09.05.14


This weekend we are celebrating our wonderful mothers, grandmothers, mothers-in-law and mothers-to-be.

It has been a pleasure to help select fantastic gifts for lucky mums to receive on Sunday and we have been super busy writing up gift vouchers… I foresee some great little shopping sprees for some special mums in the near future!

To all our mums: We wish you a fantastic day on Sunday. I hope you are treated to a lazy sleep in, toast & tea in bed and some blissful time with your needles or hooks.

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Mystery Knit-A-Long

There has been loads of excited chatter in store and on our Ravelry group about the Mystery Knit-A-Long that we announced last week.

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It is not too late to join us, the first clue is due this weekend.

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.

We have had a few people who have been unsure if their knitting skills would be up to a lace pattern. Because the MKAL is broken up into ‘bite sized’ pieces it is a great introduction to lace.

Each week you will not only receive the pattern ‘clue’ but some great tips and tricks.

May 10th
Clue A directions.
Tutorial on measuring gauge in a lace pattern, tips and tricks on knitting lace from charts, and swatching instructions.

May 17th
Clue B directions.
Info about common shawl shapes and how they are created.

May 31st
Clue C directions.
Tips and tricks on how to properly read lace and how pairing decreases and increases creates different visual results.

June 7th
Clue D directions.
Information on the difference between lace knitting and knitted lace, and how to work lace on wrong-side rows.

June 14th
Clue E directions.
How to make smooth transitions between lace patterns and different methods for adding texture into lace.

June 21st
Clue F directions.
Edgings! A few different ways edgings are created. How to work this MKALs edging and finishing instructions.

I can’t wait to see what colour everyone chooses … not to mention to receive the first clue and cast on!

Fibre Company

Just in time for the first clue for The Fibre Companys MKAL, a delivery of luscious yarns has made it in-store.

This week we received 10 stunning colours of Meadow, plus a top up of Canopy and Road to China Light.

Meadow

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Thistle Field by Elena Fedotova {crochet}

Fluted by Cecily Glowik MacDonald {knit}

Hidalgo by Meghan Kelly {knit}

Dunes by Katya Novikova {crochet}

Watson by Amy Miller {knit}

Et Voila by May Cheang {crochet}

Gake by Kirsten Johnstone {knit}

Canopy

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Claudia Scarf
by Rebecca Jackson {crochet}

Norby by Gudrun Johnston {knit}

Hofsos Hat by Stephen West {knit}

Haiku Crochet Shawl by Rebecca Velasquez {crochet}

Dragonfly Slouch Hat by Tara Murray {crochet}

Poplar – The Scarf by Julia Stanfield {knit}

Charlotte – Leaf Lace Cowl by Vicky Chan {crochet}

Adult Tide Pools by Andrea Sanchez {knit}

Road to China Light

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New Canaan by Elizabeth Smith {knit}

Textured Study I by Flying Dog Fibers {knit}

Designer Cowl by The Firefly Hook {crochet}

Little Scallops by Maria Carlander {knit}

Waffle Hat by Anna Voronezhskaya {knit}

Ben Lomond by Kendra Hope {knit}

Designs by Tangled

It has been a little while since we have released a pattern but we have been super busy behind the scenes and over the coming weeks there will be plenty to share with you! Both knit and crochet patterns, blankets, accessories…hopefully something for everyone!

First up and perfect timing with the shelves full of oh-so-soffffft Road to China Light we introduce Coco.
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Coco is a simple & easily crocheted cowl with a stunning outcome. The changing colours are the hero of this cowl, achieved by striping solid colours or by using a variegated yarn. The fabric created is reminiscent of Chanel houndstooth so it seemed only fitting to name the pattern Coco.

The pattern is designed for the beginner crocheter and incorporates some different techniques for starting a chain, joining in the round, and for finishing.

You can select from three different versions but the pattern is easily adapted for different weight yarns and different sized cowls.


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The finished cowl is essentially reversible, with no ‘wrong side’. With the luxurious Road To China Light you end up with a super soft, snuggly and drapey cowl or, if you are after a showstopping, more structured accessory, choose the third version and a ball of crazy Noro Taiyo.

Available on Ravelry now!

 

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 Cascade

Our winter stock has been coming thick and fast. We have had a steady flow of boxes, including several big boxes from our friends at Cascade.

