18.04.14

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a relaxing start to the long weekend and that you manage to fit in a little knitting or crochet
time.

There’s still some crafting time before that ol’ Easter Bunny comes hopping along. I’m almost finished with my Erik…

If you would like your very own Erik, we still have a couple of bunny kits available…or pick your own colours from our range of MillaMia yarn.

For
a quick crafting fix and a great use of leftover yarn, why not try
yarn-wrapped eggs. Anita dedicated some of her leftover Cascade
Ultra Pima Fine
to creating this cute, tonal Easter egg. She may
have picked up some extra colours today to wrap a few more foam eggs
before Easter Sunday…

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Although
we are closing for Easter Sunday and Monday, remember we will be open
tomorrow for any last-minute yarny needs or if you simply want to
spend time with like-minded crafters on our comfy sofas.

Cascade

 

Just
in time for autumn – which finally seems to have arrived – we
have received delivery of several of our favourite yarns from Cascade.

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We
have several new colours in both our 220
Superwash Worsted
& 220
Worsted
ranges.

Cascade
220 SW

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Blosem
by Deanne Ramsay {crochet}

Basic
Baby Cardigan
by Alana Dakos {knit}

Scalloped
Boot Cuffs
by Jenny Dickens {crochet}

Magali
Hat & Cowl
by Wendy Neal {knit}

Grow
Your Flower Blanket
by Elena Fedotova {crochet}

 

Cascade
220

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Felted
Clogs
by Fiber Trends {knit}

Argo
the Amigurumi Sheep
by Briana Olsen {crochet}

French
Press Felted Slippers
by French Press Knits {knit}

Urban
Jungle
by Vickie Howell {crochet}

The
Lonely Tree Shawl
by Sylivai Bo {knit}

MillaMia
 

Wow!
We knew MillaMia
would be super popular but we weren’t expecting to sell out of so
many colours so quickly!

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Luckily we have had a second shipment
arrive and our shelves are now full of the colourful Naturally
Soft Merino
once again.

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Milla
Mia Naturally Soft Merino

Diagonal
Weave Leg Warmers
by Crochet by Jennifer {crochet}

Garter
Yoke Baby Cardi
by Jennifer Hoel {knit}

Augusta
Shawl
by Andrea Mules {crochet}

Pomegranate
by Bonnie Sennott {knit}

Turnstile
by Erin Hartman {knit}

Noro

Who
can go past the intense colour of Noro?
Certainly not us!

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Taiyo

OurNoro
Taiyo
is always a popular choice as the weather cools. We were
thrilled to receive a delivery this week, including eight new season
colours!

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Multidirectional
Diagonal Scarf
by Karen Baumer {knit}

Gilet
court d’ete
by Marie Adeline Boyer {knit}

Yorkville
Cowl
by Kris Basta {crochet}

Griffin
by Georgie Hallam {knit}

Spiderweb
Squares Scarf
by Carl Johengen {crochet}

 Stitch Pixie Bags

Our
lovely Peta has been sewing like crazy to provide us with another
shipment of her hugely popular Stitch Pixie bags – both small and
large box bags, as well as her new drawstring bags.

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Classes

 

The
stunning riot of colour in Derrin’s Entrelac Blanket always proves
to be a big hit in store and our
Intro
to Entrelac Workshop

is just as popular.

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Intro
to Entrelac Workshop

Saturday
3
rd
May

1pm – 4pm

$45 per person, plus materials

We
suggest any our Noro yarns for your Entrelac Scarf; however, yarn
quantities and needle size will depend on which weight of Noro you
choose.

Please note: This is an intermediate level, you must
have competent kntting skills (cast on, knit & purl stitch).

Don’t
forget our
Top
Down Raglan

starts on Sunday 27
th
April, right after the Easter break.

Our wonderful Derrin will
lead you through the process of knitting the gorgeous
Cradle
Cardigan

over two three-hour workshops.

Top
Down Raglan Workshop

Sunday
27
th
April and Sunday 11
th
May

11.30am
- 2.30pm

$90
per person, plus materials

 

You
can find our full current class calendar on our website or click
here.

Bookings
and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

 

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

 

You
may recall the stunning tea cosy we featured in our newsletter a few
weeks ago. Gabrielle has been busy and has another beauty to share
with us.

This time the amazing Coral
Punk
by Loani Prior.

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Gabrielle
has used a few different colours of our Noro
Silk Garden
to create this colourful masterpiece.

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Anita
took a break from trying to finish her multiple WIPs for a bit of
instant gratification, using one of our Zpagetti
yarn packs
and a gorgeous oversized button to make a
non-chocolate Easter gift for her daughter. Not bad for half an
hour’s work…

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Last
weekend I was taken with a collection of MillaMia
colours. I decided that they needed to become a retro, granny square
cowl.
 

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Just the zing of colour I needed to add to my life!

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Easter Trading Hours

The
Tangled Yarns Team will be taking a small break over the Easter
holidays; however we know that many of you will be looking for a
little ‘me time’ so we will be open on Easter Saturday!

Good
Friday

  CLOSED

Easter
Saturday

  9.00am
- 4.00pm

Easter
Sunday

  CLOSED

Easter
Monday

  CLOSED

 

Inspiring
your passion

Kelly

 

11.04.14

We are nearing the end of the first week of school holidays in Queensland, with our young friends in the southern states about to start their Easter break.

Add to that some cooler weather and we’ve had lots of keen young knitters popping into the store looking for something to keep their fingers busy.

Earlier in the week I had a request for a knitting kit for a younger, beginner knitter. My immediate suggestion was one of our Petite Garter Cowl Kits.
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I designed the Petite Garter Cowl last winter with the younger knitter in mind. It is a great way to teach them some basic techniques and they end up with a bright new accessory … as well as a sense of achievement and pride.

Our kits don’t usually make it to the website as I pick different colours and coordinating buttons each time.

As we have had requests for them since I shared some of the yummy yarn colours and buttons on our Facebook page earlier in the week, we thought we would pop a few kits up on the website for those of you not able to make it into the store.

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The Simple Things
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The April issue of The Simple Things is full of good advice, old & new…why there should always be cake in the house and a beautiful Easter Brunch menu including baked eggs, hash browns and brioche hot cross buns.


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Make every day a bank holiday with The Simple Things. It starts with tea and birdsong in bed and ends with all your favourite humans gassing around the dinner table in their slippers. In-between there’s time for local asparagus and wild flowers, vintage treasures to hunt down and hoard, and bicycles and compasses to set us free. And don’t forget the memories to be made over freshly baked cakes and lashings of whipped cream. Your life, your hours. Bunk off with The Simple Things.

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Jo Sharp

Nothing says cosy quite like tweed and, just as the weather finally seems to be cooling down, we’ve received our first autumn shipment of our Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed and Silkroad Aran Tweed.

Silkroad Aran Tweed

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Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood {knit}

Brain Waves Beanie by Liz McQueen {crochet}

Drangey by Stephen West {knit}

Big Rib Scarf by Tamara Kelly {crochet}

Sweatshirt Sweater by Purl Soho {knit}

Graham by Jennifer Adams {knit}

Soft Stitch Cowl by Elizabeth Trentham {crochet}

Yakushima by Justyna Lorkowska {knit}

Mielie Vest by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Silkroad DK Tweed

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Milana by Jennifer Wood {knit}

DJC: Spirals by Doris Chan {crochet}

Abernathy Sweater by Terri Kruse {knit}

True Love by Michele Du Naier {crochet}

Squish Me Cap by Anne Hanson {knit}

Cousteau Shawl by Doris Chan {crochet}

Redy by ANKESTRICK {knit}

Infinity Loop Lace Circle Scarf by Accessorise by Accessorise {crochet}

Erica by Woolly Wormhead {knit}

Selvedge

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Issue 57 – Meteorological


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Stunning textiles come rain or shine.

