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24 Day Yarn Advent Calendar 2023

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Yarn Advent Calendar 2023

Countdown to Christmas or any other special day with a yarn Advent Calendar.

The calendar contains 24 x 20g hand-dyed mini-skeins of your choice of base and weight yarn. This year’s theme is “Dorset Adventures in Yarn”. There are so many lovely places in Dorset, I thought using some of them as inspiration for this calendar would allow me to show some of them off. The yarn will be split into four groups of six mini-skeins, with colours for each set chosen to work well together.

Yarn colours will be a mixture of semi-solid and variegated. A wide range of colours will be used however there won’t be any neon or other unusual dyes used.

Inspiration photos and full descriptions as well as yarn reveals will be posted daily from 1st-24th December on social media and the Bluebell Yarns blog.

Yarn Bases

The following yarn bases are available to choose from:

  • British 100% Bluefaced Leicester – 4ply (approx. 350m per 100g) or DK (approx. 225m per 100g) – This naturally cream yarn is soft and plump and is suitable for a wide range of garments and accessories (but not suitable for socks).
  • British 40% Bluefaced Leicester, 40% Shetland, 20% Alpaca – 4ply (approx. 350m per 100g) or DK (approx. 230m per 100g) – This naturally pale brown yarn is soft and plump with a little drape from the alpaca. It’s suitable for a wide range of garments and accessories (but not suitable for socks).
  • British 100% Dorset Horn – 4ply (approx. 350m per 100g) – This naturally bright cream yarn is strong and robust. It’s suitable for a wide range of garments and accessories, but isn’t recommended for use directly next to sensitive skin unless you are used to wearing more rustic wool.

None of the bases have been superwash treated so will need gentle hand washing unless a felted result is intended. You can read more about this on the yarn care page.


You can choose to add on a 100g skein of undyed yarn for £10, or a dyed skein for £15. The dyed skein will be a semi-solid neutral colour chosen to work well with the other colours in the calendar.


Each mini-skein will be individually wrapped and numbered, and will be accompanied by a brief description of what inspired it. A low packaging option, where mini-skeins are not wrapped, is available with a small discount. This is ideal if you would like to fill your own Advent Calendar.

All packaging is fully recyclable. The box the mini-skeins arrive in will be plain.


The total price includes tracked UK shipping. International orders will be sent tracked and the cost of this will be calculated on checkout. Bluebell Yarns is not VAT registered so can’t offer a discount to international customers. Any fees or import duties to be paid are the responsibility of the customer.

I will begin posting on the 16th October, starting with international orders. All orders will be posted by the 10th November.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop me a message.

Weight 900 g
Yarn Base

BFL 4ply, BFL DK, BFL/Shetland/Alpaca 4ply, BFL/Shetland/Alpaca DK, Dorset Horn 4ply