Friday Favourites

WOOLganics has been a long time favourite yarn of mine. Both the DK merino and Head Heart & Hands have been a popular yarn with our customers, being a soft, squishy organic yarn in fabulous bright colours.

WOOLganics has also prided themselves on using only organic, non-mulsed yarn. Unfortunately, supply of sheep that fit these criteria has become difficult, and they have decided to take a twelve month sabbatical, with hopes to have more luck next year in sourcing yarn that meet their values.

This means that we will have to say goodbye to this beautiful yarn for the next year.

Help us celebrate by snapping up the last of our WOOLganics while it is our Friday 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.


Knit A Long

Our last week of men’s pattern suggestions! I couldn’t help but be inspired by some of the new yarn that has arrived this week.

Guitar Man Socks by Rebecca Mercier
Malabrigo Sock


Golf Club Covers: Argyle Version by Lion Brand Yarn
Cascade 220 Worsted


Helm by Stephen West
in Malabrigo Arroyo


During December, we will be sharing quick gift ideas which should only take a night or two to make – lots of ideas for children, friends and some stocking stuffers for neighbours and teachers.

Cascade Yarns

New stock of our
Ultra Pima has finally arrived, including some gorgeous new colours increasing our range to 27 colours!

I can see the fabulous hot pink made into Jane by Georgie Hallam for my eldest miss; perfect for spring!


Some more pattern suggestions…

Petrea by Amy Herzog

Baby Shell by Carey Huffman

Gemma by Hilary Smith Callis

After Anita finished her
Spring Garden Tee by Alana Dakos a few weeks ago in our Ultra Pima we have almost had a mini Knit A Long in her Technical Support classes – there are at least three on to go at the moment!

Brown Sheep

Our delivery of
Cotton Fine has arrived this week, with more luscious colours to inspire knitting and crocheting!


Songbird Shawlette by May Cheang

Apres Surf Hoodie by Connie Chang Chinchio

Shetland Shorty by Gudrun Johnston

One of our customers, Louise, has been working on some sweet little blankets in the Cotton Fine. You can see sneak peek of their progress in our What’s on the Needles further on!


Oh Malabrigo… we have been eagerly awaiting this shipment since we placed it in at the end of August and it is finally here!

We are excited to launch one of their new lines – Arroyo, which is a smooth 100% merino yarn – lightweight and show off the famous hand dyed colours of Malabrigo fabulously!

Malabrigo Arroyo

Sport / 5ply

305 metres / 335 yards

3.5mm – 4mm needles


Hermosa by Melissa J Goodale

White Caps Cowl by Becky Curran

Shaelyn by Leila Raabe

Pinoli Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

Summer Days by Elena Nodel

We have also received new stock of our Lace and Sock lines and a small quantity of Rios.

Malabrigo Lace

Lace / 2ply

430 metres / 470 yards

2.75mm needles


Arroyo by Sarah H Wolf

Semele by Asa Tricosa

Rock Island by Jared Flood


Light Fingering / 3ply

400 metres / 440 yards

2.25mm – 3.25mm needles


Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau

Ready or Knot by Mary Annarella

Decouverte by Julie Hoover


Worsted / 10ply

192 metres / 210 yards

4.00mm – 5.00mm needles


Flintshire by Ashley Knowlton

Pedestrian Crossing Cowl by Melissa Sibley

in threes: a baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich

Any customers who had orders in with us have been contacted – please note we do require any holds to be finalised within seven days.

Stitch Pixie

Back in stock due to popular demand! I would say that we are astonished at how quickly we sell out of these fabulous bags but then…I know just how much I love them so I’m not surprised that you all do too!

We have a fantastic selection of both the regular size and large Stitch Pixie Bags back in stock just in time for the gift giving season.



We have more new buttons in stock!!

These buttons are all ideal for summer lightweight garments and many have a sweet retro edge to them.



We have some adorable little crochet embellished buttons for those who don’t crochet. These buttons are perfect for hair clips or as a feature on a hat.


We also have packs of small assorted buttons for all your crafting needs. These packs are arranged by colours, with about twenty buttons, approximately 10-12mm in diameter.


Dyeing Workshop

Last Sunday was our final Intermediate dyeing workshop for the year!

It was a pleasure to have many of my students from an earlier beginner dyeing workshop return for the day.

Not only did they come back for a second dyeing workshop but many of them brought back their yarn all knitted up from the first workshop.