Dive into an issue filled with glorious colours. We show the spectrum of natural dyes and meet the designers using them.

Learn how creating truly waterproof cloth is a centuries-old challenge and admire the cloud-inspired weaves of Ismini Samanidou.

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Classes

Today we are launching our new class calendar, for
May & June.

We are also thrilled to be welcoming a new member to our Tangled Yarns teaching team, Leeanne. Leeanne has been knitting and crocheting for almost 30 years, since being taught by her mother as a child. After having her own first child, she began knitting and crocheting in earnest, with barely a day going by without needles or hook in hand.

With Leeanne joining our existing teachers, Anita and Derrin, we are able to offer even more classes and workshops each week!

Because there are so many classes on our calendar, including several new workshops, we don’t want to overload you all with too much information at once. So we will be featuring different workshops and classes in each of our upcoming newsletters.

One of our most popular classes is our Technical Support.

These classes are two-hour sessions where you can work your way through any technical issues you may be having with your current project.

In addition to our regular Technical Support Sessions with Anita on Tuesdays (12noon – 2pm), Thursday (10am – 12noon) and Saturdays (10am – 12noon), we have also added some Thursday (6pm – 8pm) Technical Support Sessions with Derrin.

We know that at this time of year many feel a strong urge to learn to knit and crochet. To cater for that demand we have new Learn To Knit or Crochet courses on offer.

The first round of Learn To Courses are:

Learn To Knit

Thursday 6pm – 8pm
1
st May, 8th May & 15th May

Cost
$75.00 per person
(3-week course)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

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

4.5mm needles

wool darning needle
scissors

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Learn to Crochet

Saturday 1pm – 3pm
3
rd May, 10th May & 17th May

Cost
$75.00 per person
(3-week course)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

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

4.5mm hook

wool darning needle
scissors

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Learn to Knit

Sunday 1pm – 3pm
4
th May, 11th May & 18th May

Cost
$75.00 per person
(3-week course)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

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

4.5mm needles

wool darning needle
scissors

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.


For those of you who have already mastered the basics, we have some intermediate and advanced workshops.

Fingerless Mitts (in the round)


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Thursday 6pm – 8pm
15
th May

Cost
$25.00 per person
(1-week course / 2hrs)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Supplies
100 – 150 meters of sport weight / 5ply yarn
(we suggest ourMillaMia Naturally Soft Merino)

3.25mm needles
(DPN, Two Circulars or Magic Loop)

wool darning needle
scissors

Pattern to be downloaded by students prior to the workshop.
Full workshop details and pattern available on request.

Requirements
Please note that this is an intermediate course.
Students are required to have competent basic knitting skills (cast on, knit & purl).

Crochet Japanese Flower Shawl
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Saturday 11am – 2pm
24
th May

Cost
$45.00 per person
(1-week course / 3hrs)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Supplies
Noro in preferred weight, 1 ball Taiyo Lace or 2 balls Taiyo Sock

2.75mm hook (lace weight) or 3.50mm hook (sock weight)

wool darning needle
scissors

Pattern to be downloaded by students prior to the workshop.
Full workshop details and pattern available on request.

Requirements
Please note that this is an intermedate course.
Students are required to have competent basic crochet skills (chain, double, treble).

Advanced Lace Scarf / Shawl

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Sunday 11am – 2pm
25
th May

Cost
$45.00 per person
(1-week course / 3hrs)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Supplies
Cascade Forest Hills Laceweight, 1 ball

3.50mm circular needles (60cm – 80cm)

wool darning needle
scissors

Pattern to be downloaded by students prior to the workshop.
Full workshop details and pattern available on request.

Requirements
Please note that this is an advanced intermediate course.
Students are required to have competent knitting skills (cast on, knit & purl).

Look out for more information on our other upcoming workshops in future issues of the newsletter:

You can find our full current class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Our speedy knitter, Maureen has finished three projects this week. First up is this test knit for Melissa Schaschwary’s Ballou knitted in ourSweet Georgia Tough Love Sock

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Three shades of our Canopy Fingering created a striking Brush Creek Cowlette

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And finally, Maureen whipped up Georgie Hallam’s Uwland cowl in some soft blue woolganics 8ply, which clearly defines the lovely geometric lines of the lace pattern.

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Anita is trying hard to keep her promise to herself to finish a WIP before casting on something new, but the Uwland Cowl also caught her eye last week.


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She chose to knit it in The Fibre Company’s Acadia, and the finished product really highlights how different the same pattern can look when knitted up in different yarns.

BrisStyle

This Saturday our friends from BrisStyle welcome a host of brand new marketeers alongside your faves for another simply gorgeous handmade City Hall Indie Market.

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Grab a takeaway coffee or tea from the Shingle Inn and shop to the sweet soulful sounds of Alisha Todd.

Be sure to say hello to the lovely members of The Australia Textiles Arts & Surface Design Association who are showcasing their “Miniatures Exhibition”.

Guilt-free handmade Easter treat alternatives will abound as well as some fab Mother’s Day treasures.

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Date: Saturday April 12
Where: In the Sandgate & Sherwood Rooms and
Ann Street Foyer on the ground floor of Brisbane City Hall, right next door to the Shingle Inn
Time: 9am-3pm


Park: King George Square Car Park for only $12 per day!
Bus: King George Square Bus Station, directly under the venue
Train: Roma Street / Central Stations
Bathrooms: Adjacent to Ann St Foyer
Disability Access: Main entrance to City Hall via King George Square

Easter Trading Hours

The Tangled Yarns Team will be taking a small break over the Easter holidays; however we know that many of you will be looking for a little ‘me time’ so we will be open on Easter Saturday!

Good Friday

  CLOSED

Easter Saturday

  9.00am – 4.00pm

Easter Sunday

  CLOSED

Easter Monday

  CLOSED

Inspiring your passion

Kelly


04.04.14

With the Easter Bunny getting ready for his annual visit, we’ve been looking at patterns that might entice him to hide a few extra chocolate eggs in our gardens … or maybe as an alternative to chocolate (Is there any alternative?)

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Hatching Easter Chick by amilovers {crochet}

Esther, Ernie & Enid Easter Chickens by Janice Anderson {knit}

Easter Chick by Jennifer M Bennett {crochet}

Easter Egg Ornaments by Purl Soho {knit}

Easter Egg Pattern by Tara Murray {crochet}

Easter Chicken Hatched From Egg by Tatyana Korobkova {knit}

Easter Bunny by Britainy Relland {crochet}


MillaMia

Our new yarns keep on coming!

This week, we are thrilled to add MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino to our range.

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With its tight twist and incredibly smooth hand, MillaMia is a highly versatile option for garments, accessories and homewares. Its 20 colours run the gamut from muted neutrals to clear brights and deep jewel tones.

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Both Derrin and I have been trialling this lovely yarn – Derrin with this log cabin baby blanket in a subdued palette of blues …

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… and me with a pair of my favourite crocheted booties and the prototype of a new hat design.

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We are also stocking MillaMia’s gorgeous pattern books, which showcase their modern Scandinavian aesthetic in a range of designs for both children and adults.

