25.10.13

The end of the year is zooming towards us. It is almost like the pace seems to speed up at this time of year…the festive season will be here before we know it!

I am looking forward to the summer holidays, where hopefully we can all catch our breaths a little and enjoy the warm days and longer evenings.

Over the past few weeks we have had several informal little Knit-A-Longs started in-store so we thought it was time to officially launch a Tangled Yarns Summer Knit-A-Long.

For those of you who prefer to crochet, keep an eye out in coming weeks when we will be announcing a Summer Crochet-A-Long as well!

We think that Georgie Hallam has captured the essence of Summer with her newly released Summer Memories pattern collection.

Summer Memories is a collection of four patterns in total: Summer Carnival,Summer Festival,Carousel have already been released, and the fourth, Summer Ferris Wheel, will be released soon.

I couldn’t resist casting on Summer Carnival when it was released earlier this month so I may have had a little head start…although I am fairly sure that Summer Festival will jump on my needles very soon!

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KALs are a great way to enjoy the sense of community that we knitters seem to effortlessly create. You have both company along the way and a collection of helping hands if you run into a knitting issue.

With this being a Summer KAL I thought a fantastic prize pack of a selection of our favourite magazines would be ideal….perfect summer holiday reading!
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To be in the draw for the KAL prize, you simply need to purchase your KAL yarn from Tangled Yarns and email in a photo of your finished project by Thursday 30th January.
(the winner will be selected randomly & announced in our Friday 31st January newsletter)

We believe ‘the more, the merrier’ and would love for you to join us as we knit along together, even if you are doing a little stash diving and aren’t eligible to enter the draw.

You don’t need to be a Brisbane local and able to pop into the store to join in the fun! We know that our newsletter reaches many Australia wide and overseas.

We will update with our progress via our Facebook Page and Ravelry Group and would love you to share your projects with us over the coming weeks!

All of the patterns in Summer Memories call for a sport weight / 5ply yarn.

I was smitten with the cobalt colour in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine, but some other yarn suggestions would be….


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The Fibre Company Road to China Light


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Cascade Venezia Sport


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Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino


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Cascade 220 Superwash Sport


Now to decide on a yarn and colour for my next KAL cast on…..

Zpagetti

A new shipment from Hoooked arrived this week with stock of our most popular colours plus some great new colours!


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We are all having so much fun making homeware items from our Zpagetti. I have a lovely squishy mat for my bathroom on the hook.


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Zpagetti Mand Revisto by Hoooked {crochet}

Fairy Star Chair Mat by Tiny Owl Knits {knit}

Crochet Basket with Handles by Lucia Lanukas {crochet}

Chunky Seed Stitch Rug by A Crafty House {knit}

SOAK


After a long journey, our latest shipment from
SOAK landed this week and our wall of SOAK has been topped up.


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For those of you not familiar with SOAK it is modern care for fine fibres.

This rinse-free formulation is perfect for washing your laciest lingerie, your softest sweaters, swimwear, workout gear, handmade quilts and even baby clothes.

Soak is gentle and deliciously scented with fabric-friendly ingredients that revitalise fibres so they look great and last longer.

Yuzu:

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Pucker up and give your laundry some love with a kiss of tart citrus & crushed eucalyptus.
Currently you’ll find Yuzu in 90ml bottles of Soak, as well as in our Elvis Paisley Soakboxes.

Aquae:

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Like a breath of fresh sea air, this crisp, refreshing scent will make you think of white cotton sheets snapping in the salty breeze.

Celebration:

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Sweet, delicate and absolutely delicious, this perennial favourite smells like good, clean, fun.

Lacey:

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Pretty, gentle and totally sweet, Lacey is perfect for luxe fabrics and fabulous frills. This modern scent combines spring blossoms with sweet bergamot, creating a light yet alluring fragrance.

Scentless:

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Scentless keeps your hand-washables (and sensitive skin) clean and fragrance-free.
What does clean smell like? It’s a fresh and ultra-clear way to take care of the laundry you love most.

If you simply can’t decide which SOAK fragrance is for you, try a selection of our MiniSOAKS – 5mL single use sachets. Great for gifting, perfect for travel.


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Available in Aquae, Celebration, Lacey & Scentless.

The Fibre Company


We received a big box from The Fibre Company this week, filled with skeins of Meadow in all its glorious tweedy colours.

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A blend of merino wool, llama, silk and linen, Meadow is a great choice for lightweight shawls, scarves and cardigans to take the chill off spring evenings.

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Shawl of The Moirae by Lisa Naskrent {crochet}

Lite by Lori Versaci {knit}

Oswin by Bernadette Ambergen {crochet}

Floozy by Anne Hanson {knit}

India Zakka Lace Camisole by Pierrot Yarns {crochet}

Versio by Ankestrick {knit}

Tine Lasta by Aoibhe Ni {crochet}

Bitty Breezy by Hannah Fettig {knit}

Jane Austen Knits

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From the editors of Spin-Off magazine comes another edition of the popular special issue Jane Austen Knits!

