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Friday, December 27, 2013

January Classes!

Our January 2014 Class List is now available...just click the "Newsletter" tab above.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

What's New!

Want a pick-me-up after the holidays?  Touch soft new yarn.
NEW Alegria just arrived:
In vibrant colors, hand dyed Alegria is fingering weight.
75% superwash merino  25% polyamide (nylon)
Big skeins--445 yds.  US 1-3
Every skein signed by the artisan.
Get ready to sign up for January classes in knitting and crochet: 
Honey Cowl (knit), Ribbed Cowl and Mobius Cowl (both crochet), Chevron Scarf (knit).
There's more! 
clockwise from left:
Barley Hat and Oats Cowl (both knit);
Maize Mitts/Mittens (knit);
Easiest Headwrap Ever (crochet)
Refresher Knitting.
Best wishes for a fabulous New Year wrapped in yarn!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Only 7 days 'til Christmas and all through the house.....
creatures were knitting.......even the mouse!
Today's special - all bling yarns 10% off!
Shown:  Tiara with sequins and beads. still have time to make a gift for someone special.
The Hourglass Cowl  in 'Gradient' knits up in no time and makes a spectacular gift. 
Socks a la Carte is perfect for the sock knitter.
Each pattern has partial pages for different cuff, leg, and feet. 
You flip the pages to create the look you want. 
Socks a la Carte
Can't make up your mind? Come in and sit by the fire........relax.
We wish you a warm and wonderful holiday
surrounded by family, friends, and soft yarn!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Searching for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers?  Look no further.
Dried Cherries & Chocolate by Cherry Country in Rickreal, OR. 
Box of 20 or slim pack of 6.  Add a hot toddy and a cozy fire......bliss.
Knitters and crocheters always need lots of small tools.....
Want a touch of luxury for a special someone?
NEW Smooshy hand dyed sock yarn by Dream in Color:
70% superwash merino 20% cashmere 10% nylon
100% soft.
Books make wonderful gifts......we received a new shipment this week.
The Sock Knitter's Handbook grabbed Debbie's attention.
We have many more new titles as well.....

Monday, December 9, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Specials!

There are only "12 Shopping Days"
left at Tangled Purls before Christmas!
  Each day we will have a new "One Day Special" for you!
On the first day...December 10th...

All Namaste bags and accessories
10%* off the regular price!
*Offer good Tuesday, December 10th only. Includes in stock & special orders.

We will post new specials each of the 12 days via
Email, Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

Friday, December 6, 2013

Inclement Weather

Weather Update: Tangled Purls closed early(1pm) due to slick roads in the Salem area, especially areas of south and west Salem. Avoid travel unless necessary and use extra caution if you need to drive. It's a great day to stay home and knit & crochet!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Dreaming of a white Christmas?  Dream in color!
Dream in Color's December kit is here.
Make 'Poinsettia' mitts and matching headband:
Hand-dyed 2-ply merino in shades of red.
Need buttons for your Poinsettia mitts? 
We have brand new buttons in many sizes.
Large shell buttons, made by hand--add a touch of color to a purse or hat.
New colors of Shibui Sock just arrived:
Shibui Sock - 191 yds of superwash merino wool
Stay warm in the easy Riff hat, knit in Luxair
Luxair - 110 m in three sparkling colors.
For those who can't work with wool,
we have NEW cotton UltraPima Paints:
Ultra Pima Paints - 220 yds 100% cotton
We're open six days a week during winter months.
Come in and relax by the fireplace.
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Thanksgiving is a time for gatherings and hugs.

When the  day's over, snuggle up with a good book for holiday gift ideas to make:
Wearable KnitWits--20 fun designs for adults and kids.
Wearable KnitWits.  127 pages of adorbable items to knit.
Fully illustrated with complete instructions. 
Speaking of holiday gifts, why not treat yourself to a class in December?
Sharon and Carol have plenty to choose from: 
Sharon's December classes--
L-R:  Sitka Hat, Learn to Crochet Cowl, Soft Stitch Cowl (crochet),
and Learn to Knit Scarfette.
Carol's December classes--
L-R:  Beaded Ornaments and 2-Color Brioche Scarf.
See the class schedule in our newsletter (link on this web page).
Sign up for classes at the shop.
We're thankful for your presence in the Tangled Purls family.
Wishing you a warm and happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2013

December Classes!

Our December class list is posted! Just click the newsletter tab above.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Need ideas for quick holiday gifts?  Look no further.
Have a grand time knitting ornaments for yours or a loved one's tree......
Arne's and Carl's book contains a fabulous collection of ornaments to knit.