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Check out some of these:


Ola Jacket

Bo Wristwarmers

Emil Babygrow

Kerstin Striped Kimono

Magnum Cardigan

Emma Boatneck Cardigan

Luca Cardigan

Filippa Dress

Alex Poncho

Little Rascals

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Kids are – and should be – Little Rascals. This book captures them at their playful best, enjoying themselves in their hand knitted clothes.

Country Escape

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The first MillaMia adult pattern collection contains seven patterns in their signature, modern look. A warm, outdoorsy, beautiful lifestyle is captured in the designs.

Wonderland

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Welcome to Wonderland. A fantasy-filled collection of baby and children’s knitting patterns inspired by children’s sense of adventure and celebration.
With a broader size range than previous collections, spanning from newborn all the way up to the age of eight, this book can be used again and again by knitters looking for new, stimulating projects.


Colour Coded

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The second MillaMia adult pattern collection contains six patterns in their signature, modern look.

The Close Knit Gang

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The Close Knit Gang is an exclusive collection of baby and children’s knitting patterns shaped by a timeless, elegant, vintage style. The patterns in this book cater for all levels of knitters from the absolute beginner to the more experienced looking for a challenge. Covering a variety of sizes, ranging from newborns to toddlers and young children.

Bright Young Things

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Bright Young Things celebrates colour with a vibrant collection of baby and children’s knitting patterns, inspired by clashing patterns and playful, quirky designs. Featuring patterns for dresses, jumpers, cardigans, outerwear, accessories, babygrows and blankets for babies and toddlers up to age five. With patterns suitable for beginners and more experienced knitters.

High Society

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High Society features a mix of sophisticated adult items with six patterns.

Flight of Fancy

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Flight of Fancy has been developed to showcase MillaMia’s new Limited Edition colours – Cobalt and Lime – at their best, whilst also utilising the core colour palette of their Naturally Soft Merino yarn. A mix of sophisticated adult knits and playful kid’s items makes for a glorious mix of content with six patterns.

Just in time for Easter, the MillaMia design team have released Erik Easter Bunny,
an adorably chubby bunny.


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He’s already jumped onto my needles…

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We have put together some kits so you too can have an Erik for Easter.

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In several different colour combinations….

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Of course, MillaMia is also perfect for any pattern that calls for a sportweight yarn.


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MillaMia

Naturally Soft Merino

Sport / 5ply

137 yards / 125 meters per 50gram ball

25 sts per 10cm on 3.25mm needles

100% Merino

Fernanda by Ana Luisa Galvan {crochet}

Velvet Hoodie by Connie Chang Chinchio {knit}

Little Bitty Noggin Cap by Andee Graves {crochet}

Drizzle by Mel Ski {knit}

Crocheted Starburst Baby Blanket by Sara Rivka {crochet}

Mainline by Tess Young {knit}

Lace Cowl by Mon Petit Violon {crochet}

KnitScene

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The latest issue of KnitScene Summer 2014 is packed with 23 projects.


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Although this is the summer issue, the trendy neon colours and must-have lace inspirations are still well suited to our milder autumn.

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Ella Rae

Some fabulous new colourways have joined our range of Ella Rae Lace Merino – both crazy brights and muted pastels.

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Rosine Shawlette by Veronique Chermette {crochet}

Avalanche by Elizabeth Davis {knit}

Small Talk Shawl by Cheri McEwan {crochet}

Tre o Molti by Anthony Casalena {knit}

Rotweinknoten by Tanja Osswald {crochet}

Hazeline by Anne Hanson {knit}

Mistelbach by Mechtild Steinert {knit}

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Clover

Our Clover crochet hooks and accessories are always popular, and we’ve received a welcome top-up of stock this week.

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Biggan

The colourful bays of perennial favourite, Biggan First Cross Merino DK are full again following a mid-week top-up.

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Barber Pole Cowl by Staci Perry {knit}

Shell Pattern Cowl by Marta Mitchell {crochet}

Granny’s Favourite by Georgie Hallam {knit}

Fingerless Gloves by Olivia Kent {crochet}

Wild Leaves Hat by Hanna Maciejewska {knit}

Wendy’s Blanket by Wendy de Haas {crochet}

Diary by ANKESTRICK {knit}

Nordic Shawl by Annette Ciccarelli {crochet}


Classes

If you’d like to try knitting a garment, but are unsure where to start, our
Top Down Raglan workshop might be for you. Our wonderful Derrin will lead you through the process of knitting the gorgeous Cradle Cardigan over two three-hour workshops.

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Top Down Raglan Workshop

Sunday 27th April and Sunday11th  May

11.30am – 2.30pm

$90 per person, plus materials

You can find our full current class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

As usual, our wonderful customers have been stitching up a storm, with lots of beautiful FOs to show for it.

The striking Die Cut Vest from last spring’s Knit.Wear caught Gaye’s eye, and she matched it with The Fibre Company’s Meadow in a lovely soft green.

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The gorgeous lace pattern of Julia’s Lizzie cardigan shows up so crisply in Malabrigo Arroyo. This will be lovely to wear as the weather grows cooler.

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One of our Technical Support students, Aline finished this gorgeous cardigan in Noro Taiyo Sock just in time to take it to France with her next week. The drape of the collar is just divine…

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New Sunday Trading Hours

Don’t forget – from this Sunday we are extending our Sunday trading hours!

Throughout the winter season, you will now be able to enjoy all things Tangled Yarns from 10am – 4pm.


Easter Trading Hours

The Tangled Yarns Team will be taking a small break over the Easter holidays, however we know that many of you will be looking for a little ‘me time’ so we will open on Easter Saturday.

Good Friday CLOSED

Easter Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Easter Sunday CLOSED

Easter Monday CLOSED

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28.03.14

Wow! March is almost over already – does anyone else have the feeling that the year is flying by?

The beginning of April always feels like the true beginning of Brisbane’s knitting and crochet season, with more and more people popping into the shop and planning their winter projects.

We’ve started to look through the projects we sidelined last year when the warmer weather arrived, and decide which will be the next off the needles … while we try to close our eyes to all the tantalising new patterns and yummy yarns that keep tempting us to cast on…

One
pattern that has slipped past our defences is Georgie Hallam’s Uwland cowl. In three sizes and featuring a striking geometric lace pattern, it will add a lovely accent to our winter outfits.
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In addition, all funds raised from the sale of this pattern over the next two weeks (until April 10) are being donated by Georgie to the family of designer Julia Stanfield, whose husband was recently in a bike accident.

(Despite her burgeoning WIP pile and queue, Anita might already have purchased the pattern and yarn to make herself a Uwland – look out for it in a future newsletter!)

Knit.Wear

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Knit.Wear continues to be our most popular magazine from Interweave and this issue, Spring / Summer 2014, is sure to continue the trend.


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Full of 26 cool knits with intriguing contemporary lace and a new take on stripes, including bolts, blocks & chevrons.

Several new patterns have just jumped in my queue….

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Cascade

One yarn that is proving hard to resist is the gorgeous laceweight that we added to our range this week, Cascade’s Forest Hills.

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Combining the softest silk and merino wool in a delicious palette of colours,Forest Hills is perfect for airy wraps and feather-light garments.


