Friday Favourites

Over the past couple years we have been very lucky with our orders and shipments with very few errors…until last week!

We excitedly pounced on a shipment from Cascade last Friday, only to open it and discover that our order had been mixed up! We received a London yarn stores winter yarns and they received our beautiful silky summer cottons.

Instead of sending all of that yarn back across the ocean we decided to keep it.

This means we have new luscious stock of some yarns we normally wouldn’t have in abundance at this time of year including our fantastic Cascade Eco Wool, Cascade 220 Worsted and some Cascade 220 Worsted Superwash.

Unfortunately this means that our shipment of summer yarns had to be re-posted. We had hoped that it would be here today but it looks like early next week now.

With the winter knitting season ramping up in the US and Christmas just around the corner we are finding that orders are taking a little longer to arrive.

We have several very large and exciting shipments from different suppliers on the way, we are itching to get our fingers on the new yarns….they will certainly be worth the wait!!

Enjoy our happy accident and grab some Cascade while it is our extra special Friday Favourite! with 20% off Cascade Eco Wool, Cascade 220 Worsted and Cascade 220 Worsted Superwash.

Some pattern ideas to help you project plan…

Cascade 220 Worsted



Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas

French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi

Lucy Bag by Katie Nagorney and Ann Swanson

Children’s Felt Clogs by Bev Galeskas


Garter Yoke Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre

Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum

Forecast by Stefanie Japel

Vine Yoke Cardigan by Ysolda Teague

Cascade 220 Worsted – Superwash



Koolhaas by Brooklyn Tweed

A Hat Fit for a Boyfriend by Stephanie Nicole

Knotty by Nice by Natalie Larson

Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo


Pinwheel Baby Blanket by Genia Planck

Pine Forest Baby Blanket by Ingrid Aartun Boe

Baby Chalice Blanket by Karen S. Lauger

Shale Baby Blanket by Jared Flood

Cascade Eco Wool



Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood

Hap Blanket by Ysolda Teague

Wool Leaves by Jared Flood


Fisherman’s Pullover by Veera Valimaki

Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Snug by Hinke

Twenty Ten Cardigan by Veera Valimaki

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. 20% Off does not apply to kits as they are already reduced. Special prices apply from launch of newsletter until 9am Monday.


Knit A Long

It has been great to see what you have all been knitting for the guys in your life!

I was taken by some pattern & yarn pairings that we helped customers with earlier in the week and I thought I’d share them with you.

Coler by Stephen West
in Cascade 220 Superwash Sport


Thistle and Shamrock Beanie by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits)
inNoro Silk Garden Sock & Biggan Design 4ply Merino


by Ashley Knowlton
in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

Crochet Accessories 2011

This super special issue is the largest issue of Interweave Crochet Accessories ever!

With more than 59 brand new projects, you’ll be crocheting well into the new year and beyond.


In addition to 14 on-skein projects, the issue includes a slew of stash-busting projects.

For beginning crocheters, there is a guide to crochet that includes a freeform bag pattern great for crocheters of all levels.

Small projects let you practice Tunisian, double-ended crochet, lace, intarsia, thread-work and more!

You’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, along with projects that you’ll turn to again and again.

A sneak peek inside!








Jane Austen Knits 2011

Enter the world of Jane Austen through timeless knitting patterns inspired by her treasured novels.

Remember a time when knitting was a common practice among society? Remember a time when a hand-knitted garment was typical? Now you can with Jane Austen Knits.

Interweave’s latest special issue from the editors of Spin-Off magazine, explores the knits of the Regency Era in 144 pages packed with stunning photography.


Discover over 35 patterns inspired by the captivating stories surrounding one of the greatest writers to come out of this time – Jane Austen.

Weather you are an avid knitter, a Jane Austen connoisseur, a lover of the Regency Era, or all of he above, you will find something to fit your fancy in this magazine.



Yet more
Noro has arrived this week, including some new colours for our range of Taiyo.

I was stunned when our delivery from last Friday only made it until Tuesday before selling out!


