Thursday, April 18, 2024

Preorder 2024 Summer Mini Skein Mini Series Yarn Sets! (2024 SMSMS)

I am pleased to share that I just opened up preorders for the 2024 Summer Mini Skein Mini Series! This annual event will have multiple yarn dyeing videos that are published nightly starting Monday July 8, 2024. You will watch me dye mulitple different sets of miniskeins on a variety of yarn bases, plus there will be some bonus dyeing videos, too.

2024 SMSMS Yarn Sets

There are multiple different yarn bases to choose from your your miniskein set. Each set of 5 - 20 g miniskeins will be dyed within one video. All sets will arrive wrapped and labeled with the date and episode number of the video so you know when you can watch the dyeing. Each yarn set also comes with mulitple fun extras, and the theme of the packaging this year is adorbable and ties into the theme for this year. (The theme isn't based around the colors, but more around the techniques I plan to feature.)


You can see all of the Summer Mini Skein Mini Series options in the 2024 SMSMS ChemKnits Creations Section.

Add-ons to the mini skein sets

You can add more yarn to your miniskein set! At this time these add on options are only available to customers who purchase a miniskein set. All extra skeins come wrapped with a progress keeper and will be labeled with the date they're featured in a video. There are three different categories of Add ons this year:

Add on Full Skein - These 100 g skeins of yarn are dyed as a bonus colowray for the series, and are dyed in their own dedicated video. All three bases will be dyed the same colorway, although there may be some dye lot variation. The yarn bases include:

  • 100 g Sock 80/20 2-ply (80% superwash fine highland wool / 20% polyamide)

  • 100 g Superwash DK 8-ply (100% Superwash Merino)

  • 100 g SW Worsted HT 3-ply (100% Superwash Merino)

Add on Sock Blanks - I will dye some sock blanks in the miniskein videos themselves, but I may also do a sock blank stand alone video. There will be a variety of colors within blanks of even one base. I will do my best to send you a sock blank featured on a different night from your miniskein set, but this may not be possible. The yarn bases include:

  • Double stranded 75/25 Sock Blank (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon)

  • Double Stranded 80/20 Sock Blank (80% superwash fine highland wool / 20% polyamide)

  • Single stranded 75/25 Sock Blank (75% Superwash Merino Wool / 25% Nylon)

  • Single Stranded Merino/Silk Sock Blank (80% Superwash Merino / 20% Silk)

Add on "Yarn Mop" - this will be a 100 g skein of yarn dyed in one of the miniskein dyeing or bonus dyeing videos. This might be a prototype, bonus colorway, leave no dye behind, or more classic "yarn mop" skein. I will do my best to send you a yarn mop /bonus skein featured on a different night from your miniskein set, but this may not be possible.

  • Yarn Bases: Pick between Sock, DK, or Worsted Weights. There will be some variation in the base itself, but all yarn will be superwash Merino based with up to 30% nylon.

When will I get my yarn?

I will ship out the 2024 SMSMS Yarn in the middle of June 2024. The videos begin on July 8, 2024. Once the videos are public, you can find them in the following YouTube Playlist:

The yarn base I wanted sold out! Will you restock them?

I intend to dye more yarn than I orginally list in the 2024 SMSMS preorders. If the yarn base for a SMSMS yarn set sells out, please reach out to me on Etsy and let me know. I will order more yarn if I can and do a restock once I have more of that yarn base on hand.

I also typically hold back some inventory until I've shipped out all of the preorders, so there is usually a restock closer to the shipping dates.

Can you combine shipping on mulitiple orders?

No. Due to the volume of orders, I cannot combine shipping on multiple orders.  However, if you have already purchased a mini skein set in one order, you can place an order for add-ons in a separate order. (You do not have to order a second mini skein set unless you want to!)  

I'm so excited!

I'm not announcing the loose theme I have for this year, as the theme has more to do with part of the techniques and dyeing process (and the packaging for the yarn) than it does the actual colors. Expect some sets composed of tonals and others that are more variegated. There should be a lot of variety!


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