Friday Favourites

It is such a good feeling knowing that knits I have gifted are being well used. This week I popped past my parents and noticed their Wool Leaves on their lounge, certainly made me smile.

The lofty Cascade Eco Wool is ideal for a warm and snuggly blanket to ward off the winter chills. The appeal for me is that is is also minimally processed and still has that natural sheepy smell as you work with it.

Not only a favourite of mine!
A quick look at the Tangled Yarns team and their Cascade Eco Wool projects….

Derrin – Rosamund’s Cardigan and a Hap Blanket
Lauren – Idlewood and has cast on Aidez
Chrissy –Shalom Cardigan and Evergreen Sleeve Tunic
Anita – Owls and is working on Vivian

As you can see the variety of projects suitable for our Cascade Eco is almost endless!

Baby Chalice Blanket by Lykkefanten
Durrow by Jodi Green
Josephine by Melissa Dominguez
Cloudy Sunday by Hilary Smith Callis

Keep the cold out this weekend and enjoy Cascade Eco Wool while it is 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.

July & August KAL
It has been an exciting week! I have been watching the votes come in for your choice of Knit-A-Long project. I’m pleased to announce that our two pattern choices will be…

Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers and Coraline by Ysolda Teague!


I made Coraline for my grandmother back in early 2009 and it was such a lovely knit. Ysolda has such an eye for detail all of the small touches like the icord edges. The beautiful smocking pattern on the yoke was so much fun that it flew off the needles and left me wanting more!


Of course any bottom up cardigan design can be be worked on during the Knit-A-Long – we will simply be focusing on these two cardigans in particular for our KAL Technical Support Classes.

Our in store Knit-A-Long Technical Support Classes will begin next Saturday 16th July and run fortnightly through July and August. We will share the progress from these classes in the following week’s newsletter and you can join in through Ravelry and our Facebook Page.

The KAL TS Classes are an intermediate level, you must be comfortable knitting on circular needles and following simple pattern instructions. The classes will concentrate on the more advanced techniques required to knit an adult garment.

Before the first class you will need to have purchased your pattern choice from the above two designs through Ravelry and yarn from our store. We do ask that you have a completed swatch (including blocking) and be achieving gauge with the correct needle size for you.

If you need extra information on swatching there is a great article that can be found here on Knitty.com.

The KAL Technical Support classes are $25 per two hour lesson and bookings are essential.

Please call us in-store on 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to book your place.

To enter our KAL draw all you need to do is finish and photograph a finished ‘bottom up’ garment that has been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the months of July & August.

Email your photo to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au by 9am Thursday 1st September and you will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher. (up to $50.00)


We have received a top up of our popular range of Clover crochet hooks andaccessories.

This range is of such high quality and our selection of tools certainly make your crafting life easier.


Sneaking its way into the store this morning is a replenishment of our Addi range! These needles, as many of you would know, are my personal favourites, and as much as I love the versatility of the Click Sets, I can’t go past the fabulous variety of needles in the fixed circulars.
Stitch Pixie
A fresh batch of Stitch Pixie Bags have arrived in store this week!

I love Peta’s taste in fabric, she has such talent at co-ordinates the most beautiful colours together. Opening up each bag is always a wonderful surprise.


Be quick – these little project bags don’t last long in-store!

We have received more stock of our ever popular SOAK products!


Our Mini Soaks are a good way to try out a new scent, or for sticking in as a sample for a handmade gift.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

After extensive swatching last week, Lauren has finally cast on her Miette by Andi Satterlund! Working in the Malabrigo Rios is a scrummy experience and this little garment is going to be perfect for throwing over some pretty winter dresses.


And some yarn that has been waiting to be used for a few weeks now is our Friday Favourite – Aidez by Cirilia Rose in Cascade Eco Wool.

Neutral colours rarely feature in Lauren’s world but hopefully these two pieces bring some versatility to her wardrobe.


A new cast on for Derrin is Olive by Helga Isager in Malabrigo Sock. A skein of the spectacular Archangel from our recent Malabrigo shipment grabbed her attention and it is a perfect mix with the Eggplant colour.


Very close to being finished is Derrin’s Honey Cardigan by Veera Valimaki in Cascade Eco Alpaca. Only the sleeves to go!


