Advent Calendar 2015

Advent Calendar notice
© F H Powell 2015

The daily parts will be posted on these blog pages as usual each day starting on 1st December 2015. We will probably publish manually each day at around 8.00 am (UK local time). If you don’t wish to miss a day you can sign up on any page of this blog for e-mail notifications to be sent to you whenever a new post is published (you can unsubscribe from these notifications at any time by clicking the link in the e-mails sent by WordPress.)

This year the calendar will be knitted.

A new part of the pattern will be published each day on these blog pages each day between 1st and 24th December 2015. The pattern will only remain free on these blog pages until 6th January 2016, after which the pattern will be removed and reformatted into a paid pattern, which will then be made available to buy as a digital download.

The finished item can be used in a 1:12th scale scene or as a small table decoration in a human house. In order to accommodate everyone who wishes to join in, this is not a religious decoration, but does have a winter theme.

The item will be made up of 24 parts as usual, but there will be a LOT of knitting for the first week, substantially decreasing in the amount of knitting required after this, allowing plenty of time to either catch up or do more important things around Christmas. This will be definitely classed as an heirloom by anyone who makes it.

We are aware that some people may have to order in supplies or make a special visit to a town to buy supplies, so this is what you need if you wish to take part:

Materials required:

  • Pair of size 2.00mm (US size 0 or old UK size 14) knitting needles
  • 50g dark green No 10 crochet thread
  • 70g white No 10 crochet thread (or 40g white and 30g red No 10 crochet thread)
  • 6mm to 10mm diameter bamboo cane or wooden dowel (or old knitting needle) approximately 25 cm/10-inches long.