Two-Handed Fair Isle

lisa ellis fair isleGuest designer Lisa Ellis from Gig Harbor, Washington will be joining us on Saturday, September 26th to teach classes, including a session on Two-Handed Fair Isle.

If you love the look of fair isle but don’t care for the puckering strands, you might want to learn Lisa’s technique using two hands. Her method weaves the colors as you go so the back side of the work is as lovely as the front. Her class will teach the two-color cast-on, how to read colorwork charts, knitting with both hands and color dominance. If you want to take your colorwork to the next level, this class will get you there!

You will go home with a treasure trove of new skills and handy tricks that will enhance your knitting and upgrade your colorwork.

Registration for Two-Handed Fair Isle is open now at Tangled Purls. Must pre-register, space is limited!

Fall Cardi KAL, Guest Designer & More

We are gearing up for fall weather here at Tangled Purls. Before we know it sweater season will be upon us. To celebrate, we’re hosting a fall cardi knit-a-long with Olive Knits!

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Choose from one of two simple cardigan patterns: Be Water or Stroll. Both designs are top-down, seamless, one piece sweaters with minimal shaping and design elements that are interesting but not fussy. These patterns are designed for advanced beginners — even if you’ve never knit a sweater before!

Stop in at Tangled Purls to sign up (no cost to register) and get more information about how to participate — including information about our Cast-On Party September 2nd and our Bind-Off/Show-Off Party on October 10th. Registrations will be accepted through September 15th and yarn must be purchased at Tangled Purls to participate.

And while you’re at it, stop over to the Olive Knits Ravelry group and register for the online KAL to be eligible for prizes from Olive Knits! Read all about the rules for online participation here.

Save the date!

Guest designer Lisa Ellis of Lisa Ellis Designs will be joining us in September so mark your calendars and come in any time to register!

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New at the shop!

All new stock of Mochi Plus — a squishy, soft gradient worsted weight yarn from Crystal Palace.

Mochi

Have you tried Naked Bee? These lotions, salves, soaps and balms are our new favorite thing! The lotions absorb quickly and leave your hands feeling deliciously soft and not greasy — they’re perfect for crafters.
naked bee

Introducing, Panda Pearl!

This worsted-weight version of Panda Silk is perfect for sweaters and worsted weight shawls, wraps, cowls… the possibilities are endless. Stop in and get to know this new fiber!

Panda Pearl

Hot off the press! Midwestern Knits. We met these designers at TNNA and saw their trunk show —

you’re going to love these designs inspired by the American Midwest.

midwestern knits

 

So many good things are up ahead as we approach cooler temperatures and — gasp! — holiday knitting/crochet!

Happy stitching!

August at Tangled Purls

We’ve cleared the way for some fun new things at the shop! Have you seen our newest arrival, Mrs. Crosby? This gorgeous blend of superwash merino, silk and cashmere is going to be your new favorite! Mrs. Crosby is a heavy sport/light DK fiber that you will love for projects.

Mrs. Crosby

We have a shawl sample for you to see just how lovely this fiber is when it’s knit up.

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We’re also carrying Mrs. Crosby’s luggage tags — mark your travel in style!

luggage tag

The Knitbot Trunk Show is at Tangled Purls for a limited time — Come see these fun designs from Hannah Fettig.

We’re now carrying a full line of gorgeous new bags — perfect for transporting your projects in style.

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We have new classes on the schedule for August and lots of fun new things up ahead — stay tuned!