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
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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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Inspiring your passion

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
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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

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Kelly


29.08.14

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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22.08.14


In spite of winter’s last fierce gasp, we’ve been dreaming of spring – beginning to order our lighter weight cottons, browsing spring-inspired patterns and digging out some WIPs that have been languishing in our knitting baskets since the temperatures dropped.

There have been requests through our Ravelry Group and in store for another KAL / CAL.

As we’re very fond of a lightweight cardi to throw on over our summer dresses or a pretty top to go over linen pants, we thought that might be a good project for a Tangled Yarns Spring KAL / CAL.

We’ve put together a few pattern suggestions that have caught our eyes over the past weeks and months, but we’d love you to email us with any others you might have noticed.

We’ll publish your suggestions next week.

Surry Hills by Maria Magnusson {knit}

Jordan – sleeveless pineapple top by Vicky Chan {crochet}

Endearment by Hanna Maciejewska {knit}

SpliTTop by La Maison Rililie {knit}

Garden Party Sweater by Marlaina “Marly” Bird {crochet}

Tarry by Jennifer Dassau {knit}

Sardinia by Marie Wallin {crochet}

Low Tide Cardigan by tincanknits {knit}

Hepatica Cardigan by Rita C Taylor {crochet}

Grisaille by Elizabeth Helmich {knit}

Cadha by Caroline Murphy {crochet}

Milena by Ewa Durasiewicz {knit}

Addi

A much needed top up from Addi has arrived and our shelves are restocked with a wide selection of Addi Turbo fixed circular needles (30cm through to 100cm length), Sock Rocket needles (100cm and 120cm lengths), and the popular Click System Sets & individual tips / cords.

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Brown Sheep

Although we find our
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece is a popular choice all year round, it is certainly an even stronger favourite as it starts to warm up.

With the 80% cotton / 20% wool composition and extensive colour collection, it is a great transition yarn.

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Summer Road Trip Top by kraftling {crochet}

HINE by Kelly Brooker {knit}

All Shawl by Doris Chan {crochet}

Baby Sachiko Kimono Sweater by Erika Flory {knit}

Bexhill Tee by Vicki Brown {crochet}

Cherry by Anna Bell {knit}

Bluebird of Happiness African Flower Crochet Pattern by Heidi Bears {crochet}

The Fibre Company

Our collection of yarns from The Fibre Company would have to be up there as one of the most popular ranges we carry.

Dreaming of some spring projects, we have replenished three of our lighter weight Fibre Company yarns.

Meadow


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Freefall by Anne Hanson {knit}

Shawl of the Moirae by Lisa Naskrent {crochet}

Waterfall by Meghan Fernandes {knit}

In The Shade Top by Elena Fedotova {crochet}

Boo Humbug by Boo Knits {knit}

Ada – Lacy Shells Top by Vicky Chan {crochet}

Canopy Fingering


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Unruly by Linda Wilgus {knit}

Malinka by Lesley Packel {crochet}

Antarktis by Janina Kallio {knit}

Liala by Marie Wallin {crochet}

Beulah Cardigan by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark {knit}

Laura by Lily Go {crochet}

Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian {knit}

Pink Circles by Muraka Mari {crochet}

Road to China Light


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Belcarra Cardigan by Robyn Chachula {crochet}

Buttonwillow Wrap by Rosemary (Romi) Hill {knit}

Breda’s Cowl by Maura Kirk {crochet}

Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli {knit}

Drifting by Cecily Glowik McDonald {knit}

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Maureen has been making the most of the cold and dreary weather over the past few days, finishing two of her winter projects which I’m sure will keep her warm when she heads to Europe in November!

First up is Winter Trails hat by Alana Dakos in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
(This project languished for so long as Maureen had to work out where she was at in the pattern!)


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Smitten by her first, she turned out another Simple Sprinkles, also in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.


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It is such a great pattern, and nice and cosy in this yarn, not to mention a great stash buster. Maureen has used several Ultra Alpaca leftovers from her previous projects.

Kim has just finished another stunning shawl, You’re Beautiful in Ella Rae Lace Merino. I can’t wait until our next colourful shipment of Ella Rae Lace Merino hits the store; it is such a lovely yarn to work with and a great weight for the coming seasons.


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After seeing all of the amazing shawls that Kim knits, her son requested something for him. These socks are in our Zauberball and the pattern is Derrin’s, Learn to Knit Socks Class Project.


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After a few false starts with the cast on (loooooong cast on, laceweight yarn….eek!), Liz won the battle and finished this beautiful Baya by Mindy Wilkes in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock and Cashsilk Lace.

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Also off the needles for Liz (another of her holiday trip finished projects) is the bright and zingy Ashburn by Melanie Berg.


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Anita fell in love with Armande when she first saw it and thought it was a perfect match for the sunny yellow Ultra Alpaca that she’d been eyeing. It’s finally come together as a lovely slouchy cardi, just perfect for these final days of winter.

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Valley Fiesta

This weekend is the Valley Fiesta, so don’t forget to check out possible road closures if you’re heading in to see us!

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Another week has flown by and we find ourselves at Newsletter Friday once again!

We have new inspiration to share with several hot off the press magazines plus deliveries of yarn & needles.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Interweave Knits

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The Fall issue of Interweave Knits packs in a lot of knitting – cables, collars, pockets, textures, colourwork, lace and more!

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In rustic tweeds and luxe blends, a nod to menswear throughout the collection makes for sporty outerwear and tailored classics.

Learn about fisherman’s rib, Clara Parkes’ new yarn company, and more.

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Noro

This week we have had another of our regular Noro deliveries. A few different Noro lines including Shiro, Kibou & Silk Garden have been topped up.


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(Keep an eye out for the new stock of Silk Garden, as it will hit the shop after Saturday’s entrelac workshop!)

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Color Theory Cowl by Xandy Peters {knit}

Jango by Svetlana Volkova {knit}

Oveja by Ana Luisa Galvan {crochet}

Flower Scarf by Irina Poludnenko {knit}

Kibou

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Quaker Yarn Stretcher Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft {knit}

Frostyflakes Scarf/Wrap Superpattern by Vashti Braha {crochet}

Frosty Flakes Scarf / Wrap by Vashti Braha {crochet}

Dreamcoat Wrap by Daniel Yuhas {knit}

 
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The Simple Things

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Take a break this weekend with the latest copy of The Simple Things.

What most of us want is a holiday we remember – that secret cove we had to ourselves on a sunny day, the simple salads we rustled up for lunch, the holiday home we wished was ours.

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The little things stay with us too; that brilliant pair of flip-flops we wore every day, having the time to watch a bee gather nectar or a spider weave a web.

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Knit Pro

After several Learn To Courses over the last few weeks we were in desperate need of a Knit Pro top up.

New stock has now arrived, including stock of our Karbonz fixed circular needles and our full range of interchangeable tips and cables.

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Mollie Makes

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Issue 43 of Mollie Makes has arrived in all its groovy glory!

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Topping the craft chart this month while keeping our desks spick and span are The Mollies. Plug in to their making melodies and whip up our brand new trends projects including watermelon heels and party pineapple stirrers.

Our pick of the props is Debee Ruiz’s yarn tassels, so versatile we’ve found four ways to spruce up everything from photographs to gift wrapping with ‘em. More yarn projects include the crochet fedora, chuck-it-all-in crochet clutch and crochet cherries.

We also meet expert weaver, Maryanne Moodie who tells us more about her yarn of choice and the creative process behind her woven wall hangings. While swooning over the breathtaking textures, try the technique and upcycle your chair with a woven seat by April Rhodes.

Other projects include: a quilted board game, hand-printed pennant flags, and leather luggage tags for your summer adventures.

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Cascade

Our final winter delivery from Cascade has just walked through the door.

This delivery includes many of our most popular colours that have long been on back order. We will be processing and clearing as many backorders as possible; however Cascade has advised that a few colours are still on the way from the mill and should arrive in the coming weeks.

We have also topped up our super popular 220 Superwash Worsted and a few of our other fast movers from Cascade.

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Simply Crochet

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Take on a new crochet challenge with the latest issue of Simply Crochet.

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It’s packed with 28 sunny makes, including top designer Kat Goldin’s beautiful, vintage-style cardi in a golden mustard shade – fantastic. Learn how to make Solomon’s Knot stitches, give colourwork a go and make a gorgeous Tunisian crochet shopping bag.

In the mood for something sweet? Hook a tasty doughnut pincushion, and let your pins form the sugary sprinkles. There’s a pair of adorable baby sandals to stitch, too, and you can makeover a little one’s room in a jiffy with our collection of oh-so-pretty patchwork pentagon makes.

We’re making the most of the sunshine this month, turning our garden into a crafty paradise with colourful crochet cushions, plant hangers, tiles and more, all inspired by Morocco. Plus, there’s a length of playful ice cream bunting to hang outside and a delicate motif that’s just perfect for handmade table linen.

