27.07.12

Jo Sharp


Our monthly delivery of the lovely Jo Sharp yarns has arrived!

We have new stock of Alpaca Silk Georgette and Silkroad Tweed (both DK &Aran weights).

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Alpaca Silk Georgette

Pipers Journey by Paula Emons-Fuessle (knit)

Ripple Lace Fingerless Gloves by Bethany Scofield (crochet)

Artichaut by Solenn Couix-Loarer (knit)

Sherbet Wrap by Kimberly K. McAlindin (crochet)

Miriam Cardi by Carrie Bostick Hoge (knit)

Silkroad DK Tweed

Wake by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (knit)

Cardiff Cowl by Lion Brand (crochet)

Kelpen by Jennifer Dassau (knit)

Brigham One Skein Hat by Lisa Gentry (crochet)

Lemon Tweed Hoodie by Jenise Reid (knit)

Silkroad Aran Tweed

Inversion Cardigan by Jared Flood (knit)

Winter in London Scarf by Emily Turner (crochet)

Juneberry Triangle by Jared Flood (knit)

Declans Hat by Samantha Kirby (knit)

Buttons

Another shipment of buttons has arrived this week.

Our collection has certainly grown over the years!

These are my favourites from this weeks delivery…

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Knit Pro

We have received our weekly top up of Knit Pro needles and accessories.

It is always exciting to add new products and this week we have expanded our Knit Pro needle range to include the shorter 40cm interchangeable tips in nickel!!

The Knit Pro 40cm needle tips are designed to be used with the 40cm cable to enable you to knit smaller circular items like beanies, hats and garment sleeves.
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Also new this week is a small selection of Knit Pro Fabric needle rolls.

We have two different styles available –

Interchangeable Needle Case

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When closed: 20cm wide x 12cm high
When Open: 34cm wide x 12cm high

This needle roll is ideal for your Interchangeable Needle Sets with pockets for your cables, needle tips and accessories.


Assorted Needle Case

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When Closed: 26.5cm wide x 15.5cm high
When Open: 47.5xm wide x 26.5cm high

The Assorted Needle Case is a little more versatile with additional room for the smaller double point needles, crochet hooks and additional tips and cables.

Biggan Design

We are lucky enough to have the wonderful Biggan Design on our door step here in Brisbane.

Biggan popped in earlier this week and delivered our weekly order of both the DK / 8ply and Fingering weight / 4ply yarns.

Our Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket in the spectacular colours of Biggan would have to be one of our most popular patterns.

We often help customers select some alternate colours for our Missoni Inspired Chevron Blanket Kits.

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Another pattern we often create kits for is the Doctor Who Scarf by Chris Brimelow (knit).

For those Doctor Who fans – colours in the ‘Doctor Who’ family include:

185 – Light Russet
175 – Russet
270 – Red Earth
485 – Taupe
995 – Plum
350 – Sunflower
125 – Latte
040 – Slate
465 – Golden Green

Some other Biggan Design DK Merino ideas include the newly released designs by the super talented Georgie Hallam – Suzanne and Annie (knit). I can see both of these on my to knit list for my little girls.

Some lovely crochet ideas – Monster Chunks by Rebecca Danger, Dory by Lisa Guterrez and of course African Flower Hexagon by Lounette Fourie & Anita Rossouw.

I adore my cushion cover from last year…and I really should finish off my blanket!

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Biggan Design Fingering / 4ply

Dragon Hat by Johanne Landin (knit)

Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick (crochet)

Paper Dolls by Kate Davies (knit)

Aurelie Shawl by Sara Kay (crochet)

Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian (knit)

Debbie Bliss

We have some new books from Debbie Bliss!

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Knits to Give

Nothing warms the heart more than a handmade gift.

The thoughtful consideration and time poured into a hand knit is guaranteed to make the recipient feel cherished.

Knits to Give is a collection of 30 gift ideas, divided into five sections – for her, for him, for baby, for kids & for home.

