Wow! March is almost over already – does anyone else have the feeling that the year is flying by?

The beginning of April always feels like the true beginning of Brisbane’s knitting and crochet season, with more and more people popping into the shop and planning their winter projects.

We’ve started to look through the projects we sidelined last year when the warmer weather arrived, and decide which will be the next off the needles … while we try to close our eyes to all the tantalising new patterns and yummy yarns that keep tempting us to cast on…

pattern that has slipped past our defences is Georgie Hallam’s Uwland cowl. In three sizes and featuring a striking geometric lace pattern, it will add a lovely accent to our winter outfits.
In addition, all funds raised from the sale of this pattern over the next two weeks (until April 10) are being donated by Georgie to the family of designer Julia Stanfield, whose husband was recently in a bike accident.

(Despite her burgeoning WIP pile and queue, Anita might already have purchased the pattern and yarn to make herself a Uwland – look out for it in a future newsletter!)



Knit.Wear continues to be our most popular magazine from Interweave and this issue, Spring / Summer 2014, is sure to continue the trend.


Full of 26 cool knits with intriguing contemporary lace and a new take on stripes, including bolts, blocks & chevrons.

Several new patterns have just jumped in my queue….




One yarn that is proving hard to resist is the gorgeous laceweight that we added to our range this week, Cascade’s Forest Hills.


Combining the softest silk and merino wool in a delicious palette of colours,Forest Hills is perfect for airy wraps and feather-light garments.


Forest Hills

Laceweight / 2 ply

785 yards / 718 metres per 100g

28-32 sts over 10cm / 4 inches

2.25mm-3.25mm or US 1-3

51% silk, 49% merino


Arrows by Annette Petavy {crochet}

Versio by Ankestrick {knit}

River Walk Shawl by Sharon Falkner {crochet}

Spring Kerchief by Sachiko Uemura {knit}

Argo by Aoibhe Ni {crochet}

Firth o’ Forth by Kate Davies {knit}

Ersa by Julie Blagojevich {crochet}

Maja – Kiito by Marita Rolin {knit}

Wisteria by Bernadette Ambergen {crochet}

Oblagon by LondonLeo {knit}

Phoenix Mitts by Julia Vaconsin {crochet}

Spirited by Elena Nodel {knit}

Pond Ripples by Elena Fedotova {crochet}

Willow Lace Sweater by emteedee {knit}

Morticia by BooKnits {knit}

Thoughts by Joji Locatelli {knit}

Airy by Olga Wedbjer Rambell {knit}


Derrin has been test knitting a shop sample in the devine our Forest Hills and it is coming up beautifully. The pattern is Viajante by Martina Behm and will take two balls.


Our Cascade shipment also included a top-up of 60 Quick Baby Blankets, which has been a favourite among our customers.


It’s not hard to see why, as it contains a wealth of both knit & crochet patterns to suit every taste.

The Simple Things


Each month the latest issue of The Simple Things transports me on a blissful break…full of delishious recipies, gardening, craft and wellbeing inspiration.


Seeking springtime sparkle?

Look no further than miracle product The Simple Thigns. Active Ingredients: friends and family, home cooking, eccentric finds, moonlint walks, spring blossom, Granny’s pearls, and a black and white photograph of her wearing them.

Blended with 100% organic, locally sourced fresh air. Apply liberally. Lend to a friend. Use daily to declutter the mind, sweep away nuisances and polish up your priorities.

Reach for something tried-and-tested.

Reach for The Simple Things.



A small back order shipment of Namaste arrived this week, containing
a small selection ofour popular Better Buddy Cases and Oh Snap! Pouches.


The remainder of our shipment, including the nifty BYOB binders has been stuck in a container on the docks in the US, we are hoping to see its arrival soon.

Mollie Makes


New from our friends at Mollie Makes


Mollie Makes 38 includes four sewing and embroidery projects, three crochet tutorials, two felt makes, a one fresh knitting project, plus our very first recipe.

Easter egg decorations and springtime makes, this month’s issue is a marvel.

Our Easter issue of Mollie Makes is packed full of projects to take us into the first days of spring and beyond. Have you met Monsieur Lapin? The crochet rabbit featured on the cover of Mollie Makes 38 includes little beret and scarf accessories to complete the Parisian painter look – plus simple ombré egg Easter decorations to prettify our dinner tables.

Other crochet projects include a geek chic crochet vest and little lambs complete with egg-hunting gear.

For those of us who are sworn knitters, Debbie Bliss’s pouffe is a great project if you’re developing your knitting skills – and a welcome reward after long days.

What about embroidery and sewing projects? O.K, are you ready? Hand stitch a felt April showers mobile, stitch the springtime blossom peter pan collar by The House of Handmade, sew Kirsty Hartley’s kids’ dungarees for playtime buffoonery and a retro pinny with giant ric-rac -*gasp*- embroider a motivational quote on vintage linen.

