01.07.11

Friday Favourites

We are well and truly in the midst of winter with the solstice or the shortest day of the year occurring last week!

Shipments of new yarns have been arriving thick and fast over the past few weeks and the urge to cast on seems to be great….not just for me! It has been wonderful to see all of the new faces in store.

I love to see the enthusiasm and excitement as we help select projects, yarn and needles.

With the lovely cool weather we have been experiencing I have been on the lookout for the perfect pattern for the divine Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed, I adore the saturated colours and the texture of the tweediness.

After much deliberation I cast on mid week…more details on my project below in On the Needles!

To share my delight in casting on with Luxury Tweed it is our Friday Favourite this week.

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!

A few patterns ideal for Luxury Tweed that I came across while pattern searching….

Toast by Leslie Friend

Cobblestone by Jared Flood

Leafy Mitts by Ruth Stewart

Blackberry Cowl by Krista A

Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood

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.

 
Noro


With a burst of colour we have unpacked another shipment of Noro this week.

I love the enticing stacks of colour just waiting to be turned into something stunning.

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Lauren’s
Specta is progressing well, she can’t wait to reveal it in its finished glory.

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I am so tempted to join her and cast on with several colours from this weeks delivery almost tipping me over the edge but I have several projects on the needles with deadlines so will resist a little longer.

Some more inspiration…

Noro Bias Lace Scarf by Susan Ashcroft

Swiss Cheese Scarf by Winnie Shih

Silk Garden Sock Crochet Scarf by Christiane Stuck

Silk Garden

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Double Striped Moebius by Mimi Kezer

Argosy Wrap by Vyvyan Neel

Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by Tante Ehm

There were some back ordered colours unfortunately but rest assured we will be receiving more stock and  colours as soon as the are available.

Debbie Bliss
 

More boxes arrived on our doorstep, this time full of Debbie Bliss goodness. We have replenished our stock of the squishy Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, Luxury Tweed, Angel and Andes.

Cashmerino Aran

Such a forgiving yarn with its softness and even stitch definition and with its silky smoothness it is great for ‘next to skin’ projects or baby garments.

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Presto Chango by Valerie Wallis

5th Avenue Infinity Scarf by Margaux Hufnagel

Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner

Luxury Tweed


I’m such a fan of tweed, and I love the touch of angora that is in this yarn – the more you use it, the softer it gets!

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Beatnik by Norah Gaughan

Cabled Beret by Debbie Bliss

Plain Vest by Anna & Heidi Pickles


After an amazing launch into our yarn collection only weeks ago we have all being enjoying the incredible softness of two new Debbie Bliss yarns.

Angel

I’m not normally a mohair person, but I can’t help but find excuses to use this yarn! It is just incredibly soft and doesn’t itch or scratch.

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Gaia by Kayla Dyches
(held with a strand of the Andes or Malabgrio Worsted)

The Perseids by Asami Kawa

Horai Scarf by Hiroko Futakstu


Derrin, Lauren and I have all been crushing on the Horai Scarf but so far we have all resisted the urge to cast on…



Andes

I’ve been loving my Rose Red I made a few weeks ago, and it’s been wonderful to see so many others love this yarn too. The combination of alpaca and silk is just so scrummy.

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Clapotis by Kate Gilbert

Whirligig Shrug by Stefanie Japel

Autumn in Garrison by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Ella Rae


Ella Rae Lace Merino
was another new yarn to our collection this winter and being enjoyed by many! So far we have seen socks, shawls and garments in this tightly twisted light fingering yarn.

We have received new stock of many colours this week but with an increased demand we have had several colours backordered. Our supplier has advised us that new stock should be arriving next week, if you currently have a customer order in with us we will contact you as soon as the backordered stock arrives.

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Hamamelis Shawl by Kirsten Kapur

Flutter Scarf by Miriam L. Felton

Nemesis by Susan Dittrich

Knit Pro

We just can’t keep up with our KnitPro stock with so many people coming to understand that excellent quality tools are well worth the investment. We received what has become an almost weekly delivery of the most popular sizes and kits.

Brown Sheep

Yet more stock! It has been a flurry of boxes and barcodes this week.

Our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece is certainly a firm favourite of mine for blankets and throws but it is also a very versatile yarn for garments.

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Sizzle by Wendy Bernard

Plath Cropped Cardigan by Jordynn Jack

Que Sera by Kirsten Kapur

We have another order of Cotton Fleece going in early next week, if there is a colour that you would like or a particular quantity that you need please email us on tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

WOOLganics

After starting with a selection of colours in the WOOLganics Head Hands & Heart range we have now expanded to carry the whole colour range.

Doesn’t this full to the brim shelf of cheery colour brighten your winter day.

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We have received information from WOOLganics that due to the extremely high wool price they will not be spinning this year. Costs have risen by 60% since their last spin and this increase would push production costs beyond what is viable.

Hopefully the price will ease a little over the next six months and production can resume early next year with yarns arriving in March.

