21.06.13

This week, I am super excited to announce a very special Tangled Yarns Competition!

The new additions we have added to our magazine range in the past few months have been amazing – Mollie Makes, The Simple Things, Simply Crochet, Reloved, Designer Knitting and Selvedge have been flying out the door, off to inspire your passion.

We want to share the love for these fabulous magazines with a fabulous competition – for the next four weeks, when you purchase a minimum of 3 magazines from the following list within one transaction
(i.e. either in the same online order, or on a single receipt)
, you can put your name into the draw to win a

12 month subscription
to the magazine of your choice (taken from this list)

Mollie Makes, The Simple Things, Simply Crochet, Reloved, Designer Knitting & Selvedge

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There is no maximum number of entries – the more magazines you purchase, the more entries you can submit. This can be made up of current or past issues, but is limited by in stock copies only.

The winner with be selected randomly from the entries and announced via our Newsletter and on our Facebook page on Friday 19th July.

Happy reading & Good Luck!

Fibre Company

Today I am thrilled to introduce the newest yarn from The Fibre Company

Meadow!

Meadow is a lovely lace weight blend of four unique, luxurious fibres. The unique blend of fibres are spun and then kettle dyed, and the different way the fibres absorb the dye creates a beautiful depth of colour with subtle heathered tones.

A 2-ply yarn, it is slightly heavier than “typical” lace weight and is perfect for shawls and scarves as well as lighter weight sweaters.

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40% merino, 25% baby llama,
20% silk + 15% linen

545 yards per 100 gram skein
32-36 sts = 4 inches on 2.25mm – 3.25mm needles

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The Fibre Company has created a stir by launching with a spectacular collection of patterns, especially designed for Meadow…

Allium Collection by Grace Anna Farrow {knit}

THE ALLIUM COLLECTION: 8 original shawl designs featuring Meadow by The Fibre Company.

Encountered in the garden, along the wayside, and in the kitchen, the allium family is part of our daily lives. A simple, common flower, complex in it’s construction and dazzling in it’s beauty. The Allium Collection marries the mundane and the dramatic in a way that Grace Anna Farrow does best. The designs are elegant to wear and inspiring to knit, their construction both unexpected and simplistic at the same moment.


In addition to the Allium Collection these patterns would also be wonderful.


Meadow
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Typha by Kirsten Kapur {knit}

Pax by Aoibhe Ni {crochet}

Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier {knit}

Argo by Aoibhe Ni {crochet}


Continuing to expand our Fibre Company Collection due to its popularity, we have also added the luscious Canopy Fingering.

Canopy Fingering is a fingering weight 3-ply strong, soft, shiny and drapey yarn perfect for color work, lace or textured stitch patterns.

50% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool
+ 20% viscose from bamboo
200 yards per 50 gram skein
32-36 sts = 4 inches on 2.75mm – 3.25mm needles

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Canopy

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Juliana Wrap by Rachel Lintern {crochet}

Roxborough Dolman by Courtney Kelly {knit}

Boteh Scarf by Kathy Merrick {crochet}

Genmaicha by Kate Gagnon Osborn {knit}

Our other super popular Fibre Company yarns have also been topped up. There are a few back ordered colours that we hope to have back in stock as soon as the baby alpacas are big enough to have their first clip!


Organik


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Moody Kerchief by Kirsten Kapur {knit}

Fiorella by Courtney Kelley {crochet}

Construction Site Cowl by Lost Stitches {knit}

Acadia


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Matilde’s Vest by Emma Fassio {knit}

Flow by Andrea Rangel {knit}

Westport Wrap by Laura Aylor {knit}

Road To China Light


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Akoya by Carol Feller {knit}

Castiel by Woolly Wormhead {knit}

Cuppa Tea Cowl by Laura Chau {knit}

Selvedge
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The latest issue of the amazing Selvedge has just arrived!

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52 BOTANICAL

Bast Fibres and Beautiful Florals

Inspiration blooms as we look at Provencal Costume, Teresa Martins bold patterns and prints, Barbara Hulanicki, Caroline Charles and Zandra Rhodes.

Karthryn Irelands bright interiors plus Cameron Short, Jessie Chorley, Moody & Farrell.

Biggan Design

Our regular top up of spectacular colour from Biggan Design was delivered last night. We are busy processing the order and filling our shelves with lots of lovely colour.


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Biggan 4ply

Vivid by Tin Can Knits {knit}

Crochet Peter Pan Collar by Emma Escot {crochet}

Boxy by Joji Locatelli {knit}

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Biggan DK

The Best Guy Hat Ever by Brenda K. B. Anderson {crochet}

Posh Crochet Baby Booties by Paula Daniele {crochet}

Mini Chic by Katie White {knit}

Mollie Makes

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New from Mollie Makes – Issue 28


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Sew your own Betty dolls, crochet borders on vintage hankies and braid a fabric rag rug with the latest issue of Mollie Makes.

Here’s to the great outdoors! And since plenty of summery picnics are in order, we’ve dubbed Charlotte Liddle and Lucy Hopping’s
braided rag rug and Ingrid van Willenswaard’s crochet-trim hankies Essential Under-the-sun Projects.

You can also sew a trio of sassy Betty dolls and knit a retro-style, short-sleeve sweater.

We also join Margo Slingerland on a tour around her candy-coloured apartment and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with illustrator, Mary Kilvert.

