The Nutcracker Mini Skein Club – November

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Sign ups for The Nutcracker Mini Skein Club – November are now closed.

Following on from the success of The Wind In The Willows, Peter Pan And Wendy and Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Mini Skein Clubs, we are running another three-month Mini Skein Club from October to December.

This latest Club will take its inspiration from the children’s literary classic, The Nutcracker, by E. T. A. Hoffmann. The story is best known as the inspiration for Tchiakovsky’s famous ballet and tells the tale of a young girl and her love for the enchanted Nutcracker – a Christmas gift from her Godfather – who leads the toy soldiers in a battle against the Mouse King, and whisks her away to the Kingdom of Toys.

Each month, we will produce five hand dyed 100% British Bluefaced Leicester 4 Ply mini skeins weighing approximately 25g each, based on the classic tale. Over the course of three months, there will be a total of 15 mini skeins to collect (five in each month’s box). Skeins will include semi-solids, speckles and some hand-painted yarn and will be exclusively available to club members only.

To enable customers to spread the cost of joining The Nutcracker Mini Skein Club, we ask that you subscribe each month, purchasing one box at a time – this will not be a rolling subscription and if you want to receive the next month’s set of mini skeins, you must subscribe and purchase the following month’s box.

Sign ups for Box Two (November) will close on Monday November 22nd and the second set of minis in the series will be posted shortly afterwards.

As with our previous Mini Skein Clubs, we will be using the beautiful illustrations of Robert Ingpen to inspire the yarns created.

Take a look at our Product Gallery to see Box One of our Nutcracker Mini Skein Club.

Ply: 4 Ply Sock Yarn
Length: approx 385m/422yds per 100g or 96m/105yds per 25g
Needle: 2.5-4mm/US1.5-6
Tension: 28sts – 10cm/4”sq
Source: Britain
Care: Hand wash only, 30 degrees, do not tumble dry

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Weight 0.11 kg
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British Bluefaced Leicester