02.05.14

Ooh, it’s chilly today!! With the weatherman forecasting temperatures down to single digits on the weekend, it looks like the cooler weather is here to stay.

Time to pull out the woollies and fire up those needles and hooks!

Plus it’s only a week until Mother’s Day! We’ve put together some yarny inspiration for quick & easy gifts to wrap your mum in much-needed warmth…

Boho Pineapple Scarf by Taylor Tengelsen {crochet}

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley {knit}

Super Slouch Hat by Danyel Pink {crochet}

A Very Braidy Cowl by Maryse Roudier {knit}

In Bloom Beret & Cap by Brittney Waterhouse {crochet}

Spate by Jane Richmond {knit}

Lacey Circle Scarf by Domestic Bliss Squared {crochet}

Giftie Slouchie Beanie by Tanis Gray {knit}


If your mum is a knitter or crocheter herself, perhaps one of our Tangled Yarns Gift Vouchers would make the perfect gift!


Mystery Knit-A-Long

We are super excited to be a part of this year’s Kelbourne Woolens May Day
Mystery Knit-A-Long!


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Kelbourne Woolens ran its first MKAL last May, the end result of which was the gorgeous Meadowsweet Shawl.

To join in, all you need to do is purchase the pattern from Ravelry before May 10, when the first clue will be emailed out to participants. From then on, participants will receive a clue in their Ravelry inbox each Saturday until June 21.

The MKAL will use one skein of The Fibre Company’s Meadow yarn, a delicious blend of merino, baby llama, silk and linen. We’ve got quite a few skeins of Meadow in stock at the moment, but we might also be expecting a nice fat shipment of 10 colours – including three brand new ones – next week.
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While you knit your way through each clue, there’ll be plenty of chatter in both the Tangled Yarns and the Kelbourne Woolens Ravelry groups.

At the end of the MKAL, not only will you have a beautiful finished project, but you will also receive a PDF of the complete pattern.

I have my skein all wound up and my needles are ready to cast on the moment the first clue hits my inbox.

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If you would like to join in the fun, jump onto Ravelry, purchase the pattern and drop into our Ravelry Group to say hi!

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Reloved
is back with 30 fun new upcycling projects for you to try this May!


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Try something new with a rag rug tea cosy, brush embroidery clutch or artichoke tea lights.
Breathe some love into your garden with a few new additions that won’t cost the earth, and can often be found around the house.

Quick midweek makes include an innovative and pretty way to store your ribbons, plus scraps of fabric or vintage handkerchiefs make beautiful hankie bracelets.


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Berroco

The first shipment of this winter’s Berroco Ultra Alpaca has arrived! Ultra Alpaca is one of our absolute favourites for everything from toasty wraps and hats to cosy cardis and sweaters.

We’ve received two weights in this shipment – the worsted weight Ultra Alpaca and the fingering weight Ultra Alpaca Fine.

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Ultra Alpaca


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Ahiru Shawl by Abigail Bailey {crochet}

Kerrera by Gudrun Johnston {knit}

Baby Button Boots by Yarn Blossom Boutique {crochet}

Cambridge Jacket by Ann Budd {knit}

Twisted Newsboy Crochet Hat Pattern by Kismet Crochet {crochet}

Slofock Cap by Ann Hanson {knit}

Cacie Beret by Justine Walley {crochet}

Vancouver Fog by Jen Balfour {knit}

Rand Mitts by Britt Schmiesing {crochet}

Ultra Alpaca Fine

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Bird of Passage by Asami Kawa {knit}

Nina by Yuli Nilssen {crochet}

Footie Socks by Miriam L Felton {knit}

Crochet Spring Flowers by MayaB {crochet}

Georgia Vest by Cecily Glowik MacDonald {knit}

Deceptive by Siew Clark {crochet}

Sagrantino Shawl by Loredana Gianferri {knit}

Muscari by Mam’zelle Flo {crochet}

Hofsos Hat by Stephen West {knit}

 Mollie Makes


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Mollie Makes Issue 39
is Bloomin’ Brilliant!


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This month is the Bright Bazaar special which includes spring crochet flowers and a wreath, upcycled vintage book bag and baby bear booties.

Be a petal and stitch Gemma Nemer’s pretty flower fabric brooch. The kit includes 5 pieces of floral cotton fabrics, a vintage style button, a spool of sewing thread, a metal brooch back, felt and a needle.

Also included this month are six Mollie Makes fashion DIY project cards.

