After all their training (aka project planning and swatching), Team Tangled Yarns will be casting on tonight for the Ravellenic Games.

The Ravellenic Games is a global knit-a-long / crochet-a-long timed to coincide with this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.

You can still join Team Tangled Yarns as we race to Ravellenic glory! Simply pick an event, create a project or projects using the special Ravellenics tags, and cast on together with the rest of us and 1000s of other Ravthletes around the world tonight. (Or you can join in at any point during the Ravellenics!)

Tagging your projects is really easy – simply click on the link “add tags” next to the little matryoshka icon when setting up your project page. And don’t forget to add the all-important “teamty2014” tag, which ensures that your project is officially entered for our team.

Casting on will coincide with the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which is 2:00am AEST on Saturday 8 February. If you don’t want to get up at silly o’clock to cast on, just join us whenever you can … but absolutely not before this time!

Remember, you don’t have to finish – or even hope to finish – to participate. Challenge yourself, enjoy the sense of community here in the store and on our Ravelry group and, most importantly, have fun!

If you think you’d like to join us, or just want to find out more about it or check on our team’s progress, check out the Team Thread in our Ravelry Group – our team captain, Anita (aka Purldragon on Ravelry), will be more than happy to answer any questions!

The Simple Things


Now that the mayhem of Christmas is over, make some time for yourself and curl up with the latest issue of The Simple Things, 19.


Curl up with The Simple Things – a story of family and friends, cosy retreats and the great outdoors, and never-ending journeys of discovery. Lose yourself in a yarn that draws inspiration from the past to present a vision of the near future. One full of contentment, thoughtfulness and seville orange gin. Where beautiful things lie all about just waiting for you to notice them. It’s not a work of fiction. These characters and this setting, the beginning, middle and end – all so lovingly folded between the covers – are yours.

They are The Simple Things.


Pierrot Yarns

Our final summer shipment from Pierrot Yarns has arrived this week, topping up our range of the fun and distinctive Amian, the strong stapleCotton Neat and the oh-so-special Julien.



Abracadabra Bag by Teresa Alvarez {crochet}

210-67 Amian Hat by Pierrot {crochet}

Simple Net Crochet Bag by Asami Togashi {crochet}

Kitchen Basket by Pierrot {crochet}


Cotton Neat

Treble Dishcloth by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Leafy Washclothby Megan Goodacre {knit}

Citrus Coaster by Dona Knits {crochet}

eLoomanator’s Diagonal Knit Dishcloth by Jana Trent {knit}

Crochet Bag by Lucy of Attic24 {crochet}

3 Pretty Washcloths in Single Crochet by Corinne Munger {crochet}



Lida Shawl by Bristol Ivy {knit}

Dahlia Shawl by Lisa Naskrent {crochet}

Lacy Mitts by naganasu {knit}

Marilyn by Kim Guzman {crochet}

Wisterious by Jennifer Dassau {knit}

Cascading Shells (Shell) by Bendy Carter {crochet}

Simply Crochet


Issue 14 of Simply Crochet is an issue not to miss. Not only is it full of great patterns but it’s the first issue with the lovely Lucy of Attic24 as a contributor!!


Simply Crochet is one – this issue marks our first birthday! We’re hooking super-fun animal makes to celebrate, and sprucing up our crafting spaces with pretty pom-poms and lace embellishments, worked in the very happiest of hues. Pour a cuppa and create a corner – crochet time is sacred.


Designer Knitting
of luxe layers for winter warmth, the latest issue of Designer Knitting is now available.


Patterns include quick knit vests to keep you in style indoors and out, new takes on the iconic motorcycle jacket and some great designs from Tara Stiles, founder of Strala Yoga that will go from yoga studio to street in style.

Cotton Fine

Just squeaking in before the end of summer is a small shipment of our lovely Cotton Fine – ideal for light throws, wraps and cardis in the dying days of summer.