Lucy from Attic24 waxes lyrical about vibrant crochet mandalas as she gears up for this year’s Yarndale festival, we find out how a community came together to crochet their city, and we learn more about Sarah Hatton’s passion for crochet and her excitement for the Handmade Fair in September.

Plus, make sure you don’t miss our super cute amigurumi dinosaur duo, retro cushion project and free owl key ring kit. Get stitching.

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Classes

The last of our upcoming workshops for August!

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Morten workshop {crochet}

Sunday 31
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11am – 2pm
$45 per person plus supplies

Basic introduction to reading both written and charted crochet instructions, shaping and finishing.

Intermediate/advanced level

A new round of Learn To courses begin next week – if you’re keen to pick up the hook or needles, there are still places available!

Learn To Knit

$75 per person plus supplies (3 weeks @ $25 / week)

Wednesdays 20th, 27th August & 3rd September 12 noon – 2pm

Thursdays 21st, 28th August & 4th September 6pm – 8pm

Sundays 24th, 31st August & 7th September 1pm – 3pm

Basic introduction to knitting.

Beginner level

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Learn To Crochet

$75 per person plus supplies (3 weeks @ $25 / week)

Saturdays 23rd, 30th August & 6th September 1pm – 3pm

Beginner level

Finally, in addition to our regular technical support classes,
we are running an additional session with Derrin next Saturday.

Tech Support Session {Knit & Crochet}
Saturday 23rd August
1pm – 3pm
$25 per person plus supplies

Technical assistance for your Knit & Crochet projects.

Intermediate level


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

Gae has just finished a stunning Chadwick by Stephen West in a some stash yarn from Canada and our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.

I love this colour combo!

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Maureen has three stunning projects to share with us this week. Her needles really must fly….


Pebble Beach Shawlette by Helen Stewart in some stash Malabrigo Sock.


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Camilla Shawl
by Gina House in our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.


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Elise One Ball Scarfette
in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

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Kelly


08.08.14


August is always a funny time of year in Brisbane with the promise of a season change in the air.

Even though it has been warmer this week, we will no doubt have that final cold snap accompanied by the blustery winds, just in time for the Ekka next week.

As winter draws to an end, we are super busy behind the scenes organising the season change at Tangled Yarns – ordering new spring yarns plus planning a new round of classes and workshops.

The shop has been buzzing this week!

We have had a mixture of classes, workshops, shopping, knitting, crochet plus we were lucky enough to have a visit from two lovely designers – Helen Stewart from Curious Handmade and Deanne Ramsay from Addydae Designs.

Biggan Design


We have received not one, but
two deliveries of Biggan Design DK Merino this week!

No doubt it will continue to fly off the shelf to become colourful creations.

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Biggan Design DK Merino

Quail Run by Taiga Hilliard Designs {knit}

Quick Classy Cowl by Daina Mickus {crochet}

Zephyr by Allison Britt {knit}

Floreal Dreams by Deanne Ramsay {crochet}

Georgie Baby Blanket by Helen Stewart {knit}

Happy Harlequin Blanket by Susan Carlson {crochet}

Mixed Wave Cowl by Sybil R {knit}

Voyages Beanie by Shara Lambeth {crochet}

Men’s Socks for Giving Away by Purl Soho {knit}

Skyping Beanie by Halldora J {knit}

Stitch Pixie Bags
Our monthly delivery of Stitch Pixie bags, hand sewn by the lovely Peta, has arrived.

Snap yours up quickly – they rarely last past the weekend!

 
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Designs by Tangled

When we first launched the super squishy MillaMia back in April this year, I immediately knew that it would be ideal for the sister pattern toLittle Set of Stripes.

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Over the months I have been squeezing in some tinkering with the patterns – some knew exactly what they wanted to become, others had a few false starts and some knitting, ripping & knitting.
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Little Set of Dots – a set of baby hats that all share a sweet dotty theme.

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Classes

Our current Class Calendar will come to an end towards the end of August. In the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing the next round of classes for September and October, so if there is anything that you would love to see on the schedule please let us know!

Rounding off August we have a selection of Tech Support Sessions, Learn To Knit / Crochet Courses and Workshops.

Entrelac workshop {knit}

Saturday 16th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies

This workshop provides an introduction to the technique of entrelac, which enables knitters to create interconnected squares. Combined with the long colour changes of our Noro yarns, you can create a masterpiece of texture and colour.

Intermediate level

Blooming flower workshop {crochet}

Sunday 17th August
11am – 2pm
$45 per person plus supplies

The Blooming Flower workshop provides an introduction to three-dimensional crochet by working this delightful multi-layered flower cushion.

