20.04.12

This week has disappeared in the click of the needles!

Last Sunday we were excited to be featured in a Courier Mail article.

We love that this article has managed to reach such a wide range of knitters and we have been over whelmed by the wonderful feedback.

It has been a pleasure to meet so many new knitters, both those inspired to pick up the needles for the first time and those coming back to knitting after a break.

Our free Simple Slouchy Beanie pattern has now been loaded up onto Ravelry and is also available in store.

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This is a great pattern to learn knitting in the round plus some basic increase and decrease techniques.

With a Bulky weight yarn and 6mm needles you will be able to whip up a hat to keep yourself warm this weekend.

Knit A Long / Crochet A Long

We have one final week of our combined March & April Knit A Long / Crochet A Long before we launch an exciting new knit a long in next week newsletter!

A few more patterns to keep your fingers and toes warm this winter….

Man Socks by Robyn Grauer (knit)

Charlotte Booties by Mon Petit Violon (crochet)

Butterfly Fingerless Gloves / Arm Warmers by Kimberly Porter (knit)

Heirloom Felted Newborn Baby Booties by Sarah Lora (crochet)

Lochside by Andrea Rangel (knit)

Either / Or by Lee Meredith (knit)

Interweave Knitscene


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It’s back to nature and back to basics with the summer issue of Knitscene. We explore leaf motifs in all their forms, as well as organic cotton yarns.

Simple, warm-weather projects make great basics, while Sarah Wilson (AKA The Sexy Knitter) shows off a girly sensibility in her exclusive design collection.

Discover great knitting bags, how to measure gauge accurately, and the work of knit comics.

The 23 designs are simple, wearable, and free-spirited.

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Clover


Last night we had week two of our current Learn To Crochet course.

It is great to see so many new crocheters picking up the hooks.

We have just topped up our Clover Soft Touch Hooks, a firm favourite by many!

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SOAK

Freshen up your winter knits ready for a new season with our lush SOAK range.

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Classes

With more and more people picking up the needles and hooks our classes are filling fast!

Two up-coming classes with a few spaces left are –

Knitting in the Round

Thursday 6-8pm
10
th May & 17th May

$50 per person ($25 per two hour lesson, two week course) plus supplies

Knitting seamlessly in the round is essential for this seasons hottest knitwear items – hats, cowls and of course socks!

During our Knitting In the Round course you will learn how to effortlessly join to knit in the round. We also touch on the various different methods of knitting in the round, circular needles, magic loop and double point needles.

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.

Fetchingby 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.

Requirements

Please note that this is an intermediate course.
Prior knowledge of how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off is required.

Supplies

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


Learn to Crochet

Sunday 12noon – 2pm
13
th May, 20th May & 27th May

$75 per person ($25 per two hour lesson, three week course) plus supplies

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.

$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 4.50mm hook (depending on your selected yarn and your gauge) and a wool darning needle.

Mothers Day

With Mothers Day only weeks away I thought we would include a few great pattern ideas!

Mothers Day Knitty Brooch by Clair Dot Garland Pebbles (knit)

Zuzu’s Petals by Carina Spencer (knit)

36 on 3-6 by Anastacia Zittel (crochet)

Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian (knit)

Bath Puff with Hearts by Tanya Beliak (crochet)

Winterberry by Cecilia Brandner (knit)

Don’t forget you can sign up for a Wish List if you have had your eye on something in store or online.

Our Gift Vouchers are also a great way for your family to spoil you this Mothers Day!

On the needles at Tangled Yarns

We have had yet another stunning blanket made by one of our wonderful customers pop back in-store for a little show & share!

This is a Sunny Spread by Ellen Gormley in our Noro Silk Garden Lite and Biggan Design DK Merino.

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Anita has been busy with some holiday projects.

Some soothing stripes for Autumn mornings…Shellseeker by Heidi Kirrmaier in our Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima.

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Anita is as in love with our Ultra Pima as I am so although it is the wrong weight for this pattern she is adjusting to suit the smaller gauge.

Unable to resist casting on with out new Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky when it arrived, Anita cast on Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond.

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Kim recently finished another blanket for one of her grandsons.

This time simple Missoni stripes with out the chevron, of course in Kims favourite blanket yarn – our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

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Derrin is having an Accessories April!

First off the needles was a Cambrian Cowl by Alana Dakos in our Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash Chunky.

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Next she whipped up my Simple Slouchy Beanie in a second skein of Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash Chunky.

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She will be set for the chilly weather with these co-ordinated combo!

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Another hat to add to wardrobe for Derrin – Lavender by Georgie Hallam in our Debbie Bliss Andes. We can’t wait for our Winter shipment of Andes to arrive.

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I have been almost unable to knit with anything other than our new Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky….

After forgetting to take my Quick Cable Slouch Hat by Azure home on Friday night last week I finished it off over the weekend.

Super warm and squishy!

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I am tempted to make one in several colours.

I did end up using just over a skein so I have almost a full ball that will become something lush for around my neck.

Perhaps next time I would cut one row out of each cable to squeeze it in with the single skein.

Also off the needles this week is my Shaw Hill by Alicia Plummer.

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This is utterly divine and has been draped around my neck since it was finished…I may have even worn it earlier this week while it was still a little damp from blocking!

Made by Megan

Sweet treats to accompany your knitting & crochet this weekend….


Almond & Orange Cake (GF)

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Chocolate Sour Cherry Cake
with White Chocolate Ganache Icing

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The Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is one of Australia’s best-loved fundraising events and plays a vital role in raising money towards Cancer Councils work in research, prevention and support.

This year the amazing Tea Cosy Queen – Loani Prior has joined in the fun as a Biggest Morning Tea ambassador and has designed The official Biggest Morning Tea Daffodil Cosy!

How could I not cast on immediately…

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I am using our Cascade 220 Worsted.
Hopefully I’ll have this finished tonight and in-store tomorrow.

We are also busy planning some fun for The Biggest Morning Tea next month!

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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