More Knitvent 2021 yarn hints!

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Here’s the yarn you’ll need for 4 more upcoming Knitvent patterns … beware, spoilers ahead

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

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The usual warnings apply…if you want to go into Knitvent 2021 totally blind, this post is NOT for you! But if you’re stash diving or shopping ahead of the pattern releases, read on for some helpful hints.


Our Knitvent preparations are well underway.

I love this bit: finding the perfect yarns, getting my needles and notions and project bag all picked out, and daydreaming about what comes next.

If you missed our first yarn spoiler email, you can find the details here.

And now, here are the yarn requirements for four more of the secret patterns I’ll release in November.

I’ve grouped them together, because the various samples used yarn from the same indie dyers. If you decide to go for the sample yarn, you might end up shopping for several at the same time.


Window #2



I used the magnificently soft and squishy Hand Dyed Aran Merino yarn from Fibresmith, a brilliant, new-to-me Australian dyer. I really fell in love with this yarn! 

The selection of colours available on the Fibresmith website at any given time will vary, but all of them are absolutely beautiful and any would work for this pattern. 

Yarn:

Fibresmith Hand Dyed Aran Merino (100% Sustainable Extrafine Australian Merino, 166m/182yds per 100g skein).

2 x 100g skeins

Colourway: Cloud Break.

Shop Fibresmith Aran Merino 

Stash divers: You will need approximately 150g (249m/273yds) of Aran weight yarn.

Needles

4.5mm (US 6), 60cm (24″) long circular needles


Window #3

I used two different and equally lovely yarns for different samples of this pattern. The first is another beautiful sustainable yarn from Fibresmith. This time, it was their DK Merino base. 

And the second one comes from one of my local favourites, the delightful Louie & Lola, who you might recognise from several recent Curious Handmade designs. 

Yarn:

Fibresmith Hand Dyed DK Merino [100% Sustainable Extra-fine Australian Merino; 225m/246yds per 100g skein],

1 x 100g skein

Colour: White Marble

Shop Fibresmith DK Merino

Stash divers: The sample I knit from this yarn used approximately:

110g or 248m/271yds of DK weight yarn

Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK [80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon; 243m/266yds per 100g skein],

1 x 100g skein

Colour: Seasmoke

Shop Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK

Karina at Louie and Lola is planning a Merino Nylon DK Shop Update
including the Knitvent sample colourways for 12pm – noon – AEDT, Saturday 6th November

Stash divers: The sample I knit from this yarn used approximately:

90g or 219m/240yds of DK weight yarn

Needles

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


Window #4

For this pattern, I used more of the same wonderful Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK. The squish is pure joy, and the colours that Karina creates are always irresistible!

Yarn:

Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK [80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon; 243m/266yds per 100g skein], 1 x 100g skein

Colour: Robin’s Nest

Shop Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK

Karina at Louie and Lola is planning a Merino Nylon DK Shop Update
including the Knitvent sample colourways for 12pm – noon – AEDT , Saturday 6th November



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

Window #5

Our final yarn spoiler for now! 

We also made two samples for this design. The first used more of the fantastic Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK as the other patterns (lovely if you want to try and get more than one item out of a skein!) 

The second was knit with a special yarn from another amazing Australian dyer, Wren & Ollie. Their Exotica DK is a super-luxe blend of Merino, Yak and Silk fibres. It’s very swoon-worthy. 

Yarn:

Wren & Ollie Exotica DK [60% Superwash Merino, 20% Yak; 20% Silk; 212m/231yds per 100g skein], 1 x 100g skeins.  Colourway: Juniper

Shop Wren & Ollie Exotica DK

Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK [80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 243m/266yds per 100g skein], 1x 100g skeins.   Colourway: Robin’s Nest

    Shop Louie & Lola Merino Nylon DK

Karina at Louie and Lola is planning a Merino Nylon DK Shop Update
including the Knitvent sample colourways for 12pm – noon – AEDT , Saturday 6th November

Stash divers: Actual yarn used: 70g or 150m/160yds


And there you have it! 

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

Of course, 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 yarn, 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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