Friday Favourites

One of our staple yarn brands would have to be our Jo Sharp collection.

The lovely colours in the deliciously tweedy Silkroad Tweed and the light, yet warm Alpaca Silk Georgette are two of my winter favourites.

We have been advised this week that due to dramatic price increases in the global textile market in the past year the price of Jo Sharp yarns will increase as of July 1st 2011.

Why not grab the opportunity to stock up and beat the price rise while our Jo Sharp yarns are our
Friday Favourite.

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!

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.

Jo Sharp

A new shipment of Jo Sharp yarns arrived direct from Italy this week. We have new stock of Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed in both Aran and DK plus on of my all time favourites – Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette.


I have at least two cardigans in the Alpaca Silk Georgette including my cherry green Daffodil.

Our next order for Jo Sharp needs to be in by next week for delivery in July, if there is anything in particular that you would like please contact the store on (07) 3666 0276 or email your order to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

Cascade Eco

We just can’t keep up with our Cascade Eco Alpaca!

One squish and you fall helplessly in love with the buttery softness.


Still on the Eco front our Cascade Eco Wool is continuing to be popular for both throws and garments.


New stock across our whole range of colours has arrived this week.

We continue to find more and more patterns for the Eco Alpaca…
both Lauren and I are working with it this week and hope to share our progress with you next week.


After an unexpected hold up in Customs in L.A. our Malabrigo shipment has arrived!!!

Unfortunately our order of the super popular book Malabrigo 3 is in another
shipment that is coming from the UK, fingers crossed it will be here soon.

We have new colours in our old favourites plus a few new additions…


Light fingering, plied 100% superwash merino
32 stitches per 10cm with 2.25 – 3.25mm needles


Pattern Suggestions:

Ulmus by Kirsten Kapur

Clockwork by Stephen West

Candelia by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Emelie by Elin Berglund

Buckwheat by Veera Valimaki

Interlocking Leaves by Kelly Porpiglia


Heavy Worsted, single ply 100% super soft merino
18 stitches per 10cm with 4.5 – 5.5mm needles


Pattern Suggestions:

Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau

Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne

Vaila by Gudrun Johnston

Vine Yoke Cardigan by Ysolda Teague

Asymmetrical Cabled Cardi by Yahaira Ferreria

Koolhaas by Jared Flood


Worsted, plied kettle dyed pure superwash merino
18 – 20 stitches per 10cm with 4 – 5mm needles


Pattern Suggestions:

Honey Cowl by Madelinetosh

Colonnade Shawl by Stephen West

Pole by Joji Locatelli

Beatnik by Norah Gaughan

Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

Elysium by Jennifer Dassau


Super Bulky, single ply slightly felted with a twist
8 – 10 stitches per 10cm with 9 – 10mm needles


Pattern Suggestions:

Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf by Jen Reilly

Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg

Instant Gratification Scarf by Cyn

Bitty Bump by Gina Bonomo

Shroom by Lee Juvan

Marian by Jane Richmond

Lauren brought me back a skein of Rasta in Archangel from her trip to New York and in anticipation of our Malabrigo order arriving this week I whipped up a second Marian cowl.

This time I cast on extra stitches and made it long enough to wrap around twice. There was a little maths and weighing of the skein to make sure I used every last bit.

A single skein and a little over an hour….such a stunning splash of colour!



We currently have in store a lovely red Beata wrap. We fell in love with it during our Evening with Biggan and Henrietta a fortnight ago.

This gorgeous statement piece wraps many ways, making it perfect throwing on as an extra layer of warmth during the chillier months.


I can see it suiting many people! A simple, elegant black wrap for evenings out….or perhaps a splash of colour to brighten up those dreary winter days.

We have the full range of Biggan Design DK Merino colours in stock making it easier to choose that perfect colour.

Knit Pro

After having a few holes in our needle range, we finally received our back order and have our full KnitPro range back in stock!

We’ve had a several people come in during the past few weeks wanting to upgrade their old needles to the KnitPro range.

