These handy little bags make for an ideal stocking stuffer or small gift for neighbours, teachers or work colleagues.
I love the SlingSax with their tie-together handles that allow them to be worn diagonally and their easy adjustably suiting all body shapes.
The sleek design is great for busy people who need their hands free.
And don’t forget the Envirosax bags create beautiful,
eco friendly gift wrapping for all your festive season gifts!
Bright cotton colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things!
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With so much new stock our shelves are bursting at the seams and the Cotton Fleece has overflowed to the next shelf – a spectacular rainbow of colour.
Below are just a few patterns that are on my to knit list for this summer!
Jane by Georgie Hallam
Hip in Hemp by Gudrun Johnston
Anchored by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Amiga by Mags Kandis
Top Down Gilet by Naganasu
Make Up Your Mind by KnittedblissJC
Floreal by Deanne Ramsay
This week we have featured a great range of pattern and yarn combinations from light summer cotton socks through to beach or knitting bags.
Keep an eye out for our final October pattern suggestions next week before we move onto our mens pattern suggestions!
She has recovered from a dose of jet-lag and we have now resumed our Saturday morning Technical Support Classes.
Our Technical Support Classes move you beyond the basics. We can give you assistance with your current projects or the confidence to challenge yourself with something new.
Saturday 10am – 12 noon
22nd October or 29th October
We have another series of our very popular Learn To Knit Socks classes starting in early November.(LTKS is a series of 3 x 2 hour classes)
This leaves you with enough time to make a pair of socks for a lucky loved one for Christmas! Perhaps a pair of sweet summer socks, Fluttered by Michelle Hunter
Learn to Knit Socks
Saturday 1pm – 3pm
5th November, 12th November & 19th November.
Bookings are essential for all of our classes.
Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
|On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
I see many projects started at our social group days and love nothing more then when people pop back in to show me their finished projects!
This week two projects in particular have caught my eye.
Maureen has used our WOOLganics Head Heart & Hands.
(The pattern specifies 400 yards / 366m but Maureen finished hers with a single skein!
Rachel also popped in earlier this week a with a little stack of crocheted colour…
I made several of these earlier in the year for gifts and a couple for myself at home. They are quick to make and the colour combinations are almost endless!
She was eyeing off many of our new summer yarns before leaving but managed to resist until last week.
Just the sweet lace on the sleeves to cast off. (you can see the sleeves being held by waste yarn below)
I decided to go with Liesl by Ysolda Teague, with some modifications.
I wore my first Liesl from last November constantly over the colder months but wanted something really cool for our hot summer.
I have used our Cascade Ultra Pima (colour #3740, Sprout) which has resulted in a silky, light cardi.
I used two skeins, the finished project only weighs 192grams!
Because I have used a finer weight yarn (the original pattern calls for an Aran weight yarn) I cast on for a larger size – 42″ bust to yield 38″ bust, compensating for the gauge difference.
I used 8.00mm needles to cast on, instead of 7.00mm needles to give a wider neck width. I then knit 3 rows of stocking stitch to create a small amount of fabric that I used later to pick up and knit an applied i-cord to stabilise the neck opening.
I slowly graded down the needle size, each lace repeat dropping from 8.00mm to 7.00mm, 6.5mm and then finally 6.00mm when separating for the sleeves.
The remainder of the garment was knit on 6.00mm needles and all cast offs were done with 8.00mm needles to maintain a flexible cast off.
I chose to drop down from the recommended 7.00mm to the 6.00mm needles as the Ultra Pima is lighter than the recommended yarn and would have been too open on the 7.00mm needles.
Both the lower edge of the body and the sleeves have a simple finish of stocking stitch to maintain the minimalist look. The sleeves finish just on elbow length, just perfect!
I have given the finished cardi a light steam block to open the lace.
Taking only two nights to knit, I think a few more in different colours may pop up in my wardrobe very soon!
I am tempted by the sunny Buttercup (#3748) in our Cascade Ultra Pima or our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece would work also work perfectly, perhaps in October Leaf (#865)…
|Made by Megan
Two delicious treats to tempt our taste-buds again this week….
|Whats on in Brisbane
Looking to get out and about in our wonderful city this weekend?
Head to the Gallery of Modern Art at Southbank for their latest exhibition –
1 October 2011 – 5 February 2012 : Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Threads transformed through knitting, weaving, looping and stitching are the most flexible of materials. Often carrying significant personal and cultural narratives, they move across temporal and spatial boundaries, connecting old and new ideas, just as they provide important links between people, places and ways of life. Threads also have the capacity to unravel, opening up possibilities for innovation, discord and creative change.
Bringing together a diverse range of contemporary textiles from the gallery’s Australian, Asian and Pacific Collections, ‘Threads: Contemporary Textile and the Social Fabric’ celebrates the ways in which contemporary artist explore and extend the textile medium.
|Inspiring your passion!