20.05.11

Thank you…
I was so overwhelmed by all of your kind emails and phone calls in response to my newsletter last week.
There were so many that it was impossible for me to reply to them but I just
wanted to say how touching they all were – thank you very much for taking the
time to send your condolences.

There were some words that really stuck a cord with me –

Lynn wrote:

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear grandmother – I remember only last
week you were knitting her a new pair of gloves for the winter… but such
treasured memories you have of her, and the best one of all is the love of
knitting that she instilled in you, so every stitch you knit in the future,
ensures your grandmother will live on in you.

I think this may explain why
I whipped up two projects last week; knitting really is a wonderful comfort in
times of need. I kept my fingers busy while I remembered special times with my
grandmother.

Comfort

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This garment is based
on Creature Comforts Cardi by madelinetosh.

I was heading south and knew that I would be cold so was in need of a quick two
night knit…large needles and two yarns held together gave me some instant
gratification.

I used Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed in Ash andDebbie Bliss Eco Baby Cotton in Light Gray (02) held together and 7mm & 9mm
needles. Because my gauge was completely different to the pattern I had to
re-work the maths a little but the end result is exactly what I was
after…almost like a warm comforting hug around my shoulders.

Coat

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Since finishing my Wool Leaves blanket in Cascade Eco at Easter time I have
had the urge to work with the Eco again. I wanted a longer line coat, something
to keep the chill out in the mornings.

Not able to find exactly what I was after I have used the Yoke Cardigan pattern
from Jo Sharp Knit 10 and again modified it to suit the yarn and end desired
result.

Two skeins of Cascade Eco later and I have my coat. There is something
satisfying about masses of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch.

Thank you again for your kind words over the past two weeks.

The past few weeks have not only been busy personally but we have been super
busy in the store as well! Box after box of new stock has arrived and I can’t
wait to share it all with you. This is bound to be a long newsletter, settle
in…..

Friday Favourites
With the unpredictable weather that has graced us this month, I have pulled out my winter boots… and the first thing I thought of – comfy hand knit socks!

I cast on earlier this week using the Biggan Design 4ply in Crimson. I am using a Cookie A pattern, Millicent Sock – minus the lace. They are sure to be the perfect addition to my winter boots.
 
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Keep warm this winter with Biggan Design 4ply and our Friday Favourite

 
Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright woollen colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with string
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.

Debbie Bliss
We were very excited to
receive our order from Debbie Bliss this week as it contained not only new
season colours of our favourite lines but also two brand new yarns – Angel and Andes!

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Angelis a scrummy
laceweight mohair which contains 76% mohair and 24% silk. So very soft, you’ll
feel like you’re an angel on a cloud!

I am the first to admit that
I am not usually a mohair person but this yarn is just so incredibly soft. I
was so inspired when I opened up the box that I had to cast on the Jo Sharp
Ruffle Scarf from her Book 9 with some of the very typical me grey Angel and
Alpaca Silk Georgette.

I’m almost finished and can’t wait to wear it!

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We have put together some other suggestions by
substituting different yarns. This is a great example of achieving three very
different looks just by using a different combination of  fibres and yarns. We are always happy to help
you find something if a particular line doesn’t have the colour you’re after –
just ask!

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Our other new addition to
the Debbie Bliss range is Andes – an 8ply/DK
weight, softly spun alpaca and mulberry silk blend that just feels like butter.
I am astonished by just how soft this yarn is; every time I pick it up I am shocked
at how divine it feels.
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Andes is ideal for snugly cowls, warm scarves and stunning
shawls. Here are a few patterns for inspiration!

Liliaceae by
Angelika Luidl

Drifted Pearls
by Jennifer Lang 

Scrunchable
Scarf
by Susan McConne

Cream and
Sugar Cowl
by Alana Dakos

Ptarmigan by Jared
Flood

Transverse
Shawl
by Wendy D. Johnson

Falling Water
by Bonnie Sennott

Burberry
Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf
by Julianna Smith

We also have new stock of
some of our favourite lines from Debbie Bliss – the ever popular Baby
Cashmerino, Cashmerino Aran and Luxury Tweed.

Perfect for some deliciously warm garments this winter.

Debbie Bliss Magazine
What
better to go with our new range of yarns than the latest edition of Debbie
Bliss Magazine
!?

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With the beautiful floaty lace which features the new Angel mohair, it’s a
perfect pair.


This magazine sold out so quickly when we received our last shipment, so best
snap yours up quick!
 
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Interweave Knits Summer 2011
While we are casting on
snugly warm garments, the northern hemisphere is looking towards light summer
knits! There are still plenty of inspiring projects in this season’s Interweave
Knits Summer 2011
.

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From the editor…

We’ve filled the Summer 2011 issue of Interweave Knits with bright ideas and
knits that are just plain fun: “Lace Goes Afield” investigates
rustic, spirited lace textures; “Summer Twine” checks out
summer-ready cables; “Cast on. Knit. Wear.” presents three simple knits
with intriguing twists; “Mixed Media” combines knitting technique and
influences from across the fiber crafting world; and “Fine Lines”
showcases in-the-detail texture. Knits ahoy!

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Interweave Knit&Spin
We are also excited to
receive the new Interweave Knit&Spin magazine!

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Aimed at the beginner spinner, this magazine is packed with tips, tricks, and
projects for knitters and spinners of every level, you’ll experience the worlds
of knitting and spinning like never before.

Knit&Spin entices
the avid knitter with tantalizing projects and techniques to try, and takes the
beginning spinner by the hand and leads them to success. Even seasoned spinners
will find something new and exciting in this special issue!

30
exciting projects for knitters and spinners at every level of mastery,
including mitts, hats, socks, scarves, and sweaters.

Step-by-step
instruction
to getting started spinning–on spindles and wheels.

Tips and
techniques for
adventurous knitters and spinners.

Resources
galore–yarns,
fibres, spindles, wheels, and more.

Gain
valuable how-to information and rich inspiration for any project you can
imagine!

Clover
With
all the crochet blankets happening at the moment, we can’t keep up with demand
of our popular Clover Crochet hooks! New stock in all sizes are now available
plus all of our Clover accessories – stitch markers, darning needles, tape
measures and point protectors.

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Noro
We’ve
also received a top up shipment of Noro yarns – we just can’t keep up with the
demand!

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We are patiently waiting for several new
lines from the Noro range that should be in stock soon…stay tuned!

KnitPro
Our KnitPro range has been
replenished with lots of needle tips and cables, ready for winter knitting!
We’ve had many people coming in the past few weeks and discovering how easy
circular knitting can be.

The great thing about the KnitPro range is that you
have the option of both metal and wooden tips, making it versatile for working
with different fibres.

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SOAK
After coming back from her
honeymoon Lauren has spent some sunny days washing all of their woollen wears
in the beautiful Soak range. Her projects are refreshed, clean and ready to do
battle for our cooler months!

We have Soak back in stock, with both full sized bottles and the Mini Soak
sachets – perfect for travelling or slipping in as a gentle reminder when
gifting knitwear.

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Addi
We have new stock of our
Addi Click sets both the standard and lace sets plus all of the cables and
needle tip sizes.

We also have a new product,
the Addi Click Hook Set. Compatitable with the Click Cord range, you can work
Tunisian crochet and pick up or cast of stitches with ease. With 8 sets of
hooks from 3.5mm – 8mm, all wrapped up in a sleek case, it’s the perfect
addition to your needle range.

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*note – cords are not included in the set but can be
purchased separately

Biggan Design
We are so lucky that Biggan
Design is based in Brisbane
– Biggan has dropped off another large order of yarn for us this week so our
shelves of both the DK and 4ply are full to the brim again!

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It’s really great to be able to support a local business. Our customers are
always so happy to hear that it really is a local
yarn and that we are able to turn custom orders around quickly for them.

I am working on a little
something new in the Biggan 4ply at the moment and hope to have it finished
soon!

Bebe
Many of our local customers
have meet our fabulous Technical Support instructor, Anita. Not only is Anita a
wonder teacher but she has also designed her own sweet baby blanket pattern –
Bebe.

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Anita first knit Bebe when she was looking for a gift to knit for her best
friend’s baby. She was looking for a very clean and modern design and was
frustrated that there wasn’t anything out there….so Bebe was born!

Bebe uses a simple motif and a non-traditional colour scheme to create a
timeless classic for the modern mum.

