27.04.12

This week has been a blur of deliveries, boxes, barcodes and COLOUR!

We have had shipments arrive from so many of our suppliers
that the shop is simply overflowing with yarn!!
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Knit A Long / Crochet A Long

Back by popular demand…

Our May Knit A Long / Crochet A Long is all about short rows – this seasons hottest design feature!

Short rows can make curves on straight edges or flat knitting, they can turn sock heels or toes or add shape to a garment to improve the fit.

This is accomplished by partially knitting an existing row, then turning the work and knitting back the other direction again.

There are a number of different methods of working short rows – basic short rows, wrap & turn short rows, yarn over short rows, Japanese short rows & shadow short rows.

We have some basic methods on the Tutorials page of our blog.


Some patterns that incorporate short rows into their design –

Wingspan by Maylin Tri’Coterie Designs (knit)

Colour Affection by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Wingspan Crochet Shawl by Carole Marie (crochet)

Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier (knit)

Lintilla by Martina Behm (knit)

Rocio by Joji Locatelli (knit)

Snapdragon Shawl by Aoibhe Ni (crochet)

Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya (knit)

Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers (knit)

Shell Stitch Mug Cozy (crochet)

Potato Chip Scarf by Barbara Aguiar (knit)


Join us this May by knitting or crocheting some short rows, maybe even try a new method or two!

Knit Pro


We have replenished our stock of our
KnitPro range, including the popular Interchangeable Kits.

These needle sets would make a great Mothers Day gift!

Addi

With so many knitters picking up the needles we have topped up our Addi needles this again this week.

All three styles of Addi Interchangeable sets – Click Sets, Lace Click Sets & Bamboo Click Sets are back in stock, just in time for Mothers Day.

Noro


Our much anticipated shipment of Noro has arrived!

We have new stock across the lines, from Silk Garden Sock through to Taiyo and several new colours in most weights.

If you haven’t used the feast of colour that is Noro before you don’t know what you are missing.

Some pattern ideas…

Silk Garden Sock

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Clapotis by Kate Gilbert (knit)

Noro Windowpane Scarf by Adrienne Lash (crochet)

Josephine Shawl by Susan Gutperl (knit)

Silk Garden Lite

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Crocodile Stitch Booties by Bonita Patterns (crochet)

Granny Patchwork Hat by Meg Myers (crochet)

Inspira Cowl by celerystalk (knit)

Silk Garden

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Entralac Scarf by Allison LoCicero (knit)

Peurperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker (knit)

Shimmer Cowl by Kimberley K McAlindin (crochet)

Taiyo

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Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer (knit)

Plain Vest by Anna & Heidi Pickles (knit)

Mitered Squares Baby Blanket by Bernat Design (crochet)

We still have a couple of popular colours and some more new colours on the way to us, watch out for more Noro arrivals in coming newsletters!

Jo Sharp


Our monthly delivery of Jo Sharp yarns arrived as well this week, more of the ever popular Alpaca Silk Georgette and both weights of the wonderful Silkroad Tweed.


Alpaca Silk Georgette


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Coraline by Ysolda Teague (knit)

Rose by Kamilla Svanlund (knit)

Dahlia Cardigan by Heather Zoppetti (knit)

Gathering Stripes by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Autumn Vines by Alana Dakos (knit)

Silkroad DK Tweed

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Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier (knit)

Pebble by Nikol Lohr (knit)

Seamless Hot Water Bottle Cozy by BacoKnitter Designs (knit)

Porom by Jared Flood (knit)

Nottingham by Alex Capshaw (knit)

Silkroad Aran Tweed

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Levenwick by Gudrun Johnston (knit)

Irish Coffee by Thea Colman (knit)

Romney Kerchief by Jared Flood (knit)

Winter in London Scarf by Emily Turner (crochet)

Dashing by Cheryl Niamath (knit)


Debbie Bliss

New season colours of our Debbie Bliss yarns – Luxury Tweed, Cashmerino Aran and Baby Cashmerino have hit the shelves this week!

