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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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's New Wednesday!

Look what blew in the door yesterday......Dream's October yarn and pattern.
Everlasting, an 8-ply sock yarn in 100% Australian merino wool in rich Fall colors,
and S.P.A.R.F.S. (Sand People Always Ride Single File), an interesting sock!
As you know, Dream makes gorgeous yarns.  Everlasting is no exception.
Color-change yarns are hot.......Casablanca makes color change easy and eyecatching:
Casablanca - wool/silk/mohair  220 yds
Looking for a book with creative ideas?
L-R:  My Grandmother's Knitting - heartwarming stories with patterns.
Shawls, Wraps, and Scarves - perfect for Fall.
Gifted - Quick, easy gifts to make for any season.