13.04.12

What a weekend we had over the Easter break!

The store was a bursting with colour & new yarns…

Anita was kept on her toes with the first class on her Continental Knitting course…tangledYARNS

Plenty of supplies were picked up on the way out of town for long weekend trips away…

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And the lounge was packed with social knitters enjoying the glorious sunny Autumn day!

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With the school holidays and all of the short weeks behind us now we are back in the full swing of preparing for Winter!

New stock is being ordered and deliveries are arriving almost daily…such an exciting time of year.

 

Interweave Knitting Traditions

The latest issue of Knitting Traditions arrived earlier this week.

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Be captivated with the knitting traditions from around the world and across time.

PieceWorkis proud to present its latest special issue, Knitting Traditions Spring 2012. From Islamic bags to Norwegian symbolism, and Civil War Socks to 1920s vintage knits, Knitting Traditions Spring 2012 offers a vast expanse of cultural traditions as well as historical traditions.

Explore timeless knitting in three major themes:

Useful Articles–Civil War socks, a seventeenth-century undershirt, and a knitted petticoat are just some of the projects found in this section. Discover the importance that knitting has played throughout the centuries and continues to play today.

Adornments–Russian wedding gloves, Norwegian symbolism mittens, and an Orenburg scarf are a couple of the detailed patterns in this section. From colourwork, texture, and lace, this section explores traditions through beautiful knitted items.

Vintage Knits–Baby booties, a child’s frock, lace patterns, and a bunny toy are a few of the projects that come straight from the pages of vintage knitting publications and into this section. See what was being knitted in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and create them yourself!

Inside Knitting Traditions Spring 2012 you’ll find:

Over 35 patterns from all over the world, designed by master knitters, such as Vicki Square, Donna Druchunas, Sara Lamb, Galina A. Khmeleva, Nancy Bush, and many more.

Inspiring and informative companion stories that frame the projects with cultural and historical context, taking you to the heart of knitting.

Focuses on techniques ranging from Orenburg lace, optical illusion colorwork, vintage lace, textured stitches, traditional colorwork motifs, and many others that will help beginners learn and inspire even the most seasoned knitters.

 

Interweave Crochet Spring 2012

The latest Interweave Crochet hit the shelves this week.

Although this is for the opposite season many of the projects are perfect for our Australian Autumn.

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Hairpin lace gets an update in this Spring issue with four decidedly modern designs, including one by hairpin lace diva Jennifer Hansen.

You can give your spring wardrobe a kick with four Essential Shells and five Swingy Skirts. Our Sock Series wraps up with two toe-up socks designs, plus tips for making custom-fit socks.

Maire Treanor’s series on Clones lace continues with motifs for grapes, vines, and leaves. We also welcome Vickie Howell and her new column.

Altogether, you’ll find 26 projects to keep your hook busy until summer.

A sneak peak inside….

Cascade

We have received another huge delivery from Cascade Yarns this week – the second part of the fabulous order that arrived just prior to the long weekend.

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We were so excited to process the two new yarns and get them out on the shelves for you before the holidays that we didn’t get a chance to include out usual pattern suggestions.

This hasn’t stopped many of you, the new yarns are already proving to be super popular!

128 Superwash Chunky

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Bulky / 12 ply
128 yards / 117 meters per 100g
14 sts per 4 inches / 10cm
on 6mm needles
100% Superwash Merino

Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur (knit)

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley (knit)

Modern Lace Scarf by Lion Brand (crochet)

Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf by Julianne Smith (knit)

Baby Sophisticate by Linden Down (knit)

Customizable Crochet Poncho by Patti Gonsalves (crochet)

Baby & Toddler Tiered Coat & Jacket by Lisa Chemery (knit)

Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos (knit)

Baby Alpaca Chunky

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Bulky / 12 ply
108 yards / 199 meters per 100g
14 sts per 4 inches / 10cm
on 6mm needles
100% Alpaca

Quickie Cowl by F. Pea (knit)

Sideways Grande Cloche by Laura Irwin (knit)

Chunky Ribs & Ruffles Scarf by Nancy Kleiber (knit)

Scalloped Cowl by Lion Brand (crochet)

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson (knit)

Chunky Alpaca Scarf by Jane Richmond (knit)

Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne (knit)

One Skein Scarf by Denise Cozzitorto (crochet)

Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho (knit)

New stock of our other favourite Cascade yarns arrived in this shipment -

Heritage Silk

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Stripe Study Shawl
,Different Lines & Colour Affection Shawl by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Shanti by May Cheang (crochet)

Iolanthe by Mary Annarella (knit)

220 Worsted

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February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne (knit)

Square Upon Square Throw by Katherine Eng (crochet)

Ombre Basket by Elizabeth Trantham (crochet)

220 Superwash Sport

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Dembow Hat by Susan Dittrich (knit)

Camille Scarf / Shawl by Cheri McEwen (crochet)

Soay by Gudrun Johnston (knit)

Eco Alpaca

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Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau (knit)

Sunshine Day Baby Afghan by Alicia Paulson (crochet)
mixed with Baby Cashmerino

Stripes to Keep Me Warm by Handepande (knit)

Eco Wool

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Agnes by Melissa LaBarre (knit)

Rosa’s Caponcho by Emma Fassio (knit)

Linden by Veronik Avery (knit)

Brown Sheep

A much needed top up of our favourite Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece arrived this morning!

Our Cotton Fleece in its amazing array of colours is flying off the shelves and being turned into a vast number of different projects…

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Ribbons Baby Blanket by Evelyn A Clark (knit)

Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy of Attic24 (crochet)

Pinwheel Sweater by Shelley Mackie (knit)

Crochet Stash Bag / Basket by Purl Soho (crochet)

With a little informal Knit A Long that has popped up with several of our Staff and customers I can see that I will be re-ordering (including some Cotton Fine) this coming week!

