The colour inspiration for the 2019 Advent Calendar Yarn Kit is based on the poem "My Country" by Australian poetess Dorothea Mackellar OBE, in particular the famous second verse "I love a sunburnt country". You can hear Dorothea Mackellar reciting her poem here. The kit consists of 25 different mini skeins pulled from the entire collection of colourways I had created at that time, and includes eight new colourways. The colours selected are a mixture of tonal/semi-solids, variegates and speckles ranging from browns, tans and creams through greys, yellows and blues to greens and maroon purples.
2019 Advent Calendar Yarn Kit details
- 75% superwash non-mulesed merino, 25% nylon
- contains 25 Tough Stocking Mini skeins
- each Mini skein is 20g/84m/92yd; total Kit is 500g/2100m/2300yd
- includes one Soak 5ml sample (random scent selected)
- Gentle machine wash in cool water although hand washing is always recommended. Air dry flat in shade
This yarn kit can be used for anything your heart desires - all in one project or use the mini skeins in different projects. Use the colours in order or mix and match as you like.
Patterns are not included with this Yarn Kit, however if you are interested in pattern ideas please check out our Knitting Patterns page.
Strong without the scratchy feeling, you don't notice the nylon in this yarn. Merino wool is well known for its warmth and elasticity whilst the nylon provides strength. The moderate twist in the yarn means good stitch definition. The perfect yarn for any project: from socks, mittens, hats and gloves to shawls, garments and baby clothes.
Hand dyed yarn is a work of art - no two skeins are the same. We recommend that you order enough yarn to complete your project, and that you alternate skeins every couple of rows to avoid obvious colour differences.