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  1. wrapped mini skeins advent yarn calendar 2020

     

    Maybe you’ve just seen our advent calendars. Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting one for a while. One of the most common questions we get asked is “What can I do with the mini skeins?” It’s a great question – and the answer is lots.

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    Let’s start with what’s in the advent calendar box.

    You’ll receive 24 x 10 gram skeins of our 4ply BFL, mulberry silk and baby alpaca yarn. That gives you 960 meters of yarn in total.

    As the 24 skeins are dyed to form a colour wheel you could work from one colour to the next, joining the, in as you go and end up with a beautiful gradient. This would work especially well for scarves and shawls.

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    What if you want to mix things up?

    I took our Rainbow crochet linen stitch cowl pattern and a set of advent mini skeins and ended up with this.

    2020 bfl silk alpaca advent wheel crochet linen stitch cowl 1

    The original pattern uses a set of 12 mini skeins and a contrast 100 gram skein. I used the first 12 colours as one set and the 2nd 12 colours (13-24) as the other set, and crocheted until there wasn’t enough yarn for another round.

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    Working with the colours in this way meant there was always plenty of contrast as I was working across the colour wheel. I wanted to use as much yarn as possible, so I worked each mini skein until it ran out, then joined in the next colour. Joins are easy to hide in this fabric and it meant I was left with a couple of meters of colours 23 and 24.

    2020 bfl silk alpaca advent wheel crochet linen stitch cowl 6

    You can find the pattern here.

    Our advent calendars are ready to post (unless you want to personalise the box in which case we’ll need an extra day or two). So if you’re looking for something to work on through December then this could be ideal for you.

    Want your own advent calendar? Get it here.

  2. raincloud and colour makes me happy gradient mini skeins one farm yarn hand

    A big skein of Raincloud and mini skeins in Colour Makes Me Happy. Sometimes getting to play with colour is the best job in the world.

    We've added new mini skein collections in our One Farm Yarn base to the shop this week. There's enough in each set to make a decent sized shawl. This is one of my favourite yarns for colourwork - as the yarn hasn't been superwash treated the texture of the wool is slightly grippier, and this helps colourwork changes stay nicely in place (if you've ever tried colour work with a slippery yarn you'll know exactly what I mean)

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    Colour Pop Lime - so a fade and then a splash of colour which would make a great edging for a shawl or mittens.

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    Frosty and Festive mini skeins - there's something about red and green which says holiday season to me. 

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    Gelato and Ice mini skeins - possibly more relevant for the other side of the world where it's getting warmer rather than cooler right now. But ice cream is good at any time of the year. These mini skeins really pop when paired with a dark colour like black.

    black and gelato and ice gradient mini skeins one farm yarn hand dyed yarn

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    Hydrangea Bouquet. All of the pretty colours, perfect for a scarf to brighten up a winter coat.

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    Natural Beauty mini skeins. There are so many colours in nature, but there's something about the way that browns combine that makes me especially happy. These work beautyifully with a pop of bright colour like Wisteria.

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    Ocean Depths mini skeins. Blues and greens go so well together, and these could be paired with a black or wisteria for some extra colour pop.

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    wisteria and ocean depths gradient mini skeins one farm yarn hand dyed yarn

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    Superhero Genes mini skeins might just be my perfect fade combination. All the colours of a par of jeans that have been loved well, so the only place you'll find the dark colour left is ticked up in the seams.

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    The Blues Can Be Happy Too mini skeins. I'm very tempted to pair these with the Superhero Genes set above for a project that's all blue.

    You'll find all of our One Farm Yarn here

    Looking for different mini skeins? We've got lots of choices for you here.