15.07.11

Friday Favourites


The weather this week has been a little dull and I’ve craved some colour…

Noro’s self striping ways give a simple pattern a chance to shine. The long colour repeats and the insane colour combinations make knitting with it so much fun – ‘I’ll just knit to that next colour change, I just want to see what this next colour knits up like….oops! Look how late it is!’

Look out further in the newsletter for some great Noro finished projects in Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns!

Add a burst of colour to your weekend while our Noro Silk Garden 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

Little red in the city


We are excited to announce that our shipment of Little Red in the City by Ysolda has arrived!!

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Ysolda’s goal for this book is “that projects will be more likely to turn out as you hoped.”

Part pattern collection, part resource book Ysolda shares all of her tips for successful sweaters that perfectly fit your body.

Each of the seven inspiring designs is modelled by Ysolda herself and by her friend Amanda Allen, showing the garment in two different sizes and helping you envision how each design will look on your own shape. 15-17 sizes are included in each pattern, ranging from a 28″-60″ finished bust.

With so many sizes to pick from, and guidance within each pattern on how to customise the fit, it should be easy to get a great result. The extensive reference section will equip you with all of the tools you need to achieve a perfect one.

Where Ysolda’s Whimsical Little Knits books focus on smaller projects that are fun to knit and don’t take long to complete Little Red is an amazing resource of technical information with a range of patterns to support these new techniques.

Little Red in the City is far more than its 7 garments and offers over 100 pages of instruction on everything from swatching, short rows yarn selection, measuring your body and choosing the right garment size.

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A copy of Little Red is definitely going to make it into my library! I feel that knitters of all skill levels will find it an invaluable resource and the skills you learn from Ysolda will give you the confidence to tailor your garments to fit fabulously.

Any customers who had indicated they were wanting a copy have been emailed and a copy has been put aside for you.

Please note that as Little Red in the City weights 870g
we are unable to ship it at the large letter shipping option.

 
Noro


To keep up with the strong demand for our bright and cheery Noro range we have more stock hitting the shelves this week.

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New stock of Silk Garden, Silk Garden Light and Silk Garden Sock have arrived and the burst of colour is irresistible!

There is just something about the lure of Noro, it always makes me want to instantly cast on….these are some patterns that have jumped out at me this week.

Silk Garden

One-Day Neckwarmer by Lynn DT Hershberger

Tea Mitten by Elisabeth Kleven

Silk Garden Light

Bobby’s Garden By Megan Rogersz

Wings of Desire Scarf by Susanna IC

Silk Garden Sock

Wave by Dutch Knitting Design

Effin Scarf by Loretta McCollough


Debbie Bliss


Feeling the winter chill and in need of something warm and squishy?
We have received top ups of our winter Debbie Bliss range including Cashmerino Aran
and Luxury Tweed.

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Luxury Tweed

Purl Ridge Scarf by Stephen West

Tweed Baby Blanket by Jared Flood

Cashmerino Aran

Tiramisu Baby Blanket by Alicia Paulson

That Chocolate’s Gone Straight to You Ribs Hat by Leonie Connellan

Ella Rae

Our back orders have arrived and we have full shelves of the lusciousElla Rae Lace Merino.

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These gorgeous hand dyed yarns are just stunning.

Looking for some inspiration….

Swirl Shawl by Lijuan Jung

Flutter Scarf by Miriam L. Felton

Buttons

We all know that I have a love of buttons and I am forever on the search for more to add to our button collection.

With more buttons arriving this week we now stock a range of over 200 different styles of buttons that I have handpicked for their suitability for knitwear.

These are a selection of the new styles.

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KnitPro

Over the past week we have had several classes of eager new Learn To Knit students that we have introduced to the versatility and high quality of our Knit Pro needle range.

New stock has arrived and disappeared before our eyes! More stock will arrive with our weekly order next week.

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Namaste

We have new stock of our favourite styles of Namaste bags and accessories.

If you are looking for a way to keep your knitting organised but don’t want to sacrifice style a Namaste bag is the way to go.