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Forest Hills

Laceweight / 2 ply

785 yards / 718 metres per 100g

28-32 sts over 10cm / 4 inches

2.25mm-3.25mm or US 1-3

51% silk, 49% merino

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Arrows by Annette Petavy {crochet}

Versio by Ankestrick {knit}

River Walk Shawl by Sharon Falkner {crochet}

Spring Kerchief by Sachiko Uemura {knit}

Argo by Aoibhe Ni {crochet}

Firth o’ Forth by Kate Davies {knit}

Ersa by Julie Blagojevich {crochet}

Maja – Kiito by Marita Rolin {knit}

Wisteria by Bernadette Ambergen {crochet}

Oblagon by LondonLeo {knit}

Phoenix Mitts by Julia Vaconsin {crochet}

Spirited by Elena Nodel {knit}

Pond Ripples by Elena Fedotova {crochet}

Willow Lace Sweater by emteedee {knit}

Morticia by BooKnits {knit}

Thoughts by Joji Locatelli {knit}

Airy by Olga Wedbjer Rambell {knit}

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Derrin has been test knitting a shop sample in the devine our Forest Hills and it is coming up beautifully. The pattern is Viajante by Martina Behm and will take two balls.


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Our Cascade shipment also included a top-up of 60 Quick Baby Blankets, which has been a favourite among our customers.


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It’s not hard to see why, as it contains a wealth of both knit & crochet patterns to suit every taste.

The Simple Things

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Each month the latest issue of The Simple Things transports me on a blissful break…full of delishious recipies, gardening, craft and wellbeing inspiration.


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Seeking springtime sparkle?

Look no further than miracle product The Simple Thigns. Active Ingredients: friends and family, home cooking, eccentric finds, moonlint walks, spring blossom, Granny’s pearls, and a black and white photograph of her wearing them.

Blended with 100% organic, locally sourced fresh air. Apply liberally. Lend to a friend. Use daily to declutter the mind, sweep away nuisances and polish up your priorities.

Reach for something tried-and-tested.

Reach for The Simple Things.

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Namaste


A small back order shipment of Namaste arrived this week, containing
a small selection ofour popular Better Buddy Cases and Oh Snap! Pouches.

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The remainder of our shipment, including the nifty BYOB binders has been stuck in a container on the docks in the US, we are hoping to see its arrival soon.

Mollie Makes

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New from our friends at Mollie Makes


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Mollie Makes 38 includes four sewing and embroidery projects, three crochet tutorials, two felt makes, a one fresh knitting project, plus our very first recipe.

Easter egg decorations and springtime makes, this month’s issue is a marvel.

Our Easter issue of Mollie Makes is packed full of projects to take us into the first days of spring and beyond. Have you met Monsieur Lapin? The crochet rabbit featured on the cover of Mollie Makes 38 includes little beret and scarf accessories to complete the Parisian painter look – plus simple ombré egg Easter decorations to prettify our dinner tables.

Other crochet projects include a geek chic crochet vest and little lambs complete with egg-hunting gear.

For those of us who are sworn knitters, Debbie Bliss’s pouffe is a great project if you’re developing your knitting skills – and a welcome reward after long days.

What about embroidery and sewing projects? O.K, are you ready? Hand stitch a felt April showers mobile, stitch the springtime blossom peter pan collar by The House of Handmade, sew Kirsty Hartley’s kids’ dungarees for playtime buffoonery and a retro pinny with giant ric-rac -*gasp*- embroider a motivational quote on vintage linen.

Jeepers, that’s tons, and we’ve not even told you about our chat with Mollie Makes DIY Fashion guest editor, Lisa Comfort, our visit to Marlous Snijder’s house in the Netherlands, or our biscuit recipe! We’ll give you a minute to let it all sink in…

Hang on, a biscuit recipe in Mollie Makes? Oh yes, crafters, we know you like yourselves a spot of baking too. Let’s see you donned in flour flecked pinnies, tables heaped with fresh bakes, and a cup of tea in hand.

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Designer Knitting

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The Spring / Summer issue of Designer Knitting has arrived and although the seasons are out for us, many of the projects are perfect for our milder Autumn and Winter.


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This issue is Sheer Magic with 28 fresh knits including –

MESH – See-through continues as a key look, and right now that means a lot of mesh stitches and their ariations. Paired with the black and white trent we’re also seeing everwhere, we present on page 40 our collection of striking knits.

COLOURBLOCKING – We’ve seen this trend for a while now, and for spring it sizzles in fresh tropical colours and great shapes – comfy tops, tees and looser tunics.


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Reloved

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Our favourite up-cycling magazine, Reloved is back with a bumper issue!


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Celebrate spring with Reloved this month, plus receive a free Annie Sload sourcebook with 32 pages of projects.

Get ready for Easter as we give you fun ideas on how to decorate your home, get creative with the kids and turn your old junk into something beautiful.

Projects include transforming broken old umbrealls into beautiful bags, decoupage fun, wine bottle covers, chalkboard necklaces, 2 ways with Easter Eggs & some industrial chic furniture.


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Simply Crochet

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Fresh Looks & new season styles with Issue 16 of Simply Crochet!


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Wow – our Easter issue is positively blooming.

Lucy from Attic 24 is sharing her love of crocheted flowers, and there’s a pretty primrose throw to make, a bunch of bold daisies, a peony motif and a marvellous matinee jacket for baby with a gorgeous forget-me-not stitch pattern.

Plus, update your bedroom and accessorise in style with our modern gypsy makes – think bold colours, beads, embellishments, and a whole lot of flowers. Just gorgeous.

Yes, spring is most definitely in the air, and that means Easter’s on its way. Get prepared with beautiful butterfly bunting, an adorable bunny brooch and quirky egg-shaped placemats by top blogger Wink. Plus, there are all manner of cute creatures to hook for a nursery makeover, including a big cuddly rabbit. Who could resist? Don’t miss our vintage treasure this month… did someone say Easter Bunny?

With a fresh season comes a fresh dose of style. Whether you like classic designs or instant updates, there’ll be something your wardrobe will want. Hook a stunning, boxy jacket, inspired by Chanel, a super-feminine bow scarf in the perfect pastel pink, or a fashion-forward pair of glittering collar tips. So you. And so playful.

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Dotted Stripes


We’ve been working hard on putting together some great new designs & kits for you and this week we are happy to launch our first baby blanket kit -Dotted Stripes.

We will have some fun putting together some kits over the weekend, so may different colour combination possibilities!

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In five colours of Cascade 128 Superwash, Dotted Stripes is a soft and squishy garter stitch blanket, with a unique transition of each colour to the next.
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To make it even easier, the pattern includes a tutorial on how to weave in those pesky ends making this blanket essentially reversible.

In addition to the kits, Dotted Stripes is also be available for purchase on Ravelry.

Classes

Our first Double Knitting workshop took place last Saturday, and our students took on the challenge of working a double-sided colourwork pattern with great success.

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Double Knitting is a fantastic technique that creates a reversible, two-layer fabric by working both sides of the fabric at once. It is particularly useful for creating a thick fabric suitable for warm winter hats, scarves and potholders, with the additional benefit of colourwork on both sides.

There are still places left in our next three-hour workshop, during which you will learn the basic techniques of double knitting on a small project.

For the workshop, you will need two colours of our Cascade 220 or a suitable worsted weight wool substitute, plus 4.5mm needles.

Double Knitting Workshop

Saturday 5th April
12:30 – 3:30pm

$45 per person plus supplies


You can find our full current class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

The repeating arcs of the Arches Cowl by Mary Beth Temple brought to mind Liz’s favourite national park, Arches National Park in the US.

She immediately picked up some yarn in deep reds to echo the colours of the national park. A perfect pairing, the stunning Colourful Metal colour in our Crazy Zauberball Sock.


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Just in time for the wet weather, Derrin finished her Love & Happiness cowl by Amy Christoffers, knitted in our luscious Fibre Company Organik. Perfect for adding just a bit of warmth and colour on these cooler days…

I can’t wait until our Winter shipment of Organik arrives!

