Yarn Advent Calendar – 24 x Mini Skeins


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This year the advent calendar is Unsurprising Advent where you get to see the included colours, no surprises here this year.

UK shipping only, shipping week of 23rd November to arrive in time for December 1st. 10% of sales will be donated to Tommy’s to support people going through miscarriage and baby loss.

24 mini skeins of hand-dyed wool (and some extra treats) with bespoke advent box. Fantastic for all kinds of projects, the only limit is your imagination. People have made blankets, socks, sweaters, and even a dress. This year is a fade by popular demand, so the colours will flow into one another.

How much yarn?
For all 24 minis the total yardage for each base is approximately as follows:

BFL Sock 85m/92yds per 20g mini, with a total of 2040m/2230yds
BFL DK 45m/49yds per 20g mini, with a total of 1032m/1128yds

What is a “mini skein”
Essentially a miniature ball of wool, presented in a twisted shape, loved by knitters and crocheters alike, for their variety of uses in crafting projects.

Need some inspiration? We put together some project ideas with what to make with mini skeins.

Given the nature of hand-dyed yarns, each skein is unique and there will be subtle variations between individual skeins. We recommend buying all yarn needed for your project at the same time for the closest match. We are normally happy to accept custom orders if we don't have enough in stock for your planned project.

Needle and Fred yarns are lovingly hand-dyed in Manchester. We are a cat-friendly company 😺 (in case you couldn't tell from our logo) but rest assured cats are not allowed bat, paw, or otherwise play with yarns. However, if you have any serious allergies, please factor this into your purchase. Our studio is in our home and we cannot guarantee it.

All mailed on tracked services with Royal Mail for peace of mind, regardless of location.

 Costdelivery time
Tracked Shipping£3.503-5 working days
Airmail Cost delivery time
Tracked £8.90 (approx 10,60€) 5-7 working days

Due to the recent USPS price increases we are trialling weight based shipping for the USA.
This will ensure you do not overpay for postage as the prices align with the Post Office.

 AirmailCostdelivery time
1-2 skeinsTracked£11.90 (approx $16)7-10 working days
 Vacuum Packed£9.90 (approx $13)10-15 working days
3+ skeinsTracked£15.90 (approx $20)7-10 working days

We are also trialling vacuum packing for smaller orders - this allows us to ship via a more affordable service and pass the saving on to you. Your yarn will arrive in plastic rather than tissue but should return to its regular size shortly after air is allowed in the wrapping.

Airmail Cost delivery time
Tracked £9.90 (approx $12.90) 5-7 working days

In the unlikely event that you don't love your yarn, we will happily accept a return if you contact us within 14 days of receiving it.

Please note this is based on the following

  • Yarn must be in the same state you received it
  • Return postage is your responsibilty (You may be eligible for PayPal Free Returns*)
  • Refunds will not include the original postage cost

*PayPal Free Returns is done via your PayPal account and not through Needle and Fred - please see their website for details and eligibilty.

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