The weather doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind – hot one day, cold the next. Just the sort of weather that calls for a light wrap or cardi to throw on when the weather turns.

Lots of our customers have been whipping up gorgeous things to ward off the remaining chill. And we’ve introduced a little something special to tempt you … if you need it!



We’re very excited this week to be launching Indiecita, our new line of super soft 4-ply baby alpaca.


Baby alpaca is the most luxurious and lightweight of all alpaca yarns and is known for its warmth, softness and drape. It is ideal for baby knits, and for adult garments and accessories.

The term “baby alpaca” refers to the fineness of the fibre rather than the age of the animal. It comes from the first shearing of the alpaca, and is the softest grade of alpaca yarn.

Spun in Peru, Indiecita comes in a range of 18 stunning colours. To begin with, we have 14 in stock, but the remaining colours are on their way.


Weight Fingering / 4-ply
Yardage 181 yards / 166 metres
Gauge 28.0 sts per 4 inches
Needle Size US 3 or 3.25mm
Composition 100% Baby Alpaca

Paulette by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne {knit}

Muscari by Mam’zelle Flo {crochet}

Slim Lines by von Hinterm Stein {knit}

Lina by Annette Petavy {crochet}

Maj-Tee by Tanja Loumai {knit}

Pixie Set by The Toft Alpaca Shop {crochet}

Gry by Lene Randorff {knit}

Margaux by Jill Wright {crochet}

Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker {knit}

Etheria by Julia Trice {crochet}

Dark Pearl by Carol Feller {knit}

Knitscene Winter 2014


Knitscene Winter brings you 25 knitting patterns to keep you warm all winter, featuring Scandinavian-inspired knits, marled yarns, and an introduction to mosaic knitting.


Featured designer Emma Welford delivers four exclusive patterns while Karen Templer takes us to Tolt Yarn and Wool in Washington.

They’ve also rounded up some lovely gifts to give knitters, and brand new winter yarns to keep your hands busy when you’re snowed in!




We’re busy planning our November and December classes – watch this space for the launch of our exciting new class calendar!!

On the Needles at Tangled Yarns

It’s been a bumper week for finishing, with lots of our lovely customers popping in to show us what they’ve made.

One of our regular Tech Support students, Stacey had two great projects to share with us at class this week.

First up, a great quick knit (ideal for the gift giving season) – Present by Mademoiselle C in Jo Sharp Aran Tweed.


And for a stunning splash of colour all year round, the Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery in Fibre Company Canopy Fingering.


This project has been on my
To Knit list for a long time and seeing how beautiful this finished project is may be just the nudge I needed to finally cast on.

Our prolific friend Rachel has had her needles flying again! She dropped in yesterday with a bundle of finished projects.

Line Break certainly seems to be a popular project, with several of them popping up in store this month. Rachel has used our Fibre Company Canopy Fingering to create a light and airy wrap, perfect for taking the chill off summer’s air-conditioned interiors.



A quick knit to add to the accessories pile for when Rachel leaves us for the US,
Dessau Cowl in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. A great project to give colourwork a go!


A special knit for her teenage son, Los Muertos by Erssie Major in Berroco Ultra Alpaca.


And finally, another hat to keep her noggin toasty and warm – Alize Hat by Elena Nodel in some stash yarn.


Are there any statisticians out there? I’d be interested to know what the chances are of two customers bringing in finished projects in the same colourway of the same yarn on the same week.

Sue has recently finished Crossroads Pullover by Helene Rush in Noro Shiro.


And Michelle, another of our Tech Support students, has just finished a Kimono Cardigan from
Noro Spring into Summer book.


Last of all, I have a special finished project to add to the pile –  my school holiday knit for my eldest miss. She requested her very own Carousel by Georgie Hallam in a lovely icy blue shade of Cascade Ultra Pima Fine.


Inspiring your passion



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