29.08.14

We’re thrilled to see that there has already been a lot of interest in our Springtime KAL / CAL! There has been a lot of chatter online and in-store, with suggestions and project planning aplenty.

We have a pretty relaxed approach to -alongs here at Tangled Yarns. We want to make sure that anyone who wants to can join us, without worrying that the chosen pattern is not quite their thing or exceeds their comfort level, or that they are going to be rushed to finish in time (most of us here are working mums, so we know how hard it can be to squeeze time in for our passion!)

So simply pick a springtime cardi or top that takes your fancy, choose a yarn and cast on! You can, of course, use stash yarn but only projects that use yarn purchased at Tangled Yarns will be eligible for the prize draw on completion of the KAL / CAL.

We’ve started a thread in our Rav group for participants to discuss their intended projects and possible yarns / yarn substitutions, and to share WIP pictures. All of us here at TY will be popping in regularly, and will do our best to answer any questions you might have.

Some of our regulars have already been active on the thread and via email, with a few more fantastic suggestions for springtime projects:

Touch the Sky by Elena Nodel {knit}

Whispers by Veera Välimäki {knit}

Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu {knit}

Flowery See-through V-neck by RichMore Designs {crochet}

… a hint of summer by Isabel Kraemer {knit}

Summer Haze by Simone Kereit {knit}

(Seems like a bit of a knit bias there – we’ll be anxious to see what crochet projects pop up in the thread!!)

Officially the KAL / CAL starts on 1 September and will run throughout Spring, but you can join us at any time.

Those participants who finish and post a photo of their FO in our Rav thread before midnight on 30 November will go into the running (via random number generator) for a fabulous magazine pack.

Pom Pom

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Few things are more gorgeous than the transition from summer to
autumn, especially for us knitters and crocheters.


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Pom Pom issue 10 reflects the spectacular colours of autumn, while paying homage to the folk traditions that inspire us every day.

This issue features nine patterns including three sweaters, a shawl, scarf, mittens, cowl and socks.


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Clover

We were delighted when our latest shipment from Clover arrived, not only because we desperately needed a top-up of our existing stock, but also because it contained the new, larger sized Amour Crochet hooks!

Now available in sizes from 6.50mm – 10.00mm with fluoro-coloured handles.

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As with the regular sized Clover Amour Crochet hooks, the handle is made from elastomer rubber, making crocheting extra comfortable. However these larger sizes have a plastic hook to keep the overall weight down.

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Milla Mia

A new delivery of Naturally Soft Merino has just arrived from MillaMia!

With a palette of colours ranging from the soft & subtle through to the bright & cheery there is a shade for everyone.

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Being a sport weight / 5ply yarn means that Naturally Soft Merino is an idea yarn for lighter weight projects through Spring.
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Abbee by Jessica McDowell {crochet}

Auri by Hilary Smith Callis {knit}

Maggie by Karen Borrel {knit}

Solid Granny Square + 3 Variations by Cherrym Klimbim {crochet}

Joy Horse by Bonne Wol {knit}

Convince Me Vest by Bebe Thomas {knit}

Reloved

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The new issue of Reloved is on sale now!

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Learn how to make the most of wine and fruit crates this month, plus a feature with specialists Baxter and Snow – recycled wooden wine boxes, alongside quilting techniques, button projects, upcycled fashion and kitchen updates.

We’ve got the wonderful Kirstie Allsopp and Superscrimpers’ Nicolette Lafonseca, advice from Clare from Create a Craft Business, furniture ideas from Debbie at Beautifully Boho and top tips on upcycled vintage pillowcases from Vicky at The Owl and the Accordion.

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Pierrot Yarns

Our first delivery of Summer yarns from Pierrot Yarns has just arrived – Cotton Neat.

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A heavier weight cotton in 24 stunning colours, Cotton Neat is perfect for all your homewares projects like washcloths, market bags and tableware.
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Rika’s College Tote Bag by Hannah Daley {crochet}

Little Facecloths by Oombawka Design {crochet}

The Almost Lost Washcloth by Julie Tarsha {knit}

Emily Placemats by Henna Huczkowski {crochet}

Mug Hug by Rebecca Gunderson {knit}

Dreaming of Granny Wall Hanging by Erin Black {crochet}

All Washed Up by Jill Arnusch {knit}

Interweave Knits Gifts

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The 2014 holiday issue of Interweave Knits Gifts offers the usual collection of delightful quick knits and artful accessories.


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His and hers hat variations, a children’s tea party, holiday decor, and loads of accessories – shawls, socks, hats, mitts, cowls, and more – fill out the patterns, while technique articles focus on unusual colourwork methods.

Get in the giving mood with these 34 exciting projects.


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Classes
We are super excited to be releasing our latest class calendar for September & October.

As always we have a range of classes, courses and workshop available, from our ever popular Technical Support Sessions through to our Learn To Knit / Crochet Courses and intermediate/advanced Workshops.

Tech Support with Anita continues on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Learn To Courses are on offer Wednesday, Thursday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays.

Derrin will conduct Tech Support sessions on select Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, plus Workshops over select Saturdays and Sundays.

Some of the Workshopson offer over the next 8 weeks –

Scooter by Deanne Ramsay

Acacia / Baby Acacia by Georgie Hallam

Mapleton by Deanne Ramsay

Cuff Down Socks by Derrin Berry

Market Bag by Derrin Berry

Plus some of our favourites have made it back on the calendar,
including our Entrelac and Continental Crash Course.

Thanks to the lovely designers for giving Tangled Yarns permission to teach our workshops based on their patterns. We have the highest regard for the talent of these designers and therefore strictly abide by copyright laws, which is why we ask our students to purchase their own copy of the pattern directly from the designers’ Ravelry store to bring along to the workshop.

Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.

Please phone the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us
tangled@tangledyarns.com.auif you have any further questions on our classes or to book in!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

Surprisingly, I have been reasonably monogamous and have been almost exclusively knitting one project this month, Benton by Julie Hoover in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.

I was after a boxy shaped sweater and as soon as I spotted
Benton I knew that was the one (ok….it was the stripes that got me in!)


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The Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine was lovely to work with and the fabric is light, loose and lovely to wear – even with the weather starting to warm up.


Just in time for the warmer weather, Liz has finished a striking
Arianna in Ella Rae Lace Merino. This will be just gorgeous for topping many an outfit during Spring.

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Derrin has been busily knitting socks, finishing two lovely pairs in our Crazy Zauberball.

First up, a pair of her own design and secondly a pair of Very Vanilla Socks.

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