Intermediate level

Tech Support Session {Knit & Crochet}
Saturday 23rd August
1pm – 3pm
$25 per person plus supplies

Technical assistance for your knitting and crochet projects.

Intermediate level

September Stole workshop {knit}

Saturday 30th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies

Take on the challenge of knitting this beautiful laceweight stole!

Intermediate/advanced level

Moreton workshop {crochet}

Sunday 31st August
11am – 2pm
$45 per person plus supplies

Basic introduction to reading both written and charted crochet instructions, shaping and finishing.

Intermediate/advanced level

Learn To Knit

$75 per person plus supplies (3 weeks @ $25 / week)

Wednesdays 20th, 27th August & 3rd September 12 noon – 2pm

Thursdays 21st, 28th August & 4th September 6pm – 8pm

Sundays 24th, 31st August & 7th September 1pm – 3pm

Basic introduction to knitting.

Beginner level

Learn To Crochet

$75 per person plus supplies (3 weeks @ $25 / week)

Saturdays 23rd, 30th August & 6th September 1pm – 3pm

Beginner level


You can find our
full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes and workshops.

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


Julia popped in late this week with a beautiful Pebble Beach Shawlette, knitted up in our deliciously soft Road To China Light.

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Rachel has been loving our Fibre Company yarns. Her latest masterpiece is this gorgeous Pei, worked in two shades of Acadia.

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Liz used her recent road trip to whip up a couple of Loani Prior’s wonderfully colourful tea cosies – a Tibetan Tea Warrior in a combination of Kibou and Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted
 
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… and a Pot Sock Frock and Petticoat, in Silk Garden Sock and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport.
 
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Ekka Day Public Holiday

Tangled Yarns will be closed for the People’s Day public holiday
on Wednesday 13
th August.

Our online store will be trading as usual, with all orders sent out on Thursday.

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Kelly


01.08.14


The other day I saw blossom on a jacaranda – a sure sign that spring is in the air. And while I felt a tingle of anticipation for all the lovely lightweight springtime knitting and crocheting to come, there was also a twinge of disappointment that this year’s winter has been so brief.

Surely it’s not only me who is still hoping for a few cold days during August?

More and more, my thoughts are turning to which yarns to stock for the spring and summer months. From this month, we’ll start pulling back on ordering our heavier weight yarns in preparation for our spring stock, so now’s the time to stock up if you still have some cold-weather knitting and crocheting planned!

Enchanted Knits

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Enchanted Knits will charm every knitter with 27 magical projects inspired by your favourite fairy tales.


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Ordinary in the Extraordinary:Anyone can be enchanted by an encounter with magic – an innocent child, a noble passerby, a daring knitter.

Sinister:A spine-tingling tale, a scaly creature, a jealous interloper – the stuff of sleepless nights.

The Classics:Stories passed down through the ages, as familiar as old friends (or fears), honed like knitting needles.

Nature’s Magic:The gleaming moon, a glowering tree, a furtive fox – the earthly sources of fairy stories.

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Botanical Knits

Earlier this week we were thrilled to received several heavy boxes from the lovely Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.

As long-time fans of Alana’s designs we couldn’t resist stocking up on her latest books – Botanical Knits & Botanical Knits 2.

The Botanical Knits books incorporate the natural beauty of plant life into 12 elegant garments and accessories.

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Botanical Knits, the first book in the series, includes four sweaters for every occasion, a stylish cloche, a matching pair of textured socks and mittens, and an elegant leaf-bordered wrap.


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In the follow-up collection,
Botanical Knits 2, travelling cables, organic textured stitches, and lacy stitch patterns make a reappearance. Each botanically inspired piece offers charted and written pattern instructions that are easy to follow and fun to knit.

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Zauberball

A box full of wildly inspirational colour arrived late this week! We’ve topped up in our popular Zauberball, perfect for stripey socks, colourful scarves and, of course, teapot cosies!

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Shetland Ruffles by Kieran Foley {knit}

Boteh Scarf by Kathy Merrick {crochet}

Vertizontal by General Hogbuffer {knit}

Crocheted Lace Triangular Shawl by Lisa Gentry {crochet}

Cars on Lombard by Ursa Major Knits {knit}

Schultertuch / Dreieckstuch by Orchideeflower {crochet}

Circle Socks by Anne Campbell {knit}

Comet by Tanja Osswald {crochet}

Stripetastic by Susan Ashford {knit}

Sun-squares” neck warmer by Virkpia – Pia Lindén

Wraptor by Jeny Staiman {knit}

Crocheted Ruffled Scarf by Lila Agnew {crochet}

Sectores Scarf by Bex Hopkins {knit}

Selvedge


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This issue of Selvedge tells a tale of colourful, patterned textiles. We visit Mexico where the rebozo represents both function and beauty.

