02.09.11

Friday Favourites


As things warm up our shop evolves…new summer weight yarns are arriving weekly.

This means that we will wind up deliveries of our heavier weight yarns to make room for all the new goodies.

This week we say good bye to our WOOLGanics Head Hands & Heart for the season.

I have loved working with the intense colours and soft squishiness of Head Hands & Heart and look forward to using it next Autumn.

This weekend is your chance to grab some Head Hands & Heart for a last minute project or to stash for when the seasons change again.


Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright cotton colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with string
These are a few of my favourite things!



Friday Favourite Conditions – No holds 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.

Brown Sheep


The days getting longer is a sure sign that Spring isn’t far away.

A new shipment of our beautiful rainbow of colours in Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece has arrived this week, our shelves are overflowing with stock!

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Cotton Fleece is the ideal weight for summer knits and with the touch of wool it remains light and bouncy.

Some pattern ideas…

Juliet by Sarah Moore

CeCe by Bonne Marie Burns

Green Gable by Rachel Bishop

Lelah Top by Christine Buhagiar

Soliel by Alexandra Virgiel

Ball Winders & Swifts


For me ball winders and swifts are worth their weight in gold. My knitting time is extremely valuable and generally squeezed in at night after my work day is finished and domestic duties are done. The last thing I want to do is spend a good part of my evening hand winding my skeins ready for knitting!

We have new stock of our Royal Ball Winders and both our Metal Umbrella Swifts and Timber Kiwi Skeiners.

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The Metal Umbrella Swifts are get if you are tight on space and need to be able to pack it away in between winding sessions. The Timber Kiwi Skeiner is multi purpose as you can skein yarn back onto it if needed as well!

Clover


With all of our new budding crocheters we have had to replenish our Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks this week.

There is also new stock of all of our Clover accessories including the niffy Lockable Stitch Markers.

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SOAK


As the Winter season comes to an end it is a good idea to wash and pack away your Winter Woolies so they are fresh and ready to wear when needed.

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We have just topped up our supply of SOAK in all fragrances plus the Starter Pack for those of you that like a change or simply can’t decide!


Addi


New stock our our large Addi needle range has arrived this week. We have topped up all of our fixed sizes from our 30cm length circulars right through to the 100cm length.

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Click Sets are back in stock plus plenty of stock of the cable sets and needle tips in both standard Click and Lace Click.

Noro

After a few delays we are excited to announce that we have a new delivery of Noro!!

We have six new colours available in Noro Silk Garden plus a small amount of Taiyo.

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Silk Garden

Mitered Crosses Blanket – For Japan by Kay Gardiner

Turbulent Indigo by Kirsten Kapur

Sarah by Jolene Mosley

Taiyo

Sunday Market Shawl by Vanessa Carter

Plain Vest by Anna & Heidi Pickles

Storm Cloud Shawlette by Hanna Breetz

We hope to have regular deliveries though summer and that all of our back ordered colours are able to be filled in the coming weeks.

Debbie Bliss

Spring certainly seems to be the time for new babes to make an appearance.

Lots of expecting mums and excited grandparents have been busy knitting tiny little things with our Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

This week we have replenished our wide range of colours ready for all of that Spring baby knitting.

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Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel

Baby Kina by Muriela

Cradle Me by Anne Hanson

We also have new stock of the luscious, silky Andes. This yarn is insanely soft, ideal for something drapey and slinky for Spring.

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Tswirl by Aoibhe Glynn

Ballard Slouch Hat by Felicia Lo

Saroyan by Liz Abinate

Our popular colours in the feather light Angel are all back in stock. This yarn is like a cloud and would make very special layer for the cooler evenings.

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Wisp by Cheryl Niamath

Easy Lace Stole by Arlene’s World of Lace

Haruni by Emily Ross
 

Knit Pro

As popular as ever! More of the versatile Knit Pro needles has hit the store.

All needles tip sizes in both nickel and timber have been topped up plus Options Sets (nickel and timber) and the ultra popular Fine Options Set.

Back in stock are the Knit Pro Needle Binders.

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Options Sets

This set includes needles and cables in the most popular sizes, making it perfect to begin your collection of interchangeable needles.

It includes: 
8 pairs of Wood or Nickel Needle Tips

Metric Sizes : 3.5mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 7.0mm, 8.0mm (please note this does not include 3.75mm)

Interchangeable Needle Cables: 1 each of 24″ (60cm), 32″ (80cm), 40″ (100cm) & 47″ (120cm) (Final cable length is achieved when both needles & cables are joined together)

Accessories 1 Clear Vinyl Needle Case, 1 Clear Vinyl Cable Case, 1 Needle Gauge, 8 End Plastic Caps & 4 Tightening Allen Keys

 
Fine Option Sets

This set is designed for finer knitting, where you don’t require the thicker needles.

It includes:
9 pairs of Wood Needle Tips

Metric Sizes : 3.0mm, 3.25mm, 3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm


Interchangeable Needle Cables: 1 each of 24″ (60cm), 32″ (80cm), 40″ (100cm) & 47″ (120cm) (Final cable length is achieved when both needles & cables are joined together)

Accessories 1 Fabric needle roll, 1 Needle Gauge, 8 End Plastic Caps & 4 Tightening Allen Keys

July & August KAL


July and August saw many of us working on our bottom up projects for our final Winter Knit A Long.

Lots of new techniques were learnt and many stunning projects finished.

Our random number generator selected our winner as always….congratulations Chrissy!

Chrissy was lovely enough to allow me to share her finished project photos.
 
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The pattern is Cherry by Anna Bell and the yarn is our Cotton Fleece in Emperors Robe.

I look forward to seeing it in person soon.