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Blocking Kits


Many of you have been patiently waiting for our shipment of blocking wires – I’m pleased to announce that we received our order 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 Wire

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.

Simply Crochet
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Nothing beats the scent of fresh laundry….

In Issue 6 of Simply Crochet finds the joy in wash day with a collection of lacy laundry projects.


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Practical becomes pretty!

Jam packed with 27 pretty patterns including a cowl, corsage & camisole.

This issue also comes with 6 free pattern cards with super cutes covered button designs!


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Cascade

Another weekly delivery hit the doorstep from Cascade.

This week we have topped up on some of the heavier weight yarns including our Eco Wool, Baby Alpaca Chunky and 220 Superwash Worsted.


Eco Wool

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Aidez by Cirilia Rose {knit}

Easy Felted Crochet Kids Slippers by Sarah Lora {crochet}

Twenty Ten Cardigan by Veera Valimaki {knit}

Baby Alpaca Chunky

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Witchcraft Cowl by Marina Pantcheva {crochet}

High Line by Kirsten Kapur {knit}

Bellflower Infinity Scarf by Carrie Carpenter {crochet}

128 Superwash Chunky

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Chain Loop Circle Scarf by Ashley McCann {crochet}

Perfect Fit Baby Hat by Heidi Mikitish {knit{

Classic Baby Blanket by Rayn Blair {crochet}

220 Superwash Worsted

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Garter Ridge Baby Earflap Hat by Erssie {knit}

Retro Circles by Adele {crochet}

Spanish Dancer Socks by The Knitting Archaeologist {knit}

Noro Magazine
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This years Noro Knitting Magazine is simply amazing!

Colour Blooms!
35 Bright & Beautiful knits


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Blending colours is the Noro Specialty, and the team in northern Japan, under the guidance of the redoubtable Eisaku Noro, are experts at selecting shades and creating a colourful masterpiece in each skein of yarn. What ever your taste – the softest and prettiest pastels, the rich and dark shades of midnight, uber-brights or screaming neons – Noro offers endless combinations.

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The Simple Things

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Issue 11 of
The Simple Things has just landed.


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Full of easy living ideas including tomatoes fresh from the vine, chickens in the backyard and getting to know your edible flowers.

They might be simpler, but they’ll be just as important in their own way. Cherishing nature both on and beyond our doorsteps; sharing sustainable food with people we love; breathing new life into the best of the past; exploring, thinking and knowing that, together, everyone’s simple things could send a ripple around the world.

Here’s to The Simple Things revolution.


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Classes

Anita is holding another one of her very popular Continental Crash Courses in July!

Continental Knitting is a method of knitting where you hold the yarn in your left hand. Some people find that with practice, this speeds up their knitting time greatly, especially during those longs stretches of stockinette stitch or ribbing.

This course is aimed at students who already know how to knit “English Style” i.e., with yarn held in the right hand comfortably. Prior knowledge on knowing how to knit and purl, increase and decrease is required.

During the class, you will learn one method of the knit stitch, two different methods of the purl stitch and how to switch between the two during ribbing.

Continental Crash Course
Saturday 20
th July

1-4pm

$45.00


Stuck in a part of your project at the moment and not knowing what to do? Looking your knitting, and asking yourself “What on earth have I done?” Struggling to work out what type of increase to use (there are different TYPES of increases??) Then our Technical Support is the class made for you. Our two fabulous instructors are here to help with your knitting and crocheting dramas.

As mentioned last week, Derrin is proficient in both knit and crochet, and Anita specialises in knitting, with many years (and many projects!) experience.

We can offer Technical Support classes several times during the week. Please double check our class calendar for specific times, as we there are times we run other classes in these slots.

Tuesdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm {Anita}

Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm {Anita}

Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm {Anita}

Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm {Derrin}

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00pm {Anita}

Saturdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm {Derrin}

2 hours

$25.00 per class

These classes are “one off”, which means you do not need to commit to a series of classes to attend – you may only need one to get yourself around a tricky problem, or you might want to come for a few classes, and then not need to come back for a couple of weeks – the choice is up to you!

As with all of our classes, we do require a minimum of two students for the class to go ahead.


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


Maureen’s needles have been flying over the past few weeks, and she’s come to share with us three beautiful finished projects.

First up is In the Moment by Joji Locatelli in our Malabrigo Sock & Tosh Merino Light. The combination of these two yarns is just so breathtaking! I love how the ends drape so sweetly.

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Next is Lava Flow Cowl by Dixie Norton in our Debbie Bliss Andes. This was a bit of a deep stash dive, as I think this colour was from 2011, but I think The Fiber Company Organik would be a great substitute for this pattern.


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Finally, another hat for her nephew who is off overseas shortly. Luuk by Annia Jones has been worked up in our Cascade 220 Worsted and it’s a great combination. It’s so difficult to find men’s hat patterns that are tasteful for them to wear, yet still interesting for us to knit.


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Kim’s love for blankets and Noro continue this year with a stunning lap blanket in Noro Kureyon. This pattern is a simple hexagon style granny stitch, which reminds me of the Ruby Hexagon Blanket by Nova Seals.

This is one of the more subtler colourways of Noro, keeping with the same colour family.

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Rachel stopped in this afternoon, having just finished two of my Little Set of Stripes in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. She might even have picked up another colour combination to go home to make another!


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Inspiring your passion

Kelly


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