2020 Gradient Yarn Advent Calendar

《 Apple Tree Knits' inaugural Yarn Advent Calendar 》

*I will only be dyeing a limited number of these kits - these will remain open for preordering until September, or until they sell out!*

This Advent kit is designed to bring joy into your December with a new mini skein of yarn to open each day from December 1st to 25th.

Embracing the theme of "Light out of the Darkness", these kits take their inspiration from deep winter nights, the glittering Milky Way, the Northern Lights, and snowy sunrises. It's a colorful meditation on the fearful yet transformative power of darkness, the eternal presence of hope, and the unfettered joy of growth and new beginnings.

The colors are designed exclusively for this kit, and to work together beautifully in the order they're opened - but they will also work well if you wish to use only the Gradients together or only the non-Gradients together (or mix them up however you like - each mini skein will look gorgeous on its own too!).  

The kits include:

  • 12 semisolid/variegated/kettle-dyed mini skeins and 13 Gradient mini skeins, for a total of 25 mini skeins in the yarn of your choice.
  • An original knitting advent pattern (in the form of a Ravelry code or pdf file), specifically designed to use any of these kit options
  • Some small "extras" to bring more joy to your day (these may include edible and/or yarn-related extras: please note if you have any food allergies/dislikes with regard to small treats in the notes at checkout).
  • ☆OPTIONAL - add a full size, 4 oz skein to your kit. This is perfect for Ambah O'Brien's new Advent sweater pattern for 2020, and also to use to tie together all the minis with one cohesive color throughout. The pattern included in the kit will not use this skein in the sample, but will include suggestions for how to use it to beautiful effect.☆

Yarn options (choose 1):

Plush Fingering 

100% superwash merino wool

20 g / 99 yds per mini 

 Our most popular base, and for good reason - this yarn is simply delicious, makes for beautifully saturated colors, and features generous yardage. Please note that this is a somewhat lighter fingering weight, and has quite a bit more yardage, than called for in most popular Advent patterns. (The original pattern included in the kit is designed to work with any gauge and yardage, so it will use up as much or as little of the yarn as you wish.)

Sublime Sock

80% superwash merino wool/20% nylon

20 g / 74 yds per mini

 A delightfully soft and straightforward sock yarn, available just for this kit! Sublime Sock also makes beautifully saturated colors, and is a more standard fingering gauge - making it a perfect option for not only the pattern included in the kit, but also the many popular Advent patterns by other designers. 

Mecashon Fingering 

80% superwash merino wool/ 10% cashmere/ 10% nylon

20 g / 74 yds per mini

A fingering weight version of our very popular Mecashon DK, available exclusively in this kit! This yarn is simply gorgeous, with the supreme softness and subtle inner glow of cashmere complementing the smooshy merino. This yarn takes color vividly, albeit very slightly less vibrantly than the above two options. It is a standard fingering gauge, making it a perfect option for not only the pattern included in the kit, but also the many popular Advent patterns by other designers. 


*****Kits will ship no later than November 6th for US shipping and no later than October 23rd for international shipping. Kits will be shipped with each day's yarn individually packaged and numbered. Domestic shipping is free, international shipping is $10.*****


*****International orders only: please order this separately from other yarn, or all items ordered will ship together with the Advent Calendar. *****

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