This book contains the solution to numerous tricky gift-giving problems.

Each project is designed to give maximum joy with the minimum of fuss; some are quick, entry-level projects that suit the beginner knitter, yet still result in an individual and enticing personal gift.

Whether is is a heart motif cushion given to celebrate moving into a new home or to demonstrate one’s love on Valentines Day, all the projects in Knits to Give are a joy to make, give and receive.

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I have previously stocked The Knitters Year by Debbie Bliss and found it a wonderful gift for knitters or to add to your collection for year round knitting inspiration.

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What could be better than a compendium of 52 hand knit designs that will take every knitter all the way through an entire year?

Each of the projects in The Knitters Year has been designed to be made in a week or less, with some being as quick to knit up as a rainy afternoon or a couple of evenings.

Designs include homewares, accessories and things to wear. They range from a sumptuous yet simple chunky scarf, to the adorable Easter-bunny egg cosies.

Divided into the four seasons, the book features spring-time ideas such as a floral corsage and some fingerless gloves, plus homeware items including a shelf edging and lacy bolster cushion.

Following are summery projects like a beach bag, simple tank and string shopping bag. Moving into Autumn, Debbie gives ideas for a back-to-school iPod cover and simple beret and scarf.

Finally Winter, where knits really come into their own with snug socks, slippers, and even ideas for Christmas gifts and tree decorations.

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The Baby Knits for Beginners is ideal for anyone that has recently started knitting the special little people in their life.

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A techniques book that takes you through all the basics from knit and purl to placing pockets.

15 easy to follow, trouble free designs, as well as all the basic guidance you need to get you through each pattern.

Great for brand new knitters.

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Tips for Knitters

Written for new knitters looking for quick tips and experienced knitters desiring to improve their skills, this reference full of tested techniques outlines knitting essentials and gives crafters the know-how for creating their own patterns.

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Starting with the basics – from choosing yarns to casting on and off–this one-stop guide then moves to more complex procedures, such as incorporating buttons and beads. Useful advice can also be found in the section on correcting common errors, which is ideal for troubleshooting while working on a project.

With beautiful photographs and simple illustrations, this is the perfect all-in-one resource to keep in a knitting bag.

Along with the Debbie Bliss books we have topped up our most popular Debbie Bliss yarns – Cashmerino Aran, Baby Cashmerino and Angel.


Angel

Mohair Bias Loop by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (knit)

Honeycomb Scarf by Ligaya Gritz (crochet)

Simple Pleasure Hat by Purl Soho (knit)

Birch by Sharon Miller (knit)

Kellys Frothy Crocheted Scarf & Wrap by Churchmouse Yarns (crochet)

Thundercloud Cowl by Snowden Becker (knit)

Noro Magazine

Back in stock for a third time!

A new shipment of the delightful Noro Magazine has hit the shop floor and is selling fast again.

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More of our colourful Noro yarns arrived to top up our Noro Wall.

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We have new stock of all of the weights plus new colours in Taiyo Sock and Sekku.

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Taiyo Sock

Unleaving by Lee Juvan (knit)

Sunflowers Satchel by Asami Kawa (crochet)

Rainbow Bend by Vicki Mikulak (knit)

Country Cotton Shawl by Lion Brand (crochet)

Apollo & Daphne Cowl by Katie Carmack (knit)

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Sekku

Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier (knit)

Summer Breeze by EclatDuSoleil (crochet)

Sekku by Alexandra Garaffa (knit)

Violet Points Scarf by Annette Petavy (crochet)

Wisp by Cheryl Niamath (knit)

Knit.Wear

Due to popular demand after selling out in under two weeks we have a second shipment of Knit.Wear.

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Jane Austen Knits

If you missed out last time we have the super popular and sold out Jane Austen magazine back in stock!

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Eki Riva Lace

A new delivery of the unbelievably soft Eki Riva Baby Alpaca Lace has arrived.