With British Folk Art coming to Tate Britain, we find out how this type of art stretches traditional definitions and offers new types of creativity. Our articles on Peggy Angus, and Lesley Jackson’s survey of the history of block printing, show how fresh and modern patterns from the 50s still look.

And for stories of folk-inspired fashion, turn to the work of Stella Jean and Susanne Bisovsky whose glorious collections draw on a diverse ranges of people and places.

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 Cascade

A small shipment of our heavier Cascade yarns arrived this week, comprising primarily customer orders plus top-ups of some popular colours.

Our final orders for the heavier weight yarns from Cascade will be going in over the next few weeks, and then our attention will turn to some lovely spring yarns!


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Reloved

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It’s an exciting issue as the Reloved team present their Budget Special – complete with a beautiful set of fabric-covered buttons.


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The August issue has got a whopping 37 craft projects to inspire you, including some favourite uses for washi tape, customised shoes, upcycled pallets and fruit crates, how to turn old spoons into jewellery and accessories, plus an interview with a large-scale upcycler, design inspiration from a gorgeous French Farmhouse and much more!

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Classes


Bookings for our next round of Learn To Courses have been flowing in
plus the last of our winter workshops are coming up soon!

Several workshops have a few places left but be sure to book fast.


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Blooming flower workshop

Sunday 17th August
11am – 2pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate level

The Blooming Flower workshop provides an introduction to three-dimensional crochet by working this delightful multi-layered flower cushion.

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Entrelac workshop

Saturday 16th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate level

This workshop provides an introduction to the technique of entrelac, which enables knitters to create interconnected squares. Combined with the long colour changes of our Noro yarns, you can create a masterpiece of texture and colour.

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September Stole workshop

Saturday 30th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate/advanced level

Take on the challenge of knitting this beautiful laceweight stole!

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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

Rachel has been busy with some gift knitting, fresh off the needles -Bring It On Baby Blanket by Anna & Heidi Pickles in a stunning selection of colours from our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky collection.


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Continuing to build her accessories stash for an upcoming move to a colder climate, Rachel has also finished two great cowls.

Simple Sprinkle by Veera Valmaki in some natural tones of our Fibre Company Acadia.


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(oops…I was supposed to be knitting along with Maureen and Rachel, best I get cracking on my project!)


Plus a super squishy
Clary Cowl by Sara Gresbach in our luscious Fibre Company Organik. Finished off with one of my favourite buttons!

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Back when we first pre-ordered our Botanical Knit 2 books Anita was taken by the Life Cycle pattern. She couldn’t wait to cast it on in our
Noro Shiro and what perfect timing – it was finished this week, just as our shipment of books arrived!

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Our lovely Derrin has had her hook flying and recently whipped up this beautiful
Augusta Shawl by Andrea Mules in our Zauberball.


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This isn’t the first time that Derrin has crochet Augusta, just goes to show you how you can achieve a vastly different look from the same pattern by simply changing the yarn.

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Kelly

25.07.14


We are fast approaching the end of July, with the traditional wild winter winds of August yet to arrive!

My needles and hooks are busy trying to squeeze out some last-minute woollies to combat the remaining weeks of winter but I must admit my mind is already starting to think about Spring.

As always at Tangled Yarns, we plan our season changes with great excitement, gradually slowing the heavier weight yarn deliveries during August and beginning to launch lighter weight Spring lines over September.

If you still have some wnter projects in your queue, now is the time to stock up on those yarns before they run out the door!

Milla Mia

Our favourite sport weight / 5ply yarn, Milla Mia, is back with an expolosion of colour!

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Naturally Soft Merino

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Kudzu Shawl by Rachel Henry {knit}

Boho Stars by Sandra Paul {crochet}

Kina by Muriela {knit}

Crochet Ajour Shawl by A la Sascha {crochet}

Wee Envelope by Ysolda Teague {knit}

CrochetFlowerNecklace #2 by ChabeGS {crochet}

Forza Scarf by Laura Nelkin {knit}

Clover

 With three Learn to Crochet courses starting this week, we have stocked up on our popular Clover hooks in all sizes.

Both our Clover Soft Touch & Clover Amour have been replenished.

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Biggan

Biggan’s bright palette is as popular as ever, with the shelves emptying almost more quickly than we can restock them!