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Extended Sunday Trading Hours
Don’t forget – from Sunday April 6th we will have extended Sunday trading hours!

You will be able to enjoy all things Tangled Yarns from 10am – 4pm all winter.

Inspiring your passion

Kelly


21.03.14

We often receive requests for tutorials on the techniques we use in our projects, especially from our non-Brisbane customers.

On our blog we already have a couple of handy tips and tricks, including how to crochet a basic Granny Square, a Short Row Tutorial and an I-Cord Bind Off.

Last week I shared with you an African Flower Blanket that I had recently finished and we received lots of wonderful feedback plus plenty of questions about how I join my flowers.

I have just added a new tutorial to our blog that will hopefully help all of our happy hexagon and flower crocheters!

Joining Hexagons or African Flowers ‘as you go’


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If there is a tutorial you would like to see on our blog please let us know and we will see what we can do.


With winter drawing ever closer,
we have decided to
extend our Sunday trading hours from the beginning of April.

You’ll now be able to visit us between 10am and 4pm throughout the winter months,
starting from
Sunday April 6th.


Ball Winders & Swifts

Our Royal Ball Winders and Metal Umbrealla Swifts would have to be one of our most popular tools in store.

With so many of our most delicious yarns coming skeined, they are worth their weight in gold and continue to fly out the door.

A new shipment has arrived this week and won’t last long I’m sure!

Addi

New stock from Addi has hit our shelves this week. Our full range of fixed circular needles (ranging from 30cm – 100cm in length), plus our Addi Click Sets,cable sets & tips are back in stock.

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Classes

This weekend is going to be a busy one with a full class schedule over both Saturday & Sunday!

We have three classes on Saturday, starting with our regular Saturday Tech Support Session in the morning.

During the afternoon we have the first of our Double Knitting Workshops plus our keen Learn To Knit students are returning for Week 2.

Continuing with the Learn To courses, Sunday will see our Learn To Crochet students back with their homework complete and ready to tackle Week 2.

This will take us through to the end of March and into April where we see our monthly Learn To Courses take a pause due to the Easter Break.

But don’t fear! We will be here with our Techical Support Sessions and we are busy planning lots of exciting classes, workshops & courses from the end of April and into May & June.

The first workshop to launch after Easter will be a great introduction to Top Down Raglan knitting with our amazing Derrin – ideal if you would like to tackle your first garment but are not sure where to start.

The wonderful Hannah Fettig has given us persmission to teach her super cute Cradle Cardigan at the workshop.


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Top Down Raglan Workshop

Sunday 27th April and Sunday 11th May
11:30am – 2:30pm

$90 per person plus supplies

Please note: this is an advanced beginner course and requires good basic knowledge of knitting.

Over the next couple of weeks we will finalise our May & June schedule and release it via our Friday newsletter.

You can find our full current class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

The lovely Maureen was immediately taken with one of our newsletter pattern suggestions from a couple of newsletters ago. A little stash diving later and she has come up with two amazing versions of With A Brim by Kelly Brooker.

Maureen has used a combination of our Noro Kureyon and Cascade 220 Worsted to create these colourful winter toppers.

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Derrin has had her needles clicking and finished this adorable tiny baby cardi, Cradle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

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Extended Sunday Trading Hours
Don’t forget – from Sunday April 6th we will have extended Sunday trading hours!

You will be able to enjoy all things Tangled Yarns from 10am – 4pm all winter.

Inspiring your passion

Kelly

14.03.14

There is a definite chill to the mornings now – popping our feet out from under the covers is becoming ever harder. If your toes are feeling the cold, perhaps it’s time to knit some socks?

Anita has just released a basic sock pattern designed for her toe-up classes. In four sizes, and with instructions for altering the pattern to fit any size foot, it’s a great way to try toe-up sock knitting. And we’ve got plenty of delicious sock yarn to tempt your chilly toes…

You can purchase the pattern direct from Ravelry or we have some printed copies ready to go in store along with our pick of colours from our sock yarn.

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Cascade

Another of our regular shipments full of squishy goodness from Cascade has arrived in store this week.

As the weather cools we’ve started to concentrate on the heavier yarns; however, we know our lighter weight yarns remain popular, so they have also received a nice top up.

Heritage Silk
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Brush Creek Cowlette by Carina Spencer {knit}

Fairy Triangle Lace Shawl by Accessorise by Accessorise {crochet}

Rusty Pearls by Jennie Fraser {knit}

Nymphalidea by Melinda VerMeer {knit}

Silk Shawl by Iin Wibisono {crochet}

 

220 Superwash Worsted
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Little Red Riding Cowl by fran toukou {crochet}

Pisky by Alexandra Tinsely {knit}

Hippocritter by Ellen Kapusniak {knit}

Dalgada Cowl by Amy Maceyko {crochet}

Stitch Block Cowl by Purl Soho {knit}

128 Superwash Chunky
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January Crochet Scarf by Agrarian Artisan {crochet}

Snug by Hinke {knit}

Starburst Cowl by B.hooked Crochet {crochet}

Rosa’s Caponcho by Emma Fassio {knit}

Offhand Lace by Caitlin ffrench {knit}

 

Noro


Wow! Our Noro just flew out the door after our first new season delivery.

We have more back in this week, including some new colours of the luxurious Shiro. Our Noro range will continue to build as the autumn rolls on.

Silk Garden
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Triangle Entrelac Shawls by Diane Conroy {knit}

Moebius Cowl by Cat Bordhi {knit}

Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley {crochet}

Kolenya by Carola Falk {knit}

Arches Cowl by Mary Beth Temple {crochet}

Shiro
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Quaker Yarn Stretcher by Susan Ashcroft {knit}

Crocheted Goodin Cowl by Margaret Kendall {crochet}

West Desert Hood by Vrginia Catherall {knit}

LOL by Deanne Ramsay {crochet}

Simple Sprinkle by Veera Valimaki {knit}


Knit Pro

Our wide range of needles has been replenished this week. We have also expanded our selection to include more of the super popular Karbonz needles.

The Karbonz Straights are now available in a range of larger sizes (4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm & 6.00mm).

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Classes


In addition to our regular beginner ‘Learn to Knit’ & ‘Learn to Crochet’ courses we like to add some specific technique workshops to the mix.

Double Knitting is a fantastic technique that creates a reversible, two-layer fabric by working both sides of the fabric at once. It is particularly useful for creating a thick fabric suitable for warm winter hats, scarves and potholders, with the additional benefit of colourwork on both sides.

During this three-hour workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of double knitting on a small project.

For the workshop, you will need two colours of Cascade 220 or a suitable worsted weight wool substitute, plus 4.5mm crcular needles (at least 80cm cables).
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Double Knitting Workshop

Saturday 5th April
12:30 – 3:30pm

$45 per person plus supplies

You can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

 

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

We love when our customers pop back in to share their beautiful finished projects.

Last weekend, Gabrielle was thrilled to finish a stunning tea cosy for a friend. The pattern is Forest Bloom by Loani Prior (from her book “How Tea Cosies Changed the World”).

 

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Gabrielle used a variety of our yarns including
Biggan Design DK Merino and Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed.
(Our first Autumn shipment of Jo Sharp yarns is due to arrive later this month or early April)

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Derrin finished a delightful shawl in our Fibre Company Meadow,Dream Stripes by Cailliau Berangere.
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Anita was taken with one of our new colours of Silk Garden, and nabbed a couple to make this boho cardi for her little girl:Juvel by Yarn-Madness. A super quick knit – only five days – for such a cute result…

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Best of all, it’s received the tick of approval from Miss A, who is vowing to wear her “Coat of Many Colours” every day this winter!

