This year's calendar comes with two pattern options, the kit version of the calendar comes in a box and the Miniballs are not invidually wrapped. You get 24 Miniballs (10g/50m of JC Rennie 4ply pure wool) in different colours and a pattern to go with it that gives the option of either a fair isle cowl as previous years (there is enough yarn to extend it to a scarf if desired) or a version to make a large Christmas stocking. Each day you get a new colour and a new part of the pattern. The photo shows previous year's but this year will have different motifs and colours. Needles are not included - a 3.25mm 40cm circular or DPNs would be ideal which can be purchased separately. If you don't fancy making the pattern included we have several patterns that use 3-15 Miniballs that can be downloaded for free at the 'Free Patterns' section to the left. There is enough yarn to make 8 hats, or 4 hats and 4 sets of mitts, a whole bunch of baubles or even a herd of Harold Fatmuses.