Luckily we have received a new shipment this week, and our shelves are burgeoning with colour once more.

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DK Merino

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Everyday Boots by Mellony Bester {crochet}

Amaro by Thea Colman {knit}

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

Batman Peysa / Batman Sweater by Lilja Sigurðadóttir {knit}

Call The Midwife Inspired Baby Blanket by Little Monkeys Crochet {crochet}

Belle Isle by Heidi Atwood-Reeves {knit}

Bubblegum Shawl by ACCROchet {crochet}

Neato by JumperCablesKnitting {knit}

Ruby Hexagon Blanket by Nova Seal {crochet}

Pinkyotto Sweater by Boadicea Binnerts {knit}

Jo Sharp

Why does a nice tweedy yarn seem so much cosier?

This week we’ve had a top-up of Jo Sharp’s delicious Silkroad Tweed in both weights.

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Silkroad Aran Tweed

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Munin & Hugin by Blackbird McKinsey {knit}

Woodland Slouchy by Marken of The Hat & I {crochet}

Clear Lines Pullover by Ela Torrente {knit}

Mini Rings of Change by Frank O’Randle {crochet}

Adams Multi Way Wrap by Alicia Plummer {knit}

Eloise Cowl Capelet by Diane Serviss {crochet}

157-37Autumn Stroll by DROPS Design {knit}

Ally Scarf by Sincerely Pam {crochet}

Calluna by Annis Cordy {knit}

Silkroad DK Tweed

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Sprig Cloche by Alana Dakos {knit}

Carmine Cropped Cardi by Robyn Chachula {crochet}

Ashore by Laura Aylor {knit}

Glaucus Shawl by Benjamin Krudwig {crochet}

Umberto by Sarah Ronchetti {knit}

Ziggety Scarf by Laurinda Reddig {crochet}

Muriwai by Paula Henley {knit}


Classes


This week saw the commencement of a new round of Learn To courses, including our new Wednesday daytime course.

If you missed out this time, don’t forget we have another round of courses beginning next month. So far there are still plenty of spots, but they are filling fast!

For those looking for a little more of a challenge, we have lots of exciting workshops planned over the winter months!


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Blooming flower workshop

Sunday 17th August
11am – 2pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate level

The Blooming Flower workshop provides an introduction to three-dimensional crochet by working this delightful multi-layered flower cushion.

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Entrelac workshop

Saturday 16th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate level

This workshop provides an introduction to the technique of entrelac, which enables knitters to create interconnected squares. Combined with the long colour changes of our Noro yarns, you can create a masterpiece of texture and colour.

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September Stole workshop

Saturday 30th August
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies
Intermediate/advanced level

Take on the challenge of knitting this beautiful laceweight stole!

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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

There’s a lucky baby out there! Simone has used the softest Berroco Ultra Alpaca for a classic version of In Threes: A Baby Cardigan, finished with the sweetest butterfly buttons.

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She also knitted this lacy Welcome Baby Blanket in a lovely neutral shade of Cascade Ultra Pima.

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Maureen has knitted up the perfect antidote to cold hands – Part Deux Mitts in scrummy soft MillaMia.

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Quite a few of us were taken with Veera Välimäki’s Simple Sprinkle, but Maureen has finished hers before some of us have even cast on!! She used five shades of our Acadia to create her multidirectional stripey cowl.

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18.07.14


With the little people back at school, we’ve been picking up temporarily set-aside projects and thinking about what else needs to “fall” onto our needles and hooks.

Luckily we’re not alone. Lots of our customers have been in this week, picking up supplies and planning new projects.

And with a new round of ‘Learn To’ courses starting next week, there are a whole new crop of knitters and crocheters about to catch the bug!

Cascade

Another welcome delivery from Cascade has plumped our shelves with lovely yarns in all shades of the rainbow (and a few more besides).

Socks are always a popular project when the mercury drops, and we’ve received a much-needed injection of sock yarn to keep your toes cosy.

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Several of our other Cascade yarns have also been replenished.


