In 2019, we at Chiemseegarn presented our gradient yarn advent calendar for the first time and your feedback was really overwhelmingly positive. However, some of you also had a few questions about our advent calendar, which is why we are clarifying the question in this blog article: How does the gradient yarn advent calendar work?
Our advent calendar consists of three parts, instructions, a bobble and the box in which our gradient yarn advent calendar is beautifully packaged. You can now pull your thread through an opening and start working the instructions. The special thing about it is that you can only knit up to the next knot, like the next little door. The colors that await you are a surprise every day.
In this article I will go into more questions that have come up again and again and explain in detail which colors are available and what else you can expect from our product.
This is how the gradient yarn advent calendar works
Our gradient yarn advent calendar basically works like a normal calendar. Every day until December 24th, i.e. Christmas, you will receive a little surprise. In our case, this is a new color of our yarn, which is wound in such a way that a new color is waiting for you every day. The instructions are also specially adapted to the colors and color gradients contained in our calendars.
All facts about the gradient yarn advent calendar:
- 4-ply, 5-ply or 6-ply hand-wound gradient yarn
- work a new color every day
- what comes out is a surprise
- There's another little surprise for Christmas
What are the instructions for the gradient yarn advent calendar?
The instructions you receive for our advent calendar are specially designed for the yarn contained in the advent calendar. So you don't have to worry that what you're knitting won't work out, because you can see from the start what it's supposed to be. Only the color gradient, i.e. the overall appearance of your work, remains yours until December 24th. hidden.
But one thing is certain: our instructions, like each of our products, have been tested and written and developed by our founder Birgit Wyss. It contains detailed step-by-step instructions and is also suitable for beginners.
By what date can I order the gradient yarn advent calendar?
Of course, an advent calendar only makes sense if you hold it in your hands on time for Advent. Therefore there are two dates that are important for you when ordering:
- If you by 25.11. order, we can guarantee that your gradient yarn advent calendar will arrive on time
- If you by 29.11. order, we will do everything we can to send you your advent calendar on time, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee it
The background is that we only manufacture our products when you place your order with us. We do not have ready-made, pre-produced goods, only individual, made-to-measure products. That's why we have to plan something before the Advent season, so the sooner you place your order, the better.
What yarn is in the gradient yarn advent calendar?
In our advent calendar there is of course a bobble of our wonderful color gradient yarns from our own production.Just like all our other yarns, these are only made for you when you place your order and are carefully wrapped into a bobble. But there are a few special features of the bobbles that come into our advent calendars.
This is what makes the advent bobbles so special:
- Christmas colors and gradients
- Exactly 24 nodules for each day of Advent
- Gradient is secret so it's a surprise
- Gradient changes 24 times until Christmas Eve
However, other properties of our bobbles remain the same. This includes the composition of the yarn made of 50% cotton / 50% polyacrylic and the usual high, solid quality of our Bobbel.
In what sizes is the gradient yarn advent calendar available?
Our advent calendar is available in two sizes, both of which are worked in the same way, but differ in the thread thickness.
The small advent calendar contains a 4-ply gradient yarn with a length of 900 meters.
The large advent calendar contains a 4-ply gradient yarn with a length of 1200 meters.
Is the gradient yarn advent calendar also suitable for beginners?
It is very important to us that our advent calendars are suitable for everyone. That's why we've included instructions for beginners that enable everyone to take part in our advent calendar.
We understand that there are some of you who might prefer to work on something more difficult, but it is important to us that everyone has fun with our products and can participate in them, especially at Christmas time. That's why we decided on a guide that is understandable for everyone and easy to work with, but still delivers a great work..