Rachel has finished a trio of gorgeous hats this week.

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Minno Hat is a brilliant example of slip-stitch colourwork, and Rachel has used various colours of The Fibre Company Road to China Light and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport to great effect in two very different versions.

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For her son, she has knitted Botanic Hat in two vibrant colours of The Fibre Company Organik.

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To top it off, she finished this gorgeous McIntosh in two shades of The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.

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I have been busy working on a special little baby blanket over the last few weeks and I am thrilled to have finished it earlier this week.

I still have ends to finish weaving in but I am so happy with how the colours ended up coming together.

This is for a little girl babe who is due in April and her mum specifically wanted something not pink or purple.

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I have used a sweet selection of yellows, blues and greens from our Cotton Fleece range.

The pattern is based on the very popular African Flower motif.

 

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Kelly


07.03.14


With all the sorting of our stashes and organising our projects over the last few weeks I, like many I am sure, have discovered an abundance of smaller amounts of yarn left over from previous projects.

I like to store them by yarn weight in the hope that I can find a project that will enable me to use them.

One project that would be ideal for using up smaller amounts of contrast yarn would have to be With a Brim by Kelly Brooker.

A skein of a nice neutral offsets stripes of contrasting colours from leftover stash. Even better, the pattern is written is in three yarn weights (fingering, DK & worsted) and in seven sizes (small newborn to large adult).

As many of you know, in addition to our regular Friday Newsletter, we also share snippets of our week via our Facebook page.

We love having a way to interact with our customers and thought that we would share some extra love this week with a little newsletter / Facebook giveaway!

The lovely Kelly Brooker has given us permission to give a lucky Tangled Yarns ‘liker’ not just a copy ofWith a Brim but a copy of the full Two Sides eBook which contains three wonderful patterns – This Side, With a Brim and Double Dip.

To go into the random draw to win the Two Sides eBook and a skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Worsted in Winter White (the ultimate ‘neutral base’ for you to create your own With a Brim creation), all we ask is that you join in the fun and ‘like’ our Facebook page or if you already follow us on Facebook, perhaps you could ‘share’ our page.

Once you have done so, please leave a comment letting us know on today’s newsletter post. When we hit the lucky 2000 followers, we will select a winner!

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Pom Pom

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The latest issue from the lovely ladies at Pom Pom has just arrived and certainly doesn’t disappoint!


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Although they are heading into the Spring in the UK just as we head into Autumn the garments are ideal to transition us into the cool.

Aren’t they springy and lovely?

Don’t forget, there’s much more than just the patterns – we’ve got patterns from the likes of Caitlin Ffrench on home-grown flax, Francesca Baldry on Mary Delany, A Playful Day on Sólja designer and Ricefield Collective co-founder Anna Maltz, and Marika Simon on the wonderful world of seaweed pressing!

Plus a recipe from Dianna Walla, technique tutorials and more!


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Mollie Makes

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Our monthly hit of living and loving handmade, Mollie Makes has just arrived…bold, bright and beautiful!


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Make needle-felted kittens, appliqué a retro-inspired handbag, knit a diamond jumper, embroider constellation wall art and lots more in the latest issue of Mollie Makes, issue 37.

You can’t beat that feeling of getting a new magazine. That initial high-speed skimming and OMG dribble isn’t a pretty picture – but who cares when fresh DIYs, beautiful photography and fabulous designer-makers lie ahead?

This month, carve your own unique space in the world! Whether you’re knitting, sewing, or crocheting your way closer to it, we have craft project ideas just for you.

Get started with needle-felted kittens and a neon felt mug cosy gift projects in this month’s issue. You’ll also find a neon rope necklace tutorial, Chloe Owens’ retro appliqué handbag.

Wardrobe updates include lace shawls (hello, wedding staple), exclusive knitted diamond jumpers by Beki Rymsza of Where’s Me Jumper and crochet pixie snoods – our top-of-the-list projects. For the home there’s patchwork fox coasters, embroidered constellation wall hangings and giant felt dinosaur cushions who are ready to rampage across your sofa.

And that’s just some of the projects!

We also visit the home of Anki and Casper of Zilverblauw, who LOVE pastel brights and bold graphics, and have a cuppa with our friend and fabric queen, Chloe Owens.


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The Simple Things

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This month’s issue of The Simple Things will sweep you off your feet with the lost art of writing a love letter, tea for two and how to find a happy blend of work and play.


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The Simple Things won’t let you down. They’ll always be there when they say they will, and remember how you take your tea. You see, they’re eternally yours: not concerned just with the good old days, but the even better ones to come. Days when your jeans fit just so, your city rambles end in champagne and choux buns, and an old love letter makes you giggle. They’ll take you to France, smudge your lipstick and ruffle your hair. Fall for what is right in front of you.

Fall for the Simple Things.

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Reloved

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We are so happy that the creative guide to upcycling, Reloved is now monthly!


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The latest issue, March 2014, includes great ideas for stylish storage to tidy your home, midweek makes, home refurbs and fashion fixes. All in all, 28 unmissable new craft projects.

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Selvedge

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The Hollywood issue of Selvedge takes you behind the scenes to discover the skill and research that goes into the creation of costumes for screen and theatre. We visit The School of Historical Dress and talk Oscar-winning designers.


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The theatrical interior of artist Miss Clara provides plenty of inspiration as does our look at the evolution of patterns and the current rise of home dressmaking.

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Simply Crochet

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Issue 15 of Simply Crochet has hit the shop this week and is packed with fresh ideas.


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Please, love and handmade harmony – this issue we’re all about well-being. Whether we’re heading out to yoga class with our crocheted accessories, or making to focus our minds, it’s all good. Hook yourself some calming colour therapy…and relax.

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Stitch Pixie Bags

We are thrilled to announce that after a much-deserved break from sewing, our wonderful Peta from Stitch Pixie Bags is back!!

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In her brief absence, her Stitch Pixie bags have been frequently requested and their absence often missed. We know there are plenty of you who will be glad to see the return of Stitch Pixie’s delicious box bags in two sizes.

However, we are able to thrill you even more with the introduction of theStitch Pixie drawstring pouches, which will hold up to six 100g skeins of worsted weight yarn, and are therefore suitable for larger projects such as baby blankets and adult jumpers.

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We know that we will never keep up with the huge demand for these beautiful project bags; however we are aiming to have more frequent, smaller deliveries to meet customer demand. Hopefully this means that there is a better balance for Peta, and we can continue to stock our beloved Stitch Pixie Bags.

Brown Sheep

After a few delays and our poor Cotton Fleece shelves looking a little sad for the past couple of weeks, our Brown Sheep shipment has just walked in the door.

Our rainbow of Cotton Fleece is popular year-round for such a wide variety of projects including blankets, homewares and garments.


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Classes

As the days start to cool, we have been adding extra classes and workshops to accommodate the extra demand for skill enhancement. We have a few places available in some upcoming classes -

Intro to Cables / Fetchings Workshop

Sunday 9th March
11:30am – 2:30pm

If you have ever wanted to attempt some of those snuggly cable patterns but haven’t known where to start, our Intro to Cables workshop would be ideal.

During this workshop you will learn the basic cabling techniques while making a small project.


Cost

$45 per person
plus supplies (available to purchase in store)

Requirements

Please note that this is an intermediate workshop.
Prior knitting experience is required.

