This is your hub for all the 2023 Christmas Yarn Advent activities! Join us for a festive December. 

Please note: the “surprise” pocket in the fabric calendar is empty because the goodie bag was too big to fit in the pocket - it needed it’s own 3x5 inch bag! :) Merry Advent Season! 

Advent Kickoff and Cast-on Party!
Please join us on Zoom December 1, 2023 at 8pm eastern as we kick off the festivities! Zoom ID: 599 827 8641 Passcode: Knit

Thank you so much for choosing Southern Skeins for your advent calendar.  We know how hard you work and appreciate that you chose us to give you a wonderful yarn advent.  This year’s  advent is a Countdown to Christmas in a kaleidoscope of color.  

My vision for this year was to look at the inside a kaleidoscope and watching the colors form as it is turned.  The minis are all colorful the way you’d expect a kaleidoscope to be.  Some of the mini colors are new and some are from my favorite colorways.  

Pattern & KAL

This year I am suggesting a few different advent style patterns from Ravelry designers.  They are all listed as free patterns on Ravelry.

Here’s the links to get your FREE pattern(s): 

Fair Isle Socks by Natalie Sheldon:

Creative Advent Throw by Cozy Up Knits:

Advent Calendar Scarf by Kristin Benecken:

Advent Wrap by B. Devin Steiner:

Advent Calendar Adventure Poncho by Hanna Kytta:

Whichever project you choose, we hope you join us on 12/1 to cast on and tell us about your project!

How does the advent work?

Starting December 1st you’ll open the yarn marked according to the day of the month.  Start with Day 1 and work your way, each day, to Day 24   The 100g skein is listed as Christmas Day: however, I’ll be opening mine on Dec 1st.  You can too!

We will be knitting all month long.  I’m a slow knitter, so don’t worry if you are a slow knitter too!

How to win prizes:

Post pics on social media as you go through the month using #SSYarnAdvent2023.  Prizes will be drawn based on random draws of photos on Instagram and Facebook.

(Prizes are paid for by Southern Skeins and winners will be selected by a random number generator.)

Meet the makers and how to find them: 

Bronze Shepherd Designs made the stitch marker sets

Miss Fiber Fox (drawstring bag for Deluxe advents)

Madcow Mandy Designs (Advent Project Book)  

Dave (hubby) made the fabric Advent calendars holding the yarn. He learned to sew to help me out! Isn’t he sweet!


Join us on Zoom for Christmas Advent Bingo! Here’s the link

  • 12/2/23 at 2pm eastern
  • 12/13/22 at 7pm eastern
  • 12/17/22 at 4pm eastern
Click the link to join the KAL Facebook group for lots of impromptu events at:  

Cant wait to see you all on December 1st!