16.03.12


I think we can safely say that the Autumn/Winter knitting season has arrived!!

Between new stock arriving thick & fast and customers flowing through the door (both regulars & plenty of new faces) – things have been insanely busy this week.

There is something special that happens when the shop is buzzing with creativity, almost like the air is full of electricity.

New projects cast on, new students….if nothing else it has been an exhilarating ride!

We have another jam packed newsletter to share with you this week….

Knit / Crochet A Long

We are continuing along with our March Knit A Long / Crochet Along theme of Heads & Shoulders.

I have loved seeing so manny people tackle a project that they may not have had the confidence to start without the KAL / CAL.

There are some great projects starting to pop up in our KAL / CAL thread in our Ravelry group.

There is a certain confidence boost that comes with knowing your not going it alone. Even if we are not all knitting and crocheting the same pattern.


Heads

Hats are my go-to accessory for winter. A bright and cheery hat can dress up any outfit.

Thoreau Chapeau by Frannie Whelan would look great in one of our many colours of Cascade 220 Worsted. (knit)

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I can sometime be tricky to find a nice crochet hat pattern but I think that Phannie by Phoebe Gaughan hits the mark. I can see it in one of the clear, crisp colours of Biggan Design DK Merino. (crochet)

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Shoulders

Liz Abinantes Blueberry Scowl caught my eye this week….I’m thinking perhaps our Berroco Ultra Alpaca. (knit)

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One of my favourite knits last season was Looped Loop by Kirsten Johnstone. (knit)

This would be great in either our
Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette or our Berroco Ultra Light.

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

 

Biggan Design

We were delighted to have our Biggan Design order hand delivered by Biggan Dupps herself last Saturday.

It is always wonderful to see the inspiration behind the stunning 64 colour range of yarn.

Our shelves are now topped up with Biggan Design DK & 4ply Merino.

 

Cascade Yarns

Our next Autumn / Winter delivery from Cascade Yarns arrived earlier this week…this time boxes overflowing with the amazingly soft Cascade Eco Alpaca and the squishy Cascade Eco Wool.

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Cascade Eco Alpaca


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Light Worsted / 8-10ply
220 yards / 200 meters per 100g

20sts per 4 inches on
4.50mm needles

100% Eco Alpaca

Pattern Suggestions

Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio (knit)

Honey Cardigan by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Super Cupcake by Bonne Marie Burns (knit)

Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane (knit)

Intuitive by Julia Zahle (knit)

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Cascade Eco Wool

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Bulky / 12ply
478 yards / 437 meters per 250g

14 – 16 sts per 4 inches on
5.5 – 6.0mm needles
100% Eco Wool

Pattern Suggestions

Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood (knit)

Owls by Kate Davies (knit)

Aidez by Cirilia Rose (knit)

Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (knit)

Sylvi by Mari Muinonen / tikru (knit)

We have also re-stocked our Cascade Heritage Silk range….plus a new colour or two may have snuck in on this order!

Our Cascade Heritage Silk is shaping up to be one of our most popular yarns this season. Suitable for everything from shawls, scarves, hats to sweaters & cardigans.

Cascade Heritage Silk

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Fingering
/ 4ply
437 yards / 400 meters per 250g

28 – 32 sts per 4 inches on
2.75 – 3.25mm needles

85% Merino / 15% Mulberry Silk

 

Pattern Suggestions

Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura (knit)

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (knit)

Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti (knit)

Alcyone by Rosemary (Romi) Hill (knit)

Due to its popularity we are continuing to replenish our Cascade Ultra Pima collection with new stock arriving with this shipment.

 

Berroco

Our first Berroco delivery for the season has arrived!

Many of our customers (and staff!!) have been eagerly awaiting this shipment.

All three weights of our Berroco Ultra Alpaca have all been topped up –


Berroco Ultra Alpaca

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Worsted / 10ply
215 yards / 197 meters per 100g

20 sts per 4 inches on
4.50 – 5.00mm needles

50% Super Fine Alpaca / 50% Peruvian Highland Wool

Pattern Suggestions

Koolhaas by Jared Flood (knit)

Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau (knit)

Honey Cowl by Madelinetosh (knit)

Peaks Island Hood by Ysolda Teague (knit)

Eternity Scarf by Michele Wang (knit)

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

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Sport / 5ply
144 yards / 132 meters per 50g

23 sts per 4 inches on
3.75mm needles

50% Super Fine Alpaca / 50% Peruvian Highland Wool

Pattern Suggestions

Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers (knit)

Gathered Pullover by Hana Jason (knit)

Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang (knit)

Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier (knit)

Nalu Mitts by Leila Raabe (knit)



Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

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Fingering / 4ply
433 yards / 400 meters per 100g

30 sts per 4 inches on
2.5 – 3.0mm needles

20% Super Fine Alpaca / 50% Peruvian Highland Wool / 30% Nylon

Pattern Suggestions

Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery (knit)

Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Olive by Helga Isager (knit)

Kernel by Bonnie Sennott (knit)

Henery by Mareike Sattler (knit)

Sadly several colours across the weights have been discontinued since last season.

(as is common with many designer yarn brands)

On a positive note, that just means new shade cards and a new order being placed later this month!

If there is a colour that you simply must have for that ultra soft and warm project this winter please contact us for a custom order.

 

Norah Gaughan- Volume 10

Along with the delightful big box of yarn from Berroco we also received the new the new Norah Gaughan – Volume 10.

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Versatile sweaters designed to complement every figure are worked in gorgeous neutral shades of both warm and cool-weather yarns.