September KAL


We had several requests last month to feature Short Rows for our Knit A Long this month.

Since I was working on my Spectra by Stephen West it seemed the idea fit!

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.

Not only are they a handy technique they can be super fun as well!

Some pattern inspiration…

Snapdragon Shawl by Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki

Different Lines by Veera Valimaki

Paulie by Isabell Kraemer

Slow Line by Veera Valimaki

Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau

Vine Yoke Cardigan by Ysolda Teague

Aviatrix Baby Hat by Justine Turner


To enter our KAL draw all you need to do is finish and photograph a finished ‘short row’ project that has been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the month of September.

Email your photo to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au by 9am Friday 30thSeptember and you will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher. (up to $50.00)

Classes


The warmer weather always makes me get my hook out. The fresh colours and cooler fibres allow me to continue my yarn addiction right through the summer season.

We have a new series of Learn To Crochet starting on Saturdays from 1pm – 3pm. LTC is a set of 3 lessons – 10th,17th & 24th of September.

All of our standard classes are $25.00 per two hour lesson. A full class calendar for September, October, November & December can be found here.

With all of our classes, bookings are essential as we do have several classes that are completely booked out.

Please call the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au if you have any questions or would like to book in!

A wonderful friend and customer, Jodi has started an amazing Blooming Flower Cushion by Lucy of Attic24 in our Biggan Design DK Merino.

Jodi has allowed me to share some of her stunning photos!


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You can see more of her Blooming Flower and other crochet creations on her Blog.

Some more spring crochet suggestions…

Crochet Market Bag by Derrin Berry   

Crochet Belt for me and you by Janette Williams

Inga’s Hakelbeutel by Ingrea Joana Mertens

African Flower Hexagon by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw

Crochet Bag by Lucy of Attic24

Granny Stripe Boutique Bag by Sara Freisberg

Shipping Increase


Effective 1
st September some of our shipping rates will increase.

 
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We have held our Standard and Express shipping rates for over two years during which time Australia Post has had at least three postage increases.

To enable us to cover our shipping costs and to continue to offer what we feel is exceptional turn around times and online order service, our rates will increase as below.

Standard Parcel Shipping $9.00
Express Parcel Shipping $12.00
Larger Letter Shipping $4.00
Registration $3.00



*Please note that our Large Letter Shipping is as per Australia Post guidelines and is only for paper products such as loose leaf patterns, pattern booklets, magazines up to a weight of 500g.

We aim to minimise shipping costs where possible, if you are purchasing a very small or single item such as a set of needle tips or a packet of stitch markers please contact us via email to obtain a ‘Small Item’ shipping rate.

If in doubt select the appropriate Parcel Shipping rate and we will refund the difference if we can reduce the shipping costs.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns


It seems that there is almost a theme with our staff projects this week….the stripe bug has hit!

Derrin has been working on her Featherweight by Hannah Fettig in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine. This is knitting up like a dream and will be a great transitional layer to throw on in air conditioning or cooler afternoons.
 
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There is a little nephew on the horizon for Derrin! Of course her needles jumped to action and she is knitting up this adorable little Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel in a mixture of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and Cascade 220 Superwash Sport.
 
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Lauren was inspired by the thought of a Short Row Knit A Long and cast on Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine last weekend. She is amazed at how quickly it is working up – just finished the seventh stripe out of twelve! Of course, the stripes get longer and thicker as the shawl grows, but the combination of garter stitch and short rows is helping it flow a little quicker.
 
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There was also a small bit of sweater surgery this morning as Lauren discovered a few nights ago there was a purl bump where there shouldn’t have been a purl bump in her Soay by Gudrun Johnston. If it had been on the back of the cardigan, she would have left it there but seeing it was on the left front it would have annoyed her too much.
 
Dropping down almost 50 rows, she fixed the stitch and picked up the rows using a crochet hook, recreating those stitches again. A simple fix and she is back on track.
 
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It helps knowing that these problems are fixable – whether it’s a dropped stitch or the wrong stitch, it’s all about learning how to fix these problems. The Cascade 220 Superwash Sport is fabulous to work with!

Just in time for our Short Row Knit A Long – my Spectra is finished!!

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This was such a joy to knit, the little colourful wedges of Noro Silk Garden Sock surrounded by the ultra soft Cascade Eco Alpaca….divine!

I used half of the skein of Silk Garden Sock and just shy of two skeins of Eco Alpaca, this means I have enough Noro to cast on a second one. Now to decide on which colour Eco Alpaca to use, perhaps the cream?

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The temptation of our new Cascade Ultra Pima was too much and after much deliberation on colours I settled on a combination of Armada & Deep Coral and cast on Caramel by Isabell Kraemer last Saturday evening.
 
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I can’t help tinkering with designs and I was worried that the finer stripes in the very contrasting colours would be too much so I am going with 12 row stripes (instead of 6 rows). With shorter sleeves planned I hope that this will be a staple light weight cardi in my wardrobe, light and easy to wear over summer dresses.

Our Cascade Ultra Pima has launched with a flurry of cast ons and we have already sold out of many colours. A new shipment, including some new colours will be on the way next week!

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Rounding our my Ultra Pima experience this week I started a small crochet project. A simple stool cover…

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Made by Megan

Megan is busy in the kitchen today making our sweet treats so I will have to tempt your taste buds with the promise of Ginger Cake and Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake fresh from the oven tomorrow morning.

In the meantime….enjoy a picture of the final slice of her Flour-less Hazelnut Chocolate Cake!

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Fathers Day

This Sunday is Fathers Day, a special day to celebrate with all of our Fathers and Grandfathers.

However you spoil your dad this Sunday I hope you all enjoy some special time with your loved ones.

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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