29.07.11

Friday Favourites
This week we have added new stock to our yarn themed cards.

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Our fun note cards are sourced from a range of independent artists and
make the perfect finishing touch to gifts for knitters or simply when you are giving knitwear and want to include some care instructions.

I love having a few extra cards put aside for those last minute gifts.

Add some to your stash this weekend while our yarnie gift cards 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.

Malabrigo Book 3
Our much awaited shipment of the incredibly popular Malabrigo Book 3 has finally arrived!
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Malabrigo in Uruguay ran out of stock so our order had to come from their UK branch.

We had hoped that the books would arrive when our yarn shipment had hit the floor but a few weeks have since passed and as always our Malabrigo stock has moved fast!

If you have fallen in love with one (or many!) of the stunning designs in Book 3 please keep in mind that we always offer pre-orders and we are in the process of placing our next order of Malabrigo Yarn.

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Some of the designs featured in Book 3 –

Lakedale Shawl by Stephen West

Rasta Neckwarmer by Breean Elyse Miller

Scalloped Shawl by Breean Elyse Miller

Split Cable Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Please call us in-store on (07) 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to place your order.


Malabrigo


We have received a tiny top up of Malabrigo yarns this week, mainly customer orders.

There is a small amount of Worsted, Silky and Lace that has reached the floor.

This small order was also a trial for our new shipping company and we are super please to say that the order made it here safely and in record time.


Mal Worsted

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Cherub Cheeks Beanie by Amanda Tipton

Knotty but Nice by Natalie Larson


Silky

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Cardiff Cowl by Lion Brand

Adrienne by Nancy Ricci

Laceweight

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Alipne Frosh Scarfby Amy O’Neille Houck


Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura



Noro

More luscious colours of Noro have hit our shelves this week!

We have new stock of Taiyo, Silk Garden Lite and Silk Garden Sock.

Taiyo

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Shizuku by Angela Tong

Yoked Cardigan by Hannah Fettig

Silk Garden Lite

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Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood

Ruffle Necklace Scarf by Lion Brand

Silk Garden Sock

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Sunflowers Satchel by Asami Kawa

Prism Wrap by StixAndCones

The Australian distributor is waiting on a large shipment of Noro to hit our shores so we have many colours back ordered across all our lines of Noro.

As soon as the shipment arrives we will have new stock, new colours and some new lines!

Eki Riva

Another of our popular yarns, adored for its softness is Eki Riva Baby Alpaca. This week we we have received a small top up of a few colours in the fingering weight range.

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Kim has some plans for some Eki Riva, keep an eye out for details further on in the newsletter.

Claudia Scarf by Rebecca Jackson

A Little Ruffle by Jennifer Lang

Ella Rae
 

Another order of the colourful Ella Rae Lace Merino has arrived this week.

Such vibrant colours it is hard to resist.

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Buttoned Up Gauntlets by Vladimira Cmorej

Maile Sweater by Nikki Van De Car

Knit Pro
 
Our almost weekly delivery of Knit Pro needles and accessories has arrived! Our shelves are almost overflowing with needle tips and cables.

A neat trick that I have shown several people this week using a Knit Pro cable and the cap ends….

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No need for bulky, rigid, heavy and downright annoying stitch holders!

SOAK
New stock of SOAK has arrived just in time to freshen up your winter woollies.

Soak is a pure, gentle and deliciously scented way to wash the delicate items you care about most.

This rinse-free formulation is perfect for washing your laciest lingerie, your softest sweaters, hand-made quilts and even baby clothes. Soak is designed with fabric-friendly ingredients that revitalise fibres so they look great and last longer.

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Use Soak on lingerie, swimwear, knits, quilts, workout wear, dance wear and all the stuff you love most!

A while ago there was a great little discussion on our facebook page about SOAK fragrances.

Aquae is a “purely elemental” scent that’s like a breath of fresh sea air.

Citrus has the delicious smell of “fresh-squeezed clean”.

Flora is a lovely spring fragrance that will make you “stop and smell the fibers”

Sola Evening Garden, fragrance designed by Amy Butler.