We will continue to be able to replenish stocks of HHH for the time being but unfortunately our current stocks of WOOLganics DK will be our last for now, stock up while you can!!


Term Time by Kelly Herdrich

Urchin by Ysolda Teague

Rosa’s Sleeveless Cardi – Jumper by Emma Fassio

Cascade
 

To continue with the theme of full shelves – our Cascade 220 order arrived early this week and our shelves are overflowing with colours.

We now stock an amazing selection of 53 colours in the Cascade 220 range!

Recently we had a special request for specific colours to make a Doctor Who Scarf.

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This is one of our most popular yarns due to its colour range and affordability – makes it a fabulous choice for garments, blankets, accessories and everything in between.

Honey Cardigan by Veera Valimaki

Big Snugs by Maggie Pace

Cabled Hot Water Bottle Cozy by Yarnagogo

Royal Ball Winders

After a delay in our supply we finally have Royal Ball Winders back in stock!!

In combination with a swift these ball winders are a massive time saver.

Knit A Long – June Winner!

With two full series of Learn To Knit Sock classes and our Sock KAL we are proud to say that there are now plenty of toasty toes enjoying hand-knit socks!

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Our June Knit A Long winner, selected by our random number generator is Jay Cadiramen!

Congratulations!!


Please contact us to arrange your gift voucher.

Knit A Long – July 

We’ve had many knitters come in over the past few weeks keen to move on from scarfs yet showing their hesitation to knit a garment.

Sometimes you need a little encouragement or direction to get through those first few hurdles.

With this in mind we thought that it would be a perfect time for our Knit-A-Long to encompass the techniques needed to knit an adult garment.

There are so many gorgeous patterns out there that I simply couldn’t decide. We have narrowed it down to a selection of eight and we are handing over the the power of the final choice to you!

Our KAL will cover the two patterns with the most votes. Voting closes Friday 8th
July at 9am and we will share the top two patterns newsletter later that afternoon.

Here is the link to visit to cast your vote!

Each of the patterns have their basic construction in common, seamless and bottom up. Lots of techniques to learn or improve.

We will be holding Knit-a-Long classes with Derrin every fortnight on Saturday afternoons from 1-3pm. These classes will support you through the KAL patterns and techniques.

We will share the progress in the newsletter the following week!

All of our designers are excited to be involved in our Knit-A-Long and will be following our journey over the next two months.

Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

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Worsted / 10ply

20 sts & 28 rows

US 6 / 4mm needles

780 – 1430 yards / 713 – 1308 meters

Sizes Available: 32″ – 46″

Yarn Suggestions

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Cascade 220 / 220 Heathers

Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Malabrigo Worsted

Malabrigo Rios

Audrey In Unst by Gudrun Johnston

No image available for Audrey as Gudrun’s images are licensed with the online knitting magazine ‘Twist Collective’

DK / 8ply

24 sts & 34 rows

US 5, 4 & 3 / 3.75mm, 3.5mm, 3.25mm needles

750 – 1250 yards / 686 – 1143 meters

Sizes Available: 30.5″ – 50.5″

Yarn Suggestions

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Biggan DK Merino

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette

Cascade Eco Alpaca

Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns

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Aran / 10ply

18 sts and 24 rows

US 8 / 5.0mm needles

975 – 1420 yards / 892 – 1298 meters

Sizes Available: 34″ – 54″

Yarn Suggestions

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Cascade 220 / 220 Heathers

Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Malabrigo Worsted

Malabrigo Rios

Coraline by Ysolda Teague

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DK / 8 ply

24 sts and 28 rows

US 2.5 & 4 / 3.0 & 3.5mm needles

935 – 2400 yards / 855 – 2195 meters

Sizes Available: 28″ – 62″

Yarn Suggestions

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Debbie Bliss Andes

Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette

Cascade Eco Alpaca

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

Emelie by Elin Berglund

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Fingering Weight / 4ply

24 sts and 38 rows

US 2 & 3 / 2.75mm & 3.25mm needles

750 – 2330 yards / 686 – 2131 meters

Sizes Available: 27″ – 64″

Yarn Suggestions

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Malabrigo Sock

Ella Rae Lace Merino

Biggan Design 4ply Merino

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

Fingering Weight Bellevue Cardigan by Laura Chau

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Fingering Weight / 4ply

26 sts and 32 rows

US 2.5 / 3.0mm needles

580 – 1150 yards / 530 – 1052 meters

Sizes Available: 32.5″ – 57″

Yarn Suggestions

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Malabrigo Sock

Ella Rae Lace Merino

Biggan Design 4ply Merino

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

Soay by Gudrun Johnston

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Sport / 5ply

24 sts and 36 rows

US 4 & 5 / 3.5mm & 3.75mm needles

700- 1400 yards / 640 – 1280 meters

Sizes Available: 29.5″ – 50.25″

Yarn Suggestions

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Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette

Biggan Design 4ply Merino

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino


Worsted Weight Bellevue Cardigan by Laura Chau

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Worsted / 10ply

18 sts and 24 rows

US 8 / 4.5mm needles

510 – 1010 yards / 466 – 924 meters

Sizes Available: 33.5″ – 56″

Yarn Suggestions

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Cascade 220 / 220 Heathers

Berroco Ultra Alpaca

Malabrigo Worsted

Malabrigo Rios

Little Red in the City


Just in time for our winter season is the launch of Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague!

