Friday Favourites
It appears many of our wonderful customers are heading away over the festive season! It has been very exciting listening to all the travel plans and helping select some travel projects.

If you are planning a short holiday away this season it is the perfect time to stock up on some reading material and to get a head start on planning your new season projects.

I am hoping to get a little down time myself to spend relaxing with my little girls and other family, I already have a wonderful selection of magazines ready to delve into.

Why not pick up a few issues of your favourite magazine while our entire range is this weeks Friday Favourite – interweave Knits, Knitscene, Yarn, Interweave Crochet and Debbie Bliss to name a few…maybe that issue you missed earlier in the year?

Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright cotton colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things!

Friday 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 Monday.

New Books
We have just expanded our book range with almost 30 new titles!

There is something for everyone with books ranging from knitting themed novels to instructional references.


Below are a few of the standouts for me…

Free Range Knitter by Stephanie Pearl – McPhee
Stephanie Pearl – McPhee (a.k.a. The Yarn Harlot) returns to pen another hilarious insightful, and poignant collect of essays surrounding her favourite topics: knitting, knitters, and what happens when you get those two things anywhere ordinary people. Free Range Knitter shares stories of knitting horrors and triumphs and knitting successes and defeats, but, mostly, it shares stories about the human condition that ring true for everyone – especially if you happen to have a rather large amount of yarn in your house.

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield
A collection of beautiful blooms for embellishing clothes, accessories, cushions and throws.
This collection of flowers, fruit, leaves, vegetables and insects is designed to appeal to anyone who can knit or crochet and everyone who loves flowers.
The designs are created by simple shapings rather than fancy stitches, so few skills beyond the basic know-how are required and no wiring is used, so all creations can be handled quite safely by children. Yarn is a lovely medium to work with and the satisfaction of making small objects like these cannot be over-estimated!

2-at-a-time SOCKS by Melissa Morgan – Oakes
The SECRET revealed!
Why two socks at once? Well, why not? Think about it. Two socks started and finished a the same time. They’re still portable, still fun, but no “second sock syndrome”. For those who don’t know about this knitting curse, it’s what happens when a knitter comletes the first sock and thinks “oh, no. Now I have to make another one…” Often the finished sock and the yarn for its never-to-be-knit pal get stuffed in a bag, never again to see the light of day.

200 Stitch Patterns for Baby Blankets by Jan Eaton
Wrap up your baby in the ultimate comfort blanket, stitched with love. This is the biggest ever collection of knitting and crochet stitch patterns specially designed for making cosy cot covers, beautiful heirloom shawls and super soft blankets. A delight to stitch for your own little one, they also make an extra special christening or baby shower gift.

A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen
Today “lace” doesn’t just mean doilies knit in very fine yarn; often the yarns are not fine and the needles large for faster knitting and greater impact. A Gathering of Lace samples the best traditional and contemporary lace knitting. The collection includes sweaters, vests, shawls, gloves, and socks – some are simple enough for the new knitter while others will stimulate seasoned lacers.

At Knits End : Meditations For Women who Knit too much by Stephanie Pearl – McPhee
Do you ever…experience palpitations when passing a yarn shop? Sneak new yarn purchases into the house? Utter the words “just one more row”? Plan your vacation around yarn store locations? Secretly scope out new spots to store your stash?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these, you are at risk of becoming an obsessive knitter. This totally incurable condition is sure to be helped by Stephanie Pearl – McPhee’s humorous and heartfelt ‘meditations’. Her tangled reflections on a knitter’s life will keep you in stitches and unravel your tensions for many warm and woolly moments to come.

Baby Beanies by Amanda Keeys
Is anything cuter than a baby in a hat? Author Amanda Keeys doesn’t think so, and neither will you when you see her 29 colourful, quirky, irresistible hats. Amanda’s simple patterns celebrate bright colours, lush textures, and a sense of humor, and each is designed with an extra “something” to make it – and the little head it covers – stand out. Whether for your own child or grandchild or as a quick handmade gift for a friend, these baby beanies are guaranteed to bring smiles!

Favourite Socks from Interweave
Fall in love with socks!
They are a pleasure to create, easy to carry in the knitting bag, and oh – so – cozy to wear. In Favourite Socks, renowned socks designers including Nancy Bush, Ann Bud, Pricilla Gibson-Roberts, and Evelyn A. Clark showcase their stle in an inspiring collection of classic and innovative sock patterns from Interweave.
Featuring 19 timeless designs plus 6 brand new patterns, the adventurous knitting will find plenty of inspiration to keep her needles fly and her feet warm!

