2019 ADVENT | 24-stripe skein
In 2018 I came up with the idea of a 24-stripe advent skein to offer an alternative to the very popular mini-skein advent calendars. I had not anticipated how well received this would be. I had thought wouldn't it be fun to knit this with a few people leading up to Christmas, there was no way I could have predicted over 400 knitters would want to join in. Thank you so much to everyone who participated.
The 2019 Cozy Knitter 24-stripe advent skein will be on my Bliss base which is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon and be approx 110-115g.The skein will be split into two even half-skeins each with 2 full repeats of 24 stripes, each stripe is 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. You can choose to include a mini skein with the advent skein. There will be the option to purchase an undyed mini, a black mini or a surprise complimentary colour. NOTE: the stripes for 2019 are slightly wider than the 2018 skein.
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.
Bliss: contains 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon (3 ply), 413 yards per 115 g
Shimmer: contains 84% Superwash Merino and 16% Silver Stellina (3 ply), 413 yards per 115 g
Glitz: contains 84% Superwash Merino and 16% Gold Stellina (3 ply), 413 yards per 115 g
I highly recommend hand washing your knit items in cool or lukewarm water using a pH-neutral wool wash to keep them looking amazing for as long as possible.
I use colorfast acid dyes for dyeing my yarn and rinse until water runs clear. However, there is a chance some dye may bleed slightly in the first couple of washes of your finished item. Because of this, I do recommend that you wash your items separately, especially for the first couple of washes. If you have them available it is always a good idea to use a "colour catcher", similar to dryer sheets and often found in the laundry section. Some dyes are more prone to bleeding than others such as highly saturated (e.g. reds, pinks) or speckled skeins, this happens to hand-dyed wool just as commercially dyed wool.
Please be advised washing in hot water is not recommended as it may break the bond between the fibre and the dye and could cause bleeding.