17.06.11

Friday Favourites
I just love when the weather is this crisp and cool!
 
The possibilities are almost endless with all the new and exciting yarns that we have had arriving….and that is without the shipments that are due in the next few week!

But with all the new yarns it means we have to say goodbye to some lines that we will no longer be stocking. As much as I’d love to continue to carry these yarns there are just too many new yarn that I want to add to the store this year.

Why not snap up a bargain before these beautiful yarns are all gone!

25% Off Clearance Yarns

Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks

Bright woollen colours and new pattern books

Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with strings

These are a few of my favourite things!

*Due to these items being on clearance holds, returns, exchanges or laybys are not available.

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.

Berroco


Ultra Alpaca is the ideal balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool blended together and spun up perfectly round and light. The colours are simply incredible, all chosen to resemble plant-dyed colours.

Our range of colours includes solid shades, natural heather shades and the irresistible jewels of the collection, dyed heather shades. Each is beautiful on its own or combined in endless possible combinations.

Ultra Alpaca

Worsted Weight / 10ply
215 yards / 197 meters per 100g skein
4.5mm – 5.0mm needles

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Knotty but Nice by Natalie Larson

Peaks Island Hoodby Ysolda Teague


Eternity Scarf
by Michele Wang


Kerrera
by Gudrun Johnston


Garter Yoke
Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

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This is Lauren Garter Yoke Cardigan. Lauren has used a bright and bubbly combination of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in colour 6288 and Noro Silk Garden Lite in 2014.

Ultra Alpaca Light

Sport / 5ply
144 yards / 132 meters per 50g skein
3.75mm needles


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Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers


Porom
by Jared Flood


Adrea’s Shawl
by Kirsten Kapur


Goodale
by Cecily Glowik MacDonald


Looped Loop
by Kirsten Johnstone

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I totally forgot about this project until I stumbled across the photos I took! I made a Looped Loop in the
Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in colour 4283 for the lovely Suz who moved to chilly Sydney earlier in the year.

Ultra Alpaca Fine

Fingering / 4ply
433 yards / 396 meters per 100g skein
2.5mm – 3.0mm needles

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Shipwreck Shawl by Knitting Harpy

Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Valimaki

Spectra by Stephen West (plus Noro Silk Garden Sock)

Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki

Olive by Helga Isager

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My poor Olive sits neglected…the black yarn, tiny needles and many, many stitches make for difficult night knitting and that is when the bulk of my knitting time is. I have recently purchased a great light – I really should pull out Olive and attempt to finish it for this winter!!

I am using the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in colour 1245 and Noro Silk Garden Sock in Colour 211.

We have also topped up on some of the popular and out of stock Booklets including Norah Gaughan.

Norah Gaughan Volume 8

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Norah Gaughan Volume 3

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Comfort Knitting & Crochet Afghans
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For those that want to move beyond the standard log cabin blankets you can’t go past the Berroco Comfort Knitting & Crochet Afghans book.

Bright Star
 
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Inspired by the intricate piecing of patchwork quilts, the large, brightly coloured stars in this afghan are mainly composed of mitered squares. Since the colour changes within the squares are all in straight, intuitive lines, this is a perfect project on which to learn the at of intarsia. The straight lines also make the charge easy to memorise, so you can comfortably engage in conversation as you work.



Greenway

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Colour therapists tout green as the most restful colour. This design was created with that in mind…the ultimate in restfulness with four shades of green and a neutral. Two rows of crocheted cluster stitch combine to form pretty, daisy-shaped blocks of colour, with each daisy fitting neatly into the next.

Textured Knots
 
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Basic two-over-two cables combine to form a lattice of intricate knots, diagonal arcs, and highly twisted ropes on this classic, textured Afghan. The top and bottom of the afghan are ribbed, and the side edges are worked in garter stitch, which means there is no finishing to do once you have bound off except for weaving in a few ends and lightly blocking.


Stella
 
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In this crocheted afghan, easy “granny” triangles are edged with a contrasting colour in a mesh-like pattern to create hexagons, which are then embellished with bright flowers. The centres of the flowers are attached to the hexagons so the petals curl up like real blossoms. For a more structured, geometric look you could leave the flowers off.

 
Biggan Design


We have received yet another large shipment of Biggan Design yarn!

