2023 ADVENT | 24-stripe skein
PRE-ORDERs will be available July 25th, 12 noon EST.
The 2023 skein will have a different theme than the previous 5 years. I am excited to experiment and try something new this year.
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 2021 we were up to a mind boggling 2000 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.
This will be a brand new colourway and only available for a limited time.
Yarn Base: The Advent Skein is dyed on my Bliss base which is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon and will be approx. 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.
Optionally; you can purchase a mini-skein on either of my Bliss, Shimmer or Glitz bases to be used for heels/toes/cuff. This is entirely up to the individual makers, many will uses stash yarn or opt to knit their sock using just the striped yarn.
Shipping: All 24-stripe advent skeins will be shipped from Ontario, Canada. US and Canadian orders will ship early November. International order will ship mid-October, please see notes on international shipping prior to placing an order.
While the 2023 Advent skein will be a surprise till you receive and open your package this is how the 2018-2020 skeins knit up: