It's the yarn advent calendar!
This year we're off to Sparkly Rainbowcatland Fairground for The Catnival Is Over.
The yarn will be cheery and bright, in a happy rainbow gradient. Think bright, bold colours in a mix of semi-solids with maybe a smidge of subtle varigation.
The yarn shown isn't the yarn that will be in the calendar - that would ruin the surprise. It's a peek at last year's Landlocked colourway on merino, and Deep sea on the swish mix.
There are 25 mini-skeins in each calendar, and they'll be individually wrapped and labelled.
The packaging will all be recyclable, and as minimal as I can make it while still keeping the yarn a secret and the unwrapping fun.
There will be a pawful of little crafty extras scattered throughout the calendar.
4-ply wool - this is a springy, bouncy, sturdy wool with a bit of crunch and character. There's 80m in each 20g skein.
DK wool - like the 4ply, but bigger! 40m in each 20g skein.
Merino 4-ply - this is a lovely soft and bouncy high-twist fine merino, with 80m in each 20g skein.
Super-swish mix - a mix of all the most exciting and luxurious yarn bases, with blends including kid mohair, baby camel, silk, alpaca, yak & cashmere. Most of these are 4-ply weight (80m per 20g skein), but there may be a bit of lace-weight fluffy stuff as well. This is a wool-free mix, in case you need to avoid the sheepy stuff.
All of the bases are completely plastic-free - no nylon and no superwash treatment.
Every yarn calendar comes with two download codes for two patterns. You'll be able to choose any one of my patterns designed for advent calendars, plus one pattern designed for making the most of your scraps. I'll be in touch with details about the patterns available and the yarns & colour combinations they suit.
Add on a project bag and enamel pin in a new-for-advent catty design, or go for the whole adventstravaganza, and get the stitchmarker calendar as well. This year's theme is The Catnival is over so expect a riotous kaleidoscope of colour and shape.
You can also add one or two extra full size skeins. These will be in a soft mid-grey shade.
All advents will be sent using a tracked service. Calendars will be dispatched in October, in plenty of time to reach you before December the 1st. I'll be in touch in September to check for address updates, and with full details about when and how they're being posted out.
This is the pay-in-full option - you can find the advent installment plans here.