Filled with complete instructions and photos for 55 ornaments--beautiful.
Perfect gift for you or a knitter you know.
How about something for a beloved pooch?
Fiber Trends' doggie sweater with matching socks!
A hot mug of tea will warm the heart of every yarn lover.
Spud & Chloe's mug (center) even comes with a skein of yarn and pattern.
Or how about some special yarn?
Schoppel's 'Gradient' in 100% wool will brighten anyone's day.
Gradient - The yarn does all the color change work for you.
100% wool 260 meters US 4-7 needle
Loads of fun!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

We never have enough sock yarn.
NEW Alegria by Manos Del Uruguay:

Alegria - hand dyed fingering weight
75% superwash merino 25% polyamide (nylon)
445 yds  US 6-7 needle
Got too much stash? (who doesn't)
The Sample It Loom is a great way to get rid of stash
 and make beautiful woven gifts for yourself or others.  Easy to use.
Sample It Loom - portable - weighs just 2.5 lbs
2 shuttles, double ended threading hook, warping peg and clamps,
solid silver beech wood, minimal assembly required.
26-page step-by-step instructions booklet.
Madelinetosh.  Exquisite yarn.  No explanation needed.
We have new colors of Vintage:
Madeline Tosh Vintage - worsted weight
100% superwash merino  344 yds  US 6-7 needles
Do you crochet?   Like to?
Debbie Stoller, author of best selling Stitch & Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook,
has written another winner:  Stitch & Bitch:  The Happy Hooker.
This soft cover book is loaded with how-to instructions and patterns galore:
The Happy Hooker - easy to follow crochet instruction and lots of cute designs.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Me, oh my, where to start--so much to share!
NEW! Wonderland, semi-solid sport weight
merino superwash in a dozen beautiful colors:

Wonderland is soft and springy--wonderful wool.
344 yds   US 4-6 needle
Perfect for a lightweight cardigan or pullover.
NEW!  Dream in Color's November project:
Dream's Alpaca-Silk-Wool Lace yarn.
As usual, incredible colors. Hand dyed. Every skein unique.
Complimentary 'Ornata' pattern by Susanna Ic.
Make something special for the holidays!
NEW mohair and silk beauties, Tiara and Rowan's Kid Silk Haze:
L-R:  Tiara with beads and sequins (188 yds, US 7-11 needle);
Kid Silk Haze multi-color mohair/silk (460 yds, US 3-8 needle)
Tangled Purls.  Not just a yarn shop.
It's a destination.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

November.....colorful autumn leaves and a chill in the air.
We love this time of year, don't you?
Come inside to warm up and take a class at Tangled Purls.
Sharon's offering several this month:
Clockwise from left:  Shawl Collared Cowl, Nordic Trail Vest,
Mukluk Slippers, Distinction Shawl, and Toe-up Malabrigo Socks.
And Carol's offering these:
Clockwise from left:  Adrift Cardigan, Beaded Mohair Scarf (shown in two colors),
and Faberge Beaded Shawl.
Know a knitter who's expecting? 
This is the perfect book for her: The Expectant Knitter by Marie Connolly.
The book has 30 designs for babies arranged by trimester.
Marie has created simpler projects for later trimesters, when fatigue increases.
The Expectant Knitter--perfect for mothers to be....
or maybe for you to knit something for her new baby! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November Classes!

Our November Class List & News is now available. Just click on the newsletter tab above.

What's New Wednesday!

Birds of a feather knit together!
Introducing 'Knits of a Feather' by Celeste Young:

Knits of a Feather, filled with 20 bird inspired designs--
hats, scarves, cowls, shawls, mitts, sweaters, and household items.
Besides beautiful designs, Celeste has included large how-to photos
to help you with knitting technique.  Great book.
Introducing Kid Seta Jubile by Schulana.
Come and look at this gorgeous multi-color mohair-silk yarn!
Kid Seta Jubilie and Churchmouse's Color Play Mohair Scarf.
A perfect match.
We're in Dream in Color's monthly new yarn and pattern club.
October's yarn and pattern will make you say WOW.
Everlasting, an 8-ply, hand-dyed Australian superwash merino.
Sock pattern:  S.P.A.R.S.F. (Sand People Always Ride Single File)
The socks are designed to be left foot-right foot specific.
We can't explain the sock name, but we do know it's fun to knit!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Emily's here!!!
Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits will be with us today and tomorrow for workshops,
book signing, and meeting the Tangled Purls family of friends.
Come and meet her!
She's brought a trunk show with her:
Lots of special designs to see:
Tin Can Knit books with Emily's designs:
Great Norther Knits
9 Months of Knitting
Pacific Knits
Handmade in the U.K

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I Love Yarn Day 2013!

