Friday Favourites

Although the weather this week feels much more like Autumn again instead of Spring it is still the season to de-clutter and simplify your life with a spot of spring cleaning!

Knitting magazines are easy to collect with such great articles and then there is the patterns that tempt.

If you feel like you are drowning in back issues of your favourite Interweave Knits or KnitScene mags perhaps it is time to pick up the Interweave Magazine CD Collections.

Each CD Collection contains the four seasonal issues for the year and in some cases a bonus issues of Knits Gifts.

We stock from 2002 – 2009 plus the two KnitScene Collections, 2005 – 2007 & 2007 -2009.

Go digital this weekend while our Interweave CD Collections are ourFriday Favourite.

Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks

Bright cotton 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.


Pierrot Yarns

I am forever searching for new and unique yarns to add to our range, especially at this time of year when many feel it too warm to knit with wool.

I was particularly taken with beautiful yarns by Japanese brand Pierrot Yarns.

With a vast offering of cotton, linen and silk blends it was hard to know where to start! Not to mention the stunning colours.

To launch our new Pierrot Yarns collection we have four new yarns in-stock –


Marble Organic
Fingering / 4ply
77 yards / 70 meters per 25grams

Needle size: 2.5 – 3 US or 3 – 3.25mm
100% Organic Cotton

Casual Cotton
Sport / 5ply

120 yards / 110 meters per 30 grams
Needle size: 2.5 – 5 US or 3 – 3.75mm
100% Cotton


Beauty Silk Cotton

Light Fingering / 3ply

180 yards / 165 meters per 30 grams
Needle size: 2 – 2.5 or 2.75 – 3mm
90% Cotton / 10% Silk



Silk Ramie
Light Fingering / 3ply

547 yards / 500 meters per 100 grams
Needle size: 2 – 2.5 or 2.75 – 3mm

70% Plant Fibre / 30% Silk

As always I have included some pattern suggestions for each of the yarns –

Marble Organic

Blossom by Melissa Wastney
Country Kiddie by Brandy Fortune
Sydnee Rose Hat by Lisa van Klaveren

Casual Cotton

Baby Kina by Muriela
Spring Sprouts Tank Top by Dani Berg
Shades of Summer Dress by Elena Nodel

Beauty Silk Cotton

Rill Scarf by Miriam L. Felton
Indian Summer by Kalurah
Decouverteby Julie Hoover

Silk Ramie

Rock Island by Jared Flood
Insouciant by Julie Hoover
Paper Crane by Kirsten Johnstone


Another shipment of

Addi needles has hit the shelves this week.

We have full stock of the complete range of Addi fixed circular needles, along with both Click Sets and accessories to keep you needles clicking through the next few weeks.

October Knit-A-Long

We are back with more gift knitting suggestions the lovely ladies in your life –

XxX Anniversay Tea Cosy by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Jo Sharp DK Tweed


Yarn Basket by Anne & Heidi Pickles in WOOLganics Head Heart & Hands

Naalepuder by Liselotte Weller in Noro Silk Garden Lite or Silk Garden Sock


I made one of these earlier in the year for Kim’s birthday.



Last week we launched our latest Learn To Crochet class on Thursday evening and our Learn to Knit Socks on Sunday. Lots of new students and new skills being learnt!

Next up on our full calendar of classes is a Learn to Knit class starting on Thursday evening 27th October, continuing on 3rd November and 10th November.

If you are tempted by all the great crochet popping up in-store make sure you don’t miss our Learn to Crochet classes starting on Sunday 6th October, continuing on 13th October and 20th October.

Our full calendar of classes and workshops can be found on the classes page of our website or a PDF copy can be downloaded here.

Bookings are essential for all classes and can be made by calling the store on (07) 3666 0276 or emailing tangled@tangledyarns.com.au.


On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Earlier this week Alice finished her Miette by Andi Satterlund. She has used our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in colour October Leaf. This is such a sweet summer cardi, idea for layering over light dresses.


Kim loved crocheting her Millie Blanket (Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley) so much that she immediately started another! This time she is using our Noro Taiyo and Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran.


Whipped up somewhere in between Kim’s blanket making is this gorgeous Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau in some of our Handmaiden Casbah from earlier in the year.


I am not much of a toy maker, I tend to not enjoy the small fiddly little pieces and tight gauge but when Big Snowy Owl by Purl Soho popped up on Ravelry in late September I knew I had to make him.

I have used our Cascade Eco Wool double stranded and 6mm needles. The eyes are Jo Sharp Silkroad DK.


I made the fatal mistake of working on him around my little girls….they both pounced on him and begged me for one each! Looks like I will be making a second very soon….good thing he was quick and simple to whip up.

He looks super cute hanging out in our Spring Tree in the shop front window.


Finished and ready for the book launch later this month is our Cambrian Cowl by Alana Dakos from Coastal Knits.

I have used our Cascade Eco Alpaca (double stranded) and it features two buttons from the same range as the ones that I sent Alana and are featured in Coastal Knits.


I am finding it hard to get any quiet time to work on the lace on Honeybee by Laura Chau, not wanting to loose momentum I cast on a sleeve. Ahhhhh – round and round in endless stockinette stitch, bliss!


With the arrival of our new Pierrot yarns this week it was inevitable that there would be a new cast on. I fell in love with the sunny yellow, just ideal to brighten up my wardrobe.

This will become Adrift by Carol Feller.


The Silk Ramie is beyond divine to knit will and is as light as a feather.


Made by Megan

To accompany your coffee or tea this weekend we have….

decadent dark chocolate and a macadamia brownies


banana loaf with passionfruit cream cheese icing


BrisStyle Mother and Child Market

The BrisStyle indie Mother and Child Market is set to turn on the festivities for your family in all shades of pink on Saturday October 8 in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In fact, the entire Racecourse Rd Precinct will come to life with pink balloons, ribbon wrapped trees and a myriad of festivities to support the Mater Hospital’s “chicks in pink” charity.

The“chicks in pink” team will be onsite raising awareness for Breast Cancer and there will also be two other very BIG things taking place.

TheRacecourse Road Business Group will be hosting a world record attempt to raise awareness for breast cancer creating the largest set of pink boobs this side of the river by drawing two big circles on the ground filled with 200 balloon holding participants.

Registrations open at 10.30 so head on over to the far side of the grounds, make your gold coin donation and grab a pink balloon to you be part of history in the making. What a fun and what a great way to raise awareness to such a worthy cause!!


St Augustine’s Church grounds
Racecourse Road, Hamilton
Saturday 8th October

Sign in at 11am – 12pm photo/video shoot

Wear pink or white, (everyone will be given a pink balloon)
Gold coin donation (more if you wish)

Along with all your favourites will be some new BrisStylette’s wowing the crowds with their amazing indie Designs for Mother and Child! You’ll find a complete list of all tomorrow’s Marketeers and where to find them here.

Along with all the other activities the BrisStylette’s have been working on to raise awareness of Breast Cancer this month, many of our talented Marketeers will kindly be donating a percentage of their proceeds tomorrow to our market charity chicks in pink.

BrisStyle Indie Mother and Child Market

St Augustine’s Church Hall and Grounds,

Racecourse Road, Hamilton
Saturday 8th October 2011

9am – 2pm

Even if the skies are grey, they will still be whipping up all the pink fun of the fair inside the St Augustine’s sweet retro hall on Racecourse Road.

There are two entrances – one a the front of the hall and one at the side which is perfect for wheelchair or pram access.

So take your family, your brolly and sense of fun and make a day of it!


Inspiring your passion!

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