Friday Favourites

Many of my summer knits have been stored away over the winter months and as it has warmed up I have been pulling them out and slowly changing the models in the store.

Before I pop them out in the store I like to give them a quick block as some have creases from being packed away. This freshens the garments up beautifully!

Blocking need not be a scary process but if you do feel out of your depth I have blocking classes scheduled in October where I will walk you through blocking and getting the most out of your garment.

Check out our Classes section for further information.

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather with a spot of washing and blocking!
Grab some T-Pins while they are our Friday Favourite

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.

Cascade Heritage Silk

Our latest summer yarn has hit the shelves this week – the stunning
Cascade Heritage Silk.

This yarn is a fingering weight or 4ply and will be perfect for those drapey cardigans and spring shawls.

The silk content in this yarn gives it a beautiful sheen.


I have been working with it this week and it is simply beautiful to knit.

Light and smooth, I can’t wait to wear the finished project.

Heritage Silk
85% Merino / 15% Silk
Fingering / 4ply

437 yarns / 400 meters per 100g skein
28 – 32 stitches per 4 inches
US 2 – 3 or 2.75 – 3.25mm

We are very excited about our incoming summer yarns and the Heritage Silk is no exception.

This is a small selection of our colour palette.


We have lots of inspiring patterns to share with you!

Cardigans & Pullovers

Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti (from Interweave Knits Fall 2011)

Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier

Rose / Rouge by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne

Elphaba Pullover by Mary Annarella

Emelie by Elin Berglund

Sunniva by Kirsten Hanley Cardozo

Rosabell by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Vanadium by Lisa Mutch

Le Facteur by Sarah Fama

Honeybee by Laura Chau


Babies & Children

Milk Infant Top by Brandy Fortune

Bloom by Georgie Hallam

Korrigan by Solenn Couix-Loarere

Shawls & Wraps

Sunbeam by Milja Uimonen

Slow Line by Veera Valimaki

Sothia by Robin Ulrich

Pleides by Beth King

Hats, Mitts & Socks

Frick Frick Beret by Pamela Wynne

Molly by Alana Dakos

Celine byCecily Glowik MacDonald

Brambles Fingerless Mitts by Joyce Dawson

Absinthe by Sara Morris

Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine

The Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine has just arrived!


Bursting with ideas, articles, projects and rich with colour it is a great read.

If you are in-between projects and not ready to leap into something major ‘Feel the Wrapture’ may be just what you are looking for. Six pieces to enfold yourself in, most of which won’t take you long to knit.

‘Party Girls’ is all about pretty little tops that take next to no time to complete and as they are worked in Debbie Bliss Angel they will be light on your lap.


Appealing to me is the ‘New Neutrals’ – black, white & grey!


There is a great article by Kate Haxell ‘Make Do and Mend’ that combines the history behind the initiative and Kate’s own experience of drawing stocking ‘seams’ up her legs after listening to her grandmother’s stories of wartime domestic hardships.


September KAL

We had a great response to our Short Row Tutorials in last week’s newsletter – it showed so many different methods and each method gives a different look to the finished piece.

Thank you all for your feedback! Since our tutorial was so popular we thought we would add a Tutorials page to our Blog for easy reference.


The Short Row tutorial is already up there along with another one which relates to one of my finishing projects this week.

We will continue to add tutorials on a regular basis, if there is something that you would love to see please email me and we will see what we can do.

With a few weeks left of our September Knit a Long so there is still time to join in. To enter the 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 30th September and you will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher. (up to $50.00)

We have more short row patterns for you this week…

Celandine by Jennie Pakula

Coquille Shawl by Mary Lou Egan

Marlene by Arlene’s World of Lace

Jade Lee Seamless Slippers by Jade Lee

Owlunder by Kasa Amend

Inganess by Luce Hague


Our Noro backorder has finally arrived in store with some of our most sort after colours back in stock after many months.

All customers that had customer orders placed with us for Noro have been notified.

Kim has an amazing Noro finished project to share this week and this beautiful Taiyo is on its way to becoming something special for my two little ones – you’ll see progress shots further down in the newsletter.


The popularity of Noro means that we are selling out of stock faster than we can order it!

