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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

At left:  Dream Club's October yarn and Cruzado Cowl pattern.
October's selection is Classy - brilliant Fall colors - worsted weight (340 yds).
Still available - Dream's September yarn and Flight of the Maple Seed shawl pattern.
Shown above right: September's yarn is Smooshy - fingering weight (620 yds). 
Dream's colors are to die for!
 
NEW!  Jilly by Dream in Color.
Single ply, sumptuously splendid hand dyed yarn.
100% superwash merino   440 yds   US 1-2
 

NEW!  Zumie by HiKoo.
Big and bulky for quick projects.
10% wool  50% acrylic  20% nylon
110 yds  US 13
 
Welcome autumn with soft, warm yarn!
 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simplicity by Hikoo Mini Trunk Show!

Now through October 11, 2014


Along with a large shipment of Hikoo's Simplicity DK, Skacel has sent us the sample blanket from the Building in Color book and a few other fun items to display in our shop. Simplicity DK is a supersoft merino/acrylic blend, and a great value yarn that is an excellent choice for afghans, children's wear, and anything else that get's daily use. This machine washable wool blend feels like butter in your hands while knitting, but is a true "work horse" of a yarn.

Simplicity is featured in the book, "Building in Color," by Michelle Hunter. Similar to her original book, "Building Blocks", this book teaches various color knitting techniques, then you combine strips to make a blanket. If you are interested in adding some color to your work, this is the book for you! Carol Richmond is also teaching this class in October at Tangled Purls.
 
Stop by tangled Purls soon!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Cloudy skies and rainy days are for wrapping up in warm yarn.
Blue Sky's EXTRA is a lush baby alpaca and cozy merino blend
that works up quickly into shawls, hats, and cowls to ward off winter's chill.
218 yds  4-5 sts/in on US 7-9
Shown above:  Cane Bay Wrap, Sweet 16 Hat, and North Hollow Cowl.
We have the patterns.
 
Dyed in the Wool is a 100% bluefaced leicester wool from Spincycle Yarns in Bellingham, Washington, that looks like hand-spun.
All yarns are dyed in the wool, resulting in intense saturation and unpredictable color changes. Skeins within a dye lot will blend together beautifully for a larger project, yet every skein is one-of-a-kind.
 
Doesn't the Le Weekend Shawl look beautiful in it? 
Le Weekend is a free pattern on Ravelry by pattern by Jan Henley.
What colors would you choose?
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

More Malabrigo Arroyo colors!
Malabrigo has it all--color and soft superwash wool.
Shown above left:  Marta.
 
 
More Malabrigo Rios colors!
Shown above left:  Lotus.
 
We have classes all year round.  Shown above:  Blocking Class.
To receive a list of classes each month, sign up for our newsletter.
 
Knitting Pattern Holder by Magma
Everything you need to keep your place in a pattern and hold it upright.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back to School "Hit the Books" Sale!

 
Stop by Tangled Purls this
Friday & Saturday!

ALL Books
  15% off*
the regular price
 
 
 
*May not be used in conjunction with any other discounts. In stock items only, no special orders, not applicable to previous purchases.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

Soft enough for a baby's skin, Weepaca, by Big Bad Wool--
made of washable merino and baby alpaca.
4.5-5.5 sts/in on US 5-7
Come in to see and touch the new colors!
 
While you're here, check out our new Namaste bags,
including these cute zippered notion pocket bags.
 
Time's running out.......but there's still room
in Sharon's sock class this Friday
and Carol's Saturday class on blocking.
 
We live for yarn.  How about you?
 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

What's New!

The hint of Fall is in the air.  Feel it?
It's time for wool again and we have NEW Vivacious DK by Fiberspates.
In semi-solid colors, Vivacious has a springy, soft hand.
The Brown Stitch's Lilac Trail and Abbi Light vests come to mind.
Vivacious - 100% superwash merino wool
251 yds   22 sts 28 rows / 4"  on US 6
 
When your kids are back in school, treat yourself to something scrumptious...
Scrumptious Chunky by Fiberspates.  New stock.  Gorgeous colors.
45% silk 55% merino wool   131 yds
16 sts and 22 rows / 4"  on US 10
The silken sheen is amazing.
 
Want to learn to knit?
NEW The Complete Beginner's Guid to Knitting by Nici Beason
in DVD format is the way to go for  busy people today.
Progress at your own pace.  Close up video demonstrations.
Cast on.  Knit and purl.  Bind off.
 Add yarn.  Increase.  Decrease.  Ribbing.  Gauge.
Finishing.  How to fix mistakes.
 
Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

What's summer without watermelon?
Biscotte & Cie's Melon colorway.  New stock.
384 yds  fingering wt  80% superwash merino 20% nylon
100% fun!
 
Summer reading.....
Finishing School by Deborah Newton should be in everyone's library.
Natural Nursery Knits -- 20 projects for a new babe by Erika Knight.
Conquering the Cold -- 30 projects to keep you warm by Stitch Mountain.
 
Stop by before week's end to check out our summer clearance items.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What's New Wednesday!

 
The name Koigu is synonymous with hand-dyed excellence.
Founded by Maie Landra and based nearToronto, Canada,
Koigu has long been known for its fabulous color blends.
Our Koigu stippled yarn above is the dye pattern for which they are most reknowned.
 
We have more in Ducks and Beavers colors:
Koigu KPPPM - Painter's Premium Palette Merino
is light and soft enough to be worn indoors or out.
100% merino - 175 yds (fingering wt)
28 sts / 4" on 3(US)
Use it for scarves, gloves, hats, socks, etc.
Wonderful.
 
Another company known for its dye methods is Mountain Colors.
Based in Montana, Mountain Colors sock yarn is alive with color.
We have it in 425 yd skeins - 90% merino superwash 10% nylon.
7-8 sts/in on 1-3(US).
Fingering wt - socks, gloves, hats, scarves.
You'll stand out in the crowd wearing Mountain Colors.