It’s time for the Knitvent 2023 yarn spoilers!

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Curious about the sample yarn for our upcoming Knitvent 2023 collection? Wondering how much of any particular sort of yarn you might need for the mystery designs? The answers are all right here. 

Presales are now open: you can grab the collection on Ravelry here or Gumroad here at the early bird price until October 26th. That’s the day the first secret design of Knitvent 2023 will be revealed. And that, the patterns will come thick and fast. 

Don’t worry, you’re not expected to knit them as fast as I reveal them! But I know many folks do like to be prepared so they can cast on any design that takes their fancy as soon as it drops. So, I’m revealing the yarn info for the Knitvent designs early, so you can stash dive or shop with plenty of time.

If you don’t want to know anything about the mystery patterns before they drop, click away now!

If you’re tempted, scroll on…

Star shaped sugar cookies on a table. In the background a grey ceramic mug is partially visual.
Nothing spoilery to see here, just some delicious, innocent little biscuits…

This year, all the samples were knit with yarns from Aussie dyers. I know we have Knitvent knitters all over the world, and it can be a challenge for far away folks to get their hands on sample yarns. Shopping locally and stash diving is very encouraged! This information will let you know what to look for.

Once again I have worked with some really wonderful indie dyers, and I’m so excited to share their beautiful skeins with you. They’ve all done special updates just for us, which are live now. As always, these are small businesses who work in very small quantities, so if you love one or more of the sample yarns I’d recommend you snap up your skein(s) ASAP to avoid disappointment. 

And now, here are the yarn, needle and notion requirements for all the secret Knitvent 2023 knitting patterns:

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Choose your own adventure: fingering weight scraps or a yarn advent calendar!

This is the grand scrappy pattern of the season, and I did use scraps from my stash for the sample. 

The pattern is designed to use a set of 24 x 20g minis in fingering weight yarn, but is very flexible.


Sample used approximately 20g (80m/88yds) of 24 colours of fingering weight yarn or a total of 480g (1920m / 2112yds).

Held double with:

Gepard Kid Seta (70% Super kid mohair, 30% Shappe silk; 210m/230yds per 25g) x 9 balls (1890m / 2067yds)


4.5 mm (US 7), 120cm (50″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

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An unwound skein of pink yarn with a plate of Turkish delight and a blossoming branch
Orange Blossom from Circus Tonic Handmade

Circus Tonic Handmade yarn has been a favourite of mine for years and has appeared in several Curious Handmade samples. Hannah’s colours are so rich and she has a way of capturing very specific “moments” from nature in her dye pots, like this bright shade from the centre of an orange blossom. 

This Knitvent pattern was designed for two skeins of fingering weight yarn held together, which means DK weight can easily be substituted if that’s what you’ve got in your stash. But I love the subtle effect of one matte and one shimmer skein. 

Orange Blossom from Circus Tonic Handmade


Circus Tonic Handmade Flock Fingering (100% SW Merino; 365m / 399 yds per 100g) x 2 skeins

Colour: Orange Blossom

Held double with:

Circus Tonic Handmade Fireworks Sparkle Sock (75% SW Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Gold Stellina; 400m/437 yds per 100g) x 2 skeins

Colour: Orange Blossom


5mm (US 8), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Shop the Circus Tonic Handmade update here! 

Stash divers: The sample knit from this yarn used approximately 150 g or 600m of two fingering weight yarns held double i.e. a total of 300g or 1200m.


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Two skeins of hand dyed yarn surrounded by orange slices and cinnamon sticks
Hot Spiced Cider Kit from Ash and Eve

Ash and Eve delightful dyer from the Sunshine coast with such a distinctive, cohesive colour sense. Susan’s themed collections are always so beautiful and a lot of fun besides!

This pattern has two sizes, and we did a sample for each in two different colourways. Kits for both are available on the Ash and Eve website, as well as single skeins of all the yarns. 



Ash and Eve Designs Luxury DK (100% SW Merino wool; 225m/246 yds per 100g) 1 x 100g skein

Colour: Cinnamon Sticks

Held double with:

Gepard Kid Seta (70% Super kid mohair, 30% Shappe silk; 210m/230yds per 25g) 1 x 25g ball

Stash divers: actual yarn used 90g or 203m/221yds of DK and 20g or 168m/184yds or mohair silk lace weight held together.

