24.08.12

After a massive week and an insane amount of yarn arriving last week we have had a small reprieve from the deliveries this week and have finally managed to catch up on bar-coding and squeezing out the stock!

It is an exciting time of year with the final flurry of winter knitting – every one madly finishing off projects, freeing up their needles to cast on the enticing new yarns and new season projects.

I know I always have a spurt of finishing around the season change, projects that have been languishing suddenly get finished so I am free to cast on new pretties.

There have been lots of patterns catching my eye this week –

Praline by Gudrun Johnston (knit) – a vintage inspired V-neck cardigan in a sport weight / 5 ply, ideal for between seasons.

Brise Cardigan by Hannah Fettig (knit) – casual elegance for relaxed spring weekends.

Henslowe by Beth Kling (knit) – with a nod to Shetland lace shawl constructions and a lovely balance between practicality and style, traditional and modern.

Riverrun by Valerie Johnson (knit) – just in time for Fathers Day in September!! A stylish sock with a faux cable wave pattern for a special man.

Park Ave Cardigan (knit) by Kelly Daniels – Perfect for crisp Autumn Days or cooler Spring mornings.

Helene by Veronik Avery (knit) – lightweight and lacy for the warmer months.

Summer Girl by Monika Sirna (knit) – a super cute spaghetti strap sundress or summery top made with lightweight cotton, a perfect choice for any hot summer days.

Stormy Sky Lace Cowl by Eaden Yarns (knit) – a convertible lace cowl / scarf in a super easy lace pattern…says summer knitting to me!

Namaste

Last week we launched our new Namaste goodies with a bang!!

Several colours of the super cute Better Buddy’s sold out within days and our new range of colourful Oh Snap! Pouches have also been a huge hit.

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Over the past week I have been testing out the new Harlow bag by Namaste.

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I’m totally in love!

This bag ticks all the boxes for me, the perfect combination of work & knitting.
(I never go anywhere without at least one project in my bag!)

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We are re-ordering with Namaste to fill the gaps in our new products and I am also taking pre-orders for the stunning new Harlow bag!

As always I am happy to pre-order any Namaste product that we may not currently have in stock.

Please email all pre-orders to tangled@tangledyarns.com.au by Wednesday 29th August to catch this order.

Buttons

A lovely top up of our buttons arrived today!

Several of these styles are super popular and continue to sell out in the blink of an eye.

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Blocking Kits

Back in June we launched our new Blocking Kits!

If you missed out you will be super pleased to hear that we have received a new shipment this week.

These wires stand apart from anything else on the market today.

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Made from a super-elastic wire with seemingly magical flexibility, these blocking wires will not rust, tarnish, corrode, or easily kink.

They will not stain your knitting, and will last for many, many, many years!

You can arch and curve these wires as you need and they will always return to straight.

This special property allows these wires to be used over and over again without weakening from repeated bending and straightening.


Available in three great styles!


Ultra Fine Blocking Wires

Ultra Fine Blocking Wires are designed especially for lace weight and light fingering weight lace work.

These are perfect for delicate lace pieces and are so flexible they can even handle a scalloped edge without damaging the wire!

Set contains:

six 36″ wires with tip protectors
six 24″ wires with tip protectors
six 12″ wires with tip protectors
thirty nickel plated T pins

Super Long Ultra Fine Blocking Wires

Super Long Ultra Fine Blocking Wires are designed especially for large pieces, such as circular shawls, scarves, blankets or anything with a really long edge.

Set contains:

six 67″ wires with tip protectors
thirty nickel plated T pins

Deluxe Set Ultra Fine Blocking Wires

The best of both worlds!

If you can’t decide between the previous two Blocking Wire Kits the Deluxe Set is the way to go.


Set contains:

six 67″ wires with tip protectors
six 36″ wires with tip protectors
six 24″ wires with tip protectors
six 12″ wires with tip protectors
sixty nickel plated T pins

With these wires you’ll be blocking your hand knitted (and crocheted!) items more easily and faster than with traditional methods.