(Check out the wonderful finished project by Derrin in our Whats On The Needles)

Classes

April is disappearing fast and there has been a definite chill in the air this week.

With our next round of Learn To Knit Socks starting later this month you could have toasty toes in no time!


Learn to Knit Socks

During three classes you will learn how to knit a pair of beautiful socks from Derrin’s Learn to Knits Socks pattern.

Saturday 21st April, 28th April & 5th May
1pm – 3pm

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Requirements – Please note that this is an intermediate course.

Prior knowledge of how to knit in the round comfortably is required.
(Double Point Needles, Magic Loop or Two Circular methods)

Supplies – approx 100g of fingering weight / 4ply yarn (smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches), 2.50mm or 2.75mm DPNs or 100cm circular for magic loop (depending on your selected yarn and your gauge) and a wool darning needle.

Derrin was busy last night with a fresh new batch of keen Learn to Crochet students.

If you have missed out on these sessions we have a new course starting in early May.

Learn to Crochet

This is a beginners class 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.

Sunday 13th May, 20th May & 27th May
12noon – 2pm

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

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

Supplies – approx 100g of DK / 8ply or 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) and a wool darning needle.

This month is the last chance to join us for the fabulous Colourwork Workshop with Biggan Dups!

Colourwork Workshop
with Biggan Dupps

Biggan Dups from Biggan Design is joining us in-store for a two day Colourwork Workshops!

The pattern featured this year is Color Me Pretty Hat
by Elana Nodel

From Elena

‘Color Me Pretty’ hat is my third design in the series of the bright and fun Fair Isle garments that I have been making for my daughter Maya.


The colorwork is simple enough for a beginner, yet interesting enough for a seasoned knitter as well. The hat is worked entirely in the round from the bottom up.

The Fair Isle design lends itself to many possibilities of various color combinations; my version is just one of them. You can work with as little as one contrast color or with as many as you would like.

SIZES:
Small (toddler) – 18-19″
Medium (child – teen) – 20-22″
Large (adult) – 21-23″

YARDAGE:
MC: 90, 110, 140 yards;
CC: 40, 50, 60 yards;

Over the two days, you will learn how to do stranded colourwork while creating a Color Me Pretty Hat.

Participants are to purchase the Color Me Pretty Hat directly from Elena via Ravelry prior to the workshop.

Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
(Saturday 11am – 3pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm)

or

Saturday 21st April & 22nd April
(Saturday 11am – 3pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm)

$170.00 per person (2 day workshop) plus supplies

(light lunch is included on both days)

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking

Requirements

Please note that this is an intermediate course

Prior knowledge of how to knit in the round comfortably is required
(Double Point Needles, Magic Loop or Two Circular methods)

Supplies

Pattern (to be purchased directly from Ravelry prior to the workshop)

Approx 100g of DK / 8ply Biggan DK Merino (minimum of two colours)

3.0mm, 3.5mm & 4.00mm 40cm circular needles plus 4.00mm needles for your preferred method of knitting small diameter knitting (e.g. double point needles or magic loop) and a wool darning needle

You can find our full class calendar including classes on knitting in the round, adjusting your gauge, substituting your yarn, jog-less stripes and many more 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

It was a very productive long weekend for many with projects being cast off and lots of new ones been cast on over the break.
Maureen popped in with the most adorable pair of Not-so-tiny Slippers by Ysolda Teague (from Whimsical Little Knits Book 3).tangledYARNS

She used a single skein of our new Cascade 128 Superwash Chunkyin colour 1964 and finished them off with some of our buttons.

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Derrin finished a stunning Rayures Cowl by Amy Miller in a delightful range of colours of our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine.

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Cotton Fine is not usually something we carry in large quantities over Winter but this is such a great project! We are re-stocking many of the Cotton Fine especially so you can create your own Rayures.

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Seeing Derrins finished cowl has encouraged me to pick up my Cascade Heritage Silk version!

On a roll with her stripes Derrin also managed to whip up a pair of Peppermint Patties by Monica Clark.

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The original pattern calls for worsted weight yarn knit at a gauge of 24 stitches to 10cm using 4.5mm needles but Derrin couldn’t achieve this with a nice fabric so she dropped to a sport weight yarn and 3.5mm needles.

The yarns used were our Cascade Eco Alpaca and Noro Silk Garden Sock.

Goes to show the importance of swatching for all projects!

The Wednesday evening before the long weekend I cast off and blocked my Colour Affection by Veera Valimaki.

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Our Cascade Heritage Silk blocked beautifully and the finished shawl is a joy to wear!
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Over the weekend I finished off my Noro Ripples Scarf (One Ball Ripple Scarf by Coats & Clark) in our Noro Silk Garden.

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After seeing how cute Maureens
Maureen Not-so-tiny Slippers by Ysolda Teague (from Whimsical Little Knits Book 3) were I couldn’t resist making a pair of my own.
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Such a quick knit in our new Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky one evening of knitting and finished off with some sweet heart buttons.

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With a couple of finished projects off my needles and all of the new yarn in store new projects were bound to happen…

I cast on Shawl Hill by Alicia Plummer  and Quick Cable Slouch Hat by Azure with our new Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.

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After gifting the finished project I can reveal the sneaky project that I mentioned last week….

This is Glory by Lisa Gutierrez in our Cascade Eco Wool.

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I was after something to make as a house warming gift for our wonderful Alice and her family and couldn’t go past the chunky lace in the Eco Wool.

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It was so much fun to make that I have started another of Lisas patterns, Anya.

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This time I am using our new Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky, can’t wait to snuggle under it on the lounge!

 

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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