|What a bizarre week – we started with a blast of heat on Sunday and today is freezing & windy!
So many of our customers have commented that they have had to pull out their scarves, shawls and cardigans.
Our Technical Support classes and social groups have filled the shop with chatter, colour and of course a little enabling…
The latest issue of the hit magazine Knit.Wear has just hit the shelves!
This magazine repeatedly sells out and this issue is bound to do the same.
See how sophisticated the handmade life can be with the Fall 2012 issue of knit.wear! Material Things focuses on tiny-footprint textures that have a big impact on the garments they grace.
The Lattice Cardigan features chain-mail inspired patterning for a deep, tactile texture. Other projects include undulating dimple stitches, broken rib patterning, and twisted stitches combined with stockinette and seed stitches. These knitted projects are all about thermal warmth and depth of patterning.
The Octagon-Dot Pullover is made up of dozens of join-as-you-knit pieces to create a mosai-like tee perfect for layering. Other projects include surprisingly simple lace elements, laceweight yarn for elegant drape, and curves created by careful decreases. These garments are perfect for the layer-filled days of fall and spring.
Nip/Tuck features garments that are pulled, scrunched, ruched, and tucked, and emphasizes that knitting doesn’t happen in two dimensions.
The Waved Wrap transforms columns of ribbing into long, undulating waves using tucks and gathers. Other projects include dense cables, a deep lattice patterning, and buttons framed by carefully-created tucks. Each of these projects promises to keep the knitter intrigued, both while knitting and while wearing.
Elastic features reimagined ribbing in a variety of garments to create stretch and gathers that add intrigue and elasticity.
The Hourglass Sleeve Pullover is a basic raglan pullover with ebb-and-flow ribbed hourglass patterning on the sleeves. Other garments feature ribbing in every style from subtle to deep, ridged ribs that add stretchy shaping.
In the Details features shapely cables that, when carefully placed, change everything about their garments.
The Honeycomb-Collar Pullover features a bold, broad funnel neck shaped with rope cables. Other garments feature asymmetrical cable edging, horseshoe cables, and reversible cable edgings.
|Knitting Traditions Fall 2012
Jam-packed with over 32 knitting patterns, including new designs from top knitwear designers, Knitting Traditions Fall 2012 allows readers to indulge their passion for knitting!
The patterns range from accessories such as hats, gloves, and socks, to larger garments such as wraps, shawls, and sweaters.
In addition, knitters will love the focus on techniques, ranging from lace and bead knitting to geometrical design, and the companion stories that frame projects with cultural and historical context.
Knitting Traditions brings the extraordinary history of knitting to life!
More of our extensive range of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece and Cotton Fine arrived earlier this week.
Who could go past these colours….
Hexagon How-To by Lucy of Attic24 (crochet)
Chevron Baby Blanket by Purl Soho (knit)
Easy Sunhat for him or her by Tara Murray (crochet)
Louise by Aurore (knit)
Yet another super large shipment of our Cascade Yarns arrived this week!
More colours in all of our summer yarns have been added to our already huge selection!!
Paulette by Nadia Cretin-lechenne (knit)
Knit Look Halter Top by Sara Lora (crochet)
Low Tide Cardigan by Emily Wessel (knit)
Alice Top by Katya Wilsher (knit)
Mila Infinity Scarf by Eaden Yarns (crochet)
Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier (knit)
Ultra Pima Fine Tuileries by Helene Vincent (knit)
Sweet Summer Baby Booties by Elena Aliaga (crochet)
Laresca by Corrina Ferguson (knit)
Our regular shipment of Biggan Design yarns arrived yesterday, just in time for our shelves to be overflowing with colour for the weekend.
Biggan Design DK Merino
New Super Easy Baby Blanket by Purl Soho (knit)
Wool Eater Blanket by Sarah London (crochet)
Jane by Georgie Hallam (knit)Biggan Design 4 Ply Merino
Chevron Stripe by Jill Sielinski (knit)
Naalepuder by Liselotte Weller (crochet)
Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier (knit)
This weekend we start our next round of Learn to Knit classes on Sunday.
We have a couple of last minute places available if your fingers are itching to pick up the needles.Learn to Knit
Sunday 14th, 21st & 28th October
12noon – 2pm
$75 person (3 week course) plus supplies
If all our recent crocheted projects have appealed our next round of Learn to Crochet starts next weekend!
Learn to Crochet
Saturday 20th, 27th October & 3rd November
1pm – 3pm
Don’t forget we have our regular Technical Support sessions four times a week for all of your knitting help!
Tuesday 12noon – 2pm
Wednesday 10am – 12noon
Saturday 10am – 12noon
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
|Alice has amazingly whipped up another super sweet baby blanket this week!
Once again she has used the simple, yet very affective Neat Ripple Pattern by Lucy of Attic24 and a vibrant spring selection of our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece – Celery Leave, Banana, Vintage Linen, Putty, Alpine Lilac, Wisteria & Berry.
One of our wonderful customers Amanda popped in during the week to share a couple of finished projects.
Pictures simply can’t show how stunning this baby blanket is! After a gentle wash and block the finished blanket is so soft and airy.
These colours and style will be super cute on her!
First up was a simple white Liesl by Ysolda Teague. I have lost count of how many of these I have made over the years and this one certainly won’t be the last!
(I may have another on the needles already….)
I have used two skeins of our Cascade Ultra Pima in White.
Similar to my mods last year I have knitted a larger size pattern with the finer yarn and a smaller needle. Again I have opted to not have any garter stitch, sticking to simple, clean lines of the feather and fan lace on stockinette stitch.
This time I have elbow length sleeves and have used the ultra girly picot cast off.
I have worn this over my summer dresses every day since cast off over the weekend and can’t wait to add a couple more in the vibrant colours of our Cascade Ultra Pima…the hard part is deciding on which colour. A couple of the slightly muted, vintage colours in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece are also looking good…
Next off my needles is a top that I have had my eye on for some time –Sophia by Juliet Moody.
I brought in a skirt to match the top to and decided the Bright Olive was perfect!
This was such a quick knit! I cast on Tuesday evening and cast off today. Looking forward to wearing over the weekend!
|Inspiring your passion!