Another busy week at Tangled Yarns, with several chilly, grey & wet days this week we have been super busy with people visiting us to stay warm.

We have received lots of lovely new stock again this week plus we have our new Class Calendar for July and August ready to go, with something for everyone!


As many of your know, I have a certain soft spot for our buttons…this week I was delighted to receive a shipment of 42 brand new buttons!

In particular I am smitten with two new very special ranges.

Coconut Enamel Coated


Coconut Glazed


Some of my other favourites from the new delivery….


We can’t seem to keep up with the demand for our wide range of Cascade yarns, more stock has been flowing into the shop this week.

We have topped up our range of the rustic Eco Wool and have new stock of our 220 Superwash Sport.

Eco Wool

Cherub Cheeks Beanie by Amanda Tipton {crochet}

Candle Flame Shawl by Dean Crane {knit}

Bella Lana Reversible Cable Scarf by Cornelia Griffin {knit}

Stratford Circle Afghan by Lion Brand Yarn {crochet}

Crochet Throw by Bernat Design Studio {crochet}



220 Superwash Sport

Sweet Daisy Sundress by Linda Permann {crochet}

Isabella Bonnet by Judit Flier {knit}

Heart Hat for Baby by Eba Design {knit}

Edith by Jenny Weibe {knit}

Eden’s Adam by Georgie Hallam {knit}

Wee Crown by Deedeen Bird {crochet}


Knitscene Accessories 2013


I was super excited to open the box this week containing this years Knitscene Accessories!


I have been watching several of these patterns, patiently waiting for the magazine to arrive…so many new projects have just been added to my queue for this winter.

The latest special issue from Knitscene magazine is packed with swoon-worthy accessories for all skill levels and all spirited personalities.

With four wildly different style genres to choose from or mix and match for your own take, there is something for everyone in this years issue.

Whether you identify more as a free-spirited traveler, a lover of fold-inspired knits, a fierce friend of modular works of art, or a fearless fashionista, the 33 shawl, scarf, mitt, hat, or sock patterns in this extra-large issue is sure to inspire your personal knitting style.

Knitscene Accessories also includes knitting tips and techniques. With a mini-lesson on crocheted edges, a tutorial on a knitted arched cast-on, in-depth instructions for knitweaving, and even tips for Latvian braids, knitters will successfully have the step-by-step instruction on hand to make each and every accessory.

Knitscene Accessories 2013




After an amazing launch earlier this month we sold out of our new Reloved magazine within hours!


I have managed to order a handful of copies of the premier issue for anyone who missed out.

These copies will no doubt sell out fast so get in quick if you would like a copy!

Debbie Bliss

This week I have added several new colours to our ‘oh so light & fluffy’ Debbie Bliss Angel range.

This has expanded our range of colours to over 15 different shades.


Cascade Scarf by Rebecca Jackson {crochet}

Refracted Light Crocheted Shawl by Universal Yarn {crochet}

Jacket with Lace Pattern by Rebecca Design Team {knit}

Cascade Kid Seta Cardigan by Marelie Hurter {knit}

Claire by Lynne Anne Banks {knit}


The Simple Things

The latest issue of the divine The Simple Things has just hit the shop floor.


As always the stunning photography makes me want to curl up with a pot of tea and devour the magazine from cover to cover.

Issue 10 is full of food, interiors, gardening as well as travel and well being, including one-pot food, lamb supper, group-up strawberry & rose jelly and fresh new Scandinavian inspired colours.



Ella Rae

With the immense popularity of our Ella Rae Lace Merino I couldn’t help adding some new colours again this week!

Lace Merino

Goldilocks by Justyna Lorkowska {knit}

Eva’s Shawl by milobo {crochet}

Leafy Baby Blanket by Leyla Alieva {knit}

Cassandra Shawl by Lily Go {crochet}

Southern Skies by Audry Nicklin {knit}


Mollie Makes

Sew your own bags, crochet a camera cosy and make Great Gatsby-style feather fascinators with the latest issue of Mollie Makes – Issue Twenty Seven.


This issue we’re all about vintage. There’s Lisa Lam’s 1930s-style purse to make and an 80s-look clutch bag. You can also stitch a Great Gatsby-inspired feather headpiece, sew a retro pinny and crochet a super-cute camera cosy.

There’s all this and absolutely loads more besides….





With all of our bursting at the seams Learn To Crochet courses this month we were getting dangerously low on stock!

A new shipment of the colourful Amour crochet hooks and our always popular Soft Touch crochet hooks landed earlier today.



Simply Crochet

Issue 5 is a celebration of that crochet staple, the granny square – but like you have never seen them before!


This month’s issue
has over 30 patterns for you to get your hook into, including a beret, mandala and lots of cute accessories with hexagons.

Plus learn about broomstick lace and top tips for treble stitches.





This week we have topped up our lighter weight Noro lines, in particular our Taiyo Sock – including two new colours!

Taiyo Sock

Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian {knit}

Crocodile Stitch Booties by Bonita Patterns {crochet}

Crochet Lace Fingerless Mitt by Andee Graves {crochet}

Trillian by Martina Behm {knit}

Dizzy Lizzy by Arlene’s World of Lace {knit}



We have had so many keen ‘students-to-be’ patiently waiting for the release of our July & August Class Calendar…I am excited to announce that it is now up on our website and we are taking bookings!!

Due to popular demand we have also made a few small additions to our June Calendar.

Our earlier Greyhaven Cowl workshops were so popular we thought we would squeeze one final workshop in for the month.

Greyhaven Cowl Workshop


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 8th June
12noon – 3pm


$40.00 per person
{3 hour lesson}
plus supplies


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


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

Also featured in June is our Paper Lanterns Cowl Workshop.

Paper Lanterns Cowl Workshop


Paper Lanterns Cowl from Sara Gresbach….

Paper Lanterns was inspired by the tradition of making a wish on a floating lantern and sending it downstream or off into the atmosphere. This stitch pattern resembles tiny, candle lit lanterns, carrying your wish off into the universe.

A lace cowl that can be knit with almost any yarn weight.

Simply choose your yarn, choose a length, check your gauge and cast on. The possible combinations are endless and dramatic.


$40.00 per person
{3 hour lesson}
plus supplies


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


Paper Lanterns Cowl pattern must be purchased via your Ravelry account prior to the class

200 (375) yards 183 (343) m of sport/DK weight yarn
4.00 mm circular needles

175 (340) yards 160 (311) m of worsted yarn
5.00 mm circular needles

165 (330) yards 151 (302)m of aran weight yarn
5.50mm circular needles

104 (208) yards 95 (190) m of bulky yarn
8.00mm circular needles

Super Bulky
90 (180) yards 82.5 (165) m of super bulky yarn
10.00mm circular needles

Stitch marker
Darning needle

We have continued with our much loved format of
Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet courses, alternated over the weekends and our almost daily Technical Support Sessions with Anita plus the newly added Technical Support Sessions with Derrin on Thursday evenings.

In addition to this already full calendar we have managed to add in some new intermediate workshops – Skills Development.

Our Skills Development workshops are one off sessions designed to develop on the foundation skills you may already have or we have taught you in our ‘Learn To’ courses.

Our first two Skills Development workshops…

Little Set of Stripes {knit}


I designed my Little Set of Stripes pattern late last year with newer knitters in mind. In a nice small project your can perfect your knitting in the round skills, learn how to change colours and master decreasing using double point needles or the magic loop method.

Mapleton Scarf / Wrap {crochet}

I am excited to welcome another wonderful designer to our Tangled Yarns Class Calendar!

The lovely Deanne Ramsay not only a talented crochet designer, she is also from Australia. Deannes designs are fresh, modern and fun.

Mapleton is a simple, delicate accessory highlighted by a pretty scalloped edging.


You will learn to work sideways, adding the edging as you go and allows you to make the most of your yarn (working to half way before decreasing).

Learn to read both written and charted crochet instructions, shaping and finishing.

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.au if you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns

My girls and I have been feeling the cold change this week.

I had the sudden urge to knit up a pair of boot toppers / cuffs! I have used Sol Maldonao’s pattern Boot Cuffs Boho Style Boot Toppers {knit} and a skein of our Berroco Ultra Alpaca in #62110 – Tangelo.


They are just perfect when I am wearing my favourite blue skirt and boots!

After much pressure I finished a hat / beanie this week for each of the girls.

My eldest was very particular and helped me select both the pattern and yarn.

She chose Katherine Hat (Square or Mini-Slouch) by Salena Baca {crochet} and our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky in black.


Miss A, my youngest was a little easier, her only requirement was pink!!

I couldn’t go past the super cute Candy Puffs Beanie by Unfuzzy Boutique {crochet} and since the yarn was to be held double, two shades of pink from our Cascade 128 Superwash Chunky – Cerise and Flamingo Pink.


I must be honest and say that this wasn’t my favourite project to make, the end result is pretty adorable but I find super thick yarn and large crochet hooks to be slow and clumsy. I much prefer lighter weight projects where I can get some speed and rhythm up.

The hats were well received and much loved which is what really matters!


Inspiring your passion


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