Jeepers, that’s tons, and we’ve not even told you about our chat with Mollie Makes DIY Fashion guest editor, Lisa Comfort, our visit to Marlous Snijder’s house in the Netherlands, or our biscuit recipe! We’ll give you a minute to let it all sink in…

Hang on, a biscuit recipe in Mollie Makes? Oh yes, crafters, we know you like yourselves a spot of baking too. Let’s see you donned in flour flecked pinnies, tables heaped with fresh bakes, and a cup of tea in hand.


Designer Knitting


The Spring / Summer issue of Designer Knitting has arrived and although the seasons are out for us, many of the projects are perfect for our milder Autumn and Winter.


This issue is Sheer Magic with 28 fresh knits including –

MESH – See-through continues as a key look, and right now that means a lot of mesh stitches and their ariations. Paired with the black and white trent we’re also seeing everwhere, we present on page 40 our collection of striking knits.

COLOURBLOCKING – We’ve seen this trend for a while now, and for spring it sizzles in fresh tropical colours and great shapes – comfy tops, tees and looser tunics.





Our favourite up-cycling magazine, Reloved is back with a bumper issue!


Celebrate spring with Reloved this month, plus receive a free Annie Sload sourcebook with 32 pages of projects.

Get ready for Easter as we give you fun ideas on how to decorate your home, get creative with the kids and turn your old junk into something beautiful.

Projects include transforming broken old umbrealls into beautiful bags, decoupage fun, wine bottle covers, chalkboard necklaces, 2 ways with Easter Eggs & some industrial chic furniture.


Simply Crochet


Fresh Looks & new season styles with Issue 16 of Simply Crochet!


Wow – our Easter issue is positively blooming.

Lucy from Attic 24 is sharing her love of crocheted flowers, and there’s a pretty primrose throw to make, a bunch of bold daisies, a peony motif and a marvellous matinee jacket for baby with a gorgeous forget-me-not stitch pattern.

Plus, update your bedroom and accessorise in style with our modern gypsy makes – think bold colours, beads, embellishments, and a whole lot of flowers. Just gorgeous.

Yes, spring is most definitely in the air, and that means Easter’s on its way. Get prepared with beautiful butterfly bunting, an adorable bunny brooch and quirky egg-shaped placemats by top blogger Wink. Plus, there are all manner of cute creatures to hook for a nursery makeover, including a big cuddly rabbit. Who could resist? Don’t miss our vintage treasure this month… did someone say Easter Bunny?

With a fresh season comes a fresh dose of style. Whether you like classic designs or instant updates, there’ll be something your wardrobe will want. Hook a stunning, boxy jacket, inspired by Chanel, a super-feminine bow scarf in the perfect pastel pink, or a fashion-forward pair of glittering collar tips. So you. And so playful.




Dotted Stripes

We’ve been working hard on putting together some great new designs & kits for you and this week we are happy to launch our first baby blanket kit –Dotted Stripes.

We will have some fun putting together some kits over the weekend, so may different colour combination possibilities!

In five colours of Cascade 128 Superwash, Dotted Stripes is a soft and squishy garter stitch blanket, with a unique transition of each colour to the next.

To make it even easier, the pattern includes a tutorial on how to weave in those pesky ends making this blanket essentially reversible.

In addition to the kits, Dotted Stripes is also be available for purchase on Ravelry.


Our first Double Knitting workshop took place last Saturday, and our students took on the challenge of working a double-sided colourwork pattern with great success.


Double Knitting is a fantastic technique that creates a reversible, two-layer fabric by working both sides of the fabric at once. It is particularly useful for creating a thick fabric suitable for warm winter hats, scarves and potholders, with the additional benefit of colourwork on both sides.

There are still places left in our next three-hour workshop, during which you will learn the basic techniques of double knitting on a small project.

For the workshop, you will need two colours of our Cascade 220 or a suitable worsted weight wool substitute, plus 4.5mm needles.

Double Knitting Workshop

Saturday 5th April
12:30 – 3:30pm

$45 per person plus supplies

You can find our full current 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

The repeating arcs of the Arches Cowl by Mary Beth Temple brought to mind Liz’s favourite national park, Arches National Park in the US.

She immediately picked up some yarn in deep reds to echo the colours of the national park. A perfect pairing, the stunning Colourful Metal colour in our Crazy Zauberball Sock.


Just in time for the wet weather, Derrin finished her Love & Happiness cowl by Amy Christoffers, knitted in our luscious Fibre Company Organik. Perfect for adding just a bit of warmth and colour on these cooler days…

I can’t wait until our Winter shipment of Organik arrives!


Extended Sunday Trading Hours
Don’t forget – from Sunday April 6th we will have extended Sunday trading hours!

You will be able to enjoy all things Tangled Yarns from 10am – 4pm all winter.

Inspiring your passion



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