Inspiration comes in many forms. This week we’ve been watching the amazing athletes competing in the Winter Olympics … while also getting our fill of the fabulous knitwear on show.

Many countries drew inspiration from their folk traditions to accent their team uniforms. A folk pattern used on cottages in northern Slovakia translated to colourwork hearts and crosses on hats, mittens and scarves for that country’s official team uniform.


The colourwork hearts reminded us of the sweet
From Norway With Love by Anna & Heidi Pickles {knit}, which would be just gorgeous worked in our Fibre Company Road to China Light

The Norwegian team borrowed a trend from the snowboarding slopes, sporting slouchy crocheted beanies with a contrast edging.

Work it in the same striking colours as the Norwegian team using our Cascade Heritage Sock, or show your support for the Aussie team with colours inspired by the green and gold in Ella Rae Lace Merino, Malabrigo Sock and Cascade Heritage Sock.




OL-feber by Goril Borseth {crochet}

When the Canadian team waved to the crowd during the Opening Ceremony, they showed off the maple leaf knitted into the palm of their mittens – what a great idea!


Open your palms to reveal the pretty hidden flowers of the Pressed Flower Mitts by Ricefield Collective {knit}, worked in our Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock & Malabrigo Sock.

The Latvian team went geometric with our favourite chevrons on sleeves, hats, scarves and mittens.

Channel the same aesthetic with funky chevrons in muted shades of our Cascade 220 Superwash Sport or Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.


Chevron Scarf by Linda Castles {knit}


Chevron Infinity Scarf Cowl by Deja Jetmir {crochet}

And finally, the German team went for colour … and lots of it! And if we’re talking brights, you can’t go past Biggan First Cross Merino DK


Charlotte in Sochi by Astrid Schramm {knit}


After a little break over the silly season, we are thrilled to have just received a new delivery of our spectacular little GEMS Stitch Markers.

They make me smile every time I come across one in my knitting…


Interweave Knits


Just in time for some transitional season project planning – Interweave Knits Spring 2014.


The Spring issue of Interweave Knits takes readers on a treasure hunt through the world of knitting, from the hidden yarn shops of Manhattan, to a flea market of tools and trinkets, to an eclectic and vintage-inspired collection of sweaters and accessories.

These projects have character and interest in abundance, while the articles also focus on the unique, the quirky and the colourful.



With the cooler weather creeping up on us we have found that our classes have been filling up quickly!

If you missed the recent launch of our latest calendar you can find our full class calendar on our website or click here.

A few upcoming classes that still have a few spaces are listed below, including our Tunisian Crochet Workshop this Sunday.

Introduction to Tunisian Crochet
Sunday 16
th February

Tunisian Crochet is a technique that combines elements from both knitting and crochet to create a fusion of the two elements.

During this three-hour workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of Tunisian Crochet.

For the workshop, you will need some crochet experience.

Knit Fix
Wednesday 19
th March

Small mistakes in your knitting can often be fixed without ripping whole rows of work. This three-hour workshop will provide you with the techniques and confidence to read your knitting and take on those little boo-boos.

Due to the need for attendees to prepare a few small swatches in advance of the workshop, bookings must be made before Wednesday 12th March. Class handouts will be forwarded to students on that day so that your swatches can be completed in time for the workshop.

Intro to Cables / Fetchings Workshop
Sunday 9
th March

If you have ever wanted to attempt some of those snuggly cable pattern but haven’t known where to start, our Intro to Cables workshop would be ideal.

During this workshop you will learn the basic cabling techniques while making a small project.

Learn to Knit
Saturday 15
th, 22nd & 29th March

This is a beginners class – over three weeks we introduce you to all the basics of knitting – how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast off and how to read a simple pattern.

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

Using two complementary colours of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, Liz added a contrast trim to her Abuelita to give it more length, giving it an edge of distinction at the same time.



Rachel’s needles have been flying again. She has finished a beautiful Summer Carnival in our Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.

Rachel has also almost finished a second Summer Carnival, this time with a colourful twist – look out for this version in next week’s newsletter!

Derrin has been a busy girl, finishing three projects this week!

First off the needles is the lovely Nangou in two shades of our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.


She also finished two pairs of socks from her own pattern – one knitted from the toe up in Malabrigo Sock


… and one cuff-down in my own hand-dyed from several seasons ago.


Inspiring your passion



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