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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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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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.

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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}

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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!

15.08.14

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!)

Shiro


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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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Inspiring your passion

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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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Ekka Day Public Holiday

Tangled Yarns will be closed for the People’s Day public holiday
on Wednesday 13
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Our online store will be trading as usual, with all orders sent out on Thursday.

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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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Kelly


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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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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11.07.14


Brrr! Someone told me that the past couple of days have been Brisbane’s coldest in several years, and I can certainly believe it. It’s been positively icy!

It’s great weather for knitting and crocheting though and we have been struggling to keep the yarn on our shelves. It is flying out the door faster than we can order it.

We’ll be extra happy to see some more of our yarn orders arrive next week.

Ball Winders & Swifts

After a small hiatus, we finally have our Royal ball winders back in stock.

We’ve also received a shipment of timber tabletop swifts. Beautifully crafted from birch, these swifts can be freestanding or clamped to a table, and will make light work of winding your skeins into centre pull balls.

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Brown Sheep

Late today we received our long awaited top-up of Cotton Fleece, included the very popular and previously back ordered neutrals like Cotton Ball and Putty.

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Cotton Fleece is always a favourite at Tangled Yarns. Not only is it a fabulous yarn for blankets, cushion covers and other homewares, but the combination of soft cotton with wool also makes it a great choice for children’s garments and transeasonal tops and accessories.

Cotton Fleece

Crochet Happy Blanket by The Mercerie {crochet}

Indigo Ripples Skirt by Kat Coyle {knit}

Tiramisu Baby Blanket by Alicia Paulson {crochet}

Spidery Tank by Nichola Thompson {knit}

All Shawl by Doris Chan {crochet}

Ruffled Summer Top by Elena Nodel {knit}

Cirro Tee by Linda Permann {crochet}

Bring It On Baby Blanket by Heidi & Anna Pickles {knit}

Side Stripes by Janet Brani {crochet}

Que Sera by Kirsten Kapur {knit}

Damselfly Shawl by Clare Collier {crochet}

Miette by Andi Satterlund {knit}

Stitch Pixie

Peta has released her latest flock of Stitch Pixies and they’ve landed in store in a broad range of colours, patterns and sizes.
 
They are always quick to fly off home with our customers, so snap one up soon!
 
 

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Classes

  With so many classes and workshops on offer there is almost always something about to start!

Some of our up-coming workshops –

Sunday 13th July ~ Uwland by Georgie Hallam (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round, many helpful techniques, basic lace.

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


Sunday 20
th July ~ Entrelac Scarf (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of entrelac.

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


Saturday 26th July ~ Bosc Hat by Robin Ulrich(Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round, many helpful techniques, basic cables & lace.

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


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)

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

Our Learn To courses are extremely popular, especially at this time of year.

Keep in mind we are now offering our Learn To courses four times a week,
including a daytime midweek option!

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 an 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

Learn To Knit

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
26/07, 02/08 & 09/08

This is a beginners course where we introduce you to all the basics of knitting – how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off 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 an beginners 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


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

Our resident speed knitter, Maureen has finished two lovely shawls this week: White Dwarf in our supersoft MillaMia

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… and the delicately beautiful Afternoon Tea by Helen Stewart.

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Another of our lovely customers, Robyn, brought in her BlueSand Cardigan, knitted in three beautifully coordinating shades of our versatile Cotton Fleece.

It is her first adult garment, and she is justifiably proud of it.

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Inspired by the launch of Loani Prior’s new tea cosy book last week, and with her mum’s birthday looming, Anita enlisted the help of her two kids and our handy pompom maker to create the Purple Pompom Teapot Monster – otherwise known as
Party Girl Tea Cosy by Loani Prior.


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Having spotted Fiorella in last week’s newsletter, Anita grabbed her hook and a couple of gorgeous skeins of our Organik and whipped one up for herself.

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As for me, not a productive week…I finished the i-cord ties on the Alfalfa Baby Hat that I shared in last week’s newsletter, and mailed it off to the gorgeous little recipient.


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04.07.14


The small reprieve from yarn deliveries last week has meant that we have been hit with lots of big fat boxes over the last few days, overflowing with yarn – it’s always such fun unpacking them all.

The response to our latest round of classes & workshops has been overwhelming, with many of our classes filling up extremely quickly.

In an effort to reduce the waiting lists, we have added yet another new class time-slot to our calendar – “Learn To” is now available on Wednesdays!

Full details are in the Classes section of this newsletter.

Addi

Our fixed Addi needles are always popular, in particular the tiny little 30cm circulars – ideal for all the sleeve knitting that is happening with this cold. They’re a great alternative for those of us who don’t want to juggle DPNs or Magic Loop for the full length of a sleeve.

Recently we have added the new Sock Rockets to our collection.