Noro

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Perfect timing for our Entrelac Workshop this weekend, a fresh new delivery of colourful Noro Silk Garden has just been unpacked...including four luscious new colours.

Add some colour to your world this winter….

Silk Garden


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Noro Twist Neck Wrap by Rene Lundhgaard {crochet}

Vice Versa by Laura Aylor {knit}

Hitchin’ a Ride by Sharon Creek {crochet}

Windschief by Stephen West {knit}

LightWaves by Susan Ashcroft {knit}

Snowdrop Shawl by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Simply Crochet

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Our friends from Simply Crochet have packed 26 bright and breezy designs into the latest issue.


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Get on your bike with chic cycling accessories in tasty ice cream shades and make a shower of teardrop goodies for a rainy day.

Lucy at Attic 24 just can’t get enough of squishy squashy colourful cushions and shares with us why she believes that they are the perfect little projects for road-testing new patterns.

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Biggan Design

Our Biggan Design DK was so popular over Easter our shelves were almost emptied!

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Luckily a new delivery arrived this week and the full range of 64 colours is now back in stock.

Merino DK

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Boulder Beanie
by Nicole Clark {knit}

Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker {knit}

Hexagon How-To by Lucky of Attic24 {crochet}

Garden Party by Loani Prior {knit}

Doctor Who Scarf by Chris Brimelow {knit}

Chromium Star Blanket by Laura Lynn Hanks {crochet}

Hogwarts Scarf by Lauren Kent {knit}

Explorer Vest by Julie Gilliver {knit}

Ruby Hexagon Blanket by Nova Seals {crochet}

Classes

Just before Easter we welcomed Leeanne to our Tangled Yarns family. Her addition to our teaching staff has meant that we have been able to add yet more classes to our schedule.

Yesterday we had three classes and tomorrow we have another three, plus one on Sunday…phew, it is going to be a busy weekend! But how better to embrace the cold weather we are expecting?

In addition to the multiple Learn To Knit and Learn To Crochet courses that have started this week we also have a selection of more advanced workshops on offer.

In the Round Workshop (Mitts)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round (on either double-pointed needles, two circular needles or magic loop), plus an introduction to knitting a simple cable.

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Thursday 15th May
6pm – 8pm
$25 per person, plus supplies

We suggest using our beautiful MillaMia yarn – the medium size requires one ball, the large requires two balls.

This is an Intermediate Level class: students must have a confident level of basic knitting skills (cast on, knit & purl).

Students will be given the full supplies and pattern details when booking in. The pattern is to be downloaded and printed by students prior to the workshop.

Advanced Lace Workshop

Basic introduction to knitting lace.

Sunday 25th May
11am – 2pm
$45 per person, plus supplies

We suggest our spectacular new Cascade Forest Hills silk/merino laceweight yarn for this class.

This is an Intermediate Advanced Level class: students must have competent knitting skills.

Students will be given the full supplies details and pattern details when booking in. The pattern is to be downloaded and printed by students prior to the workshop.

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

Colour, colour and more colour this week!!

Kim has added yet another beautiful blanket to her collection!

This time she has used a range of her Cotton Fleece leftovers to crochet a colourful Neat Ripple Blanket by Lucy of Attic24.

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Maureen was immediately taken with our new MillaMia when it arrived and she couldn’t wait to cast on Part Deux by Amy Miller. She brightened up a calm blue palette of Seaside, Forget Me Not, Midnight, Putty Grey and Snow with a cheerful splash of Daisy Yellow.

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Now she just needs
the matching mitts

One of Anita’s students suggested that she needed some magenta in her life … or at least in her knitting. Anita didn’t need any more prompting to knit up this Button Tab Hat by Joji Locatelli in two shades of our Berroco Ultra Alpaca – the perfect project to finish with a special button.

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Just in time for the cooler mornings, Anita also finished a pair of simple
Toast mitts by Leslie Friend in The Fibre Company’s Organik.

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Our new MillaMia was just crying out for a spot of colourwork, and I couldn’t resist casting on Pei by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne in Midnight and Fuchsia.
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Unfortunately, it turned out a wee bit too small, so it’s destined for my youngest daughter instead of me. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to knit another…
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Derrin loves to crochet OTT by Deanne Ramsay as a quick gift, this time for her nephew. The Noro Silk Garden creates subtle colour changes, highlighted by the simple stitch pattern.

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After a marathon cast off session of almost 700 stitches, Derrin was thrilled to share this stunning shawl with us. She found just the right shade of orange in our Heritage Sock range for You’re Beautiful by Melanie Berg.

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Inspiring your passion

Kelly

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