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220 Superwash Worsted

Child’s Classic Raglan Pullover by Jane Richmond {knit}

Berruti by Wendy Neal {knit}

Fiorella by Deanne Ramsay {crochet}

Hudson Bay Inspired Crib Blanket by Purl Soho {knit}

Fallen Leaves Slouch Hat by Tamara Kelly {crochet}

Crochet a Slouchy Beanie by Olivia Kent {crochet}


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128 Superwash

Fisherman’s Farrow Rib by Lara Schmidt {knit}

Braided Crocheted Scarf by Kristi VerHage {crochet}

Hip To Be Square Blanket by Jennifer Braico {knit}

Relativity by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Bristol’s Cowl by Bristol Ivy {knit}

Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket by Purl Soho {crochet}


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Heritage Sock & Heritage Paints

Socks on a Plane by Laura Lnneman {knit}

Persian Dreams by Jenise Reid {knit}

Skinny Winnie by Jeanette Sloan {crochet}

Groovy Socks by Caroline Hegwer {knit}

Sideways Pebble Shawl by A la Sascha {crochet}

Love Letter by Hayley Wynne {knit}

Mollie Makes

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Clear your craft tables, Mollie Makers – issue 42 has arrived!


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Mollie Makes 42 calls for tea time treats with a bloomin’ lovely knitted tea cosy tutorial, bespoke bunting, three FREE gifts and more.

Dip into the selection of DIYs, tutes and project ideas starting with a show-stopping knitted tea cosy pattern.

Mollie Makes 42 includes a mini booklet filled with eight pompom fashion and home DIYs. Don’t forget your free drawstring pouch kit! Embroider and sew Jenny’s exclusive Sublime Stitching anchor motif into a coastal-cool keepsake.

Also in Mollie Makes 42 rediscover the art of marbling. Yes, it’s back and it comes with a twist.

And what better way to transport your crochet and knitting projects than in a crisp, handmade backpack. There is a full tutorial on how to make a backpack that’ll outshine what’s available on the high street.

Other projects in Mollie Makes 42 include a gold leather and neon pompom necklace; caravan-shaped cushions for happy campers; crochet rattles for tiny tikes and more.

Enjoy the issue!

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Designer Knitting

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Grab a copy of Designer Knitting Early Autumn andimmerse yourself in fab fibre and fall in love with romantic cardis, handsome accessories, cool retro ease and red hot nautical colours!

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The Craft Yarn Council has collected scientific evidence that shows what we’ve always believed is true: knitting, crochet and other needlecrafts can help keep you healthy – and sane.

Meet dyer extraordinaire Laura Bryant, founder of Prism Yarn, on the eve of the company’s thirtieth anniversary.

Plus how a fifteen-year correspondence helped preserve Scottish kilt-hose patterns for future generations, and choosing a hood shape that will flatter you and your pattern of choice.

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The Simple Things

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Issue 25 of our favourite weekend read, The Simple Things, has just arrived.


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Have an adventure with impromptu picnics and nature forays.

Learn how to be a more mindful cook and enjoy cake recipes from Brazil and Italian ices.

Listen, can you hear the sound of summer?

It’s the hum of the big old bumblebee, busy about your roses, and the hoot of the barn owl. It’s the sound of friends munching buttery sweetcorn and slurping homemade lemonade (if you can hear it above the ripples of laughter).

And, if you stand very still, you’ll hear the rustle of a field of wheat and the splash of a stream tumbling about your toes.

You’ll hear your own sigh of contentment.

You’ll hear the sound of The Simple Things.

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Simply Crochet

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Don’t miss Simply Crochet issue 20, with beachy makes for your home, a retro-style bikini, kitty creations for luxe travelling, and an exclusive blanket by Nicki Trench. You’ll also find Joanne Scrace’s cardi in yummy hand-dyed yarns, a beautiful sun hat, Emma Varnam’s beach hut and more.

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Before you set off, stock up on the essentials – hook a sun hat, a stripy sunglasses case and a collection of pretty kitty travel accessories. Heading to a festival? Catch guest columnist Matthew Spiers’s musings on festival crochet must-dos.

Bring a bit of the beach inside with Emma Varnam’s wonderful beach hut doorstop, or decorate your home with pretty shell makes. There’s a 1940s-inspired nautical bikini to be made, too, and this month’s vintage find is a gorgeous bit of swimwear.

If you’re not sure what to hook while you’re away, check out Lucy from Attic 24’s guide to exactly that. Then why not get started on Nicki Trench’s exclusive summer blanket, a light and lacy scarf, or a cute radish brooch?

And that’s not all. Learn about amigurumi from the experts, tackle Tunisian crochet, and indulge in gorgeous hand-dyed yarn to make Joanne Scrace’s beautiful cardigan. Plus, read about record-breaking crochet, make pretty party chains, a Frank & Olive dress and more.

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Noro

After being almost totally wiped out of Noro over recent weeks, we breathed a sigh of relief when we received a huge delivery, full of the colour that Noro is so well known for.

We have new stock of 10 colours in Taiyo, our most popular colours of Kibou have been replaced and, just in time for Sunday’s Entrelac workshop, a lovely stash of Silk Garden (the Silk Garden will hit the shop after the workshop).


