30.03.12

We have a bumper weekend planned at Tangled Yarns with the launch of our seasons first Colourwork Workshop with Biggan Dups!

Full details on the workshop can be found further on in the newsletter.

There are a couple of places left so its not too late to sign up and learn to create your own colourwork masterpiece!

The sky is the limit once you know how to combine multiple colours together…

Ella Funt by Pamela Wynne

Paper Dolls by Kate Davies

Grellow Cardigan by Amy Gunderson

Nightingale by Vintage Purls

Peerie Flooers by Kate Davies

Baby Blanket Latvian Garden by The Needle Lady

Knit / Crochet A Long

With a April upon us this weekend we move onto the second part of our Head & Shoulders, Fingers & Toes KAL / CAL!

So many great projects have been popping up in store and some great finished project posts in our KAL / CAL thread in our Ravelry group – plenty of warm heads and shoulders this season.

Now to keep our fingers and toes toasty!


Fingers

Commuter Fingerless Mittens by Stephanie Sun (knit)

Cascade 220 Worsted

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Crochet Openwork Handwarmers by creativeyarn (crochet)

Berroco Ultra Alpaca

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Susie Rogers Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers (knit)

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

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Hot little Hands by EclatDuSoleil (crochet)

Biggan Design 4ply Merino

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Toast by Leslie Friend (knit)

Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed

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Bettys Button-Up Mitts by Brenda K.B. Anderson (crochet)

Cascade 220 Worsted

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Camp Out Fingerless Mitts by tante ehm (knit)

Noro Silk Garden

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Colorful Stripey Fingerless Mitts by Elizabeth Trantham (crochet)


Cascade 220 Worsted

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Muckle Mitts by Mary Jane Mucklestone (knit)

Biggan Design 4ply Merino

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Feet

Kalajoki by Tinna Seppala (knit)

Cascade Eco Alpaca

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Noro Stripey Socks by Faith A D

Silk Garden Sock

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Owlie Socks by Julie Elswick Suchomel

Biggan Design 4ply Merino

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So Simple Silk Garden by Glenna C

Noro Silk Garden

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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.

Addi

A top up of our much loved Addi needles arrived during the week.

Our needle racks are full to the brim with Addi Fixed circular needles and the full range of both the standard Click Interchangeable sets and the Lace Click Interchangeable sets.

Namaste

A lovely colourful shipment arrived this week from Namaste.

We have the super cute and popular Circular Cases back in stock, including the new colour – black!

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The shipment also included more stock of our Buddy Cases and Skinny Mini.

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Classes

Many of our April classes are fully booked already!

We have received lots of emails from keen students and we are busy working on our May & June class schedule.

All going well I will have the new calendar ready to release next Friday.

A couple of classes with some places still available in April –

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 April, 12th April & 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

Keep your toes warm this winter with our Learn to Knit Socks course.

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

Saturday 21st April, 28th April & 5th May
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.

Ravelry / Technical Class

We have had a great response to our new Ravelry / Technical Class and can’t wait to share our knowledge.
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.

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

$25.00 per person (2 hour class)

Requirements– Yourself and a Ravelry account!




Colourwork Workshop
with Biggan Dupps

This weekend Biggan Dups from Biggan Design is joining us in-store for the first of our new Colourwork Workshops!

The pattern featured this year is Color Me Pretty Hat
by Elana Nodel

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.

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

or

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

$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 ustangled@tangledyarns.com.au if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!


We would love to hear if there is something in particular that you would like us to include in our next round of classes and workshops.

Pop in and have a chat, phone the store or email us with your ideas –
tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns


Last week Amanda was as quick as a flash and whipped up a hat in record time!
This is the newly released
Lavender by Georgie Hallam in our Cascade 220 Worsted.

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Lauren recently finished off a gift for her younger sister.

AHeather Hoodie Vest by Debbie O’Neill in Cascade Eco Wool.

Love all those cables!

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My mum has a new project on the go, her first time cabling.

This is a four stitch cabled scarf in our Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette.

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This week our wonderful Kim had a birthday and I surprised her with some sneaky knitting that I had been working on last week.

This is a Zuzu Petals by Carina Spencer in our MadelineTosh Pashmina!

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With the days cooling down I thought I had better cast on miss 6’s school cardi. I gave her the choice of several patterns and she picked the lovelyJane by Georgie Hallam.

I am using our Biggan Design DK Merino.

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The lure of the new colours in our Noro Silk Garden got the better of me this week….

Especially after seeing the wonderful finished project in our Ravelry group. Chrissy recently finished a lovely Taiyo version of the One-Ball Ripple Scarf by Coasts & Clark (crochet).

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I look forward to adding a splash of colour to my winter grey and blacks.

After a little nudging by a few Tech Support students and a certain TS Teacher I caved and last night I cast on Colour Affection by Veera Valimaki in our Cascade Heritage Silk.

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How could I resist when they hand selected the colours for me and placed them on my desk!

They know me too well…..

Easter Trading Hours


Tangled Yarns will be open several of the days over the Easter break for all of your creative supplies or to simply enjoy some social knitting & crochet time!

Thursday April 5th

9:30am until 8:00pm

Friday April 6th

CLOSED GOOD FRIDAY

Saturday April 7th

9:00am until 4:00pm

Sunday April 8th

CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY

Monday April 9th

10:00am until 3:00pm

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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