The blend of Angora and Donegal Tweed makes our Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed one of my favourite tweeds to knit with! Over the past few years many of my projects have come from the Luxury Tweed range – the great palette of colours certainly helps.
Although the weather is warming up there are still a few small things you can whip up with the Luxury Tweed – perfect for Christmas gifts.
Get a head start on that Christmas crafting with our Friday Favourite
Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Gretel by Ysolda Teague
Hoot Toque by Megan Grewal
Baby Professor Vest by Sam Lamb
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.
Cotton Fine is the 4ply / Fingering Weight version of one of our most popular yarns, Cotton Fleece! This yarn is a perfect choice for summer weight cardis and tank tops.
I completed Wispy by Hannah Fettig for my mum’s Christmas gift two years ago which gets a lot of wear during the warmer months. Hannah’s Featherweight Cardigan is also a great choice for a lightweight cardigan in the Cotton Fine.
We will be adding more colours to our range as the season progresses, if there is a particular colour you are after please contact us to place a custom order.
Some more patterns ideal for our Cotton Fine…
Bottoms Up by Alice Bell
Uhura by Connie Chang Chinchio
Fionas Top by Sanne Bjerregaard
Orangina by Stefanie Japel
Make Up You Mind by Knittedbliss JC
Baby Acacia by Georgie Hallam
Tropicana by Susan Crawford
There was a flurry of Noro being snapped up last week with our new shipment!
Several blankets and cushion covers were started in our social lounge area on Saturday morning. I love seeing different knitters colour choices and the way each of the Noro colours works up…it is hard not to be tempted!
We have topped up our supply of Noro Silk Garden Lite after receiving many wonderful comments about Kim’s stunning “Millie” Blanket.
I have been plodding away on my Noro Summer Granny blankets in between a few other projects this week and have enjoyed having a mindless project that doesn’t require a great deal of thought yet has beautiful colour changes.
More stock of Noro Taiyo has hit our shelves this week!
Our range of SOAK is certainly proving to be popular!
We now have all fragrances back in stock after selling out in record time.
With my Dyeing Workshops starting in October I thought I’d take time out earlier this week to do a spot of dyeing.
Around this time of year anything that is white or cream is likely to end up in the dyepot… Spring always seems to make colours explode in my head and I need to get them onto the yarn.
Our Cascade Heritage Silk that arrived last week was no exception. When I started knitting Drifting by Cecily Glowik MacDonald I knew that it would be a fantastic yarn to dye.
I have created four colourways, ready to become cardigans, shawls, socks… whatever you decide!
Only one more week until the end of our September Short Row Knit-A-Long!
You have until Friday 30th September at 9am to enter our KAL draw with your photograph of your finished ‘short row’ project that has been knitted from yarn purchased from our store during the month of September.
Email your photo to email@example.com by and you will go into the draw to win your purchase amount back as a gift voucher. (up to $50.00)
We will announce the winner of the Knit-A-Long next week along with our October Knit-A-Long details!
The warmer months are the perfect time to knit socks. Being small and portable you can steal moments of stitches in waiting rooms or watching sport – and you only need 100g of yarn and some small needles so they fit perfectly into your handbag.
Our next Learn to Knit Socks class starts on Sunday 2ndOctober and continues on 9th & 16th October, from 11-1pm.
The class gives you the choice of learning toe up or cuff down and does require homework between the weeks but it is such a great skill to have!
This class is an intermediate class, meaning you do need prior knowledge of knowing how to knit in the round comfortably.
Bookings are essential for all of our classes – please contact the store on 07 3666 0276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
|On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
With a week to go, Lauren has finished her Stripe Study Shawl.
Those rows by the end were certainly long but the finished project is definitely worth it! She did run out of the plum colour in the middle of the last stripe which ended them a little early but it has been keeping her shoulders warm the past few chilly mornings all the same.
This was her first time using the Ultra Alpaca Fine and it has worked out beautifully.
With one short row project done, Lauren has cast on another project this week – Lazy Girl Shawl by Megan Peters. For this project, she’s using Malabrigo Sock in Candombe and our new Cascade Heritage Silk in Primavera.
She’s a little hesitant to how the contrast between the two colours is going to turn out but will keep knitting, confident that the project will soon tell her whether to persevere.
After roughly 6 months of on and off knitting I cast off my Umaro by Jared Flood this week.
I cast off on Monday night and gave the finished blanket a light steam blocking before putting it on my bed.
It is the ideal weight for this time of year with its combination of squishy WOOLganics Head, Hands & Heart and lace, cables and moss stitch.
Each ball is a happy journey of colour changes.
There has been lots of interest in the humble granny square with a twist so I thought we would whip up a quick, simple tutorial on crocheting a basic granny square. You can find the tutorial on our Tutorial page of our blog along with our growing library of tutorials.
With the dye-pots out for the first time this season on Monday I felt the urge to dye up a little yarn for a special project.
This is more of the Heritage Silk, dyed in summery yellow and silver…
I have a major crush on these colours and in combination with the unusual shape and short row stripes of Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki they will hopefully become a striking summer shawl.
The yarn is smooth as silk to work with, the fabric light and airy. I am about to start stripe 8 of 12…although those stripes and short rows just keep getting longer!
|Made by Megan
Megan is back this week with some of my favourites….
|BrisStyle Mother & Child Markets
Brisbane’s favourite Indie handmade Markets will turn a brighter shade of pink this October in support of National Breast Cancer Month. The entire Racecourse Rd Precinct will come to link with pink balloons and a myriad of festivities to support the Mater Hospital’s “chicks in pink” charity.
In particular, the BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market is set to add it’s own pink twist to this very important cause with a very sweet little event filled with balloons, bubbles and lot’s of gorgeous locally handmade wares for both Mums and Bubs.
The cutest, quirkiest and most adorable clothing, toys, sweet art, nursery accessories and much more will make this your one-stop-shop for everything a growing family needs and a great opportunity to get in some early Christmas shopping.
So come along and support National Breast Cancer Awareness month and see first-hand why these Markets are renowned for being Brisbane’s HOTtest destination for everything handmade for Mother and Child.
St Augustine’s Church Hall and Grounds,
9am – 2pm
|Chicks in Pink|
You’re invited to join forces, stand tall & together with the Racecourse Road Business Group, BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Markets and chicks in pink supporters, to set a new world record for the largest set of pink boobs (as per their logo) on Saturday 8th October at St Augustine’s Church Grounds on Racecourse Road.
A record like this does not yet exist, so wouldn’t you love to be part of history in the making? The record will be adjudicated by RecordSetter.com’s Australian representative, Dave Thompson.
St Augustine’s Church grounds
Sign in at 11am – 12pm photo/video shoot
Wear pink or white, (everyone will be given a pink balloon)
Be part of history in the making, create awareness and raise money for chicks in pink!
|Inspiring your passion!