The small reprieve from yarn deliveries last week has meant that we have been hit with lots of big fat boxes over the last few days, overflowing with yarn – it’s always such fun unpacking them all.

The response to our latest round of classes & workshops has been overwhelming, with many of our classes filling up extremely quickly.

In an effort to reduce the waiting lists, we have added yet another new class time-slot to our calendar – “Learn To” is now available on Wednesdays!

Full details are in the Classes section of this newsletter.


Our fixed Addi needles are always popular, in particular the tiny little 30cm circulars – ideal for all the sleeve knitting that is happening with this cold. They’re a great alternative for those of us who don’t want to juggle DPNs or Magic Loop for the full length of a sleeve.

Recently we have added the new Sock Rockets to our collection.

The Sock Rockets are super fine needles those that prefer pointier tips, making them ideal for lace and sock knitting.


There is a little confusion over the name – they have blue cords and are called Sock Rockets in the US. For the rest of the world they have red cables and they are packaged exactly the same as regular Addi Turbos.


The Sock Rockets are available from 2mm to 5.5mm in the 60cm, 80cm and 100cm lengths, and from 2mm to 2.75mm in the 120cm length. At the moment, we only have certain sizes in stock, but will be expanding our range over time.


Our large selection of yarns from Cascade remain strong favourites with many of our customers.

Several of our most popular winter yarns have received some much-needed topping up this week, just in time for turning out some quick, warm knits for the cold that has finally gripped Brisbane.

128 Superwash

Relativity by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Hill and Dale Cowl by Mary Richmond {knit}

Nevermind by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Orange Twist Cowl by Kourtney Moon {crochet}

Red Bulky Skullcap with Big Black Button by Pinar Vardar {crochet}

Urban Hiker by Tin Can Knits {knit}

January Crochet Scarf by Agrarian Artisan {crochet}

Luxe Cowl by Margaux Hufnagel {knit}

Garter Gaiter by Purl Soho {knit}


220 Superwash

Skater Beanie by Azzy Makes {crochet}

Simply Elegant Crochet Sweater by Annies Craft {crochet}

Gramps by Tin Can Knits {knit}

Janis Vest by Kimberly K. McAlindin {crochet}

Rainbow Caps by Cadence Reimer {crochet}

Crossroads Hat by Elena Nodel {knit}

Three Triangles Shawl by Anastacia Zittel {crochet}

Potae by Kelly Brooker {knit}


Heritage Silk

Itineris by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Kinta by Ambah {knit}

Etheria by Julia Trice {crochet}

Wapiti by cabinfour {knit}

Airflow by Justyna Lorkowska {knit}

Blue Lagoon by Lily Go {crochet}

Decibel by Lisa Mutch {knit}

Stars Shawl by A la Sascha {crochet}

Biggan Design

Who can go past the spectacular 64-colour palette of the Biggan Design collection?

With the versatility of machine washing and the bright cheery colours, it makes the ideal yarn for many projects this season.

DK Merino

Shaded Squares by Frankie Brown {crochet}

River Edge by Melissa Schaschwary {knit}

Voyages Beanie by Shara Lambeth {crochet}

Queen’s Crown Mitts by Becky Greene {knit}

Muriwai by Paula Henley {knit}

Gidday Baby by Georgie Hallam {knit}

Easy Peasy Cheery Granny Crochet Cowl by Bee & Buzz {crochet}

Granny Tea Cozy! by Crochet with Raymond {crochet}

Thistle by Lili Comme Tout {knit}



KnitsceneFall 2014 has just arrived!


24 Knitting Projects for the Spirited Knitter

Knitscene Fall looks to tradition to inspire 24 of today’s hottest knits. Fisherman’s ganseys take on a modern twist, and the classic tweed yarn combine with modern silhouettes for this season’s must-have looks.

Julia Farwell-Clay’s designer collection grafts Victorian sensibility with contemporary knitting, and our scarf collection will keep you warm, any which way.

Plus, Kristen Orme takes us on a tour of knitting in Scotland, while Bristol Ivy teaches us to make fantastic folds in our knitted fabric.



Fibre Company

Those looking for more exotic fibre blends will find the perfect match in our Fibre Company range.

In luxurious blends of silk, wool, alpaca, bamboo & linen and a gorgeous hand-dyed palette of colours, there is something to suit every taste.


And who can go past the evocative names – Summersweet, Aquatic Forest, Topaz, Larkspur, River Dolphin, Sapphire, Cumulus…

We’ve received new stock of Acadia this week, as well as our first winter delivery of the super squishy worsted weight Organik!