Clover
 

With all of our new ‘Learn To’ students we have been running low on our most popular sizes of Clover Soft Touch crochet hooks and Clover accessories.

New stock has hit the shop floor this week.

Jo Sharp Knit 9 & 10

Back in stock are the stunning Jo Sharp Knit Books 9 & 10

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Knit issue 9, 36 pages, 15 designs – book of winter designs. The book includes cardigans, a poncho, an easy garter stitch wrap, a long or short crochet skirt and a richly textured throw made from 3 yarns worked in contrasting rows. A Ruffle Scarf design is worked on three needles sizes in simple garter stitch. There are 15 designs in this book of current contemporary fashion.

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Knit issue 10 is a book of winter designs using Jo Sharp luxury knitting yarns. The book includes a Yoke cardigan, a mobius scar, an easy garter stitch 2 way wrap, a richly textured cable skirt and a cotton t shirt. The book also includes mohair throws and a twisted scarf. There are 12 exciting modern knits in all from the Jo Sharp fashion studio.

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On the needles at Tangled Yarns
 

Kim jumped on our Eki Riva delivery this week and has cast on a classy Eki Riva Supreme ecru and navy striped version of Baktus by Strikkelise.

I am struggling to not join her with a charcoal and navy version….

She is also whipping up a tiny little newborn hat for a family friend that is due shortly.

The pattern is Perfect fit baby hat by Hedi Mikitish and Kim is using some squishy Malabrigo Worsted.

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Anita finished her Godric’s Hollow Hat by Rebecca Beam and has been enjoying the warmth and softness of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca (#6299) all week. She is yet to get to the movies but is all hatted out in anticipation!

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She is also working away on her Daffodil by Orianna Eklund in Cascade Eco Alpaca, I was lucky enough to borrow it for a quick photo. (yes, that is the cardi on the Knit Pro cable above)

With only one and a half sleeves I’m sure Anita will have it finished in no time!

Lauren was happy to have finished her stunning Spectra by Stephen West last weekend.

She didn’t quite use all of the Noro Silk Garden Sock but had used up all of the main colour.

The finished Spectra in all her glory….simply amazing!

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Derrin has been busy this week working on Leaflet by Cecily Glowick MacDonald in our Malabrigo Rios (lettuce). The pattern calls for a gauge of 15sts per 10cm using an Aran weight yarn. Rios is worsted weight, so a little finer and is working up at a tension of 17sts per 10cm so Derrin has had to go up a pattern size to achieve a proper fit.

The waist shaping is done so she is on the home stretch!

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Derrin was also seriously inspired by The Scarlett Knitter’s Sonia’s Shawl by Joelle Niang and she decided that she must have one….I can’t wait to see it finished!

The yarns are Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette (pearl) and Noro Silk Garden Sock (#302).

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After 10 solid days working on Hooray by Veera Valimaki I cast off on Tuesday night. A quick bath in SOAK and a gentle block brought the cables to life! The Malabrigo Rios was a delight to work with and is wearing well. (Hooray has been keeping me warm all week)

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I love the wide button band but wanted slightly smaller buttons so that they weren’t overwhelming. Plus I really loved these buttons, the are the perfect match to the Malabrigo Rios in Ravelry Red!


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I have moved the buttons closer together and have six instead of the four the pattern calls for. To help stabilise such a wide button band I have sewn an invisible row of tiny shank style buttons on the inside and just pop them through the ribbing for extra support. this has eliminated any button gaping.

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Lauren’s finished Spectra inspired me so much (that and the fact my mum fell in love with it!) that I cast on myself this week.

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I am using Noro Silk Garden Sock (#292) and Cascade Eco Alpaca (#1517). Since the Eco Alpaca is a little heavier than the pattern suggests I have gone up a needle size to 4.5mm.

The short rows and watching the Noro colours appear is just addictive….

I also felt the need for a little break from knitting and couldn’t resist the stunning colours in our new delivery of Noro. One ball and a couple of hours later I have a splash of colour to brighten up my winter wardrobe.

