The heavens have opened over South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales this week, which has made for a very busy week for us!

Our Tuesday afternoon Technical Support class was bursting at the seams so I picked up the crochet hook and assisted.

A great way to spend a raining Tuesday afternoon.

Our Wednesday social knitting group was a wonderful mix of knitters taking some time out after sending their children back to school.


Another delightful delivery of buttons has arrived!

This week we have new stock of our metal buttons and a couple of adorable little vintage options.



Knitscene Spring 2012
has just hit the shelves!


Revel in variegated yarns, whimsical style and exciting how-to.

Learn to work duplicate stitch embroidery and about the colourful world of Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark.

Discover the difference between kettle dyed and space dyed yarns – and the other basic dye styles of your favourite sock yarns.

Get a sneak peek of this season’s new yarns and a trend overview. Fashions range from urban to retro to sleek to sweetheart – something for every knitter.

Inside this issue…

Seberg Sweater by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark


Beulah Cardigan by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark


Manayunk Cardigan by Kate Gagnon Osborn


East Falls Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn


Roxborough Dolman by Courtney Kelley


Averill Vest by Danielle Chalson


Hester Pullover by Amy Herzog


Nixie Shawl by Carina Spencer


Florence Cardigan by Carol Feller


Panthera Vest by Hannah Fettig



A new delivery of our all time favourite knitting bags and accessories from
Namaste has arrived this week.

We have new stock of the ultra handy accessories including –

Buddy Cases


Buddy cases are the essential accessory for your little stuff. The case features hidden magnetised interior wall to keep your metal items (stitch markers, darning needles, scissors) in place.

Skinny Mini


The Skinny Mini is an ideal way to store DPN’s, crochet hooks and other tools in style. Expandable function allows this case to open wide and close snugly to fit into small spaces.

Mini Cozy

The Mini Cozy is a perfect way to stash and carry your DPN’s or crochet hooks. The metal frame and shiny clasp closure make the Mini Cozy sophisticated yet functional. The Mini cozy is 8.5″/21.25cm in length, leaving you plenty of room to store your needles.

Plus we have added the longer Cozy for all your straight needle storage and transportation needs! This style is 15″/37.5cm long and should fit straight needles up to 35cm in length.


With the Namaste range spanning so many different styles and colours, it is hard to keep them in stock all the time. If there’s a must-have piece on your list, we are happy to do a custom order for you!

Please email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au and we will add it to our next order.

Biggan Design

Stock of our full 64 colour range of Biggan Design DK Merino has arrived just in time to start planning your winter throws and blankets!!


Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket is a popular pick but the options are endless…

Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24

The Wool Eater Blanket by Sarah London

Double Vision by Woolly Thoughts

Grandad Square by The Sunroomuk

Ribbons Baby Blanket by Evelyn A. Clark


Our new year classes are filling fast with many of the sessions already fully booked!

We love to see so many people embracing knitting & crochet and we are delighted to be passing on our passion.

Three upcoming classes starting in early February –

Continental Knitting

Our Continental Knitting classes are aimed at students who already know how to knit english (i.e. with yarn held in the right hand) and want to learn how to knit Continental Style (with yarn in left hand).

Some people find that with practice, this speeds up their knitting time greatly – especially during long stretches of stockinette stitch or ribbing.

Prior knowledge of how to knit and purl, increase and decrease comfortably is required.

During the class, you will learn one method of knit stitch, two different methods of purl stitch and how to switch between the two during ribbing.

This is a series of two classes run over two consecutive weeks.

Saturday 10am – 12noon

4th February & 11th February

$50 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Knitting in the Round

Many patterns are designed to be knit in the round, which is a simple technique that can be used for accessories, garments and even shawls!

We suggest a small project to get you used to the technique – We can supply you with two patterns or if you have a simple hat pattern that is knitted in the round, you are welcome to bring that a long too.

Fetching by Cheryl Niamath is a pair of simple fingerless gloves with a basic cable detail.

This takes just one ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (or something of a similar weight), 4mm double pointed needles, split ring marker, cable needle, darning needle and a piece of smooth waste yarn in a contrasting colour (approx 30cm long).

Derrin’s Basic Hot Water Bottle cover will keep your hot water bottle toasty warm in the cooler months and would make a great gift too! This uses 150-200 metres of aran or bulky weight yarn and 6mm 40cm circulars OR 2 x 60cm circulars OR double pointed needles. You will also need a stitch marker OR split ring marker (depending on knitting method) and a darning needle.

Saturday 1pm – 3pm

11th February & 18th February

$50.00 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Learn to Crochet

One of our most popular classes is our Learn to Crochet class. This is a beginners class, which will introduce all the basics of crochet – how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet, finish off, increase, decrease and reading a simple pattern.

Thursday 6 – 8pm

2nd, 9th and 16th February

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Bookings are essential for all of our classes, and we also require a $25.00 deposit to secure your place.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email tangled@tangledyarns.com.au if you have any questions or to book your place!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

With so many social knitters in the store the past week my camera has been very snap happy, taking photos of all the beautiful projects that have come for show and share.


Tornved by Karina Westermann in Pierrot Yarns Beauty Cotton Silk


Ishbel by Ysolda Teague in Malabrigo Sock



Stellar by Jenn Jarvis in Cascade 220 Worsted



Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau in Heritage Silk


Calais Shawl by Judy Marples in Handmaiden Casbah


Travelling Companion by Karen Strauss in Heritage Silk



Sonia’s Shawl by Joelle in Noro Silk Garden Sock
Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette


Thermis Kris Knits in Cascade 220 Worsted


Saroyan by Liz Abinante in Malabrigo Sock


Striped Study by Veera Valimaki in Ella Rae Lace Merino


Kim has knit yet ANOTHER Missoni blanket – a gorgeous encore to herVintage Missoni Inspired Blanket in her favourite Cotton Fleece yarn. It has kept her company while she has been watching the tennis over the past couple of weeks.



Derrin has a variety of different projects on the go (nothing like multi-tasking!) –

Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montonen in Araucania Ranco


Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig in Berroco Ultra Alpaca


Neat Ripple Blanket by Attic24 in Brown Sheep Cotton Fine



Anita has spent some time reflecting on her Vivian by Ysolda Teague in Cascade Eco Wool, and has decided that she isn’t in love with the pattern and yarn combination.


Ripppppppp! It is now becoming
Aidez by Cirilia Rose.


I have been reasonably monogamous to one project this week….unusual for me but it is amazing what having a deadline can do! I have cast on last Friday evening for an adult version of the adorable Jane by Georgie Hallam – Miss Jane.

I cast off yesterday and am yet to block the finished cardi – I figured there was no way it would dry in this rain and it is the ideal weight over a summer dress today.



Keep an eye out for details of the patterns release, I already have plans for another one for my winter wardrobe this winter!

Inspiring your passion!

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