1-2-3 Skein Crochet
1-2-3 Skein Crochet features over 60 crochet projects that can easily be taken with you while traveling in a car, waiting for the doctor or at the park with the kids or grandkids. All designs range in size, time commitment, experience level and use only 3 skeins or less! It is a perfect time to do some spring cleaning and use up those remnants from previous projects, or those projects that were never completed.

Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel
Whether you’re tall or short, curvy or slender, you deserve clothes that fit you perfectly. Fitted Knits gives you patterns that create well-fitted garments designed to accentuate your positives. You simply knit to your measurements, easily adjusting the pattern so it’s tailored to your unique shape. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to add shaping details that ensure a perfect fit for your figure.
There is something here to keep you knitting happily the whole year through, from lightweight summer tanks and tees to shrugs, wraps and cardigans perfect for those transitional times, and, of course, warm and cozy sweaters, vests and coasts to get you through the cold months.

Granny Squares Now
Today’s granny squares aren’t square…
They’re fashionable and stylish! Sometimes they’re even round or shaped like flowers. Your grandmother might not recognised the granny squares featured in these beautiful projects, but she’d love their transformation and you will too. From embellishments like crocheted butterflies that you can add to clothes, to stunning garments and accessories that are made entirely from granny squares, these fabulous projects will introduce you to a traditional crat that’s been thoroughly updated!

Greetings from Knit Cafe by Suzan Mischer
This colourful, cozy, and chic book offers thirty of Knit Cafe’s most popular patterns for “California style” projects – from hiking socks and a hoodie to a kikini and a “red carpet” gown. It also features stories about how the celebrated store came to be, the daily goings-on, and the improbable mix of actors, surfers, doctors, and directors that gather there. Even a few favourite recipes from regular customers are included. Greetings from Knit Cafe is, quite simple, the best way to share the story, spirit, and patterns of this unique yarn store.

Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Elizabeth Zimmermann once wrote, “So please bear with me, and put up with my opinionated, nay, sometimes cantankerous attitude. I feel strongly about knitting.” Perhaps her passionate opinions, as well as her love of wool craft and her delightful style, hark back to her English upbringing or long residence in the Wisconsin woods; in any case, this “Busy Knitter,” as she calls herself, is one of the most charming and informative, as well as “un”ventive (her word) knitter-authors and-where. This book gives full scope to her tireless imagination through a year’s worth of projects, fitted to the seasons, moods, and needs of knitters who would like to design their own work.

Sensual Knits by Yahara Ferrira
Gone are the days of bulky knit sweaters and chunky scarves.
Today we are inspired by sophisticated, sensual appeal of luxury yarns. Nothing complements the elegant curves of the female form like a garment made from the finest merino, alpaca, silk, cashmere, or angora. Twenty-five high-fashion projects put the romance back into the craft.
Inside you’ll also find camisoles, negligees, and evening wear. Rest assured.

Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick
‘Tis the season…to be kniting.
Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice – just about everyone has something to celebrate in December. Handknit Holidays was created with these occasions in mind. An eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces by top designers in the United States and abroad, this book brings fresh ideas and new traditions to these special days and provides year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels.

Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schuch
This is the only book on sock knitting you’ll EVER need! Choose virtually any yarn, gauge, stitch pattern, and size you like – with nearly 1000 variations, the possibilities for knitting fashionable to funky socks will last a lifetime.

Son of Stitch’N Bitch by Debbie Stoller
This attitude-packed guide to knitting and crocheting for the men in your life covers the pitfalls, the tricks, and the rewards, plus 45 awesome projects – every on guy-reviewed and approved, and many designed by male knitters or women using men as design partners.

Stitch’N Bitch by Debbie Stoller
It’s the essential guide for chicks with sticks – from the toolds of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques. Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles:fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle. Plus the stitch doctor’s own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters. After the how-to comes the why-to: forty hip, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purly pros.

Feminine Knits by Lene Holme Samsoe
Fall in love with knitting again!
This intriguing pattern collection blends captivating designs captivating designs with flattering, feminine silhouettes that you’ll be eager to start and delighted to finish.

Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
Casting on…
It starts almost by accident: the women who buy their knitting needles and wool from Georgia’s store linger for advise, for a coffee, for a chat and before they know it, every Friday night is knitting night.
Finding a pattern…
And as the needles clacks, and the garments grow, the conversation moves on from patterns and yarn to life, love and everything. These women are of different ages, from different backgrounds and facing different problems, but they are drawn together by threads of affection that prove as durable as the sweaters they knit.