Materials

Biggan Design First Cross Merino DK, 9 balls

4mm Circular Needle

Size

70cm x 100cm

Bebe is available to purchase both in store and
on Ravelry.

Buttons
We have received a shipment
of new buttons in this week!! We all know just how much I adore my buttons, I
was itching to see this order when it arrived and I wasn’t disappointed!

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New coconut and wooden printed buttons, and oh so cute wooden cut outs.

How sweet do these little
dog bone buttons look on this little Paxton
cardigan
that Lauren finished for a wee babe that was born on Monday.

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Biggan Workshops
Yet another month is getting away from us! Our schedule is packed with a variety of fantastic classes and workshops. In particular during June we have several workshops designed to challenge and inspire!

Fair Isle Technical Support Workshop

After holding several Colourwork workshops designed for the beginner we thought we would offer something for the more advanced colourwork knitter.

Our Fair Isle Technical Support Workshop is a student driven workshop, with students bringing in their project or pattern of their choice for advice and technical help.

Saturday will be focused on Fair Isle tips and tricks and Sunday will focus on steeking with crochet hook or sewing machine.

Saturday 4th June & Sunday 5th June

10am – 2pm

$170 per person, including light lunch
Top Down Cardigan Workshop

This workshop is designed to unlock the mystery of top down knitting! Over three classes you will create a top down cardigan designed by Biggan whilst learning cast on, raglan and shaping techniques.

Saturday 25th June, 9th July & 23rd July

10am – 2pm

$250 per person plus supplies

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to book. Please note, we require a 50% deposit to secure your booking for the class, with the remainder to be paid a week before the workshop.

A Night with Biggan
We
have had the pleasure of having Biggan Dups in store frequently over the past
few months and she never fails to surprise me with one amazing knitted outfit
after another.

Many of you have fallen in love with her garments after seeing the numerous
different ways that they can be worn. One of the benefits of knitting your own
garments is that you can tailor them to your own body shape.

We would like to invite you to join us for a very special evening with Biggan.
This event will focus on the Biggan Design knitwear range, you will have the
opportunity to meet with Biggan and her lovely daughter Henrietta.

They will then take you through the versatile garments designed by Biggan as
they show you how easy they are to wear. Afterwards you will have the
exceptional opportunity to try on many of the garments in the collection and
have a better understand on how you can create the look yourself.

Wednesday 8th June
6:30pm – 8:30pm

This exclusive event
is strictly by invitation only. If you would like to find out more, please
contact tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

Class Calendar
We’ve updated our class calendar this week to add our new workshops that are coming
up with Biggan.

We’ve also have our very popular Learn to Knit Socks classes during June,
running on Saturday 4th, 11th, and 18th from
1-3pm or Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th from
6-8pm.

During these classes you’ll learn how to create beautiful socks, great for the
cool weather we’ve been having – and they’re a perfect portable knitting project

Please note that this is an
intermediate class – you will need to know how to comfortably knit in the round
using either magic loop or double point needles.

These are a pair of my
socks, from memory my second pair. I love the simple lace pattern and there is
something fun about wearing a pair of bright socks inside my boots! The
pattern is Hedera
by Cookie A.

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Some other great sock patterns…

Paraphernalia
by Taina Anttila perfect for our Cable
KAL!

Thuja by Bobby
Ziegler

Nutkin
by Beth LaPensee

Monkey by Cookie A

Rainy Day
Socks
by Yuliya Sullivan

Made by Megan
Megan certainly knows my
weak spot….white chocolate!
On the menu this week we have –

White Chocolate, Raspberry & Macadamia Blondies

Dark Chocolate Gluten Free Muffins & Ultra
Dark Chocolate Muffins

Facebook Page
Is your Friday newsletter
not enough Tangled Yarns for you? Want to know the inner workings of your
favourite yarn shop – especially if can’t always come in and see us?

We have been busy setting up
a Facebook Page this week and would love to share it with you
all!

We’re hoping that this can
be a way that you can connect with fellow knitters and crocheters around Australia who
love Tangled Yarns. We plan to bring you regular project updates, product
reviews and class / event reminders.

We also hope that you will join us and share photos of your current projects in
our fabulous yarn range.

It will be like a knitting group at your fingertips whenever you need it!

Inspiring your passion!

Kelly


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