26.07.13

We have had so much fun adding new products to the store over the last few months and the fun continues this week!!

While I am still enjoying to cool weather, I am already busy making plans for Spring & Summer….

Noro

With the warmer weather on my mind I am excited to be launching a lightweight Noro

Taiyo Lace!!

So many of you adored our Noro Sekku and we were all devastated when it was discontinued.

Noro is back this season with Taiyo Lace, just like Sekku but in larger 100gm balls.


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Taiyo Lace

Lace / 2ply
920 yards / 841 meters per 100g ball
2.25mm – 3.50mm
50% Cotton, 17% Wool, 17% Polyamide & 16% Silk

Noro Bias Lace Scarf by Susan Ashcroft {knit}

Simple City by Mimi Hill {knit}

Aganippe by Julie Blagoejevich {corchet}

Azzu’s Shawl by Emma Fassio {knit}

Muji Painting by Lies Vandesande {knit}

Half Granny Square Shawl by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Taiyo Lace Tunic by Irina Poludnenko {knit}

Viajante by Martina Behm {knit}

Twirling Colours by Pamela Rappaport {crochet}

Volna by Grumperina {knit}

Bobbe’s Summer Scarf by Julie Blagojevich {crochet}

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Namaste

New from Namaste

Double Wide Circular Case!

Tame even more of those wild circular knitting needles with the super-exciting Double Wide. This case features 28 individual slots with tabs included for customization of sizes. The expandable accordion-style is a fun and functional way to organize and store your circular knitting needle collection. Double duty, double awesome, double wide.

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Cascade

We’ve had many requests for the buttery soft Eco Alpaca in some beautiful colours – we welcome Cascade Pure Alpaca to our range!

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Pure Alpaca

Worsted / 10ply
220 yards / 201 meters per 100g skein
20sts per 4 inches
4.50mm needles
100% Alpaca

Milanese Loop by tante ehm {knit}

Cupido Cowl by Hiroko Fukatsu {knit}

Semester in Spain Infinity Scarf by Abigail Haze {crochet}

Ships & Seaside by Tiny Owl Knits {knit}

Hinagiku Hat by 87knit {knit}

Chevron Lace Cardigan by Milobo {crochet}

Caramel by Isabell Kraemer {knit}

Alpaca Baby Shawl by Marie Grace Smith {knit}

Simple Crochet Infinity Scarf by Jessica Lee {crochet}

Here and There by Veera Valimaki {knit}

a_simmetrie by cecilia flori {knit}

Ocean Tranquility Afghan by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Esjan by Stephen West {knit}

60 Quick Baby Blankets

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New to the shelves this week from Cascade –
60 Quick Baby Blankets. These blankets are worked in the 220 Superwash and the 128 Superwash Chunky, making them easy to care for and oh so cuddly!

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Knitting Traditions
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We’ve received a shipment of the Fall edition of Knitting Traditions!

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From the editor…

This seventh edition of PieceWork’sKnitting Traditions is all about lace–its magic and mystery and its ethereal quality–as expressed in knitting.

The word ‘lace’ comes from the Latin verb laqueare, ‘to ensnare.’ Many believe that lace originated with efforts to reproduce the web made by nature’s consummate lacemaker, the spider. The openwork fabric that would come to be known as lace originated in the sixteenth century, and the lace industry quickly became a force to be reckoned with. Lace made and broke national economies. Women and men died trying to possess the finest examples. Smugglers devised creative (and some ghoulish) ways to avoid paying taxes and duties on it. Numerous governments established laws that restricted who could wear it.

Each piece of lace speaks so eloquently to the beauty and value of work done by someone’s hand, whether that of an unknown maker of the past or one of today’s practitioners of lace knitting. And the lacemakers’ stories are just as intriguing as their lace.

In these pages, you’ll find stunning stoles, scarves, and shawls, an entire section with lace patterns from Victorian England, and lacy edgings, doilies, socks, and more. In addition to new patterns designed for this edition, our archives yielded a selection of older lace patterns that are no longer widely available.

Although knitting lace came along a little later than lace in its earliest forms–bobbin and needle–its fascinating history is still centuries old, and its traditions grow stronger with the addition of each new lace knitter to the fold. Please enjoy Knitting Traditions’ look at lace!” –Jeane Hutchins, editor

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Brown Sheep


We’ve also received an order from Brown Sheep filled to the brim with lovely colours of
Cotton Fleece – including some sorely missed back ordered shades!

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Cotton Fleece colours from top to bottom:

Wisteria, Green Apple, Robin Egg Blue, October Leaf, Tea Rose, Gold Dust.

Poncho by Sucrette {crochet}

Frock Camisole by Katie Himmelberg {knit}

Crochet Sarafan Dress by Mon Petit Violon {crochet}

Gipsy Girl by Deanne Ramsay {crochet}

Mineco by Krista A {knit}

Mitered Hanging Towel by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman {knit}

Retro Flower Blanket by Katie Hanken {crochet}

I Love Stockinette Baby Bib by Laura Treadway {knit}

Whats on the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Kimley has been dipping her toes into felting this week, and has produced
a fabulous vintage cloche by Erica Jackofsky.

Ragtime Annie Cloche in our Cascade 220 Worsted.


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Claudia has used up a special skein of my hand dyed yarn from her stash and made a super pretty
Hitchhiker.

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Kim has been working through some of her stash in the past few weeks, and has finished two lovely projects using Malabrigo Sock.

Vintage Bouquet in Malabrigo Sock and Tosh Merino Light

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Fulmar in Malabrigo Sock and Fibre Company Meadow

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Anita has made some very handsome socks for her husband this week in Cascade 220 SuperwashThuja by Bobby Ziegler.


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Derrin has finally hopped on the Hitchhiker bandwagon, with a twist!

Instead of using a fingering weight, Derrin chose to use Noro Silk Garden and Cascade Eco Alpaca for a more substantial look in a cooler climate.

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Derrin has also finished her
Mapleton by Deanne Ramsay this week. She used Noro Silk Garden Sock and used a 5mm crochet hook for a nice, drapey feel to the shawl.

This would also look lovely in our Noro Taiyo Sock!

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Lauren has been working on a few more baby things for her upcoming arrival!

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First up is Rainbow Dress by Georgie Hallam in Biggan Design DK Merino
– it is such a classic piece for a little girl!

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Next, Lauren has made a little cardigan in bright Poppy Red Cascade Ultra Pima
Autumn Leaves by Nikki Van De Car.


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And a little bit of decoration for the baby’s room, with some left overUltra Pima
Granny Bunting Triangles
by Lucy of Attic24.

This will look fantastic strung up over the window and they were so quick and easy to make.

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BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets

:: Get ready for a toe tapping night under the stars ::

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It’s time for another fab BrisStyle indie Twilight Market this Friday night 26th July with a heap of wonderful new marketeers taking part and the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra setting the soundtrack for their debut.

This month we see the debut of over 15 new BrisStyle indie artisans. In particular, the Co-op in the centre of the market will play host to some of our :: I ♥ Craft :: graduates.

You can preview all the marketeers profiles here along with the site map to find your faves on the day.

The Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra is set to whip up some musical mayhem from 6pm. Performing covers of popular songs as well as movie and TV themes, will make for a market experience like never before

King George Square is surrounded by an eclectic array of eateries. The closest being the ever popular Groove Train with bar and cafe onsite.

If you come into town early you can even pop into the beautifully restored Shingle Inn to pick up something sweet to fuel you through the night.

Inspiring your passion

Kelly

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