Friday Favourites

I must apologise for the lateness of the newsletter this evening.
Our newsletter website was down for maintenance until just now.

There has certainly been a slight chill in the morning air in Brisbane this week!

This time of year excites me – with the anticipation of cool evenings ideal for snuggling under hand knitted blankets and
crisp, fresh mornings where hats and mitts are required.

Looking for some direction and inspiration for my winter knits I have been browsing through our in store magazine collection.
I love going through back issues and often come across patterns that may not have
appealed to me the first time but suddenly jump off the page at me.

Hopefully you’ll be able to find some inspiration yourself in our Friday Favourite this week.


Off  Back Issue Magazines

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!

Some patterns featured in back issues –


Knits Spring 2007



Yarn Suggestion: Eki Riva Casual 8ply


Knits Spring 2008



Yarn Suggestion: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece


Knits Summer 2008


Apres Surf Hoodie

Yarn Suggestion: Biggan Design 4ply


Knits Winter 2008


Climbing Vines Pullover

Yarn Suggestion: Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed


Lauren made a Climbing Vines Pullover last winter in the Luxury Tweed.


This was her first pieced garment and she found the pattern well written and the yarn a joy to knit with.

It was well worn last season and will make an appearance again this winter.

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


Colourwork KAL

Our Colourwork Knit – A – Long continues to be popular with many stunning displays of stripes, fair isle and colourwork
popping up in store and online.

I managed to whip up a little colourwork myself this week which you will see a further on in the newsletter.

A new pattern that has grabbed my attention this week is Betiko by Lee Meredith. There are several spectacular examples of stripes
and pushing the colour boundary in the project gallery.

Don’t forget to submit your KAL entry before midnight Thursday 31st
of March to go in the draw and win your purchase price of yarn back as a gift voucher (up to the amount of $50)*.

*yarn must be purchased from Tangled Yarns during March.

Workshops with Biggan Dups

We’ve had an amazing response to last weeks launch of our Biggan Dups workshops with several of our workshops filling within days!

I am excited to announce that due to popular demand we have organised extra dates for more workshops.

I can also reveal the pattern that will be used for the Colourwork Workshop. I have received
permission from Jared Flood from Made in Brooklyn to use his Beaumont Tam pattern.

I decided to test knit the Beaumont Tam in the Biggan 4ply this week, twice actually…
once with the recommended needle size of 3.5mm for the brim and 4.5mm for the body of the hat.
I found that with the combination of the needle sizes and the Biggan 4ply yarn (which is a superwash)
it grew a great deal when I blocked it.

So I ripped it out and knitted it again, this time using 3.00mm for the brim and 3.5mm for the body.
I’m much happier with the result this time and you can see the sample in store.



Over the two days, you will learn how to do stranded colourwork while creating a hat.

Participants are to purchase the Beaumont Tam pattern direct from Jared Flood on Ravelry prior to the workshop.
We also ask that before commencing the workshop you purchase the yarn from us
and that you have cast on and completed the ribbed brim of the hat.

This is so Biggan is able to focus the workshop time on teaching you colourwork.

Date: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April

Time: Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost:$150 for the two day workshop which includes a light lunch and coffee


Continental Workshop

During this workshop, you will be leaning Continental Knitting, which is a method of knitting with holding the yarn in your left hand.
You will learn the knit and purl stitch and other little tips and tricks to make this technique flow as smooth as possible.

Date: Saturday 2nd April

Time:10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $65

Finishing Workshop

During this workshop, you will learn a variety of finishing techniques that will give your knitwear a more polished look.

Some of these techniques will include seaming without puckering, fastening in your ends, joining in new yarn, changing colours for stripes within your knitting, creating buttonholes, picking up stitches for necklines plus other techniques to streamline your finishing of garments.

Saturday 16th April

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $65


The Finishing Workshop has been one of our most popular workshops!

This workshop will be the last one that Biggan will be conducting at Tangled Yarns this season, and with
it just before Easter, it’s a perfect time to finish of those projects and get ready to start something new over the Easter break.