Luxury Tweed

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Total Fpdc Hat by Felicia Kulp (crochet)

Winterwonderland Mitts by Sarah Landy (knit)

Camilla Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge (knit)

Cashmerino Aran

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Agnesby Melissa LeBarre (knit)

Baby Sophisticateby Linden Down (knit)


Convertible Cowl by Justess Designs (crochet)

Baby Cashmerino

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Autumn Leaves by Nikki Van De Car (knit)

Striped Wristlets by Attic24 (crochet)

Meadowbrook by Stephen West (knit)

Berroco

Another shipment of the extra squishy Berroco arrived yesterday.

We have new stock of all of the weights of Ultra Alpaca….

Ultra Alpaca Fine

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Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Alpaca Sox Legwarmers by Pam Allen (knit)

Kernel by Bonnie Sennott (knit)

Ultra Alpaca Light

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Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

We Call Them Pirates by Adrian Bizilia

Pavone by Woolly Wormhead


Ultra Alpaca

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Cassis by Thea Colman

TINY Tea Leaves Cardi by Melissa La Barre

Girl Friday by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

For the keen sock knitters we have also added the self-stripingSox!

Sox

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Fingering Weight / 4ply
440 yards / 402 meters per 100g

28 sts – 32 sts per 10cm / 4inches
2.5mm – 2.75mm needles

75% Superwash Wool
25% Nylon

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Madelinetosh

Another of our Madelinetosh orders has just arrived!

Tosh Merino Light

Fingering Weight / 4ply
420 yards / 384 meters per 100g

26 sts – 30 sts per 10cm / 4inches
2.25mm – 2.75mm needles

100% Merino

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Tosh Merino Light is a 100% superwash merino wool, single-ply fingering weight yarn.

With a generous 420 yards per skein, one skein is more than enough yardage to complete a pair of socks and two skeins can complete a full-sized lace project.

The colours simply speak for themselves…

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Some pattern suggestions –

Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (knit)

Daybreak by Stephen West (knit)

Crobaktus by Christy Tchaparian (crochet)

Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur (knit)

Folded by Veera Valimaki (knit)

Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski (crochet)

Breakwater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

As always, with hand dyed to order yarns such as Madelinetosh we don’t expect them to last long!

Classes

It has been a super busy month with our Classes – we have held Learn to Knit, Lean to Knit Continental, Learn to Knit Socks, Learn to Crochet plus all of our regular Technical Support lessons!

During May of several our new classes start –

Fit Your Knits

This class is an intermediate class designed to take your knitting to new levels.

If you avoid knitting garments because you don’t know where to start with yarn selection, needle size, gauge and modifying sizes to fit this class is for you!

Saturday 12th May 1pm – 3pm
or
Thursday 24th May 6pm – 8pm
or
Thursday 7th June 6pm – 8pm
or
Saturday 16th June 1pm – 3pm
or
Sunday 24th June 12noon – 2pm

$30.00 per person (1 week course)

Requirements – Please note that this is an intermediate course. Basic knitting experience is required.

Intermediate Techniques

This class is an intermediate class designed to challenge your existing knitting skills.

Examples of topics covered – exploring cables, in-the-round with jog-less colour changes, knitting short rows, knitting from the centre out using a magic ring cast on…

Thursday 31st May 6pm-8pm
or
Saturday 9th May 6pm – 8pm

$30.00 per person (1 week course)

Requirements – Please note that this is an intermediate course. Basic knitting experience is required.

Supplies – approx 100g of DK / 8ply or Worsted / 10ply yarn in two different colours (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.


Ravelry / Technical Class

We have had a great response to our new Ravelry / Technical Class and can’t wait to share our knowledge at our first fully booked lesson this Saturday!

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!


Mothers Day

There is still time to make your mum something special for Mothers Day!

Garden Party by Loani Prior (knit)

Cat Bookmark by Justyna Kacprzak (crochet)

Haworth by Julie Zaichuk-Ryan (knit)

Colour Stripe Vessels by Katie Startzman (knit)

Lace Bowl by Linda Permann (crochet)

Starsky and Hutch Tea Cosy by Jeni Hewlett (knit)

Granny Tea Cozy by Alice Best (crochet)

If you are looking for something for yourself our Gift Vouchers are a great way for your family to spoil you this Mothers Day!

Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns

The needles and hooks have been flying as always at Tangled Yarns!

We have some stunning customer & staff projects to share with you next week, I thought that with the abundance of new stock, colours and pattern suggestions this week we wouldn’t overload you all at once!

Inspiring your passion!
Kelly
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