The Sock Rockets are super fine needles those that prefer pointier tips, making them ideal for lace and sock knitting.

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There is a little confusion over the name – they have blue cords and are called Sock Rockets in the US. For the rest of the world they have red cables and they are packaged exactly the same as regular Addi Turbos.


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The Sock Rockets are available from 2mm to 5.5mm in the 60cm, 80cm and 100cm lengths, and from 2mm to 2.75mm in the 120cm length. At the moment, we only have certain sizes in stock, but will be expanding our range over time.

Cascade

Our large selection of yarns from Cascade remain strong favourites with many of our customers.

Several of our most popular winter yarns have received some much-needed topping up this week, just in time for turning out some quick, warm knits for the cold that has finally gripped Brisbane.
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128 Superwash

Relativity by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Hill and Dale Cowl by Mary Richmond {knit}

Nevermind by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Orange Twist Cowl by Kourtney Moon {crochet}

Red Bulky Skullcap with Big Black Button by Pinar Vardar {crochet}

Urban Hiker by Tin Can Knits {knit}

January Crochet Scarf by Agrarian Artisan {crochet}

Luxe Cowl by Margaux Hufnagel {knit}

Garter Gaiter by Purl Soho {knit}


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220 Superwash

Skater Beanie by Azzy Makes {crochet}

Simply Elegant Crochet Sweater by Annies Craft {crochet}

Gramps by Tin Can Knits {knit}

Janis Vest by Kimberly K. McAlindin {crochet}

Rainbow Caps by Cadence Reimer {crochet}

Crossroads Hat by Elena Nodel {knit}

Three Triangles Shawl by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Potae by Kelly Brooker {knit}


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Heritage Silk

Itineris by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Kinta by Ambah {knit}

Etheria by Julia Trice {crochet}

Wapiti by cabinfour {knit}

Airflow by Justyna Lorkowska {knit}

Blue Lagoon by Lily Go {crochet}

Decibel by Lisa Mutch {knit}

Stars Shawl by A la Sascha {crochet}

Biggan Design

Who can go past the spectacular 64-colour palette of the Biggan Design collection?

With the versatility of machine washing and the bright cheery colours, it makes the ideal yarn for many projects this season.
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DK Merino

Shaded Squares by Frankie Brown {crochet}

River Edge by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Voyages Beanie by Shara Lambeth {crochet}

Queen’s Crown Mitts by Becky Greene {knit}

Muriwai by Paula Henley {knit}

Gidday Baby by Georgie Hallam {knit}

Easy Peasy Cheery Granny Crochet Cowl by Bee & Buzz {crochet}

Granny Tea Cozy! by Crochet with Raymond {crochet}

Thistle by Lili Comme Tout {knit}

KnitScene

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KnitsceneFall 2014 has just arrived!

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24 Knitting Projects for the Spirited Knitter

Knitscene Fall looks to tradition to inspire 24 of today’s hottest knits. Fisherman’s ganseys take on a modern twist, and the classic tweed yarn combine with modern silhouettes for this season’s must-have looks.

Julia Farwell-Clay’s designer collection grafts Victorian sensibility with contemporary knitting, and our scarf collection will keep you warm, any which way.

Plus, Kristen Orme takes us on a tour of knitting in Scotland, while Bristol Ivy teaches us to make fantastic folds in our knitted fabric.

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Fibre Company


Those looking for more exotic fibre blends will find the perfect match in our Fibre Company range.

In luxurious blends of silk, wool, alpaca, bamboo & linen and a gorgeous hand-dyed palette of colours, there is something to suit every taste.

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And who can go past the evocative names – Summersweet, Aquatic Forest, Topaz, Larkspur, River Dolphin, Sapphire, Cumulus…

We’ve received new stock of Acadia this week, as well as our first winter delivery of the super squishy worsted weight Organik!
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Acadia

Kelpen by Jennifer Dassau {knit}

Citrus Spring Shawl by Karen E Hooton {crochet}

Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau {knit}

Donato Shawl by Brenda Bourg {crochet}

Norie by Gudrun Johnston {knit}

Alberta Prairie Flowers Shawl – Dusty Pink by Petra Foubister {crochet}

Wicker Cowl by Kate Gagnon Osborn {knit}

Crocheted Striped Tunic by Sue Blacker and Susan Williams {crochet}

Schoodic Cardigan by Hannah Fettig {knit}


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Organik

Winter Trails by Alana Dakos {knit}

Fiorella by Courtney Kelley {crochet}

Caramel Latte by Dani Sunshine {knit}

Porthole Square by P.S. I Crochet {crochet}

Gobi Cowl by Marlaina “Marly” Bird {knit}

Tea Scarf by pixeldiva {crochet}

Waltz Jump by Monika Sirna {knit}

Cozy by Danielle Schoonover {knit}

Classes

Our Learn To courses are extremely popular, especially at this time of year. To cater for the large numbers and alleviate waiting lists, we are now offering our Learn To courses four times a week!

