2020 Hand Dyed DK Weight Yarn Christmas Advent Calendar. Handmade drawstring project bag (12x12 inches). Free pattern. Shipping Nov 10, 2020. Free USA shipping.
This year’s theme is “12 Days of Christmas”. Yes, that wonderful song that once we start singing, we just can’t get out of our heads ... eleven lords a leaping...
The 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar will be 12 of the 20-gram mini skeins plus one 100 gram full skein to unwrap Christmas morning. The 100 gram skein (approx 240 yards) will be the same yarn base (Donegal Tweed or Southern DK) as the mini skeins.
DK Yarn Base Choices:
Southern DK. 75% Superwash merino wool and 25% nylon. 4-ply. 20g with 49 yards per skein.
Donegal Tweed DK: 85% Superwash merino wool and 15% Nep. 4-ply. 20g with 46 yards per skein.
The advent calendar also includes:
A handmade 12x12 drawstring project bag from Katie Roo Designs.
A crochet pattern from Teadoddles.
A set of stitch markers / progress keepers exclusive to the DK advent calendar.
Also, other additional items will be included in the calendar for unwrapping.
Join me each night on Youtube while I unveil the day’s new mini skein.
Each mini is individually wrapped and numbered for opening.
Limited number. Reserve yours soon!
Due to volume, ball winding services aren’t available for this club.
No cancelations allowed on pre-orders. Payment plans must be paid in full by November 1, 2020.
Pictures of advent calendars displayed are last year’s calendars to give a representation of what this year’s may look like. :)
We accept paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. :)
We ship free to the continental U.S. yarn is shipped USPS first class mail for packages under 16 ounces (4 Skeins approx) and USPS flat rate (2 - 3 day) for anything over 16 ounces. All packages include a tracking number and are insured at the USPS minimum.
International Shipping: I do not provide free international shipping. Any customs charges are the responsibility of the customer to pay. Any returned packages that were refused delivery due to non payment of duty will be refunded minus the cost of shipping.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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I’d suggest delicate or handwash cold and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cold water. Sometimes colors may bleed the first time washed if it is a deeply saturated color or if the water you are using is hot. Cool water and a dab of hand soap is really all you need.
Southern Sock: 75% superwash merino wool and 25% nylon sock / fingering weight yarn. 4 ply, 100 grams, 430 yards. The nylon makes the super soft and squishy merino even stronger.
Glisten Sock: 75/20/5% superwash merino, nylon, & sparkle yarn sock yarn. 2-ply, 100 grams, 430 yards. The 2 plies of this yarn plump up together for added strength, but keeping the softness and drape.
Alpaca Cloud: 40/40/20% baby alpaca, merino, & silk DK weight yarn. Single construction, 100 grams, 250 yards. There is no plies in this yarn, just one round, plump, soft yarn. Warm and cozy!
Cashmere Sweater: 80/20% cashmere and superwash merino wool in a worsted weight yarn. 3 ply, 181 yds, 100 grams. This yarn is luxurious and wonderful to work with
Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to non existent
You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.
Occasionally there might be a knot that came from the mill or such. I do the best that I can to keep that from happening; but, I’m human.
Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.
That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.
A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle.
However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. I would say they will match 95%.
I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone.
I use a white backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos.
Yarn photos shown on a wooden background are taken on a wooden table in my studio under natural room lighting.
Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.
My wool is sourced from South America. It is mulesing (a form of animal cruelty) free.
Small batch hand dyed yarn is an art. It’s like cooking. No matter how careful you are with following a recipe exactly, there’s variations. Same thing applies to yarn. Once the dye is in the pot, the yarn may strike the color differently even in the same dye pot. Meaning one skein could have more or less of a color than the skein in the pot right next to it. If you are buying more than one skein I recommend alternating every few rows (most indie dyers recommend the same thing).