10.02.12


Time certainly flies when you are having fun!

It has been a super busy week at Tangled Yarns with new classes,
new students and of course new projects!

Things will slowly evolve in-store and online over the coming weeks as we transition from Summer and our lovely cottons into our Winter yarns.

Link Love

Valentines Day is traditionally a day to express love with flowers, chocolates or cards.

How about getting crafty this weekend instead!

I have put together a collection of Valentines themed treats and crafts to spoil your loved one.

Of course you can always hint that you would love a gift voucher from Tangled Yarns….or perhaps simply spoil yourself!

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Knit / Crochet A Long

It has been wonderful to see so many of your jumping on board with our Blanket Knit A Long / Crochet A Long! It makes me smile to see lovely new blankets at the start of a journey.

I have pulled out some of my current in progress blankets this week and rekindled my love for them….hopefully a few will be finished for this winter.


Don’t forget our informal
A Long sessions at all of our social knitting days. Bring along your blanket to work on or even just a picture of your inspiration, we would love to help you choose a yarn and just the right colours.

Yet more patterns that popped up during the week –


Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown (knit)

Granny’s A Square Afghan by Allison Haas (crochet)

Super Easy Baby Blanket by Purl Soho (knit)

Biggan

One of our favourite blanket yarns would have to be Biggan Design DK Merino, with its amazing palette of 64 colours and softness to boot, you can’t go wrong.

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We have replenished our full range of Biggan Design DK Merino ready for the seasonal knitting.

I have decided that I would make an early start and cast on for a little cardi for my school girl before it gets cool.

I had plans for this lovely bowl of Biggan DK Merino in Raspberry last year but was slightly side-tracked by so many pretty patterns and it didn’t eventuate.

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This year I will keep it simple and will make her a Jane by Georgie Hallam, ideal for just popping over her school uniform.

Clover

New stock of our all time favourite crochet hooks, Clover Soft Touch have hit the shelves!

With a new course of Learn to Crochet starting last week and plenty of keen crocheters stocking up on supplies they have been flying out the door.

We also have new stock of all of our Clover knitting and crochet tools.

 

SOAK

Get your woollies ready for the winter season by freshening them up with SOAK!

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Cascade

With the humidity hanging around there has been a lot of cotton knitting and crocheting on the needles and hooks.

Our Cascade Ultra Pima has become a strong favourite with many this season, good thing our order of Cascade Yarns arrived earlier this week packed with the almost jewel like colours in both our Ultra Pima (DK Weight) and Ultra Pima Fine (Fingering Weight)!

We are so in love with this yarn that we just had to add yet more colours to our collection.

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Some pattern suggestions –

Ultra Pima

Summer Flies by Donna Griffin (knit)


Petrie by Beautia Dew (knit)


Granny Circle Placemats by Purl Soho (crochet)

Coachella by Fathom Harvill (knit)

Darwinia by Georgia Hallam (knit)

Ultra Pima Fine

Silk Tank Top by Gosia Dzik-Holden (knit)

Cotton Camisole by Jennie Atkinson (knit)

Et Voila! By May Cheang (crochet)

Little Baby Sweater by Purl Soho (knit)

As hard as it is to think about Winter I know that it will be here before I know it. With that in mind I have started some Autumn project plans….of course it didn’t help that our shipment of Cascade yarns included a lovely selection of Heritage Silk.

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Heritage Silk

Rosabell by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (knit)

Harriett by Astrid Schramm (knit)

The Jan Sweater by Susan Crawford (knit)


Folded by Veera Valimaki (knit)


Ishbel Beret by Ysolda Teague (knit)

We have received such great feedback about our Cascade Heritage Silk and how it knits up in shawls! Here are a few patterns that come to mind….of course the hugely popular Stripe Study and Different Lines by Veera Valimaki.

Veera also has a recently released a new shawl, Colour Affection. I was lucky enough to see a stunning finished Colour Affection earlier this week in our Heritage Silk (colours).

