We have experienced a real cold snap this week with some seriously low temps for Brisbane!

There was even a light covering of snow up on the tablelands above Brisbane, near Tenterfield.

This may explain why my tree has started to sprout hats….I think I have a slight hat thing.

It is the perfect time of year to be accessory knitting!



Knitscene Accessories

Take the knitted accessory to new heights with the super-sized special issue of Knitscene!!


Every knitter loves a little knit.


In this special issue of Knitscene thirty-five designs that pack a lot of style and, in some cases, a lot of technique into a small package.

The editorial themes range from rustic fisherman to urban hipster to out-there sci-fi. These crazy themes reflect the nature of accessories – them make your style from day to day.

Use them to change up your look, your mood, even your identity.

Sweaters are the staples of a knitter’s wardrobe but little knits are the embellishment.

While you’re working on a pair of mitts or a slouchy cap, learn some new techniques.

You will find tutorials on entrelac, Fair Isle, intarsia, twisted stitches and the dangerous-sounding dropped stitch.

An issue such as this offers trend-drive, yet still timeless content for the serious knitter.

I can see several of these projects jumping on my needles!!



A fresh new shipment of our deluxe, squishy Berroco Ultra Alpaca has arrived this week.

I adore this yarn and enjoy the fact that it comes in three different weights!

Ultra Alpaca

Worsted / 10ply
50% Wool / 50% Alpaca
215 yards / 197 meters per 100g skein
20sts per 4inches on 4.5mm – 5.0mm needles


Turn A Square by Jared Flood (knit)
(works really combined well with our Noro Silk Garden)

Jane by Jane Richmond (knit)

Gryla’s Howl by Cirilia Rose (knit)

Marguerite Hat by Sylvie Damey (crochet)

Destroyed Cowl by Martha Merzig (knit)

White Pine by Amy Christoffers (knit)

Crocheted Baby Sweater by Beth Koskie (crochet)


Ultra Alpaca Light

Sport / 5ply
50% Wool / 50% Alpaca
144 yards / 132 meters per 50g skein
24sts per 4inches on 3.75mm needles


Larch Cardigan by Amy Christoffers (knit)

Andrea’s Shawl by Kirsten Kapur (knit)

Flutter By Hat by Brenda K. B. Anderson (crochet)

Cerus Scarf by Hilary Smith Callis (knit)

Ida’s Kitchen by Kirsten Kapur (knit)

Slightly Slouchy Hat by MK Carrol (crochet)

A Grey Loop by Helen G (knit)

Ultra Alpaca Fine

Fingering / 4ply
50% Wool / 30% Nylon / 20% Alpaca
433 yards / 396 meters per 100g skein
30sts per 4inches on 3.00mm needles


Plain and Simple Pullover by Veera Valimaki 

Alpaca Sox Legwarmers by Pam Allen (knit)

Plumeria Frill by Michelle B (crochet)

Kernel by Bonnie Sennot (knit)

Still Light Tunic by Veera Valimaki

Bird of Passage by Asami Kawa (knit)

Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski (crochet)

We have also topped up our Berroco Sox In time for the serious sock knitting season!



We had such a great response to our new July and August class calendar, so much so that we have had to double the number of some classes.

Our up-coming June Learn to Knit has been so popular that we are now running two LTK courses over the June / July dates.

If you have missed out on our June Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet courses there are still some places in the July courses.

Learn To Knit

Thursday 12th July, 19th July & 26th July 6-8pm

($75 for the three weeks plus supplies)

Learn to Crochet

Sunday 8th July, 15th July & 22nd July 12-2pm

($75 for the three weeks plus supplies)

Our new POP! Blanket Class certainly caused a stir with the phone running hot with bookings!

We also had several wonderful blanket kits of Noro Kureyon and Cascade Eco wool fly out the door and via our online store.

I can’t wait to see all of the colourful Pop Blankets popping up!

If you would like to learn how to make your own POP Blanket and perfect all of these wonderful and very useful techniques join our class!!

POP! Blanket Class

Saturday 21st July, 28th July & 18th August 1-3pm
Thursday 2
nd August, 16th August & 6th September 6-8pm

($75 for the three weeks plus supplies)

There is a two week break after the first two lessons to allow you to make some progress before coming back in the third week to start putting your blanket together.

Our permanent Technical Support classes with Anita have been a safe haven for many that need that extra support and advice.

Our Technical Support classes are student driven so you can work on the project of your choice, with the knowledge that we are here to help with techniques and skills that you haven’t yet mastered.

Technical Support

Tuesdays 12noon – 2pm

Thursdays 10am – 12noon

Saturdays 10am – 12noon

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings are essential for all classes, please contact us in store ortangled@tangledyarns.com.au to book your place.


On the needles at Tangled Yarns

Kim has been working on her work in progress pile and finished off this beautiful Northampton Neckerchief by Cirilia Rose in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.


This was a little Knit A Long that Kim and a lovely customer Maureen started some time back…I think they were both distracted by so many other pretty patterns, as we all often are.

Kim gave her finished neckerchief to my mum and she has been wearing it all week!
Kim has decided to give sock knitting another go this year.

She think have found the solution – casting on both socks at the same time and working an inch of one sock, then an inch of the next.

She is also finding the self striping Berroco Sox is keeping her motivated!

These will be a long time promised pair of socks for her son in law.


Jumping on the striped bandwagon Kim has cast on a Colour Affection by Veera Valimaki.

She are using a mixture of yarns, Cascade Heritage Silk, Malabrigo Sock & Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.


A wonderful friend of mine,Jodi, is expecting a babe later this year. She has been busy knitting teeny, tiny little knits!

First up is a Judy’s Grandmother’s Baby Sweater by Judy Spector in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.


This is a the most adorable little Striped Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker in our Biggan Design DK Merino.

Continuing on with the stripe theme we seem to have….
(I think I may need to admit that I have a slight stripe addiction!)

I was smitten with several of the new colours of our Debbie Bliss Angel that arrived last week.
(ahhhh – the dangers of unpacking new stock!)

Motley by Jane Richmond was exactly what I was after.


When our shipment of Berroco Ultra Alpaca arrived with several new colours for the season I instantly saw two colours that just had to be knit together…

This is becoming a Button-tab Hat by Joji Locatelli.
With just the crown shaping to go and the little tab & button to add, I should be able to wear it tomorrow!

Hmmm….now which button??


It has been a week of hats for me with two others off the needles.

Masculine & Feminine Hat by Lindsay Potter in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca for my dad’s up-coming birthday.


 And Autumn in Garrison by Kate Gagnon Osborn in our Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed.


Made by Megan

Fresh out of the oven and ready to enjoy with a hot coffee or tea we have a firm shop favourite!

Coconut Orange Cake



If you are looking for an excuse to get rugged up in your hand knits this weekend why not check out the Winter Festival!!

Brisbane’s King George Square is set to play host to The Winter Festivals, Australia’s largest winter entertainment event, again this year from 8 June – 1 July.

Featuring an expanded programme of food, music, nightlife and family fun the festival is set to be even more popular in 2012.

Tangled Yarns will also be open ALL Long Weekend!

Join us while we keep warm & enjoy some shopping, social knitting & crochet and maybe even a hot coffee & sweet treat….

Saturday 9th June

9am – 4pm

Sunday 10th June
11am – 3pm

Monday 11th June

10am – 4pm

Inspiring your passion!


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