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We have been eagerly awaiting Little Red in the City for some time now. We are excited to say that we have heard from Ysolda this week and our order has been shipped from the UK and is winging its way to us! We expect the delivery to arrive in the next fortnight.

We will be contacting people who have reserved a copy in the next week to confirm their order. If you would like to reserve your copy, please send an email to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Lauren’s cast on last week with the Cascade Eco Alpaca was Intuitive by Julia Zahle.

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She hasn’t gotten as far as she had hoped to as there was a bit of ripping required when it was turning out too big. With some adjustment and re-knitting it will be a cute addition to her multitude of accessories.

There has also been a bit of swatching going on with our new Malabrigo Rios!

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Lauren snagged a skein of Rios while she was in New York and has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our shipment to cast on some more then a ‘one skein’ project.

We’ve had a bit of difficulty deciding what the Rios is… it’s not quite an DK/8ply weight as it is a too heavy but it seems a touch light to be a true worsted/10ply weight.

We have two swatches in store at the moment – one knitted on 5.00mm needles which when finished was 18 stitches over 10cm. After a wash and block is 17 stitches over 10cm.

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Another quick little swatch with 4.00mm needles which both before and after blocking was 22 stitches over 10cm.

It is difficult to get an accurate reading for the 4mm swatch, as it doesn’t have a border – it definitely pays to have a non-rolling border when swatching as it makes counting those stitches so much easier.

Lauren may have also started swatching on 4.50mm needles early this morning… hopefully there will be a project cast on soon!

Alice has been very patiently awaiting our shipment ofMalabrigo Rios as well! She has been eager to cast on Knit Night Gloves by Judy Marples and has made a start this week.

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They will be for a friend’s special birthday and I think they will be perfect for keeping hands toasty warm.

Alice has enjoyed this pattern and yarn combination so much that there may be another pair waiting in the wings to keep for herself!

 

After a bad case of ‘cast-on-itis’ last week I have been trying to knock over a few of my smaller projects.

I finished my Heart Milo for my Miss A last Saturday. I actually cast off on Friday night and blocked it but decided that I need to re-knit the lower garter stitch band on smaller needles so there was a little ripping and re-knitting of wet yarn.I am yet to catch her standing still enough to snap a photo yet – typical almost 3yr old…moving non-stop!!


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A few weeks ago I finished a Rose Red in our Debbie Bliss Andes and had a small amount left over. It was just too nice to go back into my stash I decided to crochet up a simple Twirly Scarf. Of course when I was half way though I remember some Debbie Bliss Angle that I had left over from my Jo Sharp Ruffle Scarf so started double stranding the two for the final few rows.

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To complete the newborn baby boy set for my cousins little babe due next week I have cast on a pair of Stream Baby Booties by Julia Noskova in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

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Hopefully I will knock these over this weekend.

And of course, my other cast on this week – my Idlewood in Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed! I have finished the cowl and started on the raglan increases. I am making a few modifications as I go since I am using a slightly finer yarn and smaller needles. I also have a few ideas that I will play with on the fly.

I am so looking forward to wearing this one.

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Made by Megan
To tempt the taste buds Megan has delivered a fresh batch of….

 

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Carrot Cake

&

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

 

Classes & Social Groups

We are so happy to see so much interest in our classes the past few months! Our Learn to Knit Socks classes were a great success with many people on their way to knitting their first pair of socks.

We have a Learn to Knit class kicking off next Thursday evening that is full to the brim with eager students ready to learn what so many of us are passionate about and our Learn to Crochet class beginning in August is filling up fast.

Best get your bookings in now if you have been contemplating signing up for this one!

Teneriffe Festival


This weekend will see the second annual Teneriffe Festival being held along the riverfront boardwalk and the streets of Teneriffe.

The festival will have something for everyone, including live music, art displays, The Westpac Kidz Zone with heaps of fun for the kids plus a craft and fashion market.

Recognising Teneriffe’s rich history as a major hub for wool trading and exporting the fashion parade will showcase wool-inspired garments from White Label NOBA, Neon Heartache, SOOT, Francis Leon and Christina Kim.

Make sure you get there early for the Running of the Rams!!

Please visit www.teneriffefestival.org for full details.

We are only a stones throw from Teneriffe so expect things to be extra busy in our local area this weekend.

If you are heading out to enjoy the festival pop into the shop for a hot coffee and sugar hit or a little yarn!

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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