Using just a couple of wires and some T-pins, your work will look amazingly professional after blocking.

Classes


This weekend we start our new series of Learn to Crochet!

I find that during the warmer months I tend to crochet a lot more – making now the ideal time to learn.

If you have missed out on this course (which is fully booked) our next Learn to Crochet starts in October.

If you already have a good foundation of Crochet and would like to expand your skills our Intermediate Crochet Course is for you!

Intermediate Crochet

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

During out Intermediate Crochet course you will work Derrin’s Crocheted Market Bag.

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We have a sample bag in-store in our Cascade Ultra Pima.

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

Approximately 400 meters of a smooth cotton yarn.
(no novelty as you need to see your stitches).

We recommend either our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece or Cascade Ultra Pima.

4.5mm crochet hook
Darning needle

Also coming up we have another great warm weather knitting course, Learn to Knit Socks.

No huge expanse of fabric on your lap making you overheat – socks make great summer knitting.

Learn To Knit Socks

Sunday 9th, 16, & 23rd September
12noon – 2pm

or

Thursday 20th, 27th September & 4th October
6pm – 8pm

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

$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

Approximately 100g of fingering weight / 4ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches)

2.50mm or 2.75mm needles
(depending on your selected yarn and your gauge)

Darning needle

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

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


Whats On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

We have received lots of lovely feedback that you all missed our ‘Whats on the needles’ last week!!

It was such a bumper week with so much stock arriving that I ran out of time to photograph, edit and write up all of the details of the projects last Friday.

We are back this week packed with projects to inspire…..

I had a lovely visit earlier this week from a wonderful customer who popped in to share with me two of her finished blankets.

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First up is a delightful hexagon blanket in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.

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And the second is a spectacular African Flower Hexagon blanket in our Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

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I love photographing blankets!

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Another of our fantastic regulars – Kimley, popped in her amazing Ovate by Tori Gurbisz in our Malabrigo Rasta.

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Kimley has finished it off perfectly with some of our special buttons.

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More Malabrigo Rasta action – Kim has whipped up the Rasta Neckwarmer by Breean Elyse Miller (from the Malabrigo Book Three) for her daughter Alice.

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It has all been about colour for Kim this week with her Noro Sekku Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier.

This is deliciously light – we have more Sekku on the way as I simply can’t resist making my own to add a splash of colour over summer.

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Derrin has been busy with two great projects to share this week!

A stunning splash of colour – Marin by Ysolda Teague in our Madelinetosh Pashmina (Candlewick)

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Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier in our Madelinetosh Sock (Vermillion).

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This is such a flattering and well fitting cardigan. I have worn mine constantly over winter and am considering a lighter weight one for spring.

(if you missed out on our current shipment of Madelinetosh keep an eye out in coming newsletters for new stock……!)

Anita popped in today with a finished project that many of our Technical Support students will recall from our weekday lessons.

This is Annikki by Norah Gaughan (from Volume 1) in our Berroco Ultra Alpaca (6209).

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Anita has made her usual mods including a tubular cast on and picking up the sleeves, working them top down with short row sleeve caps.

The finishing is simply flawless!


With my typical seasonal push to finish outstanding winter projects I picked up my
Anya by Lisa Gutierrez and finished it off in time to block over the Ekka Day public holiday.

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I used our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky (871-White).

Once I blocked the finished blanket it grew slightly (as normal with superwash yarns) and is the ideal size to snuggle under on the lounge or to throw over the end of my bed.

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It is the perfect weight for spring!

Also off the needles this week is my Hitchhiker in our Noro Taiyo Sock Noro Taiyo Sock (#08) and Cascade Heritage Silk (5618-Snow).

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This has been my go to accessory since finishing it – I’m in love with the subtle colours.

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Inspiring your passion!
Kelly

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