Sock Innovation by Cookie A
Cookie A’s innovative patterns push the boundaries of sock design. In Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-Of-A-Kind Socks, she explores the dramatic asymmetry, cables that travel off the grid, and addictive stitch patterns that have made her designs must-knits. Beginning with the fundamentals of sock construction and stitch manipulation, Sock Innovation leads readers on a guided tour through the process of imagining and creating your own unconventional sock patterns. Fifteen brand-new patterns demonstrate Cookie’s design principles with irresistible results.

Never Not Knitting Patterns

Our Never Not Knitting paper patterns have always been popular but when Alana recently had the very talented Knitterella redesign the pattern layouts they become even more sought after.

And with very good cause….they are simply works of art!


This week, fresh from the printers, we have received new stock of Chloe, Cosette, Molly, Playful Stripes, Shawl Collared Cowl, Sheepish and Watermelon.

We have also just added Alana’s new Autumn Vines Beret pattern, isn’t it just stunning!







Gift – A – Long

In between the groceries and present wrapping this week, there isn’t much time for those last minute gifts! We’ve picked these ones to be quick, simple and they all use less that 150m of yarn!


For the mother whose coffee goes cold too quick

Button Up Your Cup by Julie Tarsha in Berroco Ultra Alpaca

For the father whose coins are scattered all over the house

100 Yen Pouch by Melissa Mall in Noro Silk Garden

For the daughter with dollies who need a cardi

Poppy Cardigan by Georgie Hallam in Biggan Designs DK Merino

For the son who is a prince

Make Believe Crowns by Nicholette Hoyer in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece

For the sister with cold hands

Toast by Leslie Friend in madelinetosh dk

For the brother who likes to keep his head warm

Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo in Cascade 220

For the little baby who is new and fresh into the world

Sweet Pea Hat by Susan B Anderson in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece

For the friend who needs a spa day every day

Spa Day Facecloth by Anne Mancine in Jo Sharp SoHo Summer DK Cotton



Shawl Pins

Just in time, we have received a top up shipment of our very popular aluminium and copper shawl pins!

These have just been flying out the door, we were sold out of several styles as they may such spectacular gifts.


Class Calendar

We have so many exciting plans for next year, some that we are still finalising. In the mean time we have updated our January class calendar with some of our most popular classes.

Why not start the new year off with a new skill!

BrisStyle Twilight Markets

‘Tis the season to be jolly…


This Friday night the Brisbane CBD will come to life with Christmas good cheer and holiday wishes as the BrisStyle Indie Designers once again light up the night with not only their lantern lit stalls but their stunning array of top quality handmade items including jewellery, accessories, clothing, homewares, toys, artworks and heaps, heaps more.

It will truly to be a night to remember and one the whole family will enjoy. Stalls will be set around the famous King George Square’s Christmas Tree and travel down the Grand Ramp as well as the hip and happening Burnett Lane.

In particular, Burnett Lane will be the hub of the cool and eclectic where you’ll find a collection of quirky and unique handmade items as well as local indie performers at the junction of Albert St.

Friday Night 17th December 5pm – 9pm


Gift Certificates

Tangled Yarns gift vouchers make buying for that special yarnie person in your life so much easier.

We are only able to process payments for gift vouchers while our shop in Brisbane is open. If you are ordering for Christmas, please ensure you place your order by 1:30pm on Christmas Eve.

If you would like us to post the gift voucher please order by Monday 20th December to allow enough time for delivery.



Christmas Competition

Don’t miss your final chances to enter our wonderful Christmas Competition.

I will be drawing the two lucky winners and announcing them in our newsletter next Friday, 24th December.


There will be two draws, one for our in-store, local customers and a second for our online customers. For your chance to win a Mini Clutch simply make a purchase over $20 between now and midday Christmas Eve.

All purchases must be over $20, excluding shipping. When checking out online orders please leave a note in the comments section requesting to be entered into the Christmas Competition. In store, please place a copy of your receipt with your contact details written on the back in the entry box.

Good Luck!!

Festive Season Trading Hours

Thursday 23rd December 9:30am to 4:30pm

Friday 24th December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Saturday 25th December Christmas Day CLOSED

Sunday 26th December Boxing Day CLOSED

Monday 27th December Public Holiday CLOSED

Tuesday 28th December Public Holiday CLOSED

Wednesday 29th December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Thursday 30th December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Friday 31st December 9:30am to 2:30pm

Saturday 1st January New Years Day CLOSED

Sunday 2nd January Public Holiday CLOSED

Monday 3rd January Public Holiday CLOSED


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