Due to local and national lockdowns occurring at short notice, we are publishing the materials required for the 2020 Advent calendar earlier than usual. Remember, online outlets may also be affected by restrictions and have longer delays than normal. With this in mind we have tried to keep the materials list to readily available items
As mentioned previously the pattern this year will be a garment for an adult male doll in either 1:12th scale or 1:6th scale. This year the theme will be Aran.
If you wish to take part you will require either:
For 1:12th scale: one pair 1 mm/US size 00000 knitting needles, 55 metres of 1-ply yarn (see this page for suitable substitutes), cable needle (see this page if you are unable to find a miniature cable needle)
For 1:6th scale: one pair 2 mm knitting needles, 75 metres 3-ply/light fingering yarn, cable needle
As mentioned above, this years Advent calendar will feature Aran knitting. We will publish a free pattern next week which will focus on the 2 Aran stitches used in this years calendar, as a practice for the Advent project, which will start, as usual on 1st December. This practice pattern does NOT have the same stitch pattern as that used in the calendar, but the ability to work these 2 cable stitches IS a requirement for the Advent Calendar.
Next weeks free pattern, which can be worked using any size needles and yarn, can be made into a Christmas decoration or dolls cushion. Hopefully this little pattern will help those who need it to practice or refresh the Aran stitches required for this years Advent calendar.
Don’t forget to check back next week for your FREE practice pattern.
Further updates for the Advent Calendar will be posted towards the end of November.