PROTOTYPE | 2021 ADVENT
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This listing is for the PROTOTYPE, this was the very first batch of 2021 Advents I dyed. I decided to change out 1 stripe for a different colour and dye a couple others more saturated in the final version. There is nothing else "wrong" with these skeins and it will knit up it will be very very similar to the 2021 Advent Skein .
I first came up with the idea of a 24-stripe advent skein in July 2018 as I was preparing my annual Christmas update. At the time I thought it would be fun to offer an alternative to the traditional mini-skein calendars. Originally I had hoped maybe 25-50 knitters would want to join in. To my surprise this concept was welcomed with open arms by knitters and close to 400 participated that first year. In 2020 we were up to a mind boggling 1500 participants! I am so glad that this is becoming a tradition for so many of you and I cannot wait for you to see this years version.
The 2021 Cozy Knitter 24-stripe advent skein will be on my Bliss base which is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon and will be approx. 110-115g. The skein will be split into two even half-skeins each with 2 full repeats of 24 stripes, stripes are approx. 5-6 rows depending on your gauge. To have a finished pair of socks by Christmas Day you may need to knit more than one stripe daily, this depends on your personal gauge and the size you will be knitting.
This will be a brand new colourway and only available for a limited time. I may or may not choose to repeat this colourway at a later time.
Shipping: All 24-stripe advent skeins will be shipped from Ontario, Canada starting in October with International orders, followed by US and Canadian orders in November. I use a combination of Asendia (Int'l), USPS and Canada Post through Chit Chats Express. This helps me provide tracked shipping to most customers at a more affordable rate and makes for a very streamlined shipping process on my end. Please note advent skeins cannot be combined with other items. I am hoping this should allow enough time for everyone to receive their package well before December 1st but please understand this is a busy time of year and will be subject to postal delays based on the demands of the various carriers.
Photo Credit: The beautiful background image was taken by Candis Hidalgo
While the 2021 skein is a mystery this is how the 2018-2020 skeins knit up: