05.04.13

The mornings are taking longer to start and the evening air is crisp…at home we have started to pull out our much loved blankets for the end of beds and snuggly throws for the lounges.

I hope everyone managed to squeeze in a little creative time over the long weekend!

We had a lovely busy Saturday with our final Entrelac Class (for this round of classes) and plenty of Noro action.


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More Entrelac Classes have been requested (almost daily!) so if you missed your chance this time keep an eye out for our next Class Calendar release.

We have been flat our since the weekend with lots of new stock (over 1000 skeins / balls of yarn added to the shop this week!!), yarns, magazines arriving….resulting in a massive newsletter, enjoy!

Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes Issue 25 just arrived on our doorstep!

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This issue is all about pretty pastels and sweet projects.

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Projects include homestyle knits, super-cute party outfits for kids and geometric leather necklaces.

From Mollie Makes…

We’re always daydreaming about reinventing out living space, and that means knitting up home comforts, including a stack of zingy washcloths so you can scrub off the day’s fun in handmade style.

There’s all this and absolutely loads more!

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Selvedge

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This month we have a small number of the very special Selvedge Magazine, the beautifully produced magazine for serious makers.


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Selvedge is one of the finest textile photography and design / style magazines on the market. Selvedge shares a sensual addiction to textiles and belief of the importance and beauty of material surroundings with its international readership.

It covers fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping.

The Fibre Company

After launching our new brand, The Fibre Company with a massive bang last month we had to re-order immediately!

We have a large shipment of our luscious Road to China Light including several new colours plus we are already expanding our Fibre Company collection with the addition of Acadia!!

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Road to China Light

65% Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel & 10% Cashmere
Sport / 5ply

159 Yards / 145 Meters per 50 grams
24 – 26 sts with 3.25mm – 3.50mm needles

Pomme de pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers {knit}

Seafoam Shawl by Kimberly K. McAlindin {crochet}

Slanted Sleeven by Ankestrick {knit}

Ripple Lace Fingerless Gloves by Bethany Scofield {crochet}

Aroura Shawl by Karalee Harding {knit}


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Acadia

60% Merino, 20% Silk & 20% Alpaca
DK / 8ply

145 Yards / 133 Meters per 50 grams
24 – 26 sts with 3.50mm – 4.00mm needles


Avery by Kate Gagnon Osborn {knit}

Groove by Stephen West {knit}

Calm Cowl by Suzana Davidovic {crochet}

Pebble by Nikol Lohr {knit}

Ritalin Cowl by Shelley L Brander {knit}

Urban Shells by Katherine Crombie {crochet}

Simply Crochet

After selling out of the first two issues in a matter of hours, Issue 3 of Simply Crochet is now in store!


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Issue 3 is packed with 40 great patterns including a 2-way cowl & skirt pattern, blanket, bootees & bunting plus triangle shapes for cushions, a bag and jewellery.


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From Simply Crochet…

A little bit of luxe goes a long way in a bathroom. This issue we’ve mixed plain patterns in chunky cottons with lacier designers in finer threads, transforming a bathroom from ‘functional’ to ‘comfortable’ in no time.

Once you’ve revamped your own space, have a go at hooking fab facecloth packages to display in a guest room or give as gifts.

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This issue also comes with a super cute free Cat Tape Measure!!



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Knitting Traditions
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Knitting Traditions Spring 2013 brings together knitting traditions from around the world and across time.


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This issue features over 20 knitting patterns with inspiring and informative companion stories that frame the projects in cultural and historical context. Patterns include a vintage pucker-stitch knitted sweater, Orenburg lace scarves, gorgeous gloves and mittens, a miniature silk bag based on one from the 14th century, a sweet sweater and mitts for baby, and more!

Plus, you’ll find poignant stories about special knitters and a look at knitting schools in Elizabethan England.

Learn about the history of the Jack Frost Yarn Company and its popular, now-vintage knitted pattern books. Enjoy photographs of early Jack Frost pattern booklets and create your own vintage baby cardigan with the Jack Frost Baby Cardigan knitting pattern. Join Galina Khmeleva in an exploration of different types of Russian knitting needles and create your own set with instructions for personalized knitting needles.

Try your hand at the challenging Honeycomb lace motif with Galina’s knitted scarf pattern. Learn about the history of Waldorf schools and their practice of teaching children to knit in the first grade to improve hand-eye coordination, concentration, and creativity in students. Create your own Waldorf-inspired knitted horse toys to foster creative and imaginative play for a child in your life.

Berroco


Our first Autumn delivery of the delicious Berroco Ultra Alpaca range has arrived including some amazing new season colours.

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Ultra Alpaca

50% Wool & 50% Alpaca
Worsted / 10ply

215 Yards / 197 Meters per 100 grams
20 sts with 4.50mm – 5.00mm needles

Snowdrop Shawl by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Turn A Square by Jared Flood {knit}

Crossover Cardi by Elegant Economy Designs {knit}

Baby & Child Sophisticate by Linden Down {knit}

In Bloom Beret and Cap Pattern by Brittney Waterhouse {crochet}

Paper Lanterns Tam by Sarah Gresbach {knit}

Rhymes with Shawl by Jenny Wiebe {knit}

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Ultra Alpaca Light 

50% Wool & 50% Alpaca
Sport / 5ply

144 Yards / 132 Meters per 50 grams
23 – 24 sts with 3.75mm needles

Wandering the Moor by Celeste Glassel {knit}

Sunshine Day Baby Afghan by Alicia Paulson {crochet}

Pei by Michele Wange {knit}

Isla Wrap by Jessica Vinson {knit}

Castiel by Woolly Wormhead {knit}

A Grey Loop by Helen G {knit}

Knit Pro Karbonz


In addition to the fantastic Karbonz Straight Needles we have carried since earlier this year, we now have the full range of 15cm Karbonz Double Point Needles!

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If you are not familiar with Karbonz by Knit Pro, they are the epitome of innovation & perfection!! One of the most revolutionary needles of our times that combine the premium quality of carbon fibre with perfectly shaped nickel plated brass tips.

Carbon Fibre is one of the most versatile material used in modern times for use in aircrafts, automobiles, etc. and is ideal for knitting needles on account of it’s high tensile strength, light weight and comes with a surface that offers excellent control over the stitches. This union of two revolutionary materials is guaranteed to provide an unparalleled knitting experience.

These gorgeous needles are available from a teeny tiny 1.00mm – 3.50mm.

Malabrigo


The deliveries have just kept rolling in since the long weekend, including an awesome shipment from Malabrigo!

We have new stock (and new colours) of the super popular Silkpaca and heaps of new colours of Sock plus our first Autumn delivery of Arroyo.


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Silkpaca

70% Alpaca & 30% Silk
Lace / 2ply

420 Yards / 384 Meters per 50 grams
3.25mm – 5.00mm needles

Ombre Cowl by dlZins {knit}

Shibui Linane by Anna Kuduja {knit}

Pax by Aoibhe Ni {crochet}

Here Comes the Sun by Melissa Kelenske {knit}

Ombre by Tanis Lavallee {knit}

Pizzelle Beret by Linda Permann {crochet}

Mesh Leaf Cowl by Shannon Squire {knit}

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Sock

100% Merino
Light Fingering / 3ply

440 Yards / 402 Meters per 100 grams
32 sts with 2.25mm – 3.25mm needles


Aslant by Cecily Glowik MacDonald {knit}

Imagine When by Joji Locatelli {knit}

Alchemilla Shawl by Kat Goldin {crochet}

Grace by Jane Richmond {knit}

Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker {knit}

Metro Kerchief by Yuliya Tkacheva {crochet}

Brock by Gudrun Johnston {knit}

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Arroyo

100% Merino
Sport / 5ply

335 Yards / 306 Meters per 100 grams
20 – 22 sts with 3.50mm – 4.00mm needles

Honey Cowl by Madelinetosh {knit}

Rikke Hat by Sarah Young {knit}

Sherbet Wrap by Kimberly K McAlidin {crochet}

Aurora Expanse by Stephen West {knit}

Livingston by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne {knit}

County Clare Boot Toppers by Sara Gresbach {knit}

Cocoa Wafer Cowl by Linda Permann {crochet}

 Knit.Wear

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The latest issue of the incredibly popular Knit.Wear has just hit the shelves!
This magazine repeatedly sells out and I imagine this issue will be the same.


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Celebrate the beauty of knitting with the Spring 2013 issue of
knit.wear.

This issue focuses on stitch, line, and colour with a new way to shape intarsia, a deconstruction of handkerchief hems, and 25 elemental knits to make right now!

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Buttons


A new shipment of our favourite buttons has arrived!


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We have many of our most popular buttons back in stock including our Little Red Riding Hood buttons.


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KnitScene

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Just in time for some weekend project planning….the latest issue of KnitScene is here!


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As always with our US published magazines, they are the wrong season for us but there is always plenty of patterns that would make great transitional projects!

From KnitScene…

Twenty-one designs show off summer fibres and streamlined silhouettes while exhibiting Knitscene’s fresh appeal.

Learn about solar dyeing, knitting scientists, Cirilia Rose’s trip to Amsterdam, and designer Hilary Smith Callis. Styles include 60s necklines, peplums, tennis sweaters, and lots of lace for those hot days ahead.


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Jo Sharp

Our monthly delivery of Jo Sharp yarns direct from Italy has arrived and our shelves have been topped up with lots of squishy tweed.


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Silkroad Aran

Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier {knit}

Dryad by Jared Flood {knit}

Minnie by JumperCablesKnitting {knit}

Wintry Mix by Amy Herzog {knit}

Toasty by Leslie Friend {knit}

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Silkroad DK

Intuitive by Julia Zahle {knit}

Hipster by Tincanknits {knit}

Seamless Hot Water Bottle Cozy by BacoKnitter Designs {knit}

Madrona Shawl by Orianna Eklund {knit}

Milo by Georgie Hallam {knit}

Classes

Our weekend is going to be a busy one with several classes scheduled over the two days.

Saturday will start off with our regular Tech Support session followed by the first of our Cowl Classes.

This weeks cowl is Greyhaven by Robin Ulrich and we have a couple of final places available.


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The smaller size is easy to tuck into a coat collar, and the slouchy version can be worn many ways including draped simply around the neck, folded over double, pulled up as an impromptu hood or pinned closed, and makes an especially nice gift when presented with a pretty brooch.


Saturday 6 April
12noon – 3pm

Cost

$40.00 per person
{3 hour lesson}
plus supplies

Requirements

Please note that this is an intermediate course
Prior experience in casting on, knitting & purling is required

Supplies

Greyhaven pattern must be purchased via your Ravelry account prior to the class

155 – 330 yards / 142 – 302 meters of Worsted weight yarn

4.5mm circular needles

Stitch marker

Darning needle

Two of our three April Learn To courses are fully booked but if you are keen to pick up the needles we have a final place available in our Learn To Knit starting on Sunday 21 April (continuing Sunday 28 April & Sunday 5 May).

If you already know the basics and would like to expand your skills we have our Turbulence Cowl class on Saturday 4 May.

Turbulence Cowl from Laura Chau….


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This fun and funky cowl makes the most of small amounts of yarn.

Short row wedges and stripes combine to form wonderfully sculptural and eye-catching waves, while keeping the knitting fun!

Our class is designed to help you conker knitting in the round, stripes, changing colours and the mysterious ‘short rows’ all in one cowl.

Cost

$40.00 per person
{3 hour lesson}
plus supplies


Requirements

Please note that this is an intermediate course
Prior experience in casting on, knitting & purling is required


Supplies


Turbulence Cowlpattern must be purchased via your Ravelry account prior to the class

120 yards / 110 meters of Worsted or Aran weight yarn {Main Colour}
90 yards / 82 meters of Worsted or Aran weight yarn {Contrast Colour}
{We recommend our Jo Sharp Aran Tweed}

5.50mm x 60cm circular needles

Stitch marker

Darning needle



You can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

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!

Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Maureen continues to amazing me with her projects, another two off the needles this week!

First up she has finished a Summer Waves Cardi by Vera Sanon {knit} in our Cascade Ultra Pima. This is an ideal little cardi for this time of year when the days are still so lovely but sometimes you just need that extra layer.


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After some tinkering Maureen also finished this stunning Jovia by Corrian Ferguson {knit}.

Although the pattern only requires one skein of yarn Maureen found she was running short so had to pull back a few times to get it just right as she had one lone skein of our Madeline Tosh DK from a shipment last year.


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Over the Easter break Amanda popped in to share a finished sweet little Jane by Georgie Hallam {knit} in our
Cascade Ultra Pima.


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Our wonderful Derrin has been gift knitting and couldn’t resist trying out some of our new Noro Nadeshiko!

This is a large squishy Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio {knit}.


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Kim spotted a quick hat that I whipped as a gift just before Easter and thought it would be the perfect hat for her daughter.

The pattern is Puffer Hat by Adina Volokitkin {crochet} and Kim has used our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky.


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One of my cousins welcomed a new addition into their family last week. The moment I heard the fantastic news that the baby was on the way I cast on a tiny little Milo by Georgie Hallam {knit}.


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I have kept it simply by leaving out the cables and using our Jo Sharp Silkroad DK in Fleece. Perfect for a little boy!

When we received our first shipment of the luscious Malabrigo Silkpaca I knew I had to make something in Frank Ochre and Polar Morn….

Over the long weekend I managed to cast of Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig {knit} and I simply adore it!

This is at least the second time I have made Featherweight and I am certain it won’t be the last time….especially with the divine fabric created by our Silkpaca.

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Inspiring your passion

Kelly

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