We have another large order shipping next week – if there is anything that you would like to order please contact us by popping in, calling the store on (07) 3666 0276 or emailing tangled@tangledyarns.com.au


With our days warming up, many of our customers turn to crochet as a cooler alternative to knitting.

If you have wanted to expand your stitching repertoire, we have a Learn to Crochet course beginning Thursday 29th September from 6-8pm and continuing 6th and 13thOctober.

During this class you will learn all the basic of crochet and you will be on your way to creating beautiful projects!

We also have our Blocking classes scheduled starting in early October.

This will be a one hour informative class where I will be showing you the best methods on blocking and giving you tips and tricks on how blocking will give you the professional look you strive for.


Please note, this is not a practical class – you don’t need to bring anything other than a notepad and pen.

Blocking Class

$15.00 per class

10:30am – 11:30am

Tuesday 11th October

Tuesday 25th October

Saturday 29th October

Tuesday 8th November

Saturday 12th November

Tuesday 22nd November

Saturday 26th November


Bookings are essential for all of our classes, please call 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au to register!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Lauren has been inspired a new project of mine with our stunning Noro Taiyo and has started a Granny Square Knee Rug in Noro Silk Garden Sock.



She had purchased some earlier in the year when the new colours first arrived and she fell in love. She has already completed Spectra by Stephen West with these beautiful colours.

It is always nice to have something that is a little bit mindless to work on and this project is great for watching TV or when she has a moment to spare.

Kim has been on a finishing kick!

Last week she finished off her spring Daffodil by Orianna Eklund in our Debbie Bliss Eco Baby. This makes for a great little cardi to throw over the top of casual weekend outfits.



We hope to have our Spring / Summer collection of Debbie Bliss cottons in the next couple of weeks.

Many of you may also remember a blanket that Kim has been working on.
After a final push and a whole lot of blocking, joining and weaving in ends her Millie Blanket is finished!

The pattern is
Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley and Kim has used our Noro Silk Garden Lite for the inner circles and our Jo Sharp SoHo Summer Cotton for the white.




I am totally blown away by how stunning this blanket is…I see one in my crochet future!

Last week I started my
Miette by Andi Satterlund in our new Cascade Ultra Pima.

I found it hard to put down and was super pleased when I cast off on Tuesday evening!


I gave the finished cardi a gentle steam block and have been wearing it since. The Ultra Pima is the perfect weight for this time of year, providing a light layer for the cooler mornings and in air-conditioning.

The only modifications that I made to the pattern was the obvious difference in yarn weight . Due to the lovely drape of the slightly open weave fabric created with the DK weight yarn and 5mm needles I opted for an I-Cord bind off instead of the ribbing.



We have just posted a tutorial on our Blog for the I-Cord bind off.

This is the same method that I used on my Paulie cardigan and Lauren tend to favour this for necklines on pullovers and cardigans.

I have also left off any buttons as I prefer to leave the cardi open.

I was impressed when I popped it in the washing machine last night (seriously, what was I thinking….white with two small children!!) and then the drier.

The Cascade Ultra Pima handled both the washing machine and drier well and is looking fresh off the needles this morning.

There is a certain excitement that comes with opening boxes of new yarn and falling in love with the colours! The arrival of our new Cascade Heritage Silk this week has led to me casting on Drifting by Cecily Glowik MacDonald….


The Heritage Silk is divine to work with – silky, smooth and the fabric is lovely and drapey. Ideal for Spring and Summer knitting.

Since I crocheted my Queen Anne’s Lace scarf back in July I have been itching to crochet something more substantial with Noro Taiyo.

The changing seasons and the warmer evenings have given me the perfect opportunity. It is almost time to pack away the winter blankets and pull out something cooler.

After some browsing through Ravelry for inspiration I decided to start two simple granny square blankets for my girls beds.


I am using one ball of Noro Taiyo per square (14 rounds per ball) and a 6.00mm hook so the fabric is lovely and light.

I can whip up one square a night so these should take almost no time at all to finish.


Made by Megan

Our lovely Megan is under the weather this week so she is taking a well earned break from baking.

Sweet treats this week are decadent cocoa brownies courtesy of Lauren.

Hope to see you in store this weekend!


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