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Berroco Booklets

Several of the new Berroco Booklets have been popular, in particular #312, #314 & #319.

 

#312
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A lively gathering of sweaters and accessories made from stunning multicolour yarn get an added dose of quirkiness from ruffles and pompoms

#314
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Luxurious yarn textures heighten the glamour of artfully draped accessories and easy-to-wear sweaters.

#319
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Self-striping colourways in a cool linen blend look stunning when knit into cleverly constructed geometric shapes.

 

Buttons

This week we have received a wonderful delivery from one of our favourite button suppliers.

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These tiny
crochet flower buttons sell out on a regular basis – ideal for embellishing a finished project or adding to a hair-clip or hairband for that last minute girly gift.

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Interweave Spin Off Spring 2012

New from Interweave, Spin Off Spring 2012.

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The Spring 2012 issue offers a refreshing look at under-loved yarns.

In this issue, Kate Larson explores colour blending by flick carding locks and with this process she created the lovely colourwork knitting on the cover.

We have included two articles about recycling yarn from garments; imagine the treasure trove of awkward luxury fibres at local thrift stores begging to be reborn into something you’d actually wear.

We also have a number of fascinating articles–including one by Jacey Boggs about the mechanics of spinning on a wheel and how exactly twist is inserted into fibre and another by Peter Teal in defense of using wraps per inch to measure your yarn.

The fibre basic focus this issue is on Lincoln Longwool and the issue includes two projects that take advantage of the wool’s unique characteristics (a dog leash and market bag). The issue also explores Bedouin spinning in Qatar, creating a fibre map of your area, and much more.

 

Classes

We have experienced another huge boom in our regular Technical Support Classes!

To keep up with the numbers we are making some slight changes.

At this stage our Tuesday Technical Support Class will remain unchanged –

Technical Support PM
12noon – 2pm

Our Thursday Technical Support Class will move to the afternoon for the next two weeks before we start running two daytime session on Thursdays.

This will mean a total three classes are available on Thursday!!

Technical Support AM
10am – 12noon

Technical Support PM
12:30pm – 2:30pm

Plus our scheduled specific class from 6pm – 8pm

You can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Ravelry / Technical Class

As you all know, we love Ravelry for finding just the right pattern for our yarns. Over the past three years we have introduced many knitters and crocheters to the wonder that is Ravelry.

But did you know that Ravelry is more than just a pattern database?

We are launching an informational class to open the world of Ravelry.

During the two hour lesson we will cover how to utilise the Advanced Search system, the wealth of knowledge in the project pages and discussion boards.

We will also show you how to integrate your Apple products with your Ravelry library and how your portable devices can mean you will never be without your downloaded pattern again!

If there is anything specific you would like to learn, please mention this when booking into the class.


Dates
Saturday 28
th April
(9:30am – 11:30am)

Or

Saturday 19th May
(9:30am – 11:30am)

Cost

$25.00 per person (2 hour class)

Requirements

Yourself and a Ravelry account!

We plan to offer this as a semi-regular class and hope to add a Thursday evening class soon!


Colourwork Workshop with Biggan

We are excited to announce that Biggan Dups from
Biggan Design is joining us again this year for a new series of Colourwork Workshops!

This is the third year that Biggan has held Colourwork Workshops at Tangled Yarns and we find that it is a great opportunity to learn many tips and tricks of colour with Biggan – along with meeting some like-minded knitters.

As we slowly approach Winter I have been watching as new patterns are released. There’s something about the cooler weather that ignites the desire to work with two colours. (or more!)

I was looking for a new pattern to offer as our Colourwork Workshop project and when I spotted the Color Me Series by Elena Nodel I knew that I had found it!

(better know as Anadiomena’s Knitting Adventures)

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Elena was delighted when I approached her about featuring her designs and graciously gave us permission!

I quickly purchased my copy of the 3 pattern eBook and cast on a Color Me Pretty Hat.

From Elena

‘Color Me Pretty’ hat is my third design in the series of the bright and fun Fair Isle garments that I have been making for my daughter Maya.


The colorwork is simple enough for a beginner, yet interesting enough for a seasoned knitter as well. The hat is worked entirely in the round from the bottom up.

The Fair Isle design lends itself to many possibilities of various color combinations; my version is just one of them. You can work with as little as one contrast color or with as many as you would like.

SIZES:
Small (toddler) – 18-19″
Medium (child – teen) – 20-22″
Large (adult) – 21-23″


YARDAGE:

MC: 90, 110, 140 yards;
CC: 40, 50, 60 yards;

Over the two days, you will learn how to do stranded colourwork while creating a Color Me Pretty Hat.

Participants are to purchase the Color Me Pretty Hat directly from Elena via Ravelry prior to the workshop.

Dates

Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
(Saturday 11am – 3pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm)

or

Saturday 21st April & 22nd April
(Saturday 11am – 3pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm)

Cost

$170.00 per person (2 day workshop) plus supplies

(morning tea and a light lunch is included on both days)

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking

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

Pattern (to be purchased directly from Ravelry prior to the workshop)

Approx 100g of DK / 8ply Biggan DK Merino (minimum of two colours)

3.0mm, 3.5mm & 4.00mm 40cm circular needles plus 4.00mm needles for your preferred method of knitting small diameter knitting (e.g. double point needles or magic loop) and a wool darning needle

 

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!

Made by Megan

Sweet treats for our shoppers, social knitters and students this week….

Bittersweet Brownies

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Lemon Curd Teacake

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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