Cotton Fine

Fine Tune by Joji Locatelli {knit}

Shells & Chains Slouchy Beret by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Color Block Cardigan by Chiaki Hayashi {knit}

Sunny Side [Up!] by Isabell Kraemer {knit}

Unconventional by Siew Clark {crochet}

Monomania by Ann Weaver {knit}

Crochet Sarafan Dress by Mon Petit Violon {crochet}

Bellevue Cardigan – fingering weight by Laura Chau {knit}

Bear’s Rainbow Blanket by Purl Soho {crochet}

Breezy Winter Baby Blanket by Anna & Heidi Pickles {knit}





Also just in, issue 5 of the creative guide to upcycling, Reloved.

We’re getting all loved up this February with our Valentine’s Day special of Reloved Magazine, packed full of romantic ideas with a personal touch! Plus we’ve got fashion ideas galore, furniture projects to get you busy at the weekend, and easy midweek makes that you can whip up in a flash.


Cascade Yarns

Our regular shipments from Cascade Yarns continue this week with a top up of Heritage Silk, Ultra Pima and Venezia, perfect for light shawls and cardis as we move towards the cooler days of autumn.

Heritage Silk


Check This Out by Laura Reinbach {knit}

Fete du Printemps by Michele DuNaier {crochet}

Faberge by Laura Aylor {knit}

Blue Lagoon by Lily Go {crochet}

Emergency Landing Cardi by Vera Sanon {knit}

Garden Party Sweater by Marlaina “Marly” Bird {crochet}

Ultra Pima


Easy Lace Cowl by Donna Edgar {knit}

Amish Puzzle Ball Crochet Pattern by Dedri Uys {crochet}

Iris Tee by Svetlana Volkova {knit}

Latticework Cardigan by Michele DuNaier {crochet}

Flower Cardigan by Ewelina Murach {knit}

Floreal by Deanne Ramsay {crochet}

Aquae Tank by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Venezia Sport


Falling Water
by Yumiko Alexander {knit}

Floating Wrap by Robyn Chachula {crochet}

Lavaliere by Cecily Glowik McDonald {knit}

Seafoam Shawl by Kimberley K McAlindin {crochet}

Laelia by Hanna Maciejewska {knit}

Helena’s Summer Top by Helena LB {crochet}

Radian Yoke by Wendy Bernard {knit}


Mollie Makes


Issue 36 of Mollie Makes is in store now!


Two heads are better than one. That’s the philosophy behind the new issue of Mollie Makes. Whether it’s making two-by-two, or collaborating with a like-minded crafter, we think there’s a lot to be said for partnerships.

Mollie Makes 36 features a whole host of sweet makes, clever crafts, and inspiring interviews.

Knit and embellish with Benjamin G Wilson’s eccentric kitty cushions; stitch two felted pairs of retro-style specs; make a geometric patchwork blanket in a striking, masculine palette; and make a sweet amigurumi-style duo of crochet puppies.

Get rocking tattoo style – our top trend tip – and embroider a rose shirt; run up a pair of pretty gifts for yourself and your single gal pals this Valentine’s Day; turn old scraps of lace into beautiful painted statement necklaces; and new parents will love this unisex crocheted bonnet, mittens and booties set.


On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

When our lovely Liz saw these funky placemats in Simply Crochet issue 13, she knew they were a perfect match for the saturated colours of our
Cascade Ultra Pima.


We’d have to agree!!

Continuing her newfound love affair with crochet, Maureen has finished a gorgeous Neat Ripple for her new nephew in our Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece.


For herself, she also finished this bold and uber-cosy Affirmative Shawl in our Cascade Eco Wool.
(Our Autumn shipment of Eco Wool is due to arrive later this month)

Although written for a bulky weight yarn, Maureen says the pattern could also be worked in a lighter weight yarn, as the designer has provided full instructions for resizing.


Kim delighted us this with the king-size chevron blanket she crocheted for her daughter, Pippa. Based on our Missoni-inspired Blanket, and in subtly shifting shades of our Cascade Ultra Pima to complement a painting over the bed, it is truly a masterpiece.

Inspiring your passion


One comment

  1. Hi – thanks for reviewing Designer Knitting! I love your eNews – they are often the only ones I open.


    Trisha Malcolm

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