EIGHT DAYS OF EASTER 2024 Mini Skein Kit

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Each year for the last five years I have created a mini skein surprise kit for Easter. The first few years I did variations in "standard" Easter colors. Last year the colorways and pattern were inspired by different butterfly species.

This year, I'm using the photo of tulips that you see here as the inspiration for the colorways. They'll be semi-solids this year, and the kit also includes a pattern I've been wanting to use for a long time.

These are a lot like yarn Advent calendars but smaller.

Shawl Pattern
I'll be including the Mini Madness Shawl by Angie Kimel. It is a fun shawl that combines mesh lace with garter stitch. The pattern is appropriate for an advanced beginner, but it is also entertaining enough for a more advanced knitter.

Yarn
The yarn base is Splendid Sock, which is made of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. It's a 4-ply yarn that is strong enough for socks and soft enough for shawls. You'll get eight 20 gram minis with the kit. Each one is 92 yards, so you'll get 736 yards altogether.

Colorways
The exact colorways are meant to be a surprise, but they will be inspired by the photo of tulips, and they will be semi-solid colorways.

Packaging Options
This year you can choose between two packaging options:

For Option A, each mini skein will be packaged in a small reusable fabric drawstring bag, and those will be placed in a reusable basket with paper Easter grass. This is a new option that is a little more environmentally friendly and also saves on assembly time.

For Option B, each mini skein will be placed inside a large plastic Easter egg, and those will be placed in a reusable basket with Easter grass. You can see a photo of what this looks like from previous years.

Either way, the idea is to open the numbered bags or eggs in order from 1 to 8 and knit or crochet that part of the pattern each day during the Easter season. Of course if it takes a little longer, all the better! It's meant to be enjoyed for as long as it takes.

Pre-Order
I'm offering this as a pre-order, which means I will dye as many sets as there are orders.

Timeline
I'll be dyeing all the kits and shipping them out by March 15th in order to have plenty of time for you to receive them before Easter, which is on March 31st this year. The pre-order will be available until either the last week of February or when all the kits sell out--whichever comes first.


Gift Packaging
These kits make wonderful Easter presents for your favorite fiber artist. If you're getting this as a gift, please let me know in the note to seller so I will know to leave out the pricing info.  

Notions

You'll need US size 4 circular needles and a removable stitch marker.

International Customers
I am certainly happy to ship these to Canada, but please keep in mind that they may not arrive in time for Easter. Also be aware that you may have to pay Customs fees.