This week’s deliveries included the super squishy128 Superwash Merino, one of our most popular Cascade yarns.

We have been busy little bees making up new Dotted Stripes Blanket Kits but they sell faster than we can make them. More will make it up onto the website as soon as possible; in the meantime, you can always email and we would be happy to put one together for you.


128 Superwash Merino
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Chocolate Bar Coaster by Purl Soho {knit}

Chunkeanie by Woolly Wormhead {knit}

Jinlys by Melanie Berg {knit}

Reversible Strands for Men by Nancy Smith {crochet}

Kinsley Chunky Scarf by SweaterBabe {knit}

Martha Cowl Scarf by Lthingies {crochet}

Watch Cap My Mountain Schachenmayr by Kirsten Hipsky {knit}

Yarn Bowls

Our custom made Yarn Bowls never seem to last long! A new delivery has just made it to the shop floor, perfectly timed for a last-minute Mother’s Day surprise.

Available in Red, Blue & Olive.

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The yarn bowls are an artisanal product and, as such, are all one of a kind. We have therefore decided not to pop them up on our website. But if you are keen to order one, drop us a line and we will let you know what we have in stock.

Classes

Our Learn to Knit and Learn to Crochet classes are always popular, and we have a new round beginning soon.

Learn To Crochet

Thursday 6pm – 8pm
29th May, 5th & 12th June

Cost
$75.00 per person
(3-week course)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Supplies
100g of worsted / 10ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty, as you need to see your stitches)

4.5mm hook

wool darning needle
scissors

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Learn to Knit

Saturday 1pm – 3pm
31st May, 7th & 14th June

Cost
$75.00 per person
(3-week course)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Supplies
100g of worsted / 10ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty, as you need to see your stitches)

4.5mm needles

wool darning needle
scissors

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

Learn to Crochet

Sunday 1pm – 3pm
1st, 8th & 15th June

Cost
$75.00 per person
(3-week course)

Plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Supplies
100g of worsted / 10ply yarn
(smooth, no novelty, as you need to see your stitches)

4.5mm hook

wool darning needle
scissors

Requirements
Please note that this is a beginners course.
No prior experience is necessary.

If you would like to expand your skills and try some lace or cable knitting, we have some fantastic intermediate and advanced workshops planned.

Lace Cowl Workshop

This workshop provides an introduction to knitting lace in the round.

Saturday 21st June
12pm – 3pm
$45 per person, plus supplies

We suggest using any of our lovely worsted weight or aran yarns –Cascade 220 Worsted,Berroco Ultra Alpaca or Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed.

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.

Cable Scarf Workshop

This workshop provides an introduction to the technique of knitting cables,
with or without a cable needle.

Sunday 22nd June
11am – 2pm
$45 per person, plus supplies

We suggest using either our beautiful MillaMia or Cascade Venezia.

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.

Continental Crash Course

Anita is holding another one of her popular Continental Crash Courses in June!

Continental Knitting is a method of knitting where you tension the yarn in your left hand. Some people find that, with practice, this speeds up their knitting greatly, especially during long stretches of stocking stitch or ribbing.

This course is aimed at students who are already comfortable with the “English Style” of knitting ie with yarn held in the right hand. Prior knowledge of knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing is required.

During the class, you will learn one method of the knit stitch, two different methods of the purl stitch and how to switch between the two during ribbing.

Continental Crash Course
Saturday 21st June

1-4pm

$45.00


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

Inspired by our pattern suggestions in last week’s newsletter, Michelle whipped up a stunning cowl for her mother-in-law.

She used two balls of Noro Silk Garden to create a Lacey Circle Scarf by Domestic Bliss Squared.


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Maureen has picked up her crochet hook, just to mix it up with all of her amazing knitted projects! She popped in to share her latest finished project, Zoolandia by Stephen West and DrawFour Designs, crocheted in our Ella Rae Lace Merino.


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I love how Kim can take a pattern and almost re-invent it with a change of yarn and some simple modifications.

This is a finished Queen Annes Shawl by Rebecca Velasquez in a ball of our Crazy Zauberball Sock.


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Derrin has been on a finishing streak!
Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier in our Fibre Company Acadia is her most recent finished project.

The simple metal buttons are the perfect finish.


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Anita was taken with the lovely Forget-Me-Not shade of MillaMia, and turned out these sweet Nalu Mitts from just one ball.


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Inspiring your passion

Kelly


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