Yarn Countdown Calendars for Knitters 2017

Gone are the days when a mass-produced chocolate Advent calendar can excite me leading up to Christmas and now I find there is a world of creative versions awaiting our discovery. You can buy or make one focused on beer, Lego, Kiehls skin care, whiskey, makeup, and even stitch markers. So, it seems like a natural fit to have one filled with woolly goodness too!


What’s In a Name?

Though I love the idea, I feel like the name doesn’t work. I understand the ties to its origin and the tradition, but it excludes so many to link them to Advent and Christianity. I myself grew up with a Jewish best friend (made when we were in Hebrew preschool together) and a Hindu best friend, so though I am Catholic, I was honoured to grow up in their families as well with their religious holidays, traditions, and meanings. And then those without a religious faith. So, I much prefer calling them yarn calendars or countdown calendars.


Countdown Calendars for Knitters

Irish Fairytale Yarns has six different options

Hand Dyed Christmas Advent Calendar Mini Skeins from StardustHMCrafts

2017 Dreams in Fiber Advent Calendar from Hanlone79

Yarn Advent Calendar – Hand Dyed British Wool 4ply Sock from BluebellYarns

Yarn Advent Calendar TinkyDye Christmas Box Merino sock weight from TinkyDyeYarn

Hand Dyed 4Ply Merino Sock Yarn Advent Calendar PRE-ORDER, 12 mini skeins or 24 mini skeins + 100g skein from WoollyMamaYarns

12 Days of Christmas, Neon Christmas Theme, 12 Days of Fiber from MishasObsessions

The Yarn Advent Calendar from VickiBrownDesigns

Yarn Advent calendar from GamerCrafting

The Yarn Lab Uk Adevnt Calendar 2017 from TheYarnLabUk

Yarn mini skein Advent Calendar – 24 Signature Merino mini skeins 20g + 24 colorful markers + gift – 6 kinds of fingering yarn from YarntoyouShop

Yarn Advent Calendar – 25 Signature Sock Mini Skeins 20g from aVividYarnStudio

Advent Calendar Kit from Purl Soho



Of course, you can also make your own. I have never done that and not sure I would, but I do it for my son. It went great last year. I bought a 23+ Duplo (Miles from Tomorrow) or Lego kit and separate it out into Advent calendar bags, with the instructions in the middle of the month and a blind bag on the final day to switch it up.

What would be in your ideal Advent calendar? 

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