Two skeins of hand dyed yarn surrounded by orange slices and cinnamon sticks
Cinnamon Sticks Kit from Ash and Eve


Ash and Eve Designs Luxury DK (100% SW Merino wool; 225m/246 yds per 100g) 2 x 100g skein

Colour: Hot Spiced Cider

Held double with:

Ash and Eve Designs Mohair Silk (72% Fine Kid Mohair, 28% Silk; 420m/460 yds per 50g) 1 x 50g skein

Colour: Hot Spiced Cider


5 mm (US 7), 40cm (16″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Shop the Ash and Eve update now!

Stash divers: the sample used 42g or 102m/112yds of DK weight yarn

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A basket filled with skeins of pink and cream speckled yarn
Sugar Mouse from Louie & Lola

Louie & Lola is another Curious Handmade regular! Karina dyes her lovely nature-inspired colourways in beautiful Tasmania, where they get to wear woolly things more often than most of Australia. 

We knit two samples for this design, both in DK weight yarn, but in two different bases and colours.

Pale pink skeins of yarn on a wooded table, with small pink candies and shade cards
Marzipan Mouse from Louie & Lola

Louie & Lola Yarns Merino Nylon DK (80% superwash Merino / 20% Nylon; 243m / 266yds per 100g) 1 x 100g skein

Colour: Sugar Mouse


Louie & Lola Yarns Lexington Woolies Cormo DK (100% Cormo wool (non superwash); 215m/ 235yds per100g) 1 x 100g skein

Colour: Marzipan Mouse


4.5 mm (US 7) 40cm (16”) long circular needles

Shop the Louie & Lola yarn update here!

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NNK Yarns is run by Lisa Grey, in Brisbane, Australia. She has a magical eye for colour and a magical touch with her dyepots. 

Lisa has created two kits for us on two different bases, including a very fun sparkle version, perfect for the holidays. 

A pink mini skein of yarn, a teal mini skein of yarn and a speckled brown skein of yarn on a grey wood background
Gingerbread House on DK Merino Nylon by NNK Yarns

NNK DK 8ply Sock Set [75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 225m/246yds per 100g skein],

Colour: Gingerbread House

Set consists of

1 x 100g skein – Main Colour (MC)

2 x 20g mini skein – Contrast Colour (CC)


3.25mm (US 3), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred

Get the Gingerbread House Kit on DK Merino Nylon

Get the Gingerbread House Kit on DK Silver Sparkle

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A dark red skein of yarn surreounded by christmas ornaments and a cocktail
Cranberry by Natural Fiber Arts

Natural Fibre Arts, in Brisbane, is run by a mother and daughter team of dyers, and the love that they pour into their beautiful yarn is obvious. 

They’ve put together some lovely kits in the sample colour, Cranberry, but also a few other absolutely amazing deep, saturated colourways, perfect for the holidays. You can even mix and match different colours of the optional beads to customise your own kit. So fun!


Natural Fibre Arts Merino Silk Cashmere [70% Merino, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 400m/437yds per 100g skein], 1 x 100g skein,

Colour: Cranberry

Or 1 x 100g skein of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling approximately 400m/437yds.


4mm (US 6), 100cm (40″) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Shop the Natural Fibre Arts update here!


And there you have it! All the Knitvent 2023 yarns.

Hopefully that info should keep you guessing and keep you busy shopping or rummaging through your stash between now and the first Knitvent window opening.

Of course, there’s never any pressure to buy the sample yarns, I just love sharing the inspiration and showcasing my fellow small creative businesses. I know that many knitters may not be able to get the exact yarn I’ve used, but that’s totally okay.  

The spirit of Knitvent is very much about discovery and using whatever yarn makes you happy. 

That could be the sample yarns, but it’s just as likely to be something sitting in your stash or waiting for you on a local yarn shop’s shelf right now.

So go have fun finding it!

I’ll be back with one last yarn spoiler and some more fun Knitvent info soon.

Happy knitting!


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