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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.