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I have used Noro Taiyo in colour #17 and Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf by Khebhin Gibbons. I have used a 5.5mm hook for a slightly different tension and a little more body to the finished scarf.

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Both of my girls thought that this was for them and were heartbroken when I told them that it was for me! Guess I am grabbing another ball and making two smaller versions this weekend.


Classes

The response to the additional classes that we released last week has been fantastic. It is great that we have been able to offer extra classes for our supper eager students.

We often receive requests for specific technique based classes – cables, lace, short rows, knitting in the round, magic loop to name a few.

To make learning these new techniques fun we have combined our standard class format with our Knit – A – Long format.

The result is three new project based Technique Classes!

Permission to teach classes using these patterns has been given to Tangled Yarns by each Designer. All patterns must be individually purchased and downloaded prior to attending the classes.

Short Rows

Short rows are an invaluable skill, they can be used for sock toes or turning heels, adding bust shaping to garments or for well fitting sleeves.

Spectra by Stephen West

Spectra is a simple lightweight scarf featuring two fingering weight yarns. Short row shaping creates a dramatically curved edge that coils and playfully drapes. Basic intarsia technique entwines two strands of yarn, creating seamless wedges that resemble a rainbow or colour wheel. You won’t want to stop knitting as the colours unfold!

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Suggested Yarns

Noro Silk Garden Sock (Contrast Colour)

Plus

Biggan Design 4ply Merino (Main Colour)

or

Ultra Alpaca Fine (Main Colour)

Short Rows Spectra Classes:

Tuesday 9th
August & 16th August
10am – 12 noon

or

Saturday 13th August & 20th August
10am – 12 noon

Magic Loop

Magic loop is a handy technique that will enable you to knit almost any diameter circular project. If you feel like knitting with double point needles is too much like knitting with a porcupine this is a solution for you!

Some Cloudy Day Leg Warmers by Tiny Owl Knits

These adorable leg warmers are the ideal transitional project, perfect for popping inside your winter boots, staying snuggly and warm at home or under your spring skirt when it isn’t quiet warm enough.

The lace is a simple seven row repeat with just enough detail to keep you interested.

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Suggested Yarns

Cascade Eco Alpaca

or

Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette

Magic Loop Leg Warmer Classes:

Tuesday 23rd
August & 30th August
10am – 12 noon

or

Saturday 27th August & 3rd September
10am – 12 noon

Circular Knitting

Circular knitting or ‘knitting in the round’ eliminated the need for pesky seams and reduces the finishing required. If you tend to knit your garment pieces and then avoid the seaming and finishing you are bound to love circular knitting!

Rainbow Dress or Rainbow Dress (Big Sister Version) by Georgie Hallam


This dress is designed to be a seamless knit. It is knit entirely in the round on circular needles from the top down and requires no seaming. It is a perfect knit for the beginner wanting to tackle circular needles as well as being a fun knit construction and option wise for the more experienced knitter.

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Suggested Yarns

Biggan Design DK Merino

or

WOOLganics Organic Wool

Circular Knitting Rainbow Dress Classes:

Tuesday 6th
September & 13th September
10am – 12 noon

or

Saturday 10th September & 17th September
10am – 12 noon

All of these classes are a series of two lessons run over two consecutive weeks and are aimed at the Advanced Beginner – prior knowledge on how to comfortably knit, purl, cast on, cast off, increase and decrease is required.

If you have the required knitting needles you are most welcome to bring them along, we just ask that you purchase your yarn from our store.

Bookings are essential for all of our classes as we keep our classes numbers small.

You can phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to enquire about or book into any of our classes.

A full class calendar can be down loaded as a PDF from our classes page or via this direct link.


 
Made by Megan


Temping your taste buds this weekend we have…

Date Spice Loaf
&
Cherry Ripe Brownies

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We also have new stock of the eco friendly KeepCups.

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The KeepCup is a stylish and practical lidded cup that replicates standard takeaway sizes and fits under the group heads of espresso machines.

They are BPA free, non toxic and have great thermal properties keeping beverages hot 20-30 minutes longer than disposable cups – very handy while your knitting or crocheting!
 

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