I am about to cast on Les Miserables by Cynthia Parker (knit)….

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Some other ideas –

Medowlark by Amy Swenson (knit)

Crocus Bud Crocheted Shawl by Sharlene Boyce (crochet)

Starling by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (knit)

Recuerdos de infancia by Gabriela (crochet)

Shattered Sun Shawl by Felicia Lo (knit)

Classes

Last week we released our September & October Class Calendar.

We have received a flurry of class bookings and many of the classes have almost filled already.

To cater to the large number of eager students we have added yet more classes to our schedule!

We now have Technical Support available on Wednesdays from 10am – 12noon.

This means we have a total of four regular Technical Support sessions a week to assist you with your knitting needs.

Technical Support

Tuesdays: 12noon – 2pm

Wednesdays: 10am – 12noon

Thursdays: 10am – 12noon

Saturdays: 10am – 12noon

We have also added two new rounds of Continental Knitting!

Continental Knitting

Saturday 11th August & 18th August
1pm – 3pm

or

Saturday 1st September & 8th September
1pm – 3pm

Our Continental Knitting classes are aimed at students who already know how to knit the English method (with the yarn held in the right hand) and would like to learn how to knit the Continental method (with the yarn held in the left hand).

Most knitters find that with practice this speeds up their knitting time greatly, especially for long stretches of stockinette stitch or for moss / ribbing.

During the two classes you will learn one method of the knit stitch and two different methods of the purl stitch plus how to combine the two.

$50.00 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Requirements

Please note that this is an
intermediate course.

Prior knowledge of how to knit and purl, increase and decrease comfortably

Supplies

Wool yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches)

DK / 8ply (approx 50g)

4mm needles

As a follow up to all of our Learn To Crochet courses we have added an Intermediate Crochet course.

Intermediate Crochet

Thursday 18th October & 25th October
6pm – 8pm

During our Intermediate Crochet course you will work on our wonderfulDerrin’s Crocheted Market Bag.

You will learn to read a pattern and your work.

The bag has a solid base, alternating mesh and solid fabrics throughout the body.

$50.00 per person (2 week course) plus supplies

Requirements

Please note that this is an
intermediate course.

Prior knowledge of basic crochet is required.

Supplies

Worsted weight Cotton
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches)

Approximately 400 meters

4.5mm crochet hook


Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.auif you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

One of our wonderful Technical Support students has been working on this stunning Garden Party Tea Cosy by Loani Prior.

The yarn is a mixture of our Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed and Biggan Design DK Merino.

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Another of our lovely customers emailed through this great photo of her finished Mans Slouchy Hats. (From the Noro Knitting Magazine)

She started by making one for her son but as soon as his friends so it they all put in their orders!

Don’t they all look great.

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Anita has a few new accessories for her winter wardobe.

This is Mustard by Jane Richmond in our Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.

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Next up is a simple moss stitch cowl in the oh so pretty Malabrigo Rasta.

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Kim has whipped up another hat for one of her daughters – Check Slouch by Triona Murphy (Knitscene Accessories) in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

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Another quick knit for Kim was a
Pembroke Wrap by Andrea Rangel.

This one is a skein of Woolganics from Kims stash but it would look equally amazing in our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky!

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After a delay while waiting for it to dry after washing and blocking I finally managed to weave in ends and sew buttons on Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee for my cousins new baby.

They have arrived in Australia and are putting the hand knits to good use.

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TheDebbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in soft grey and metal buttons are ideal for a little man.

My Rikke Hat by Sarah Young in our Malabrigo Arroyo was finished earlier in the week and has been my go to hat for the cool mornings. I love the squishy garter stitch and I just can’t get enough of this colour.

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I have been lusting after the natural in our Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky and decided this week that two skeins needed to become a Drop stitch Cowl by Abi Connors.

I have used slightly smaller needles and cast on more stitches to make it long enough to wrap around twice.

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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