Advent Kit Pre Order to be Shipped November 2019

Advent Kit Pre Order to be Shipped November 2019


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Theme:  The Art of Edgar Degas

US Shipping $3 - International Shipping $9


Who doesn't love little surprise packages at the holidays?  This listing is for a set of 25 skeins of 20 gram mini skeins (a total of 500 grams, each skein approximately 87/88 yards) in Aussie Extra Fine Sock yarn in colors dyed to play well together, especially for Ambah's ADVENTuring KAL.  The skeins will be individually wrapped and numbered, as a fade, in the color order we suggest you use for Ambah's pattern.  The skeins will include multi colored, tonal, and speckled colorways.  On some days, there will be an extra goody included your wrapped mini skein package (all knitting affiliated).  

The curated knitting notions are all something special and useful.  No sweets. 

New this year is a special surprise from maker LIttle Bitty Delights.  You can find her on Etsy here or on Instagram as @littlebittydelights.  

You will have to trust us on the colors, that's part of the thrill.  However, if you want to see the inspiration, view the art included in this listing, or do a little research on Edgar Degas.  He was a French painter famous as one of the founders of Impressionism, and for painting scenes of dance.  Perhaps one of the reasons I am drawn to his art is that his mother was from New Orleans, like me.  I love his use of romantic colors.  

You can be sure the colors will be in Amanda Hope Yarn's normal style of sophisticated, wearable colors.  No neon's here, nothing jarring, and not holiday colors.  Your colors will be wearable year around.  Some of the colors will be repeatable colors you've seen before, sometimes tweaked to blend with others better; most will be new colors developed to play well with the palette.  All colors will be labeled and repeatable, so if you love them and must have a full skein, you'll have the information you need.

Ambah's ADVENT KAL starts in her Ravelry group on December 1, 2019 and your Advent Calendar yarns will ship between November 1 and 15, 2019, in time for you to have the yarn for the KAL.

Or, if somehow you resist Ambah's ADVENTuring shawl, these skeins can be used in many different patterns.  Many other designers are using minis in their patterns. 

All of the 25 individual wrapped mini skein packages will be shipped together in a trackable package.  As always, your yarn will ship within the U.S. for just $3.

You will receive an email once the Advent package ships in November.  If your address changes, please email prior to October 15, 2019, so there will be time to change your address.

If you would like to order any additional yarn, please email me first so I can send you a code for free shipping (US only) for your additional items, unless you are willing to wait until November for your other items so they can be shipped together with your Advent kit.  I will send everything together unless I hear from you.

If you're outside of the US, please email me at  I will ship your kit for $9 USD through the US Post Office.  Any customs, duties, or other fees that your country charges will be your responsibility, so please be familiar with the fees that might be imposed by your government before you order.  If you would like your package shipped another way, or insured, please email me before you order so I can figure out the additional charge.  

So, about the yarn:

Fingering weight 

4 ply Superwash 19.5 micron Extra Fine Australian Merino 85%

Nylon 15% (for strength)

Museling Free

Spun in Italy

Approximately 20 grams/80 meters or 0.7oz/87 yards EACH SKEIN

Recommended needle size 2.5 mm - 4 mm

Gauge (stockinette) 28 stitches x 36 rows over 10 cm/4 inches on 3.25 mm (US 3) needles

Hand dyed in Texas in small batches

Please hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry for best color retention.  Dyes may bleed slightly on initial washing.  Always test your gauge swatch for dyes bleeding when combining colors.

No pattern is included with this listing.  Please purchase your ADVENTuring pattern directly from the designer, Ambah O'Brien on Ravelry in November.  Be sure to join her KAL!