Some more stripes, Day Break by Stephen West with some eyelets, Whippoorwill by Carina Spencer or perhaps a subtle ruffle – Sothia by Robin Ulrich.

For those of you who crochet – Simple Scallops by Kristy Ashmore, Cassandra Shawl by Lily Go or the simple Songbird Shawlette by May Cheang.

 

Addi

New stock of our extensive range of Addi fixed circular needles (from 30cm – 100cm cable length) and Addi Click System (Standard and Lace) sets, cables and tips has arrived.

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Classes

Now is an excellent time to join us for a knit or crochet course. Perfect your new skills before the Winter knitting season starts!

Classes tend to fill fast with some booking out within days of the new calendar.

There are a couple of places left in these up-coming classes –

Toe Up Socks

Do you prefer to knit your socks cuff down or toe up? What are the pro’s and con’s you ask…


Toe Up socks are fabulous if you have larger feet or are not sure that you have enough yarn. Divide your yarn in half and knit until you run out. Having slightly shorter length is way better than running out half way to your toes!

You can also easily try on your socks, customise them as you go and be assured of a great fitting finished sock.

Method wise, you can try out short rows in a smaller project and yay! there is no Kitchener stitch!! (although…I will admit, I kind of like Kitchener stitch, something rewarding about that rhythmic, front needle, back needle, front needle, back needle….and then voila….seamless toe)

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Sunday 19th February, 26th February & 4th March

12 noon – 2 pm

Requirements & Supplies – Please note that this is an intermediate course. Prior knowledge of how to knit in the round comfortably is required.

Approximately 100g wool or wool blend Fingering / 4ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches),
2.5mm or 2.75mm double point needles (depending on selected yarn and your gauge) or 100cm circular (for Magic Loop method) and wool darning needle.


Some pattern ideas for once you have mastered the new technique –

Simple Summer Socks by Liz Pankratz

Swirl Socks by Sulafaye

Gush by Yarnissima

Peace Lily by Chrissy Gardiner


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.

$50.00 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Saturday 11th February & 18th February

1pm – 3pm

You can find our full calendar for February, March and April on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

We have a minimum requirement of two students for our weekday, evening and Saturday classes and three students for our Sunday 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


Rachel was inspired by our new Learn to Lace class and has cast on the full sized Summer Flies by Donna Griffin in our Madelinetosh Pashmina (Fathom).

She is enjoying the pattern and yarn immensely!

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Kim has been baby knitting for a couple of new tiny newborns in our family.This is a teeny Eden’s Adam by Georgies Hallam in our Pierrot Yarns Casual Cotton Graduation.tangledYARNS
A second one is already on the needles!
 
Alice has been quietly working away on a stunning blanket…after several attempts to find just the right yarn to border her Noro Taiyo African Flowers she came up with the super idea of double stranding our Cascade Ultra Pima.


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The colours gradually change each round for a subtle graduation.

This is going to be the most divine blanket!

Another Ultra Pima project on the needles for Alice, this time in the Ultra Pima Fine.

It was love at first site when we reviewed the latest KnitScene (Spring 2012) and Roxborough Dolman by Courtney Kelley was cast on almost immediately!

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The Cascade Ultra Pima Fine in Buff (3719) and Major Teal (3774) are striping up wonderfully.

Stripes are a great way to work your way through large stretches of stockinette stitch…I’ll just work these x number of rounds and I’ll have a stripe done!

Some of you may have seen my progress on my Baby African Flowers Blanket on our Facebook page earlier this week.

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The intended babe was born early this week, just the incentive I needed to finish the blanket!

I have my 100 tiny flowers and have started the marathon edging and joining session.

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I hope to be over half way there by the end of the weekend and maybe finished in time for a quick snap before sending it off at the end of next week.

Made by Megan

Megan is back with a bang this week with two of our favourite treats….

Blueberry Boy Bait

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Choc-mint Slice

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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