Friday News

Friday Favourites

We have had so many exciting things happen in the last few weeks, it’s been
difficult to keep up with it all. This week, we are pleased to launch
a yarn that has certainly been a favourite in store for a few months
now – Biggan Designs First Cross Merino 4ply / fingering weight!

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You may
remember it being mentioned a few times in past newsletters, but it
has been one line that we haven’t been able to feature on our
online store. With Biggan Designs officially releasing the line at
the Textile Art Festival two weeks ago, we are finally able to share
it with all of our customers.

The colours
and softness that everyone loves available in the finer weight makes
substituting baby projects a breeze, and it is a great choice for
those light weight cardigans that are just so popular at the moment –Tempest
Weaverknits is
a really cute pattern that would work well! And of course, one of my
obsessions at the moment – colourwork! It was a very popular choice
during our colourwork workshops during May and June. Lauren is
planning on adapting bmp
Aija Goto
to make some fingerless gloves for her partner.

At the moment
we stock 27 of the 48 colours available from Biggan Designs with more
to come – they will be expanding the range to feature all 64 of
their beautiful 8ply / DK colours into the 4ply /fingering weight

Help us
celebrate the online launch of Biggan Designs 4 ply with 10% off the
line as the Friday Favourite!

Looking for
some more pattern inspiration?

Sister’s Dress
by Tora Frøseth Design

by Hannah Fettig

by Eunny Jang

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on needles and yarn on hooks

woollen colours and new pattern books

Yarns bundles tied up with strings

are a few of my favourite things!

Favourite Conditions – Applies to in stock items only. No custom
orders or lay-by. 10% Off does not apply to kits as they are already
reduced. Special prices apply from launch of newsletter until 9am
Knit A Long

Everyone has
been eagerly awaiting the announcement of this month’s Knit-A-Long!

I was overwhelmed with choice this month but they all had a
common theme – using the Berroco Ultra Alpaca range. Instead of
trying to pick just one pattern I decided to include them all…thus,
the July/August Knit-A-Long was born!

The lush colours of theUltra
, Ultra
Alpaca Light
and Ultra
Alpaca Fine
, plus multiple patterns to choose from, from
accessories to a beautiful garment – hopefully something will have
you itching to pick up the needles and cast on.

We are thrilled to announce two new designer collaborations – Stephen West
and Jane Richmond who are both joining us with this KAL. We are also
welcoming back Sarah Johnson from Zephyr Style!

I was
recently taken with a beautiful shawl that Elissa from The
Yarn Cafe
was wearing at the Textiles Fair – Herbivore which is
by Stephen West. I had a little peek through his patterns and came
across many I loved and knew that they would work perfectly with our
new lines.

Now to choose
which pattern to cast on…
by Stephen West
in Berroco Ultra Fine

top down shawl is ideal for draping across your shoulders with its
arched shape.

Several locations of increases provide extra fabric
that beautiful gathers when worn like a scarf.

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by Stephen West
Ultra Fine
Daybreak is a
semicircular shawl featuring clear, graphic stripes that eco a rising
sun. The generous wingspan allows the fabric to drape c
around your shoulders and neck. There is plenty of room to play with
colour in the three sections of this arched shawl.

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by Sarah Johnson
in Berroco Ultra Light

textures, girls shaping and an open neck to flaunt your pretty
collarbone. A great transitional piece to wear layered during winter
and still functional right into spring!

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And we all
know about my obsession with hats…how could I not include a hat or

by Stephen West
in Berroco Ultra

This design
was inspired by the simplicity of a wooden pavilion roof at the
Chicago Botanic Gardens. Knit from the brim to crown, this reversible
ribbed beanie features pronounced slipped stitch columns that feed
into the centre top of the hat. The reverse side displays a smooth
3×1 rib, allowing another option for wear. Have fun pairing two yarns
together to achieve interesting colourful and textural effects!

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by Stephen West
twisted stitches offer their chance to show off in this sleek hat and
cowl combination. Instructions are provided for three different
sizes, which ensure an appropriate and tailored fit. Both pieces have
multiple options for wear by rotating the biased section around or by
folding the brim and neck edge over for an asymmetrical look.

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by Jane Richmond

Pasha is a
feminine toque that can be worn slouchy or with the brim rolled up
for a fitted look. This hat features lace panels and a snug ribbed
brim and is offered in three different sizes.
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I have
managed to whip up two of the above patterns in the past week…we
will call it testing! (not my continuing hat obsession…)

Pasha in
Berroco Ultra Alpaca 6209
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I have
honestly not stopped wearing this since I cast off! It was a
wonderful knit and the combination of the Ultra Alpaca and the
pattern creates a light, lacy yet warm hat.

Windschief in
Berroco Ultra Alpaca 6207
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Such a great
knit – simple yet incredibly effective with twisted stitches and
clever decreasing to create a stunning hat!

are running this KAL a little different to our previous KAL’s. All
patterns are to be purchased directly from the designers Ravelry
stores. Standard KAL conditions apply, finished project photos to be
emailed and yarn to be purchased from Tangled Yarns to be eligible to

Since we have
so many patterns to choose from the KAL will run over July and
August. You can make one, two or more of the projects! Each finished
project will count as an entry for the voucher with Mary Jane
counting for two entries since it is a garment.

Needle sizes and amounts will be listed on the relevant pattern pages, but if you have any questions in regards to sizes and yardage amounts, please do not hesitate to email or ask in July / August KAL thread in our Tangled Yarns Ravelry Group.

The hard
part…choosing where to start and which colour!

New Stock

We have been
fielding many emails, phone calls and pop in’s enquiring about the
exciting shipments that we are expecting…
We have
plenty of deliveries due any day now! Rest assured we will announce
the arrival of our super large order from Malabrigo, more yarn
weights and colours from Madelinetosh, top ups of Handmaiden andFleece Artist plus many of our regular items.

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Bendigo Wool Show

Although we
can’t be there in person this year we are pleased to be involved with
the Australian
Sheep & Wool Show
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From their

AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW is the biggest show of its kind in
the world.

For three days in July (16th
to 18
2010), Bendigo becomes the epicentre of the woolen fashion, fine food
and beautiful fibre.

We have
donated several Tangled Yarns Gift Certificates to the Woolcraft
Committee who hold competitions for people who work with wool.

year, the 133
Sheep Show, there will be 300 competitors in 47 different categories.
Featuring experts in skein spinning, hand knitting & crochet,
weaving, felting, machine knitting, wool embroidery, alpaca, cashmere
and mohair garment making, wearable art & commercial wool
I am hoping that one year I will be able to plan a weekend road trip down to Bendigo!

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