Knitvent 2021: Yarn spoiler #1

Mini balls of yarn in many colours,ready to include in a yarn advent calendar

 If you want everything about this year’s Knitvent to be a total surprise, turn back now!

Knitvent 2021 presales are now open, with a special early bird price from now until the first pattern is released on November the 04th

Knitvent 2021 Presale on Ravelry

Knitvent 2021 Presale on Gumroad

If you want to make sure you’ve got everything ready to cast on the minute the first Knitvent design drops on November 4th, this post will help.



There’s only one hint you need for this one.

It’s designed to use up scrap yarn in your stash. Or…(drum-roll please)…a yarn advent calendar!

Now, you might be very well behaved indeed and not want to open up your first yarn parcel until Dec. 1st.

Or, you might be like me, eager to get started as soon as you see the design on release day.

You could even cast on one with scraps first, and then another with your advent calendar when December starts!

(Tempting!)

yarn balls for an advent calendar in lots of colours in fabric bags, one large with larger balls, one smaller fabric bag with smaller balls on a woven background



No matter what you decide, this is the one design where the exact yarn I used for the sample won’t be available to buy.

Since I had to design ahead of the season, I used last year’s advent calendar from Natural Fibre Arts, which is run by my lovely friend Cheryl. 

It was absolutely gorgeous and a delight to design with, but it’s long since sold out. And so is this year’s edition.

But that’s okay!

It will still be helpful to take a look at the yarn the sample for the first Knitvent design uses:

Window #1

Yarn:

NFA Lux Sock [85% Australian superwash merino, 15% Nylon; 80m/87yds per 20g skein],

24 X 20g mini skeins

Colourway: NFA Advent Calendar 2020 – Winter

Approximate yardage of fingering weight yarn used:

17g (68m/75yds) each of 24 colours of fingering weight yarn.

Needles:

4mm (US 6), 60-80cm (24-32″) long circular needles


Pretty much any fingering weight or sock yarn would be perfect for this pattern, which means it’s going to be a great stash-buster if you have a big collection of fingering weight scraps (like me.) 

And of course, you may already have an advent calendar ordered or stashed away. 

If you don’t, now is a great time to make your own, so click the image below to get my Yarn Advent Calendar Guide (it should download automatically)

I also made a video a little while back where I share some tips on making your yarn advent calendar. You can find the video here on my YouTube Channel  and links to items mentioned can be found in the accompanying blog post

An image of an ebook cover for a make your own yarn advent calendar pdf

That’s all the secrets I have to spill this time…but there are many more to come.

Happy stash diving and happy knitting!


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