Whether you knit, crochet, craft, or just adore fiber, October 11th is the national day to declare your LOVE for yarn.  
Knit it, crochet it, wear it, post it, tweet it, carry it,
share it, give it, or bomb it!

 Celebrate yarn Friday & Saturday at Tangled Purls!
Receive a complimentary skein of selected yarn
with a purchase over $30
 Come to the shop & tell us what you love most about Tangled Purls for a ticket to enter our drawing* for a basket  of goodies!

*Drawing Rules - Eligibility - One ticket per person, per day, age 18 and over. No purchase necessary. Drawing not open to employees, teachers, or immediate relatives of Tangled Purls. General Information - Need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone or on our website. Winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner may be drawn. Prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for cash.
Offer good Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

NEW! Donegal Tweed by Schulana
Perfect for Fall.  Contains cashmere for added softness.
Beautiful colors, too:

Donegal Tweed - worsted/aran weight
95% wool 5% cashmere  95 meters
NEW! Angora Fashion by Schulana
Soft as a baby's bum.  Four yummy colors:
Angora Fashion - 112 meters
80% angora  20% nylon
Self-striping Zauberball has been one of your favorites.
We have new colors of Crazy Zauberball in fingering weight
AND brand new Zauberwolle in sport weight:
L-R:  Crazy Zauberball (fingering) and Zaubervolle (sport)
Crazy Zauberball - 100 gm 420 meters
Zauberwolle = 100 gm 250 meters
100% virgin wool
Remember, we offer new classes every month.
Valerie just graduated from sock class
and couldn't wait to show off her first pair of socks!
Way to go, Valerie!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This October, Emily Wessel, co-designer of Tin Can Knits, will be traveling up the Pacific Coast on a book and trunk show tour starting in Los Angeles and ending in Vancouver, BC.
We are excited to announce that on October 16th & 17th, Emily will stop in Salem to visit Tangled Purls! She will teach three classes, and will hold a trunk show and book signing event. 
Emily will bring the full trunk show for her latest book, Handmade in the UK, plus samples from Tin Can Knits' other books: Pacific Knits, Great White North, and 9 Months of Knitting. Plan to join us to see all of these gorgeous creations in person and to meet Emily and have her sign the books & patterns that you purchase at Tangled Purls.  
The classes are filling so sign up soon!
The twisted stitch pattern which adorns the Sitka Spruce hat is quite simple to work, but creates a complex, fascinating texture. Learn all the techniques required to make the hat, including reading the charted pattern, working twisted ribbing, making twisted stitches, and troubleshooting. The pattern includes both snug beanie and slouchy beret style options (beret style shown), as well as mitts.
Class Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Class Time: 9am - noon
Skill Level: This class is suitable for confident beginners who have knit in the round on circular needles before. 
Choose your favorite modern afghan! Come along and get started making an heirloom baby blanket, or a beautiful throw for your newly-renovated living room. Both the Pop and Vivid blankets are knit in squares, then seamed together at the end. Knit from the center out, Pop uses circular vividincreases then short rows to shape the corners. Vivid uses lace charts, which increase at 4 points to create scrumptious squares! You will learn all the techniques as you make one square, and have a demonstration on blocking and seaming techniques.
Class Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Class Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Skill Level: This class is suitable for confident beginners who have knit in the round on double pointed needles before (or long circulars using the magic loop technique).
LUSH CARDIGAN - Adult or Child
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LOW TIDE CARDIGAN - Child or Adult
These beautiful seamless cardigans are very different in style, yet they both feature bold lace insets at the bodice! Pick your favorite, and get started making a beautiful garment for yourself, or your little cutie! Tin Can Knits patterns are sized from baby to big (0-6 months all the way to adult 4XL) for maximum flexibility. So you can either start small, or go all out!
In each cardigan, the lace panels are the first element to be knit, so everyone will get started with the most complex part of the project, and the rest of the construction process, with associated techniques, will be discussed. You will learn a provisional cast-on, how to read lace from charts, how to pick up stitches, and several other techniques!
Class Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Class Time: 9am - noon
Skill Level: This class is great for advanced beginners and intermediate knitters looking to expand their skill set! It is not necessary to have knit lace before, but it would help.