Supplies

Approximately 200g heavy worsted / aran weight yarn
4mm needles for small circumference knitting in the round
(e.g. double point needles or 100cm circular for ‘magic loop’)
Cable needle
Pattern to be download prior to the workshop,
full details provided on confirmation of class booking.



Learn to Crochet

Sunday 16th March, 23rd March & 30th March
11:30am – 2:30pm

This is a beginners 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 at $25 per 2-hour session)
plus supplies (available to purchase in store)

Requirements

Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Supplies

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

4.00mm or 4.5mm crochet hook
(depending on your selected yarn and your gauge)

wool darning needle
scissors


Learn to Knit

Saturday 15th March, 22nd March & 29th March
1:00pm – 3:00pm

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 at $25 per 2-hour session)
plus supplies (available to purchase in store)

Requirements

Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Supplies

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

4.00mm or 4.5mm needle
(depending on your selected yarn and your gauge)

wool darning needle
scissors

You can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Recently I was chatting with Kim about a blanket that I had been planning and collecting yarn for over the last few years.

I had made a start but unfortunately other projects always seemed to get bumped up in my queue – samples for the shop, projects for my little people….

Kim was wonderful enough to take my big bundle of yarn home and has, in record time, created my dream blanket!

It instantly makes me smile seeing it on my bed, a happy splash of colour at the end of a busy day.


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The yarn is a happy selection of colours from our Cotton Fleece collection and the pattern is a hybrid of many different crochet chevron patterns.

I have been busy working away on some new sample projects, testing new potential yarns for the store – lots of exciting things but nothing that I can really share just yet.

With lots of deadlines, I still felt the need for some instant gratification and was keen for something that I could wear on the cooler mornings we’ve been enjoying recently.

Striped Tooth Shawl by Grace Akhrem jumped out at me with its smooshy garter stitch, interesting shape and, of course, stripes!


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Although the pattern is designed for a fingering weight yarn, I choose to use our luscious Fibre Company Road to China Light, two skeins of the main colour and one of the contrast.


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Kelly


28.02.14


With the slight relief from the heat this week, we’ve seen a lot of knitters and crocheters in the store, planning for future projects.

There are some garments that are so comfortable, flattering or just plain cute that you wear them again and again. Just because you love something to death though, it doesn’t mean you necessarily want to knit or crochet the exact same pattern.

But why not use them as the yardstick for planning new garments – a favourite yarn in a different colour, the perfect shape with a different stitch pattern, a great collar on a cardigan of a different length…

This week we thought we’d pull out some of our current WIPs to show how we’re reinterpreting our past favourites for the coming season.

Stripes!

Paulie vs McIntosh

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A cosy collar in a wool/alpaca blend…

Annikki vs Armande

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A simple, elegant silhouette

Featherweight vs Miriam Cardi

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A stripey shawl

Colour Affection vs Fulmar

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Stripe Study vs Caret

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Cuddly, tweedy cables

Central Park Hoodie vs Hitch

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The perfect long cardi

Atelier vs Summer Festival

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Oversized grannies!!

One Big Granny Square Throw & Afghan vs Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket

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Scrumptious soft alpaca

Daffodil vs Caramel

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Biggan Design

A small top-up from lovely local, Biggan Design, arrived this week.Biggan is always a firm favourite with our customers, its extensive range of bright colours well suited to kids’ garments, accessories and blankets.

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Quicksilver Lace Shrug by Kristiina V. {knit}

Fallen Leaves Slouch Hat by Tamara Kelly {crochet}

Stromming by Anne Hanson {knit}

Papillon Scarf by Birgit Tuchsen {crochet}

Baby Uggs by Autumn Street {knit}

Summer Garden Granny Square by Lucy of Attic24 {crochet}

Leafy Baby Blanket by Leyla Alieva {knit}

Lap Rug by Marinke Slump {crochet}

Magical by Elena Nodel {knit}

Criss Cross Strap Boots by Mon Petit Violon {crochet}

Blank Canvas by Ysolda Teague {knit}

Handmade by Tangled Yarns

There seems to have been a lot of new babies lately, which has inspired me to make some lovely little embellished singlets to add to our handmade range.

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On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Maureen snapped up a skein of our luscious new Shiro from last week’s Noro shipment to knit this gorgeous Good Earth cowl – supersoft and with that spectacular pop of chartreuse against the neutrals…

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She also finished this beautiful Lullaby Rain in our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering

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Kelly


21.02.14

  It may be steamy outside, but here at Tangled Yarns we’re starting to plan for the colder months with our first shipments of autumn and winter yarns.

We have heaps planned for the coming months including some new brands, new lines and lots of our existing favourites.

Team TY
The Ravellenics are well underway and out team is knitting and crocheting madly!

A few of us have crossed the finish line already, and the rest of us are knitting and crocheting madly, hoping to finish our Games projects by the end of the closing ceremony (or 5.59am on Monday 24 February AEST).


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Noro

We received an exciting shipment of Noro this week, chock-full of old favourites, new colourways, and a small taste of a very special new yarn…


Shiro

We’re thrilled to be stocking the luscious Shiro, a blend of cashmere, wool and silk in the fabulous Noro colourways.

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DK / 8ply

137yards / 125meters
per 50g ball

22 sts per 10cm
on 4.00mm needles

40% wool, 30% silk & 30% cashmere

The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower Yarn {knit}

Onarum Wrap by Sharon Maher {crochet}

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman {knit}

Skater Beanie by Azzy Makes {crochet}

Ingot by Lisa Mutch {knit}

Phannie by Phoebe Gaughan {crochet}

Whitman by Danielle Morgan {knit}

Kvick by Yarn Madness {crochet}

Cerus Scarf by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Crochet Chevron Infinity Scarf by Justine Vo {crochet}

Silk Garden

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

Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by tante ehm {knit}

Granny Tea Cozy! by Crochet with Raymond {crochet}

Quaker Yarn Stretcher by Susan Ashcroft {knit}

Chi-town Crochet Cowl by Kathy Kelly {crochet}

Boyfriend Watch Cap by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas {knit}

Unforgettable Hat by Elizabeth Trantham {crochet}

Baby & Child Sophisticate by Linden Down {knit}

Taiyo

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Artful Simple Infinity Scarf by Tamara Kelly {crochet}

Entrelac Scarf by Alison LoCicero {knit}

Big Rib Scarf by Tamara Kelly {crochet}

Gilet Court d’Ete by Marie Adeline Boyer {knit}

Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf by Diane L Augustin {crochet}

Top-Down Raglan Cardigan by Laura Chau {knit}

Vintage Crocheted Throw & Afghan by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas {crochet}

Knit Pro


A much needed top-up of our wide range of Knit Pro needles has arrived and refilled our shelves.


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Lots of new stock of our Symfonie, Nova & Karbonz interchangeable tips plus interchangeable needles sets and double point needles for all your knitting needs.

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Cascade

Our extensive range of yarns from Cascade are always popular and with the cooler months ahead we have started to build our heavier weight options.

This week two of our most popular Cascade Yarns have received new stock.

