It has been a busy week in store with many people escaping the heat and enjoying a spot of shopping and social knitting.

We are in the final weeks of the school holidays in Queensland and it has been wonderful to see so many young knitters picking up supplies.

My girls have both enjoyed their time helping out in the shop this week.

Miss 3 LOVES to help unpack orders…especially those that include bubble wrap!


Always creative, my eldest found a new use for her Twirly Skirt…..a poncho! (she was complaining that the air-con was too cold).

She has been making progress with her knitting, even with the occasional dropped stitch.

Keeping it Simple KAL/CAL

Last week we launched our simple summer scarves KAL / CAL!

I am only inches away from finishing my first summer scarf for the season – Claudia Scarf by Rebecca Jackson in our Pierrot Yarns Beauty Cotton Silk.

I can’t wait to block this one, the lace will open up wonderfully to create a light breezy fabric.


I had also cast on a Horai Scarf by Hiroko Fukatsu in the buttery Malabrigo Lace but the heat and humidity has gotten the best of me…it will be hibernated until it cools down a touch.

Instead I cast on with a single skein of silver Pierrot Yarns Soft Silk Ramie and tested a couple of our other pattern suggestions. It took several attempts before I found just the right pattern / yarn combination, especially since I needed something mindless and easy to knit.

Objects in Space by Liz Abinante is the pattern that won me over with its ’round and round’ stocking stitch. I am also keen to see how it all works when you drop the fringe stitches…..and cut them! Eeek!!

Please don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook, Ravelry or pop into one of our Social Knitting Days!

Coastal Knits

Arriving just in time for some summer reading; a new shipment of Coastal Knits!


This beautiful knitting book takes you on a journey of two knitters – Hannah Fettig on the East Coast and Alana Dakos on the West Coast of the United States and showcases knitwear inspired by their part of the world.

Our personal favourites are…

Cambrian Cowl

We used our Cascade Eco Alpaca held double to create a light and squishy cowl. Our shop sample also features two of our lightweight coconut buttons.

Another on the fav’s list is the sweet Wildflower Cardigan in our madelinetosh pashmina.

The Panoramic Stole would be a perfect Summer Scarf in our Pierrot Soft Silk Ramie!

Several customers who grabbed a copy of the book from our last shipment have already made the Sand and Sea Shawlette in a combination of our Malabrigo Lace and Noro Sock.

Ideal to add a burst of colour to your wardrobe and for wearing over summer dresses on cooler evenings.


New stock from several of our button suppliers!

These new white buttons with pink flowers are a sweet new addition to our range, along with replenishment of some of our favourites.

2012 Stock

We have had many eager knitters and crocheters asking about new shipments of our yarns.

As some of you would know many designer yarn brands release new colours collections each year – Noro and Debbie Bliss in particular.

The new 2012 collections are expected to reach Australia by February and we are as keen as you to check out the new colours!

The majority of our other suppliers have had a much needed break over the holiday season and are only just back in action now.

We have orders from most suppliers in transit so the shop (and newsletter!) will be bursting with colour over the next couple of weeks.

We have new yarns, new colours and plenty of new ideas to share with you!

As always if there is something in particular that you would like to see please email us on tangled@tangledyarns.com.au or ask in store as we are happy to custom order stock in where possible.


With the school holidays coming to an end and life returning to relative normality our classes have been filling fast!

In particular our new Cast On / Cast Off Techniques has proved to be popular.

During this two hour class you will discover a vast number of different cast on & cast methods and the benefits of each of them.

Methods may include – Long Tail Cast On, Cable Cast On, Backwards Loop Cast On, Provisional Cast On, Suspended Bind Off, Three Needle Bind Off and many more!

Cast on/ Cast off Techniques

Thursday 6-8pm

19th January

$25.00 per person

Please bring 4mm knitting needles, 4mm crochet hook and a smooth yarn as you will be using this yarn for the different techniques.

During February we are adding a mixture of new classes to our standardLearn To lineup.