We do require a 50% non-refundable or transferable deposit to secure a
spot in these workshops as soon as possible. Payment can be made
either in store, via direct deposit, PayPal or phoning the store on
07 3666 0276 with your Visa or MasterCard details.

Places are very limited as Biggan is only in Australia for a few months. We
know that the participants from last year’s workshops enjoyed
themselves immensely and found it fabulous to learn from Biggan’s

Classes & Workshops

With winter in sight we have had some new faces in store eager to reignite their love of knitting which is just fabulous to see!

With this in mind we have added an extra day of classes to our calendar.
We now have two daytime classes plus our evening and weekend classes – something for everyone.

Technical Support is one of our most popular classes. This is a very student
driven class, where you will receive support in reading a pattern, creating cables or lace, working in the round
– whatever is stumping you!

I will be holding another Blanket Techniques class this Saturday afternoon and will cover seaming blanket pieces
together, joining hexagons as you go and seamless colour changes just to name a few tricks.

We are revamping the Classes page on our website and have listed descriptions of all our standard classes and our speciality
workshops. Keep an eye out for more changes and additional workshops soon!

To view the most current dates please follow the link to the pdf calendar.

To book you can email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au
or phone the store on 07 3666 0276.

Norah Gaughan Volume 8

We have had a fabulous shipment from Berroco this week, we were eagerly awaiting the arrival for our order in particular
the Norah Gaughan Volume 8!


Volume 8 has been released ready for the warmer weather in the northern
hemisphere, but some of her garments will make ideal transition pieces into our winter.

Patterns that are tempting me are –

, Salado, Nidden, Peterborough and Schwaan


We have the full range of Norah Gaughan pattern books back in stock. If you are looking for something to keep you warm this winter, Volume 7 is Norah’s latest winter collection and it will be perfect for our upcoming cooler weather!

We will be stocking up on the beautiful Ultra Alpaca range in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out on the newsletter.

Berroco Booklets

We added a selection of Berroco’s new season booklets to this order along with a top up of popular booklets from their earlier editions.

A preview of the new booklets –



A sample of patterns –
Jingu, Shibuya, Honshu and Jidai





A sample of patterns –

wald, baum and wien


Blanket KAL

With one of my blankets complete I am moving onto the next in the collection. I hope to make some decent progress on my Colourful
Hexagon blanket, especially since we have received a new shipment of Cotton Fleece this week.

Our Missoni Inspired Blanket is continuing to be popular and I have
helped several people select their colours this week for crochet blankets inspired by my Grey’s Hexagon Blanket.

If you are looking for some blanket ideas to tempt you make sure you check out the Berroco Afghan Book below.

Berroco Afghan Book

Back in stock is our beautiful Berroco Comfort Knit & Crochet Afghan Book.


These sell out so quickly each time we get them in, and how could it not? There are so many fabulous blankets and a great mix
of both knit and crochet patterns.


I’m trying to convince myself that I do not need another blanket on the go…

Cotton Fleece

Our Cotton Fleece wall is full to the top with new stock this week!

With the change of season there have been some changes to the Cotton Fleece palette.
A few discontinued colours and some new delightful additions. We have introduced several of the new colours to our
collection, also in stock are the new 2011 shade cards to reflect the current line.

We are always happy to order in a colour if we don’t currently carry it.

I have my left over Cotton Fleece from my Babette neatly wound up and ready to get stuck in on my
Hexagon blanket. The danger now is that I want to add some of the stunning new colours…





The latest in store addition for our caffeine enthusiasts are the fabulous KeepCups!


Our regular social knitters all love having their own individual, reusable cup for their tea or coffee.
These cups are ideal for knitters as they keep your coffee hot for 40% longer and are spill proof.

Our last delivery of KeepCups were snapped up immediately but we have replenished both the small and large size.

KeepCups are only available in store – Large $16 Small $14.


Inspiring your passion!



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