Amanda’s Find a Penny by Lindsay Tabsh



Justine’s Queen Annes Lace Scarf by Khebhin Gibbons



Roslyn’s Ruffle Scarf (pattern from a personal book)



We have started to put together our January / February 2012 calendar.

With a fresh start to the year we’d love to know what you are after for classes and workshops! It might be a project you’d like to see as a Knit-a-Long or focused workshop, it might be another time frame or even an idea for a social event.

Please email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au with your ideas and we will try to work them in as much as possible.

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

As mentioned earlier one of our customers Louise, has been working on some blankets in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine range. She came in earlier this week with bundles of blankets and works in progress to share!

First up are these tiny granny squares, which look so delicate in the Cotton Fine. This is being made for a North Queensland babe and will be a perfect layer for nap time.



Louise has also been dabbling with the ever popular African Flowers motif which is just stunning – I am trying not to be swayed by another blanket!



She has also finished an amazing Hexagon Blanket in our Cotton Fleece! It so beautiful and motivates me to make some time to work on my hexagon blankets.


With the leftovers from the Hexagon Blanket Louise has started a Chevron Granny Blanket by Michelle Kludas. This is such a great project for using left overs and you can’t go wrong with the colours of Cotton Fleece, they all work so well together.


One of our weekly Technical Support students, Aline has been very proficient with her needles in the past few weeks. After finishing her first Miette by Andi Satterlund she decided that shes loves it so much and cast on another one in more of our Ultra Pima.


Aline has also finished a beautiful Rainbow Dress by Georgie Hallam in our Biggan Design DK Merino. I love the picot edging that Aline has used on the bottom of the dress – such a great touch!


Another one of our frequent customers – Kimley, brought in her finished Rose Red by Ysolda Teague in our Debbie Bliss Andes. Kimley had been patiently waiting all winter for our supplier to receive stock of the red colourway in the Andes and it was certainly worth the wait! Isn’t it just a match made in heaven!?


To continue our red theme…Anita has finished her little miss’s Very Cherry by Alana Dakos in the gorgeous red Ultra Pima. This will be her Christmas dress and what a stunning one it will be!



Some secret gift knitting on the go at the moment for Anita are two Hogwarts Scarves by Lauren Kent for her two little ones for Christmas. Anita is using Biggan Design DK Merino, which has the perfect Gryffindor colours (Crimson and Sunflower).


Anita has also cast on something just for her this week in our new Malabrigo SockVilleray by Ariane Caron-Lacoste. The lace is an easily memorisable pattern and it’s the perfect escape from the miles of stockinette.


Lauren snapped up some Ultra Pima last week which has become a cap sleeved Liesl by Ysolda Teague. This little top is perfect for putting over the top of strappy singlets without making you too warm. To combat the thinner yarn, Lauren went up a size in the pattern and it fits beautifully. Some of our new buttons are the perfect finishing touch!


After a marathon crochet session this week I have finished my Blooming Flower cushions and my Summer Granny Blankets for my little girls!




The cushions were such fun to make and are the perfect splash of girly colour on their beds. The colours I used are Robin Egg Blue, Lime Light, October Leaf, Berry, Putty and Sunflower Gold.

I think I will make myself one, slightly larger for my bed….

I had such fun with my giant granny squares in the delicious colours of Noro Taiyo and the finished blankets have injected such a summery feel to the girls room.




Each blanket is made up of 12 Taiyo granny squares all joined by Cotton Fleece in Cotton Ball. (Taiyo colours 18, 17, 20 & 15)


After my hooks flying at a crazy pace this week I think it is time to do a little knitting instead!

Christmas Decorations

Since this is our final newsletter for November I couldn’t resist a little Advent theme to our Christmas decorations this week.

Advent Garland by Frankie Brown

Starting on the 1st of December (next Thursday! Eeek!) 24 different ornaments will be published separately, one a day until Christmas Eve. (patterns will be published through the designer on Ravelry)

The garland is knitted in three identical sections so that it can be hung up in different ways and it has 24 buttons, all ready for the decorations.

This would make a good group project.

All of the decorations are knit in DK weight yarn making our Biggan Design DK Merino range with its 64 colours ideal!


If you don’t think you have the stamina to whip up a decoration a day but still love the idea of a DIY Advent Calendar perhaps one of these great ideas that I recently stumbled across will take your fancy.

Instead of giving you lots of individual links I have set up an Advent Ideas board on Pinterest.


Made by Megan

More Christmas themed baking from Megan this week!

Vienesse Christmas Stars


Raspberry & Macadamia Blondies


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!



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