How delightful have the cooler evenings and mornings been! I just love settling onto the couch at night, snuggled under a throw, project in hand.
There is just something about Autumn that draws me towards tweed yarns. Their texture resonates a feeling of comfort to me, and the varied flecks of colour creates a depth to the yarn, giving it that something extra.
One of my go to tweeds would have to be Jo Sharp Silkroad DK. With a wide range of colours and excellent yardage it is ideal for everything from baby knits, adult garments through to throws and blankets!
To share my love for all things tweed Jo Sharp yarns are this weeks Friday Favourite.
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A little pattern inspiration…
Milo by Georgie Hallam
Garter Stitch Mitts by Ysolda Teague
Tudora by Cheryl Marling
Habitat by Jared Flood
Alpaca Kid Lustre
Felicity by Wanett Clyde
Susie’s Reading Mitts by Janelle Masters
Alpaca Silk Georgette
Selbu Modern by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Voltaire Scarf by Ingrid Knit
Desert Garden Aran Cotton
On the Sunny Side by Melanie Hoffman
Berry Baby Hat by Michele Sabatier
Foliage by Emilee Mooney
Robin’s Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Lufer
Soho Summer Cotton
Hoodie Baby Blanket by Nikol Lhor
Rare Comfort Kid Mohair
Branching Out by Susan Lawrence
Wisp By Cheryl Niamath
Classic DK Wool
Turn A Square by Jared Flood
Who? by Sara Amoroso
Elissa and I have had such a great time working on our March and April ruby&sage yarn club! There is something about dyeing yarn for special parcels that is super exciting.
If you have missed out on the action with our first release you can check out every ones project plans in our r&s Ravelry Group.
Elissa’s parcel contained a 100g skein of delightful fingering weight merino dyed in colourway ‘salt’ and a yummy little extra…
My April yarn is all dyed up and almost ready to post off! I don’t want to spoil the surprise so I won’t post a picture until they all arrive safely at their new homes at the end of this month.
Next up we have our May and June slots!!
During May Elissa will create her magic with a luxurious worsted weight / 10ply, silk / wool blend.
June will see me working with one of my all time favourite yarn bases, my tight twist sock yarn. This fingering weight yarn is wonderful to dye and a dream to knit with. To give you a taste of what is to come this is a picture from a little dye session several months ago…
|Interweave Knitscene Easy|
At this time of year we tend to see a lot of keen beginners embarking on their creative journey. We are always on the lookout for patterns that are simple enough for a beginner yet still interesting enough to keep them interested. I was of course delighted to see that Interweave were releasing a special issue of their popular Knitscene magazine, Knitscene Easy!!
From the editor Lisa Shroyer –
Fast-knitting and small-budget projects are always hot–whether you’re a first-time knitter or an avid crafter. This special issue brings you truly simple knits that don’t require much yarn and are super-cute to boot.
Planning this issue, we had the new(ish) knitter in mind–someone who’s recently learned to knit from a teacher or friend, and who’s itching just to make something. The magazine covers all the basics (to reinforce those new-found skills), but the patterns can stand on their own for knitters of all skill levels.
This issue retains Knit scene’s usual sense of style and fun, and I think regular readers will find lots to love here. Enjoy!
This issue is packed with 28 super simple projects, ideal for that step up from your basic beginner scarf or a nice break from your more challenging projects.
With whole sections dedicated to both stockinette stitch and garter stitch there is bound to be something that encourages you to pick up your needles. Learn how to combine multiple stitches with five patterns that mix it up or challenge yourself with some simple shaping.
A taste of the patterns –
This cowl is perfectly suited for beginning knitters. A rectangle of garter stitch is partially seamed, end to end, then the gathered ring of fabric is pullover over the head. Arrange the folds as you like!
I can already see this cowl in one of our new divine Noro Silk Garden colours…
A strip of garter stitch fold and buttons at an angle to make a cowl. The buttons are easy…choosing the buttons will be the hard part.
Knit these slippers from the cuff to the bottom of the sole. The top of the foot is worked in stockinette with yarn over increases; the bottom is worked in garter stitch.
The pattern specifies our Cascade Ecological Wool which is available in a great selection of natural colours.
This blanket uses simple knit and purl stitches to create rich textural contrast. The pattern requires counting and keeping track of your rows.
This would look spectacular in the neutral tones of the Cascade Ecological Wool – perfect for snuggling up this winter.
A simple garter stitch triangle is formed by increasing and then decreasing along one edge. A slit in one end allows for easy trying.
Our Malabrigo Worsted would be perfect for this little scarf, as it would lovely and soft on the skin.
Knit a rectangle and seam the sides for a super-easy bag. Use yarn overs and decreases to make the holes for the ribbon – this combination of an increase next to a decrease means the stitch count doesn’t change, but the yarn over leaves a little hole in the fabric.
The Berroco in Linen Jeans comes in a gorgeous array of colours, and would be very well wearing for this little bag.
Without an edge on this stockinette cap, the brim is free to roll up. Decreases narrow the top of the hat. You can choose to work stripes exactly as shown or follow the basic version of the pattern and make up your own stripe sequence.
Cascade 220 is an excellent choice for working stripes, coming in a great range of colours and very affordable!
Hold two strands together to make a cool tweed look. This sweater is worked in easy pieces and then seamed together.
Cinchy Hat and Stripy Scarf
A great set, the hat is worked in the round from the top down – get out your double pointed needles! A ribbon cinches the back of the hat for a ruched look. The scarf is super easy – just stockinette stitch worked in long stripes.
You would have enough yarn to make both of these when using the Cascade 220!
We have received a top up of our Cascade Ecological Wool!
Coming in eleven solid colours and two twist colours along with its amazing metreage, you are able to get a short sleeved cardigan like Shalom by Meghan McFarlane out of one skein.
Addi click sets and accessories (including the ever popular extra cables) are back in stock.
|Noosa Sunset / Malabrigo Sock|
To complement the restocking of the very popular Malabrigo Sock, we have the Noosa Sunset Shawl back in stock!
Using just one skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn, this is a great way to add a splash of colour into your wardrobe this winter.
|Winter Warmth A Long|
There is a definite nip in the air…must mean that winter is finally on the way!
This also means that we are almost at the end of our Winter Warmth A Long. It has been a fantastic three months, working along side so many wonderful people creating our blankets together both in store and on-line.
We have seen several finished blankets appear in the last week and many that are on the home straight.
Me…well I am still working away on my several blankets! I doubt that I will finish any of them by the end of the month but I will continue to plod away. I will be sure to up date via our blog when I have a finished project to share!
The lucky winner will be announced in our newsletter on 7th May.
Good luck to all!
(please remember that yarn must have been purchased at Tangled Yarns to be eligible for the prize.)
We have such a great response to our call out from early March for green heart knitters! Our lovely green yarn has been leaving the store in droves and has been returning transformed into some amazing creations.
There has even been generous people from far and wide using up their left over stash yarn and posting us little parcels of hearts.
Here is a small selection of my favourites so far.
Please don’t be intimidated by the intricate work that has gone into some of these hearts, we simply hope that they inspire you to pick up the needles or hook and create.
The patterns that I suggested weeks ago include options for all skill levels, knit in the round, knit flat or crocheted. If you missed the original pattern links here they are again –
|Inspiring your passion!