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.
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
We have new stock of the ultra handy accessories including –
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to our next order.
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!!
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 –
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 email@example.com 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.
Calais Shawl by Judy Marples in Handmaiden Casbah
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!) –
Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig in Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Neat Ripple Blanket by Attic24 in Brown Sheep Cotton Fine
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.
|Inspiring your passion!