It's the yarn advent calendar!
Would you like to countdown the darkest days with a little yarn package every day?
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 little crafty extras scattered throughout the calendar, including an extra-special extra for Christmas day.
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'll be a bit of lace-weight mohair-silk in there too. 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.
Deep sea - All the colours of the sea - blues and greens and silver sands, deep dark oceans and silver moonlight on the waves....
Landlocked - Earthy reds, the bright acid green of new shoots, soft heathery mountains on the horizon....
Both of these will alternate lighter and darker shades, making them perfect for the included shawl pattern - or for all sorts of colourwork.
The yarn shown isn't the yarn that will be in the calendar - that would ruin the surprise. It's a peek at previous years.
This year's advent comes with a pattern for The SlippyCatVent Shawl. (The SlippyCatVent Shawl is hoping for a rename before release time.) This is a lovely, easy advent knit, and uses slip stitches and just a smidge of colourwork to build up a super-cosy shawl, with options for DK and 4ply.
You can add in just the pin & project bag combo or go for the whole adventstravaganza, and get the stitchmarker calendar as well. This year's theme is I Saw Three Cats A-Sailing - so we'll be diving deep into the sea, for glassy blues and greens, all sorts of undersea creatures and - of course - a few cats along the way.
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.
This option lets you pay in full for your advent calendar - if you'd prefer you can split the cost over four installaments.