29.04.11

Friday Favourites

With Mother’s Day just around the corner I wanted to share some last minute inspiration.

I love the luscious softness of Noro Cash
Iroha and am a little devastated that Noro have discontinued the
line. We have a few stunning colours left in stock and once this is
gone thats it!

These are just a few pattern ideas that would
be spectacular paired with Cash Iroha, with its silk and cashmere
content it is ideal for wearing close to the skin.

Burberry Inspired Cowl

 

198yd of Heaven

Why not create a gift that your mother will cherish and snap up some
Noro Cash Iroha before it is all gone!


10% off Noro Cash Iroha

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 – No holds 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.
 
Interweave KnitScene
 
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Although this is going into the wrong season for us there are still plenty of
projects ideal for our Australia autumn! With a focus on construction
and colour this issue is full of techniques, methods and 26 new projects.

In its first ever summer issue, Knitscene explores plant fibers, quick and unusual accessories, and great
layering garments. Who says people don’t knit in the summertime?
This is a dynamic time of year, characterized by long days, sun-lit
activities, and wild color. We travel, we find time to relax, we
spend time in air-conditioning and along the rims of volcanoes.

Knitting fits so well into summertime–it’s easy to pack;
it makes plane and car rides fly by; it fills the idle hours waiting
on a picnic blanket for fireworks; it’s the very relaxation we
seek. Summer knits don’t need to stand shyly by while fall knitting
looms like the year’s main event. In that vein, this issue is
brimming with fabulous must-have knits and need-to-know technical
info.

Every page is inspiring and lively, while the knitting
itself is simple and fun.

Windsor
Cardi by Amy Christoffers

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Strafford Tee by Amy
Christoffers

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Vergennes Pullover by Amy
Christoffers

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Loon Island Shawl by Sarah
Fama

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Mountour Falls Cardigan by Melissa J.
Goodale

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Lodi
Cardigan by Tanis Gray

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Penumbra Tee by Caralie
Meslin

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Radian Yoke by Wendy Bernard

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Rayleigh
Tee by Mandy Moore

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Mie Pullover by Sarah Fama

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April Lace Knit A Long  
 

I may not have technically started this project during our April KAL
but I did finish during April and since it fits the lace theme so
well I thought I would share.

I finished my Wool Leaves
blanket
for my parents just in time for Easter . It came off the
needles all lumpy and bumpy but with the magic of blocking the lace
opened up and it was transformed into a soft, squishy delight.

 
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I used 4 skeins of Cascade Eco Wool in shade 8020. I was after a larger
throw for the lounge so cast on 121 stitches (11 repeats wide) and
the 4 skeins gave me 11 full repeats of the pattern.


The finished blanket is approximately 44inches wide by 65inches long and
is just the right size to snuggle under.
 
 
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Wool Leaves is having a little visit in store this weekend before it heads back home
to my parents.

Don’t forget to email in
your finished lace projects photos to go in the draw and win your
purchase price of yarn back as a gift voucher.

Entries close
at midnight 2nd May 2011 and the winner will be announced in our
newsletter on 6th May 2011.

*up
to the amount of $50, yarn must be purchased from Tangled Yarns
during April.
 
Cascade Yarns  
Just in time for the cool snap the first of our autumn Cascade deliveries
arrived this week. We have stocked up on lots of new shades of the
super popular Cascade 220 and of course Cascade Eco.
 
 
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We have a back order of Cascade Eco due to leave next week and with my Wool
Leaves generating so much interest in store I thought I would offer
pre-orders* on all Cascade Eco and Eco+ for those of you that may
like a blanket of your own.

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*Eco and Eco+ pre-orders require
a minimum of two skeins. Orders must be in by Wednesday 4
th

May.
 
 
Brown Sheep
 
With more and more blankets popping up our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece has
been disappearing by the day, good thing a nice large delivery
arrived yesterday!
 
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We have replenished across our full colour range,
the nice full Cotton Fleece shelf always makes me smile….all those
colours!
 
 
Jo Sharp

 My all time favourite tweed yarn – Jo Sharp Silkroad (DK & Aran)
is back in stock! We have just received our first Autumn shipment of
Silkroad Tweed….I have several patterns tempting me to cast on!
 
 
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We also have new stock of all of the available Jo Sharp pattern Books
including the stunning new issues 9 & 10.
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May Cable Knit A Long

When the weather cools I immediately think of cables! This month our Knit
A Long focuses on cables, a knitting technique that gives the
illusion of being far more difficult than it really is.

The added texture cables give can transform a project. I have so many
cabled hats in my winter wardrobe….almost one for every day of the
season.

