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2024 Shetland Hogmanay Yarn Box


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The Shetland Hogmanay box is a 31-day mystery yarn experience designed to celebrate the yarn producers and creative minds of Shetland as we approach New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay as it’s know through Scotland.

Each day from December 1 – 31, you will open one package from the box. Within, you will find either a 25-gr ball of fingering/2-ply/jumper weight yarn spun from wool grown in Shetland or a surprise from a Shetland artisan.

This year’s box will showcase the yarn of five Shetland-based yarn producers: Uradale Yarns, Jamieson’s of Shetland, Laxdale Yarn, Aister ‘Oo’, and The Silly Sheep Fiber Co. Depending on the maker, the length of each ball of yarn varies from 71m/78y to 105m/114y.

Special items in the box have been created by Glansin Glass, Uphouse Crafts, MacKenzies Farm Shop, Donna Smith, Mella and more.

All of the yarn has been specially curated to work together in a design by Terri Laura, a Shetland based wool advocate, knitting teacher, and designer of hand- and machine-knit goods. While you are welcome to use the yarn any way you wish, Terri’s design is a gender-neutral, wearable winter accessory with options for customization. Early in the month, you will receive a black and white version of the pattern so that you can start knitting early in the process without exposing the remainder of the box’s colors. On the last day, you will receive a color version of the pattern, as well as a QR code to download a digital copy.

The boxes will ship from the UK in mid-October to allow plenty of time for it to arrive by the start of December. The price of the box includes free worldwide shipping.

Join the I Thought I Knew How group on Facebook or follow @ithoughtiknewhow on Instagram to open the box together starting on December 1, 2024! Additionally, you can watch Anne open the box each morning with her friend Jana on the Purl Together YouTube channel!