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!
Last week we launched our new Namaste goodies with a bang!!
Over the past week I have been testing out the new Harlow bag by Namaste.
I’m totally in love!
This bag ticks all the boxes for me, the perfect combination of work & knitting.
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 email@example.com by Wednesday 29th August to catch this order.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thursday 18th October & 25th October
During out Intermediate Crochet course you will work Derrin’s Crocheted Market Bag.
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
Please note that this is an intermediate course.
Prior knowledge of basic crochet is required.
Approximately 400 meters of a smooth cotton yarn.
4.5mm crochet hook
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
Thursday 20th, 27th September & 4th October
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
Please note that this is an intermediate course.
Prior knowledge of how to knit in the round comfortably is required.
Approximately 100g of fingering weight / 4ply yarn
2.50mm or 2.75mm needles
Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.
Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
First up is a delightful hexagon blanket in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.
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.
(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.
The finishing is simply flawless!
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.
|Inspiring your passion!