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Drawing on a love for literature, this magazine is full of knitwear inspired by the novels of Jane Austen and the Regency era in which she lived. Knitwear designers have created 31 beautiful and functional garments that are wearable today by women, men and children.

The knitting patterns in this inspired special issue magazine will challenge the advanced knitter, engage the intermediate knitter, and invite the beginning knitter.

Fans of Jane Austen will also enjoy an interview with Hunter Hammersen, a look at pincushions and thread-cases from Persuasion, historical information on dorset buttons and more. Whether you are an avid knitter, a Jane-ite, a lover of the Regency era or all of the above, you will find something to fit your fancy in this magazine.

Inside this issue:

COUNTRY:Visit the countryside of a Jane Austen novel full of feminine lace details and sturdy menswear. These knits are practical with added details that the true craftswoman can appreciate.

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GARDEN:Spend some time in a beautiful garden with these Jane Austen inspired looks. Wrap up in shawls, cardigans and spencers with unique closures and flattering necklines.

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MANOR:These sensible knits include mittens, a night cap, gloves, a tea cosy and socks, all for days and nights spend inside the comfort of a manor.

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TOWN:Ladies of the Regency era would never appear in town without their finest wear. These knits have ornamentation aplenty, with ruffles, ribbons and knitted lace.

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Classes

There are hundreds of beautiful and unusual Japanese crochet patterns available but, unfortunately, many of them are not written in English. Short of learning Japanese, what can you do if one of them takes your fancy?

The good news is that Japanese patterns are frequently charted, which makes

learning Japanese unnecessary. So if you’re smitten by a Japanese crochet pattern, it might be worth taking our Japanese charts workshop, during which our lovely instructor Derrin will take all the mystery out of reading crochet charts.

Reading charts has additional benefits – it speeds up your work by enabling you to ‘see’ the pattern at a glance, rather than trying to keep track of line-by-line written instructions. And for anyone who has been confused while trying to work from patterns using American crochet terms, charts let you work without translation.

Skills Development
Japanese Crochet Charts
Sunday 10
th November
11:30am – 2:30pm
$45 per person plus supplies


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If you’re still not convinced, have a look at this wonderful collection of charted crochet patterns.

Outing Shawl by Pierrot

Granny Bunting / Garland with Edging by Crochet Tea Party

Chiffon Motif Cowl by Pierrot

Yes Yes Shawl by Bernat Design Studio

Amikomo3-13 Lace Doily by Pierrot

Julie Cuff by Robyn Chachula

Crochet Cabled Bracelets by A la Sascha

Crochet Flower Earrings by Olivia Munroe

Flower Patterned Doily by Pierrot

Coffee Flower Coasters by Lena Fedotova


With the gift giving season just around the corner now is a good time to find a few ‘go to’ gift patterns.
Simple Living Slippers by Lisa van Klaveren certainly falls into that category!

The lovely Lisa has given us permission to teach a workshop based on her slippers.
With some basic crochet skills and this three-hour workshop you will be whipping up pairs for your loved ones in no time.

Skills Development
Crocheted Slippers
Saturday 16
th November
12noon – 3pm
$45 per person plus supplies


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Don’t forget we will continue our most popular class, Tech Support Sessions right up to the end of the year.

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!

On The Needles at Tangled Yarns

Alice has recently fallen down the slippery slope of shawl knitting…her very first shawl is this stunningly beautiful Headwinds by Alicia Plummer in our Sweet Georgia Superwash DK.

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I am sure we will see more shawls from Alice now she has been bitten by the shawl bug!
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Derrin has been working on the super sweet Abuelita by Meghan Fernandes from Pom Pom Issue 2 over the past few weeks.

She has used our Malabrigo Silkpaca in the Arco Iris colourway.

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Anita finished a belated birthday gift for a dear friend earlier this week,
Intuitive by Julia Zahle in our Fibre Company Acadia.
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She admitted to me this morning that it was still slightly damp when she gifted it! Luckily her friend is also a knitter, so she understood!

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Two Sunday evenings ago I cast on the adorable Summer Carnival by Georgie Hallam in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.

As always with Georgie’s patterns, it was a pleasure to knit and the intense Cobalt colour goes well with much of my summer wardrobe.

I finished it off with some of our lovely enamel coconut buttons in contrasting white.
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The pattern features asymmetrical lace panels on one side of the bodice and the opposite side of the waist. However, I gave in to my need for symmetry by duplicating the lace panel on both sides of the bodice and working the waist in plain stocking stitch.
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As soon as I finish a couple of other projects already on the needles I will be jumping back on the KAL bandwagon by casting on Summer Festival!

Inspiring your passion

Kelly


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