owl and the Accordion.

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Pierrot Yarns

Our first delivery of Summer yarns from Pierrot Yarns has just arrived – Cotton Neat.

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A heavier weight cotton in 24 stunning colours, Cotton Neat is perfect for all your homewares projects like washcloths, market bags and tableware.
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Rika’s College Tote Bag by Hannah Daley {crochet}

Little Facecloths by Oombawka Design {crochet}

The Almost Lost Washcloth by Julie Tarsha {knit}

Emily Placemats by Henna Huczkowski {crochet}

Mug Hug by Rebecca Gunderson {knit}

Dreaming of Granny Wall Hanging by Erin Black {crochet}

All Washed Up by Jill Arnusch {knit}

Interweave Knits Gifts

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The 2014 holiday issue of Interweave Knits Gifts offers the usual collection of delightful quick knits and artful accessories.


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His and hers hat variations, a children’s tea party, holiday decor, and loads of accessories – shawls, socks, hats, mitts, cowls, and more – fill out the patterns, while technique articles focus on unusual colourwork methods.

Get in the giving mood with these 34 exciting projects.


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Classes
We are super excited to be releasing our latest class calendar for September & October.

As always we have a range of classes, courses and workshop available, from our ever popular Technical Support Sessions through to our Learn To Knit / Crochet Courses and intermediate/advanced Workshops.

Tech Support with Anita continues on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Learn To Courses are on offer Wednesday, Thursday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays.

Derrin will conduct Tech Support sessions on select Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, plus Workshops over select Saturdays and Sundays.

Some of the Workshopson offer over the next 8 weeks –

Scooter by Deanne Ramsay

Acacia / Baby Acacia by Georgie Hallam

Mapleton by Deanne Ramsay

Cuff Down Socks by Derrin Berry

Market Bag by Derrin Berry

Plus some of our favourites have made it back on the calendar,
including our Entrelac and Continental Crash Course.

Thanks to the lovely designers for giving Tangled Yarns permission to teach our workshops based on their patterns. We have the highest regard for the talent of these designers and therefore strictly abide by copyright laws, which is why we ask our students to purchase their own copy of the pattern directly from the designers’ Ravelry store to bring along to the workshop.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us
tangled@tangledyarns.com.auif you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Surprisingly, I have been reasonably monogamous and have been almost exclusively knitting one project this month, Benton by Julie Hoover in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.

I was after a boxy shaped sweater and as soon as I spotted
Benton I knew that was the one (ok….it was the stripes that got me in!)


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The Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine was lovely to work with and the fabric is light, loose and lovely to wear – even with the weather starting to warm up.


Just in time for the warmer weather, Liz has finished a striking
Arianna in Ella Rae Lace Merino. This will be just gorgeous for topping many an outfit during Spring.

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Derrin has been busily knitting socks, finishing two lovely pairs in our Crazy Zauberball.

First up, a pair of her own design and secondly a pair of Very Vanilla Socks.

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