I have been on a finishing kick this week, it really does help to have deadlines to keep me on track.

My little newborn baby set is finished and ready for gifting!


I spent the weekend working on and finishing the Stream Baby Booties by Julia Noskova in Baby Cashmerino that I cast on last Friday.



After gifting my first Malibu Beanie by Amy Miller to a not so tiny babe (10 pounds!) that was born and in need of a hat I had to whip up a replacement one.

It is such a sweet pattern and great fun with the simple wave colourwork that it was a pleasure to make a second one in the super soft Baby Cashmerino. I was concerned that after making the booties I didn’t have enough of the pale blue so this one is in reverse.

This weeks other finished project is Christopher by Jane Richmond in Berroco Ultra Alpaca for my Dad’s Birthday. Such a clever pattern which essentially ends up giving you two different hats!

Happy Birthday Dad!! xx

Continuing the theme of Birthday’s and gifts our lovely Alice whom many of your have met in-store on Thursday evenings had a Birthday this week and I couldn’t help by spoil her with a little something lush….Cable Braided Necklace by Olga Buraya-Kefelian.

This used half a skein of the divine Debbie Bliss Andes, perhaps a second for myself will be on the needles next week.


I have also been plodding away on my Idlewood in between my other projects.
I am having to play with the pattern quite a bit as I have changed the yarn weight, needle size and gauge.
There has been some ripping back this week but it will be worth it in the end…certainly helps having body forms to try the garment on at regular stages.



Made by Megan
 The perfect side to accompany your hot tea or coffee this weekend while enjoying our in-store social gatherings….


Stewed Fruit & Ricotta Loaf


Butter Cake with Passionfruit Icing

Classes & Social Groups
 Our classes are so popular at the moment, it’s hard to keep up! Our Thursday evening Learn to Knit class began last night and it was fabulous to see so many eager people begin their knitting journey.

By popular demand we have added an extra Learn to Knit class starting tomorrow at 1pm which has a fewspots left. Please call the store for further information.

Our Learn to Crochet class for August is fully booked and we have started to take bookings for our next Learn to Knit in September.

Technical Support classes on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings with Anita are a great time to get some individual help with a project that has been stumping you.

You can find descriptions of our standard classes on our Classes page of our website and the current class calendar is downloadable (as a pdf) by click this link.

If you have any questions about our classes or would like to book into a class, please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or send us an email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au.

BrisStyle Markets

Bring out the cosy winter woollies, as the BrisStyle Indie Designer Markets are back in the heart of Hamilton for yet another beautifully eclectic handmade event to warm the heart and soul.

Featuring local emerging and established artists, crafters and designers from Queensland’s South East who specialise in producing quality handmade goods including handbags, sweet art, jewellery, childresn’s wear and vintage re-creations.

Think quality, gorgeous, soulful and original creations that give lovers of locally handmade wares the chance to support their local community.

Set in the sweet retro hall and gorgeous leafy groups of St Augustine’s Church on Racecourse Road, Hamilton on this Saturday July 9. This boutique event promises to provide the perfect environment to showcase these talented designers.

The Winter BrisStyle Indie Designers Market give you the chance to see first-hand why these Markets are renowned for being the hottest destination for handmade.


What: The BrisStyle Indie Designers Market
When: Saturday July 9, 2011. 9am-2pm.
Where: St Augustine’s Church Hall and grounds, Racecourse Road, Hamilton
More Info: BrisStyle

We have been on School Holidays for the past two weeks and I have enjoyed the break from the rushed mornings that usually include a blur of uniforms and packing lunches. It has been a bit of a juggle between the girls and the shop, I certainly wouldn’t have been able to survive without the extra support of my mum helping out with the girls each day.

With the extra time that I have had with my girls my eldest (almost 6) has decided that she is finally ready to learn to knit.

I am so proud of her!! I cast on and got her started with the first two rows and then she took over.


Oh – and of course it is totally necessary to wear your fairy skirt whilst knitting!

Inspiring your passion!

One comment

  1. Kelly – This is always such a beautiful newsletter. The baby ensemble is so very cute – great colour choices! Love the beanie for Dad too. Very inspiring. Love your work and so nice to see your daughter taking her first steps in knitting 🙂

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