Some pattern ideas for the vibrant Noro Taiyo


Alise by Dutch Knitting Design

Dancing Leg Warmers by Emma Niesl

Capucine by Adela Illichmanova

I can see the finish line with the girls granny square blankets……hopefully I will have two finished blankets by next week.

Social Knitting & Crochet

If you find you need your creative fix during the week we have a social group that meets on a Wednesday morning from 10am-1pm. This is a great opportunity to mingle with some like-minded crafters and escape from the heat that is quickly setting in to be a Brisbane summer.

This group is a little bit quieter than our Thursday evening or Saturday groups so if you feel overwhelmed by larger groups this is ideal!

There’s no cost to come along, and we have coffee and tea and something sweet to purchase. We would love to see you!


On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

We have some many wonderful customers that delight us by bringing their current projects back to share with us.

This week Liz popped in with a finished newborn Eden’s Adam by Georgie Hallam in our Pierrot Yarns Casual Cotton Graduation.

Taking only a single skein this is a great quick last minute baby gift!


Liz is also working on a very special project, a absolutely stunning throw in our Noro Sekku.



The pattern is a vintage pattern that Liz’s mother gave her and it now has a modern twist!

We are currently sold out of the lace-weight Sekku at the moment but we will have more shortly.

Lauren has been a bit quiet the past couple of weeks as she has been diligently working on her Noro Stripe Socks. These socks began as a Christmas present in 2009 from her kitties and they have been worked on in spits and spurts over the past two years – strangely enough, always around this time of year!



This pattern is Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau and they include all the shaping required for a perfect fit in the calves, and a nifty little slip stitch pattern to hide the jog that occurs when working stripes in the round.

Instead of ribbing at the top, she’s used a concealed hem, and encased some elastic to make sure they stay up.

Sadly, these two colours of Noro Silk Garden Sock have been discontinued, but they would look lovely in any of their colourways.

Kim is working on a very special project this week, this is Horai Scarf by Hiroko Fukatsu in some Cashmere / Mohair lace-weight that Lauren brought back for her from New York City.

Isn’t it just divine!


If you are not lucky enough to have some Cashmere / Mohair lace-weight in your stash this pattern would also look amazing in our Debbie Bliss Angel.

Christmas Decorations

The shop is starting to look like Christmas with our tree up and decorations popping up everywhere!

Some more pattern ideas for some handmade decorations.

Jolly Robin by Amanda Berry

in Biggan DK Merino


Mistletoe Ornament by Lindsay Lee

in Cascade 220 Worsted (our Friday Favourite!)

Crochet Snowflake by Lucy of Attic24
in Jo Sharp Aran Cotton


Made by Megan

Getting into the spirit with some more seasonal baking this week!

Spiced Christmas Cookies


Iced Carrot Cake Cupcakes




Tangled Yarns Wish List

If you would prefer to receive something wrapped under the tree this year why not sign up for a Tangled Yarns Wish List!

We can help you tailor a list of your “must haves” and then when your loved ones comes in to buy we can assist them in choosing something perfect for you.

If you are not able to pop in store we are able to set up your wish list via email!


FREE Gift Wrapping

Between now and Christmas Eve Tangled Yarns is offering Free Gift Wrapping for all gifts purchased!

If ordering online please leave us a note when checking out your order and in store, simply ask.




Festive Season Trading Hours

We have had plenty of keen knitters & crocheters asking about our trading hours over the Christmas break….

Tangled Yarns will be open for all of your shopping needs right up until Christmas Eve!

Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve – 9am till 4pm

Sunday 25th December Christmas DayCLOSED

Monday 26
th December Boxing DayCLOSED

Tuesday 27
th December Public HolidayCLOSED

We will then re-open with festive season trading hours between Christmas and the New Year.

Wednesday 28th December 9am till 4pm

Thursday 29th December 9am till 4pm

Friday 30th December 9am till 4pm

Saturday 31st December New Years Eve 9am till 4pm

Sunday 1st January New Years DayCLOSED

Monday 2nd January Public HolidayCLOSED

Normal trading will resume Tuesday 3rd January 2012!


Inspiring your passion!

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