09.03.12

This week we have been inundated with phone calls and class bookings after a lovely little snippet about our store in the Sunday Mail last weekend.

Carly Hennessy included our Autumn range of classes in her What’s On column –

Tangled Yarns in Fortitude Valley is getting keen knitters and crocheters ready for Autumn with a series of basic learn-to-knit and crochet classes.

She continues with details of our Learn To classes.

We are loving meeting all of the new students and customers!


There is only four weeks until Easter…eeek!

We don’t do chocolate in our house (lots of allergies) so I generally knit or crochet something tiny to give my little ones.

A few ideas –

Bunny Nuggets by Rebecca Danger (knit)

Basket Weave Easter Basket by Maria Stout (crochet)

Amigurumi Easter Chick and Bunny by Stacey Trock (crochet)

Easter Eggs by Little Cotton Rabbits (knit)

Sophie by Ysolda Teague (knit)

Blue Rabbit Hat by Mel Clark (knit)

Bunny Egg Cosy by Little Cotton Rabbits (knit)

I think my pick for this year will be the Mini-Reversible Duck to Bunny (knit) by Susan B. Anderson (knit) in our Cascade 220 Worsted…so cute!

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Knit / Crochet A Long

Last week we launched our March Knit A Long / Crochet Along and have since seen some great hats, shawls, scarfs and cowls cast on.

March KAL / CAL

Heads & Shoulders………..Fingers & Toes

During March we are working on Hats plus Cowls, Scarves & Shawls.

In April we will move onto our fingers & toes with gloves, mitts & socks.

Heads

Knotty But Nice by Natalie Larson would look great in one of our new shades of Cascade 220 Worsted. (knit)

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Cascade 220 Worsted in colour 2445 – Shire

Our squishy Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran is ideal for Kirsten Johnstones Zumthor Hat. (knit)

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Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran in colour 120 – Ash
 


Shoulders

The new season Knitty is out and with perfect timing it is jam packed full of lovely shawls.

Afternoon Tea by Helen Stewart caught my eye! It only requires 395 yards, a single skein of our Cascade Heritage Silk. (knit)

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Cascade Heritage Silk in colour 5625 – Purple Hyacinth

A Tethys by Susanna IC in our Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran would certainly keep the chilly breeze at bay this winter. (knit)

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Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran in colour 129 – Enamel


Don’t forget to share your cast ons, wips and finished projects with us, in store or via our Ravelry Group or Facebook Page.

Knit Pro

Yay!Our back order of KnitPro needles has finally arrived and we have stocked the shelves.

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Ysolda

We are excited to announce that our latest shipment of Ysolda Teague books has arrived….including her new release, Whimsical Little Knits – Book 3!!

The third book in Ysolda’s Whimsical Little Knits Series.

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Find patterns for fun little projects that are perfect gifts for yourself or anyone on your list: socks, hats, shawls and more.

Clear directions, a choice of written directions or charts whenever appropriate and interesting techniques and construction methods ensure your valuable knitting time is well spent.

A preview of the patterns –

Hendreary
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Not-so-tiny Slippers
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Oxidize
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Sherilyn
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Trinket
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(All Whimsical Little Knits images used with permission from Ysolda)

We have also topped up Whimsical Little Knits Book 1 & 2.

For the garment knitters out there we have new stock of Little Red in the City just in time for to cooler months.

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Ysolda’s goal for this book is “that projects will be more likely to turn out as you hoped.”

Part pattern collection, part resource book Ysolda shares all of her tips for successful sweaters that perfectly fit your body.

Each of the seven inspiring designs is modelled by Ysolda herself and by her friend Amanda Allen, showing the garment in two different sizes and helping you envision how each design will look on your own shape. 15-17 sizes are included in each pattern, ranging from a 28″-60″ finished bust.

With so many sizes to pick from and guidance within each pattern on how to customise the fit, it should be easy to get a great result. The extensive reference section will equip you with all of the tools you need to achieve a perfect one.

Little Red is an amazing resource of technical information with a range of patterns to support these new techniques.

Little Red in the City is far more than its 7 garments and offers over 100 pages of instruction on everything from swatching, short rows yarn selection, measuring your body and choosing the right garment size.

Please note that as Little Red in the City weighs 870g
we are unable to ship it at the large letter shipping option.

Coastal Knits

After selling out our first two shipments in record time we have new stock of Coastal Knits.

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This stunning collection of patterns by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting and Hannah Fettig of Knit Bot is just amazing – a collection of ten designs, which have been inspired by the California and Maine coastlines.

All of the designs are inspired by Alana & Hannah’s favourite local destinations and each pattern is accompanied by a little information behind the area and why it is so special to each designer.