Kelpen by Jennifer Dassau {knit}

Citrus Spring Shawl by Karen E Hooton {crochet}

Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau {knit}

Donato Shawl by Brenda Bourg {crochet}

Norie by Gudrun Johnston {knit}

Alberta Prairie Flowers Shawl – Dusty Pink by Petra Foubister {crochet}

Wicker Cowl by Kate Gagnon Osborn {knit}

Crocheted Striped Tunic by Sue Blacker and Susan Williams {crochet}

Schoodic Cardigan by Hannah Fettig {knit}



Winter Trails by Alana Dakos {knit}

Fiorella by Courtney Kelley {crochet}

Caramel Latte by Dani Sunshine {knit}

Porthole Square by P.S. I Crochet {crochet}

Gobi Cowl by Marlaina “Marly” Bird {knit}

Tea Scarf by pixeldiva {crochet}

Waltz Jump by Monika Sirna {knit}

Cozy by Danielle Schoonover {knit}


Our Learn To courses are extremely popular, especially at this time of year. To cater for the large numbers and alleviate waiting lists, we are now offering our Learn To courses four times a week!

Learn To Crochet

Wednesdays 12noon – 2pm
23/07, 30/07 & 06/08
Thursdays 6pm – 8pm
24/07, 31/07 & 07/08

Sundays 1pm – 3pm
27/07, 03/08 & 10/08

This is a beginner’s course where we introduce you to all the basics of crochet – how to chain, double crochet, treble crochet, increase, decrease and how to read a simple pattern.


$75.00 per person
(3 week course)
plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

Please note that this is an beginner’s course.
No prior experience is necessary.

100g of DK / 8ply
100g of worsted / 10ply cotton yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches)

4.00mm or 4.5mm hook
(depending on your selected yarn and your gauge)
wool darning needle

Learn To Knit

Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
26/07, 02/08 & 09/08

This is a beginners course where 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.


$75.00 per person
(3 week course)
plus supplies
(available to purchase in store)

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

100g of DK / 8ply
100g of worsted / 10ply cotton yarn
(smooth, no novelty as you need to see your stitches)

4.00mm or 4.5mm hook
(depending on your selected yarn and your gauge)
wool darning needle

More of our up-coming workshops –

Thursday 10 July ~
Fetching Mitts by Cheryl Niamath (Knit)

 Basic introduction to the technique of small diameter knitting in the round (using DPNs, magic loop or 2 circulars), many helpful techniques, basic cables.

Intermediate Level: must have competent knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl)

Sunday 13th July ~ Uwland by Georgie Hallam (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of knitting in the round, many helpful techniques, basic lace.

Intermediate Level: must have competent knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl).

Saturday 19th July ~ Color Me Pretty Hat by Elena Nodel (Knit)

Basic introduction to colourwork / stranded knitting.

Intermediate/Advanced Level: must have highly competent knitting skills (cast on, knitting in the round, decreasing).

Sunday 20th ~ Entrelac Scarf (Knit)

Basic introduction to the technique of entrelac.

Intermediate Level: must have competent knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl)

(Please note – all patterns for workshops are to be purchased by the students from the designers’ Ravelry stores prior to each workshop)

You can find our full class calendar on our website.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please book in with via phone with the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us tangled@tangledyarns.com.au

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

After seeing the gorgeous Button-tab Hat Rachel knitted a couple of weeks ago, Anita turned out a copycat for her little girl. It was an instant hit, and has been keeping her head warm since it came off the needles – except, of course, for a brief stint in front of the camera!

Anita has striped our Noro Kibou and Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light.


Earlier this week, a friend of mine posted pictures of her new baby on Facebook. To my delight, Baby Number Four was wearing a hat I had knitted for Baby Number Two, who is now five!

Knowing that my handknits have been appreciated, naturally I needed to welcome the new arrival with her very own hat – the Alfalfa Baby Hat in two gorgeous shades of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran.

Both of our projects this week highlight a trick for increasing or decreasing the size of relatively simple patterns like hats.

Looking through the project pages of other Ravelers who had knitted the Alfalfa Baby Hat, I noticed that many thought the pattern knitted up a little small. To ensure that the hat would be big enough, I knitted it in an aran weight yarn on 5mm needles rather than in the worsted weight yarn on 4mm needles that the pattern called for.

Anita had the opposite problem – sizing down an adult-sized pattern for her six-year-old. By substituting DK weight yarn for worsted, she ended up with a perfect mini-me version.

Inspiring your passion




  1. The Muriwai pattern by Paula Henley is a stunning knit!!! A must do pattern that is just brilliant !!!!!

  2. I have been reading your post for a while now. Your yarns are incredible. I wish we had a shop like this in san diego. Unfortunately not too many knitters here.

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