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Taiyo

Snowdrop Shawl by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Pioneer Braid Scarf by Catherine Ryan {knit}

Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond {knit}

Sundae Slouch Hat by Erica Jackofsky {knit}

Classes


After another three extremely busy weeks of classes and workshops we are having a small breather with a
‘rest week’ this week before starting a new round of Learn To courses, including our new Wednesday morning class.

Unfortunately our Learn To Knit has already filled up for this month (make sure you are quick to sign up for next month!) but we do have a couple of spots left in our Learn To Crochet courses.


Learn To Crochet

Wednesdays 12noon – 2pm
23/07, 30/07 & 06/08
or
Thursdays 6pm – 8pm
24/07, 31/07 & 07/08
or

Sundays 1pm – 3pm
27/07, 03/08 & 10/08



This is a beginner’s course where we introduce you to all the basics of crochet – how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet, increase, decrease and how to read a simple pattern.

Cost

$75.00 per person
(3 week course)
plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginner’s course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Supplies
100g of DK / 8ply
or
100g of worsted / 10ply cotton yarn
(smooth, no novelty, as you need to see your stitches)

4.00mm or 4.5mm hook
(depending on your selected yarn and your gauge)
wool darning needle
scissors


The shop will be full of colour this Sunday with our booked-out Entrelac Workshop. If you missed out this time, we have another scheduled for Saturday 16thAugust.

Saturday 16
th August ~ Entrelac Scarf (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of entrelac.

Intermediate Level: must have competent knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl)


Cold feet?
Our Toe Up Socks course starts next Sunday 27
th July.

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Sunday 27th July, 3rd & 10th August ~ Toe-Up Socks(Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of sock knitting from the toe-up.

Intermediate / Advanced Level: must have competent knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl, increasing) and be comfortable knitting small diameters in the round (using DPNs, magic loop or 2 circulars)


For our crochet enthusiasts we are taking flowers global with two vibrant workshops – Japanese Flowers & African Flowers!

Saturday 2nd August ~ Japanese Flower (Crochet)

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Basic introduction to crocheted motifs and joining as you go.

Intermediate Level: must have a confident level of basic crochet skills (chain, double, treble)


Thursday 7th August ~ African Flower / Hexagons (Crochet)

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Basic introduction to crocheted motif, joining motifs in mattress stitch or as you go.

Intermediate Level: Must have a confident level of basic crochet skills (chain, double, treble)


(Please note – students must purchase patterns from the designers
Ravelry stores prior to each workshop)

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

It’s been a busy week for finishing and we’ve got quite a variety of projects to show off!

Bryn finished the cutest little Bunny Girl in a DottyDress, shown chilling out on our front table.

I won’t be showing this to my girls!
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Apparently Bunny has a wardrobe of beautiful new dresses already on the needles…

Alice finished the beautiful Messaline in soft pink MillaMia to keep her daughter warm at ballet class.

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She must be the sweetest little ballerina there, particularly when she teams it with adorable stripey Legwarmies in MillaMia and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby, knitted by Grandma Kim.

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Roslyn finished two lovely shawls this week – first up,
Hitchhiker in Zauberball. We haven’t had this colour since last year but, after seeing it worked up, I feel we’re going to have to order some more!

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Ros is also the first of our Mystery Knitalong participants to show off her finished Beltane Shawl, knitted in The Fibre Company’s Meadow.

Seeing her finished shawl makes me even more eager to finish my own!
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Maureen has three projects to share with us this week!

Maureen had tried using her Acadia in Granite on a different project, which hadn’t worked out. But when we got our new colour, Strawberry, inspiration hit – the two colours are a striking combination in the Quaking Aspen Shawl.

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With the chilly weather, a nice warm cardi always comes in handy. Maureen finished her aYellow Brick Road Cardi in a warm golden shade of Cascade 220 Worsted.

But it’s the details that enchant – a lacy yoke, welted cuffs and oh, those buttons!

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Maureen used two colours of Malabrigo Sock from her stash in these lovely girly mitts, a test knit for designer Marlaina “Marly” Bird.

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We haven’t seen Carmen in a while, but she popped in last night to show us her Malou by Wollwek – simone eich in Crazy Zauberball.

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As for me, I’ve finished two projects this week. I couldn’t go past our new
Kibou to crochet a lovely light Fantasm.

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I also finished Looped Loop in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light to keep my mum warm on her upcoming trip to Adelaide.

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Inspiring your passion

Kelly