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220 Superwash Worsted


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Wonder Years toddler / child cardigan by Elizabeth Smith {knit}

Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24 {crochet}

Hot Waffles by Anne Hanson {knit}

ETTA by Kim Whelan {knit}

Flick the Giraffe by Laura Pavy {crochet}

Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Soho {knit}

Mia Slouch Boots by Lorin Jean {crochet}

Antler Cardigan by Tin Can Knits {knit}

Scalloped Boot Cuffs by Jenny Dickens {crochet}

128 Superwash Chunky


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Latte Baby Coat by Lisa Chemery {knit}

Gap-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley {knit}

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

Man Hat by Haven Leavitt {knit}

Jessa by Evan Plevinski {crochet}

Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho {knit}

Accidental Cowl by Elizabeth Trantham {crochet}

Owlet by Kate Davies {knit}

Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur {knit}

Giant Giant Granny Square Blanket by Purl Soho {crochet}

Wool Leaves by Jared Flood {knit}

The Cozy Crochet Cowl by B. hooked Crochet {crochet}

Tangled Yarns Mood Scarf


We often hear that we are the
happy place for many – you know, that place you go when you are having an average day, knowing you will always walk away feeling better.

We frequently joke about it, but we do like to think that a little time with your needles or hooks is a great form of yarn therapy.


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With this in mind and with the help of a lovely customer, Rachel, we have developed our Tangled Yarns Mood Scarf!

We have grouped colour collections together and given them a theme, for example -

Happy
Anxious
Creative
Calm
Daring
Stressed
Romantic


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The zig and the zag of a chevron pattern combined with the stripes created by the shifting colours will reflect the ever changing lives of our staff and customers.

We welcome everyone who pops in for a visit to take a moment to sit and knit a few rows of our scarf, especially on those rare occasions when you realise you don’t have a project with you or it is simply too tricky to work on the project you have brought while chatting.



On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Colour seems to be a recurring theme in our On the Needles segment this week!

Anita used a non-traditional colour combination in our Cascade 220 Superwash Sport to whip up a hat and booties set for a new bub – the quirky Lovebug Booties and a stripey hat in the same colours from my own Little Set of Stripes.

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With a pop of bright colour against a neutral body, Rachel added a graphic modern feel to the basic silhouette of Summer Carnival, once again in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.

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Julia is making the most of the remaining scorching days of summer with her beautiful Sophia, knitted in our Cascade Ultra Pima. Such a great colour!

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We were intrigued by the unusual construction of Maureen’s Cria, knitted in a gorgeous autumnal shade of our Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette. And look at those buttons!

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Highlighting the natural beauty of Eco Wool’s muted tones, Maureen’s cosy Common Ground will be ideal to throw on when those chilly westerlies hit Brisbane!

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Maureen chose a soft tweedy blue shade of Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed for her Memoirs hat, which beautifully complements the highly textured pattern.

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BrisStyle Twilight Markets

Over 80 BrisStyle artists and crafters are set to light up King George Square again this Friday night from 5-9pm!

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Along with all your favourite BrisStyle Marketeers you’ll find a host of fabulous new craftisans showing off their locally handmade must-haves.

Swing out to the live sounds of the South Brisbane Federal Band and refuel at The Groove Train and Coffee Hit.

Park:King George Square Car Park for only $12 after 4.30pm

Additional Parking:Brisbane City parking options

Bus:King George Square Bus Station directly under the venue

Train:Roma St / Central Stations.

Bathrooms: Behind the Groove Train restaurant.

Disability Access: Via the ramps leading from Adelaide and Anne Streets or via the lift from the car park.

Wet Weather Alternative: On the covered protected Deck above the Groove Train in King George Square.

Access all areas including the lift from the square or car park.

Date: Friday Feb 21

Where:King George Square, Brisbane City

Time: 5pm-9pm

Cost:
FREE

See you all there!

Inspiring your passion

Kelly


14.02.14

Inspiration comes in many forms. This week we’ve been watching the amazing athletes competing in the Winter Olympics … while also getting our fill of the fabulous knitwear on show.

Many countries drew inspiration from their folk traditions to accent their team uniforms. A folk pattern used on cottages in northern Slovakia translated to colourwork hearts and crosses on hats, mittens and scarves for that country’s official team uniform.

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The colourwork hearts reminded us of the sweet
From Norway With Love by Anna & Heidi Pickles {knit}, which would be just gorgeous worked in our Fibre Company Road to China Light

The Norwegian team borrowed a trend from the snowboarding slopes, sporting slouchy crocheted beanies with a contrast edging.

Work it in the same striking colours as the Norwegian team using our Cascade Heritage Sock, or show your support for the Aussie team with colours inspired by the green and gold in Ella Rae Lace Merino, Malabrigo Sock and Cascade Heritage Sock.

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OL-feber by Goril Borseth {crochet}

When the Canadian team waved to the crowd during the Opening Ceremony, they showed off the maple leaf knitted into the palm of their mittens – what a great idea!

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Open your palms to reveal the pretty hidden flowers of the Pressed Flower Mitts by Ricefield Collective {knit}, worked in our Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock & Malabrigo Sock.

The Latvian team went geometric with our favourite chevrons on sleeves, hats, scarves and mittens.

Channel the same aesthetic with funky chevrons in muted shades of our Cascade 220 Superwash Sport or Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

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Chevron Scarf by Linda Castles {knit}

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Chevron Infinity Scarf Cowl by Deja Jetmir {crochet}

And finally, the German team went for colour … and lots of it! And if we’re talking brights, you can’t go past Biggan First Cross Merino DK

 
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Charlotte in Sochi by Astrid Schramm {knit}

GEMS

After a little break over the silly season, we are thrilled to have just received a new delivery of our spectacular little GEMS Stitch Markers.

They make me smile every time I come across one in my knitting…

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Interweave Knits

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Just in time for some transitional season project planning – Interweave Knits Spring 2014.


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The Spring issue of Interweave Knits takes readers on a treasure hunt through the world of knitting, from the hidden yarn shops of Manhattan, to a flea market of tools and trinkets, to an eclectic and vintage-inspired collection of sweaters and accessories.

These projects have character and interest in abundance, while the articles also focus on the unique, the quirky and the colourful.

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Classes

With the cooler weather creeping up on us we have found that our classes have been filling up quickly!

If you missed the recent launch of our latest calendar you can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

A few upcoming classes that still have a few spaces are listed below, including our Tunisian Crochet Workshop this Sunday.

Introduction to Tunisian Crochet
Sunday 16
th February

Tunisian Crochet is a technique that combines elements from both knitting and crochet to create a fusion of the two elements.

During this three-hour workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet.

For the workshop, you will need some crochet experience.

Knit Fix
Wednesday 19
th March

Small mistakes in your knitting can often be fixed without ripping whole rows of work. This three-hour workshop will provide you with the techniques and confidence to read your knitting and take on those little boo-boos.

Due to the need for attendees to prepare a few small swatches in advance of the workshop, bookings must be made before Wednesday 12th March. Class handouts will be forwarded to students on that day so that your swatches can be completed in time for the workshop.

Intro to Cables / Fetchings Workshop
Sunday 9
th March

If you have ever wanted to attempt some of those snuggly cable pattern but haven’t known where to start, our Intro to Cables workshop would be ideal.

During this workshop you will learn the basic cabling techniques while making a small project.

Learn to Knit
Saturday 15
th, 22nd & 29th March

This is a beginners class – over three weeks 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.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Using two complementary colours of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Liz added a contrast trim to her Abuelita to give it more length, giving it an edge of distinction at the same time.

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Rachel’s needles have been flying again. She has finished a beautiful Summer Carnival in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.


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Rachel has also almost finished a second Summer Carnival, this time with a colourful twist – look out for this version in next week’s newsletter!

Derrin has been a busy girl, finishing three projects this week!

First off the needles is the lovely Nangou in two shades of our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.

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She also finished two pairs of socks from her own pattern – one knitted from the toe up in Malabrigo Sock

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… and one cuff-down in my own hand-dyed from several seasons ago.

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Kelly