A collection of patterns to inspire –

Milo
by Georgie Hallam

Owls
by Kate Davies

Sylvi
by Mari Muinonen / tikru

Beatnik
by Norah Gaughan

Gathered Pullover
by Hana Jason

Simply email in
your finished cable projects photos to go in the draw and win your
purchase price of yarn back as a gift voucher.

Entries close
at midnight 31st May 2011 and the winner will be announced in our
newsletter on 3rd June 2011.

*up
to the amount of $50, yarn must be purchased from Tangled Yarns
during May.

I’m not alone in my love of cables, this is a stunning Koolhaas
Derrin whipped up last week.
 
 
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Derrin also has Althea Cardigan
by Snowden Becker on the needles.
 
 
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From Anita a rich raspberry Baby
Cables and Big Ones

Too by Suvi Simola.
 
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I have two cable projects on the go at the moment…


Creature Comforts Cardi
with a clever cabled feature panel down the back.
 
 
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A new pair of
Fetching
Mitts
for my Grandmother.
 
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I tend to make a pair of these each year for
Mothers Day as they are her favourite mitts and paired with Debbie
Bliss Cashmerino are both a delight to knit and wear.
 Fetching are ideal for a first time cable project and are the featured pattern
for our Saturday afternoon Technical Support Classes during May.

Class Dates

Saturday 7th May 1pm – 3pm

Saturday 14th May 1pm – 3pm

Saturday 21st May 1pm – 3pm

Saturday 28th May 1pm – 3pm

Bookings required for all classes, please phone the store on 3666 0276

or

email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

$25/person
per 2hour lesson.

Classes
In addition to our KAL Technical Support Lessons we have a great range
of classes schedule for May.

If you are looking for a little assistance with a knitting project or
want to tackle something that will challenge your skills our weekday
Technical Support Lessons with Anita are ideal.
No need to
sign up to every lesson, come to as few or many as you need.Tuesday 12 noon – 2pm3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May and 31st May

Thursday 10am – 12 noon

5th May, 12th May, 19th May and 26th MayCrochet is as popular as ever and so versatile!We have a new series of Learn To Crochet starting on Thursday evenings with Derrin.

Thursday 6pm – 8pm

26th May, 2nd June and 9th June


My Saturday afternoon Blanket Techniques and Blocking Techniques
alternate to offer assistance with the finer details of creating
polished blankets.
I picked up my African Flower Blanket over the
Easter break and added another 20 flowers…slowly growing.tangledYARNSMy grey lounge at home needed a touch of colour so during the break I
selected a fiery collection of colours and created a cushion cover.

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If you would like to learn about successfully changing
colours, joining squares and hexagons our Blanket Technique dates are
as below.

Saturday 1pm – 3pm

30th April, 14th May & 28th May.


All classes are $25 per person for the 2 hour lesson. Bookings are
essential, please phone the store on 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

Mothers Day FREE Gift Wrapping*
 
 

Can’t decide what to get for mum? Here are a few great last minute gift ideas –

Storm Cloud Shawlette

Wham Bam Thank You Lamb Neckwarmer

My Kind of Town Cowl

Simple Ribbed Cowl

Looking for something for yourself…why not suggest a Tangled Yarns Gift
Voucher
? Gift Vouchers are available via PDF and can be emailed or
manual vouchers that can be posted.

We are also offering FREE
GIFT WRAPPING* for Mothers Day gifts purchased between now and Sunday 8th
May when you spend $60 or more.

*If ordering online please make a note on check out.

BrisStyle Twilight Markets
If you’re looking for Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything
handmade under the stars, pop on a ball-gown and rent a tux for the royally good
BrisStyle
Indie Twilight Market this Friday, 29 April from 5-9pm in King George Square.
 
 
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Showcasing a huge lineup of Brisbane’s Indie Designers, you’ll find an amazing
array of handmade home-wares, bags, jewellery, accessories, art and
heaps more. Make sure to check out the
BrisStyle Inc. website
for a sneak peek of which designers will be there!!

Your favourite eco fashion magazine, Peppermint
will be back as part of the
BrisStyle
Co-op experience in the centre of the Markets.

Make sure you pop along and check out their latest edition (left) and even
subscribe so you don’t miss your minty fix for 2011!

While feasting your eyes on our handmade goods, indulge your ears with the
sounds of live music in the Square. When your tummy starts to grumble
grab a delicious bite or thirst quenching beverage from the
Groove
Train
.

Sweet Treats
 

Our wonderful Megan has been busy in the kitchen whipping up delights for
us again! This week we have these two divine sweet treats.

Choc Caramel Brownies

and

Mixed Berry & Almond Cake

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I’m sure our Social Group on Saturday will be in heaven. Why not come in,
stay warm and join us for a hot tea or coffee, some cake and creating!
 
 
 
Inspiring your passion!

Kelly

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