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 an 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

Learn To Knit

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
26/07, 02/08 & 09/08

This is a beginners course where we introduce you to all the basics of knitting – how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off 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 an beginners 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


More of our up-coming workshops -

Thursday 10 July ~
Fetching Mitts by Cheryl Niamath (Knit)

 Basic introduction to the technique of small diameter knitting in the round (using DPNs, magic loop or 2 circulars), many helpful techniques, basic cables.

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


Sunday 13th July ~ Uwland by Georgie Hallam (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round, many helpful techniques, basic lace.

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


Saturday 19th July ~ Color Me Pretty Hat by Elena Nodel (Knit)

Basic introduction to colourwork / stranded knitting.

Intermediate/Advanced Level: must have highly competent knitting skills (cast on, knitting in the round, decreasing).

Sunday 20th ~ Entrelac Scarf (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of entrelac.

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

(Please note – all patterns for workshops are to be purchased by the students 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

After seeing the gorgeous Button-tab Hat Rachel knitted a couple of weeks ago, Anita turned out a copycat for her little girl. It was an instant hit, and has been keeping her head warm since it came off the needles – except, of course, for a brief stint in front of the camera!

Anita has striped our Noro Kibou and Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light.

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Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted pictures of her new baby on Facebook. To my delight, Baby Number Four was wearing a hat I had knitted for Baby Number Two, who is now five!

Knowing that my handknits have been appreciated, naturally I needed to welcome the new arrival with her very own hat – the Alfalfa Baby Hat in two gorgeous shades of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran.
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Both of our projects this week highlight a trick for increasing or decreasing the size of relatively simple patterns like hats.

Looking through the project pages of other Ravelers who had knitted the Alfalfa Baby Hat, I noticed that many thought the pattern knitted up a little small. To ensure that the hat would be big enough, I knitted it in an aran weight yarn on 5mm needles rather than in the worsted weight yarn on 4mm needles that the pattern called for.

Anita had the opposite problem – sizing down an adult-sized pattern for her six-year-old. By substituting DK weight yarn for worsted, she ended up with a perfect mini-me version.

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After an almost constant flow of yarn over the past weeks, this week we have concentrated a little more on topping up our range of needles, hooks and tools.

Deliveries from two of our main needle / hook suppliers – Knit Pro & Clover – have all hit the shelves in record time.

MKAL

Last Sunday, those of us who are taking part in the Kelbourne Woolens May Day MKAL received our final clue.

It has been a great knit-a-long, with the girls at Kelbourne Woolens thoughtfully structuring the clues to lead us into ever more difficult techniques, while providing lots of tips and information to help us on our way.

Unfortunately life (and small people) sometimes get in the way of knitting time, so Anita and I have not got as far as we had hoped. I am up to clue 4, which begins the “true” lace knitting with patterning on both the right and wrong sides of the work and requires quite a lot more focus.
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As added security, I’ve added stitch markers after each repeat so I can pick up any small mistakes more quickly, and placed a lifeline just in case I need to rip back.

There has been a lot of discussion about lifelines as a result of this MKAL, so I thought I’d provide a quick tutorial on how to place a lifeline in your work.

Generally, it’s good to use waste yarn that is the same or a lighter weight than the yarn that you are working with, and in a contrasting colour.

Using a darning needle, thread the lifeline through the stitches on your needle, taking care not to pierce your working yarn.

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I like to place a lifeline after each vertical repeat, once I know that I have the correct stitch count.

Then, if I need to rip back, I can simply pull out my needles and rip – knowing that my work will not go back further than the lifeline and I will be starting the next section with a clean slate.

In the early hours of this coming Sunday, participants in the May Day MKAL will receive the final update – a complete PDF containing the entire shawl pattern.

In conjunction with the end of the MKAL, Kelbourne Woolens will be posting a round-up of finished shawls on their blog! So if yours is finished, blocked and photographed, head over to the official thread on Ravelry to find out how to get yours included.

Remember, we’d love to see your finished projects too, so don’t forget to post photos in the Tangled Yarns MKAL thread!

Noro

We can’t seem to keep Noro on our shelves, especially our newest addition, Kibou.

This week we have new stock of several colours of Kibou, as well as the colourful Taiyo Sock.

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To complement this bright splash of yarn, we have a small handful of Noro books to inspire you.


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Hooked on Noro
by Nicki Trench

The miraculous colours of Noro Yarns make it perfect for crochet. The colours trickle through your fingers and merge onto your crochet hook so subtly that you will be surprised to find stripes of perfectly blended colours appearing as you work.
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Hooked on Noro is full of elegant and useful projects for all levels of ability. There are projects for both home and fashion.