Our best selling bags would have to be the Monroe with is unique 2-compartment storage design and the Zuma with a unique shape and wide opening for easy access.

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Namaste’s exceptional line of accessories is the perfect way to organise, store and transport your projects in style.

My personal favourite Namaste accessory would have to be our Oh Snap! Pouches. A divinely simple way to keep your projects organised yet easily visible so you always know what you have on the needles.

Another essential accessory for all those little things that seem to go missing like darning needles and stitch markers is the clever little Buddy Case. Featuring a hidden magnetised interior walls to keep your metal items in place and a removable interior divider.

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Are your circular needles getting out of hand? The Namaste Circular Case is the ideal solution to storing and organising all of your circular needles. Accordion-style opening and a neat labelling system take the guesswork out of finding the right size needle. Compact, clever and oh-so cute!
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Knit A Long Update


We have been kept busy this week helping people select their yarn for our July / August Bottom Up Cardigan KAL.

With over six weeks of knitting time to go it is not too late to join us.

Any bottom up cardigan or sweater 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.

Some designs that may tempt –

Folded by Veera Valimaki

Abalone by Beata Jezek

Deco by Kate Davies

Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

Cherry by Anna Bell

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)

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns


Off the needles this week for Lauren is her scrummy Intuitive Hat by Julia Zahle in the Cascade Eco Alpaca. It has been great for keeping her head warm this past week (and hiding some bad hair days…Laurens words not mine!!)

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After beginning her sleeve for Aidez by Cirilia Rose in Cascade Eco Wool last week, Lauren discovered that she had missed doing the shaping along the edges of the sleeve. She got a few strange looks as she ripped back to the ribbing on the train home Friday night but is on her way again.

Our lovely Derrin has been unwell this week but has made the most of her time home recovering. She has finished what has been a long labour of love…her Garter Stitch Entrelac Throw by Debbie Bliss in the stunning Noro Silk Garden.

I was lucky enough to have the finished blanket waiting for me at the shop this morning!

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Isn’t it amazing!!

Alice finished her Knit Night Gloves by Judy Marples gloves in Malabrigo Rios over the weekend and after reluctantly parting with them she is now in the process of whipping up a second pair – this time for herself! She is using a combination of Malabrigo Worsted and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for a two-toned black and grey pair.

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She is also working away on a Looped Loop Cowl by Kirsten Johnstone in Cascade Eco Alpaca and is hoping to have it finished before the weather warms up!

After giving myself a deadline I set to work finishing my Idlewood in Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed. I managed to cast off on Tuesday and give it a nice wash in SOAK before a gentle blocking.

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I made several modifications to the original pattern as I knew I wanted more of a tunic than sweater. I am so happy with the finished project, the Luxury Tweed is so soft and snuggly….ideal for our chilly weather.

With the temptation of new Noro stock I cast on a quick pair of Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by Tante Ehm in Noro Silk Garden. A quick two evening project, ideal for that last minute gift.

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I had a cushion floating about that never seemed to fit well anywhere, the cover just wasn’t quite right. What better way to fix it…I pulled it to pieces and saved the back panel with the plan to crochet a new front.

I quickly played with some colour combinations yesterday afternoon.

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I am using the Greenway throw pattern from our Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans book and some Biggan Merino DK. I am loving how it is working up so far!

Made by Megan


If you are popping into the store this weekend make sure you set aside the time to enjoy a hot coffee or tea and some of Megan’s devine Choc Mint Slice or Gluten Free Mandarin & Almond Cake…

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Classes & Social Groups

Last week was our first round of our Learn to Knit classes! With a class starting on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, Derrin has been busy showing many new faces the joys of knitting.

Our Saturday group were especially eager and we found out on our Facebook page that they knitted all the way home on the bus!

Our first Knit-A-Long Technical Support class begins tomorrow afternoon. We still have a few spaces left, if you are eager to start or have discovered a few knit-blocks on your cardigan adventure, we can sort you out!

Knit-A-Long class
1-3pm Saturday
$25.00

Call the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to book your place!

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly


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