It’s amazing how having good quality tools makes working on your projects just that little more enjoyable.

Interweave Crochet Summer 2011

Interweave Crochet Summer 2011

From the Editor:

We pay homage to the dainty doily in this issue with 23 fresh designs for summer. Learn the history of the doily and crochet modern interpretations in shawls, tunics, bowls, and jewellery, as well as a bag and a tablecloth. Cardigans and pullovers featuring delicate pattern stitches are perfect for warmer weather.

You’ll find a few darling designs for children as well a sneak peek at our upcoming series on Clones lace. Plus: Betsy Greer’s Craftivism column focuses on comfort shawls. And we wrap up the Chain Reaction Afghan Project with assembly instructions and a chain border.


Owlivia & Little Livvie by Brenda K.B. Anderson
Yarn Suggestion:
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece


Fiddlehead Basket by Brenda K.B. Anderson

Yarn Suggestion: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby


Banjo Bag by Sharon Ballsmith
Yarn Suggestion: Brown Sheep Cotton Fine
or Cotton Fleece (
for larger bag)


Early Girl Dress by Lisa Naskrent
Yarn Suggestion: Jo Sharp SoHo Cotton

Interweave Spin Off Summer 2011
From the Editor:

The Summer 2011 issue of Spin-Off has a special focus on felt! Starting with the basics and fifteen fibers meant for felting, we move to needle-felted dolls, felted accents to add to your hand-spin and using pre-felts for wet felting.

But this issues isn’t all about felt! We’ve introduced a new department for more experienced spinners, and this edition focuses on what effect ratios really have. There are also tips for making your own stacked spindles without special woodworking equipment, silk spun for a princess, and we guarantee you will be impressed (and potentially inspired) by the included spindle-spun bed-size blanket woven on a rigid-heddle loom).

On The Needles

Lauren has been eyeing off some Silk Garden Sock the past few weeks and finally found the perfect pattern for it.


Spectra By Stephen West
in Silk Garden Sock 292 and some natural 4ply merino
(Biggan Design Merino 4ply would be a perfect substitute)

It’s gorgeous to see how the colours unfold…there have been a few late nights working on it.

We should have some more Noro stock including the Silk Garden Sock next week!


I have had a bit of a project explosion this week with several smaller projects cast on.

With a cousin expecting their first babe next month I have been busy working away on a little set to give them.

They are expecting a little boy, since I have two girls it has been a nice change and a little challenging for me to find some boy friendly patterns.

First up a finished tiny hat.


Malibu Beanie by Amy Miller
In Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 008 & 202

I love the little wave edge, a nice modern edge to a classic baby gift.

Next one of my all time favourite baby knits.


Milo by Georgie Hallam
In Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Boheme & Magnolia

I couldn’t resist adding a few stripes and some sweet little elephants. Milo really is a blank canvas for you to embellish with your choice of cables or some colourwork. Check out thefantastic gallery of Milo’s on Ravelry.

Next on the needles will be a pair of booties to complete the set.…of course the fact that they require a couple of buttons may have influenced my choice a little!

All week my youngest little miss has been very interested in what I have been making. She snuggles up close to me….

what are you knitting mummy?”
“a vest darling”
“for meeeeeee?”
“ummmmm….no, honey. Not for you”

How could I resist, after the 3rd or 4th conversation like this I decided to ask her if she wanted me to knit her one. Her eyes lit up and she answered “YES!”. When asked what colour she insisted “PINK!”

Not sure that I could face an entire toddler garment in bright pink I opted for a Milo vest in soft grey and pinks hearts. Fingers crossed this is ‘pink!’ enough for her….


Milo by Georgie Hallam
In Biggan Design DK Merino Ghost Gum, Rose,
Candy Floss, Hot Pink, Cerise, Raspberry & Plum

Hopefully all of these smaller, instant gratification projects
will be finished by next week and I can concentrate on my other current projects.

Made By Megan

To accompany your tea or coffee this weekend we have the most decadent temptation….

Flour-less Chocolate Cake


Inspiring your passion!

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