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Kibou
by Claudia Wersing

Noro has once again succeeded in capturing a rainbow of colours in its yarns which reflect the joy and sensuality of summer.

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Kibou is a collection of garments and accessories designed especially for Noro Kibou.


Another all time favourite is the spectacular Noro Magazine!


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The latest issue has arrived this week – Issue 4 (Spring / Summer 2014).


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Packed with patterns and features, including book reviews and a recap of the newest yarns.

Get crafty with chevrons, play with open spaces, mix knit & purl to make texture and crochet flower power…this issue, colour is making waves!

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 The designs include:

The art of the negative space – What can’t be seen sometimes has the biggest impact

Soft & light – Retro-chic shoulder wraps

Crochet into bloom – Flower motifs perk up a plethora of crocheted accessories

Get on the bright wavelength – Curves ahead: in a winding riot of colour, lacey summer looks are anything but dainty

Colour takes a walk on the wide side – Rich in tactile texture, these socks are made for walking

Instant gratification – Quick knits you can finish in a weekend (or two)


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Plus we have topped up with more copies of Issue 3 (Autumn / Winter 2013) as it is perfect for the cooler weather.

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Issue 3 features 35 bright and beautiful projects, including designs for coats, skirts, cowls, caps & hats.

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Knit Pro

We have filled the needle racks with new stock, topping up our extensive range of Knit Pro needles, plus adding a few new options to the collection.

Do you sometimes find the 40cm length cable a tad too short and the 60cm length cable that teensy bit too long? We have the solution – a new 50cm cable!

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Designed to go with the regular length tips, the 50cm cables are a perfect addition to your cable collection.

The response to our addition of the super special Karbonz needles has been fantastic, with many people now favouring these over the Symfonie and Nova options.

To round out our Knit Pro Interchangeable needle collection we have added theshorter Karbonz tips, which are designed to work with the 40cm cables.

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A recent addition to our shelves has been these nifty Knit Pro pompom makers. With the school holidays upon us they have been flying out the door, with one final set left.
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Luckily more stock will be arriving next week!

Some pompom possibilities…

Pom Pom Peds by Purl Soho {knit}

I Heart Cables by Justyna Lorkowska {knit}

Party Girl Tea Cosy by Loani Prior {knit}

Crochet Slouchy Pom Pom Beanie by Jessica Lee {crochet}

Toorie by Carina Spencer {knit}

I heart pompoms hat by Karen Borrel {knit}

Mosey by Susan Power {knit}

Snawheid by Kate Davies {knit}

Classes

Last Friday we released our most recent selection of classes & workshops, which turned out to be perfect timing for the nice cool weather that has just kicked in.

Over the next couple of weeks we have several workshops that would be ideal for some instant gratification plus the acquisition of some new skills!

Each of these workshops is $45 per person for a three-hour session, plus supplies
(which may be purchased in store).

Saturday 5th July ~ Mapleton by Deanne Ramsay (Crochet)

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

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


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Sunday 6th July ~ Milo by Georgie Hallam (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round, ideal first garment project, many helpful techniques, basic cables.

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

Sunday 13th July ~ Uwland by Georgie Hallam (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round, many helpful techniques, basic lace.

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


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Saturday 19th July ~ Color Me Pretty Hat by Elena Nodel (Knit)

Basic introduction to colourwork / stranded knitting.

Intermediate/Advanced Level: must have highly competent knitting skills (cast on, knitting in the round, decreasing).

Thanks to the lovely designers for giving us permission to teach our workshops based on their designs!

(Please note – all patterns for workshops are to be purchased by the students 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

When her brother-in-law requested a cowl that could double as a beanie, Rachel found the perfect solution – I heart pompoms hat by Karen Borrel. Worked in two suitably masculine shades of The Fibre Company’s Organik, and with manly tassels instead of pompoms, we’re sure it will be a hit.


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Liz’s new cowl showcases beautifully the perfect match of the long colour changes in Noro Silk Garden and the entrelac technique – the colours weave back and forth to create a patchwork effect that is just stunning.

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The pattern is the Entrelac Scarf used in our popular Introduction to Entrelac workshops, but Liz has grafted the ends together to form a seamless loop – a truly amazing piece of finishing!!

One of our Thursday evening regulars, Christine finished the slouchy, stripey BlueSand Cardigan in a palette of complementary blues and greens from our Biggan Design DK range.


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I’ve long been after a warm worsted-weight cardigan for cool mornings and winter days out at the park with the girls and after concentrating most of this month on just one project I’ve finally got one!

Linney by Amy Christoffers fit the bill perfectly, delivering both warmth and style, particularly in this cheery yellow shade of Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
 
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Kelly