Learn to Lace is a two lesson series which will find you creating a sample piece of lace in the first lesson, forming the foundation of the different stitches used in lace knitting. The second lesson will focus on any problems you’ve had over the week with your homework, and beginning your first shawl.

Learn to Lace

Sunday 12-2pm

5th & 12th February


Lace can be throughly rewarding to knit! I have cast on a little lace myself this week….

One of our most popular classes – Learn to Crochet is back!

If you have been taken by the array of crochet blankets that have popped up in store and in the newsletter this is the class for you. ( I may have started a new little blanket this week….)

Learn to Crochet
Thursday 6-8pm

2nd, 9th & 16th February

$25.00 per person / lesson

You can find our full calendar for January and February on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au if you have any further questions on our classes, or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Roslyn dropped in to share a finshed Garter Yoke Baby Cardi by Jennifer Hoel in our Cascade Ultra Pima (wine), finished off perfectly with our cute little doggy bone buttons.


Also off the needles for Roslyn is a gorgeous summer tank in our Pierrot Yarns Soft Silk Ramie. This is from a personal pattern book but I can see Madeira by Galia Lael or Insouciant by Julie Hoover working with the Silk Ramie.


Kim has decided that 2012 is going to be her year of cardigans and is starting off the year with a bang!

She has cast on Vanadium by Lisa Mutch in our Madelinetosh Pashmina (Graphite)


Her next cardigan is already waiting in the wings ready to be cast on is Audrey in Unst by Gudrun Johnston in our Madelinetosh Pashmina (Posy).

Lauren has finished a bit more gift knitting this week – she has made a sweet little hat and cowl set as a small gift for one of her cousins before she goes to Canada!


Some cute bobble and cable love with Orchids & Fairy Lights by Tiny Owl Knits and a Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos to keep her neck warm.


Both are knit in Malabrigo Worsted Merino in the stunning Ravelry Red colourway – how beautiful would that look against the stark white snow in Canada?



Anita may be just slightly addicted to knitting with our Madelinetosh Pashmina…she has a second Pashmina project on the needles this week.

Autumn Vines Beret by Alana Dakos in Cherry.

This will be a seriously divine Autumn hat!


Although I have been trying to finish off projects already on the needles a few new things have jumped on the needles this week.

With the hot weather we have been swimming a lot lately and trying to juggle everything needed for two small people can be a tricky act.

To simplify things I have decided to make myself a sweet little wrap to wear over my swimmers.

Using our Cascade Ultra Pima (black) I have cast on Half Pi Wrap by Andrea Rangel.


This is a great pattern for me as I enjoy the concept of shawls but don’t tend to wear them often…this is the best of both worlds and the lace is a nice bit of exercise for my brain!

(This would be a great first project after completing our Learn to Lace Classes)

Like many of you that have ordered online or popped into the store to pick up some of our Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, I was totally smitten with the amazing baby blankets that featured in our newsletter last week.

Louise has done such a wonderful job combining the colours of Cotton Fine and the finished blankets are so light and airy.

I have a cousin that is expecting a little girl to join their family later this month or early February.

An African Flower Blanket is just what every new little girl needs…

I am using a selection of seven summery colours and have a production line going to make sure I finish this in time.

Aiming for a 1 metre x 1 metre throw I will need 100 flowers so I have started by doing all of the teeny, tiny little centres (they are the most fiddly and time consuming).

Next up is the rest of the flower rounds and when they are all finished I will lay them all out to work out the colour placement before edging them all in two rounds of white.


I will also make some ‘half flowers’ to even up the straight edges.

New Trading Hours

From Sunday 8th January, our Sunday trading hours changed slightly.

We are now open from 11am until 3pm.

This gives you time to have a relaxed Sunday breakfast and still leaves you plenty of time to pick up your yarn supplies on the way home!

Tangled Yarns will be closed on Thursday 26
th January for the Australia Day Public Holiday.

Our online store will remain open as always and all online orders will be shipped the following day.

Inspiring your passion!

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