In addition to the full 64 colours in the DK range we have new stock of the super popular Tropical Rainbow Baby Blankets Kits and Dreamtime Baby Blanket Kits.

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These blankets make and idea baby gift as they are not only stunning to look at but practical, especially since they are machine washable.

Malabrigo

We have been fielding many phone calls and emails in regards to our current Malabrigo shipment. We had hoped that we would have it in store this week but unfortunately it has been held up in customs in the US.

We are working as quickly as we can to have it processed and on its way, fingers crossed it will be here next week.

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There is lots of stock of Sock, Worsted, Lace plus the new Rasta and Rios!!

Knit A Long – Socks


There will be plenty of toasty warm toes with all of the new sock knitters emerging!

We have our third Saturday Learn To Knit Socks class tomorrow and our Thursday evening sessions started last night. I look forward to seeing the finished socks.

To enter our KAL draw, all you need to do is finish and photograph a finished pair of socks that have been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the month of June and email a photo to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au.

You will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher (up to the value of $50).

To receive an extra entry in the draw this month, post a photo of your completed socks to either our Ravelry group or our Facebook page!

Some more sock inspiration –

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Froot Loop By Kristi Geraci

Spring Forward by Linda Welch

Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt

Rosamond by Kate Blackburn

Children’s Lean To Knit Scarf Kits
 

This week we finished off our Children’s Learn to Knit Scarf Kits for the New Farm State School Fete that is on this Sunday!

We had such a great time designing the patterns and creating the kits and we thought we they would be great for the upcoming School Holidays.

If you are looking for something creative to do with your little ones over the holidays perhaps set aside an afternoon or two for quality time together passing on your skills.

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We have two simple scarf patterns:

Garter Striped Scarf

As this pattern only requires the knit stitch it is ideal for the younger knitter.
Interest is created by adding in some contrasting coloured stripes. The budding designers can add as many or as few as they like!

Ribbed Striped Scarf

This pattern incorporates both the knit and purl stitch plus knitting with two colours as you create a 2 x 2 rib and stripes.

The kits contain a copy of your preferred pattern, two balls of Biggan Design DK Merino and a set of 23cm bamboo needles. The colour combinations are endless!

Kits are available via pre-order and will be ready for collection at the beginning of the school holidays.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

I have had a little finishing session this week, knocking over the last of my African Flower cushion. I am loving the splash of colour that is has given my lounge.

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Pattern: African Flower Hexagon by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw

Yarn: Biggan Design DK Merino

I also whipped up an adorable little hat for a new babe that we see each morning and afternoon at school pick up. My miss J was super proud to hand over the hat to her friends mum as a gift for her school friends new little sister.

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Pattern: Shell Stitch Beanie by The Dainty Daisy

Yarn: WOOLganics Head Hands & Heart

Feeling the chill this week I whipped up an instant gratification project.

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Pattern: Marian by Jane Richmond
Yarn: Tangled Yarns Hand Dyed Bulky


Made by Megan


To tempt the taste buds this week we have…


Lemon & Sour Cream Cake


Butter Cake with Passionfruit Icing

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Classes & Social Groups


We’ve released our July and August class calendar this week! We have exciting plans for our Knit-A-Long in July and we will be devoting our Saturday afternoon classes to support next month’s Knit A Long….

Our Thursday evening social groups have been buzzing with coffee and sweet treats and they have been a great way to start winding down for the weekend. We’d love to see you in store from 5pm-8pm!

We’ve also been watching our Facebook group grow and it’s been great to see wide range of crafters from all over Australia (and the world!) join the Tangled Yarns community. This is a fabulous way to see the day to day happenings at the shop and we love sharing it with you all!

The Good Guide


Tangled Yarns have joined the flock at The Good Guide!

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We love that they embrace the creative community and showcase the underground happenings of our flourishing city – the lane-ways that are growing and cool cultural events.

The Good Guide is the locals knowledge that answers the ‘where to go now’ questions.

Published four times a year it is fresh, seasonal, quirky, creative and much more.

There is so much going on in Brisbane, shops opening, music being made, things being created, fashion being designed…all from this magical river city.

We have free copies of The Good Guide available in-store! Pick up your copy and discover Brisbane’s hidden gems this weekend.

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