There is a wide range of patterns included in the book with both sweaters and accessories featured, meaning there’s something for everyone!

The photography on each page takes you away to the coast and you feel like you’re on a little knitting holiday!

Some of these are perfect for our warmer weather in Queensland…


Rocky Coast Cardigan

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Sand and Sea Shawlette

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Water’s Edge Cardigan

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Wildflower Cardigan

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(All Coastal Knits images used with permission from Alana & Hannah)


I am looking forward to wearing my Cambrian Cowl in our Cascade Eco Alpaca (double stranded) this winter.

(Keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks for a large shipment of Eco Alpaca!)

Addi

New stock of our full range of Addi needles has arrived!

This included our fixed circular needles – from 30cm length to 100cm length plus the popular Addi Click and Addi Lace Click sets.

Classes

Our classes for March are proving to be super popular, especially with the little extra promotion last weekend!

Many classes are booked out or almost booked out but we still have a couple of spaces available.

April is shaping up to be yet another busy one with new courses of Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet starting as well as Learn to Knit Socks and Continental Knitting!

Learn to Knit

This is a beginners class where we introduce you to all the basics of knitting – how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off and how to read a simple pattern.

Sunday 15th, 22nd & 29th April
12 noon – 2pm

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Requirements – Please note that this is an beginners course. No prior experience is necessary.

Supplies – approx 100g of DK / 8ply or Worsted / 10ply cotton yarn (smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches), 4.00mm or 4.5mm needles (depending on your selected yarn and your gauge) and a wool darning needle.

Learn to Crochet

This is a beginners class where we introduce you to all the basics of crochet – how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet, increase, decrease and how to read a simple pattern.

Thursday 5th, 12th & 19th April
6pm – 8pm

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Requirements – Please note that this is an beginners course. No prior experience is necessary.

Supplies – approx 100g of DK / 8ply or Worsted / 10ply cotton yarn (smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches), 4.00mm or 4.5mm hook (depending on your selected yarn and your gauge) and a wool darning needle.

Learn to Knit Socks

Now is the time to start knitting your very first pair of socks to keep your toes toasty this winter!

During three classes you will learn how to knit a pair of beautiful socks from Derrin’s Learn to Knits Socks pattern.

Saturday 14th, 21st & 28th April
1pm – 3pm

$75.00 per person (3 week course) plus supplies

Requirements – Please note that this is an intermediate course.

Prior knowledge of how to knit in the round comfortably is required.
(Double Point Needles, Magic Loop or Two Circular methods)

Supplies – approx 100g of fingering weight / 4ply yarn (smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches), 2.50mm or 2.75mm hook (depending on your selected yarn and your gauge) and a wool darning needle.

Continental Knitting

Our Continental Knitting classes are aimed at students who already know how to knit the Englishmethod (with the yarn held in the right hand) and would like to learn how to knit the Continental method (with the yarn held in the left hand).

Most knitters find that with practice this speeds up their knitting time greatly, especially for long stretches of stockinette stitch or for moss / ribbing.
During the two classes you will learn one method of the knit stitch and two different methods of the purl stitch plus how to combine the two.

Saturday 7th & 14th April
10am – 12noon


$50.00 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Requirements – Please note that this is an intermediate course.

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

Supplies – Wool yarn (smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches),
DK / 8ply (approx 50g) and 4mm needles.

Don’t forget about our regular Technical Support sessions!!

Tuesday afternoons
(12noon – 2pm)

Thursday mornings
(10am – 12noon)

Saturday mornings
(10am – 12noon)

These classes are ideal if you need a helping hand with your current projects or if you would like to cast on something a little more challenging.

You can find our full class calendar 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

Kim finished a stunning Clockwork by Stephen West in a mixture of our Malabrigo Sock and Eki Riva Alpaca.

Amazingly soft!

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Another beautiful knit by Anita this week – Silverloade by Kristen Orme in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.

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I have cardigan fever! Must be Autumn….

I started Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier towards the end of last Winter, sadly it didn’t get finished in time.

The combination of Biggan Design 4ply merino (in black!), tiny needles, short rows and late night knitting meant that it was put aside for quicker more ‘instant gratification’ projects.

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This week I have pulled it back out and hope to have it finished as my first cardi for the new season!

One lesson that I have learnt the hard way….don’t stop a project mid way through a short row section. Several hours of counting and I gave up – ripping back to under the arms.

I started the short rows again and am back on track.

Another easy to wear cardi on my needles is Miriam Cardi by Carrie Bostick Hoge in our luscious Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette.

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I am also working away on a Top Down Gilet by Naganasu in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine….with stripes of course!

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Made by Megan

Fresh from the oven and sure to tempt this week….

Hedgehog Slice

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Dutch Ginger Shortbread

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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