Back in 2017 I was seeing Advent Knitting packs being shown all over the internet/instagram and I was intrigued.
So in 2018 I found Dingo Dyeworks, an Australian wool dyer in Perth and Sweet Georgia Yarns in the USA who are only a two of the many of producers of Advent Kits around the world.
I also realised that Ambah O’Brien, (knitwear designer) designed a wrap for the Advent Kits in 2018, so I signed up for Ambah’s Newsletter and fell into the rabbit hole of the Advent boards in her group on Ravelry.
In July Ambah O’Brien opened up a board in her group “ADVENTurer KAL 2018” which shared links to all the Advents Kits that were available and I ended up purchasing two kits –
which I emptied out of the box it came in into a nice cane basket I had at home.
Sweet Georgia Yarns
Ambah had also designed the ADVENTurer Scarf & Wrap pattern so I purchased this and decided to use the Dingo Dyeworks kit first.
It was fun to open a box each day, but my knitting wasn’t as quick, but I did manage to cast-on on 1 December and do a few rows.
by 4 December I had only started my Day 2’s colour.
It was interesting to see the new colours each day and I finally finished knitting it on 4 January 2019.
but I didn’t get a chance to block it until 13 January where Katniss decided to help.
Here it is draped along the front fence.
I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet and I am not 100% certain about the colours, only time will tell if it will get worn when the weather cools down.
The Sweet Georgia Advent kit is still waiting for me but first I have a couple of the knitting projects I need to finish.
The 2019 pre-orders for this years kits is up already on Ambah’s page. I am trying not to look!!
3 thoughts on “Advent Knitting”
Quite unusual to open a \”box\” every day to get a different color. Looks lovely and must be cozy to wear though! Well, colder weather is here and plenty of opportunities to wear your masterpiece.
What a fun idea, but yes a lot of pressure to get knitting quickly!
Fun scarf. While knitting/crocheting are not my thing, I certainly can admire them. Very well done and kitty loves it, too!