Festive Surprise 2023 | This Is Knit

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A Treat Box For The Yarn Obsessed

Do you like to have a special project to cast on, just for the festive season?

Are you always hoping someone will surprise you with a yarn-themed gift?

Then it's time to treat yourself (or an equally knit-obsessed friend) to a Festive Surprise Gift Box from This is Knit!

This beautifully presented gift box contains some very specially selected yarn, an engaging shawl pattern designed exclusively for the set, together with some delightful bonus notions and goodies.

While the exact contents are a surprise, you can choose a broad theme from the two inspiration images shown. These images were the starting point for the creation of one full skein of luxury yarn and two accompanying contrast skeins, all from Tara of Irish Artisan Yarn.

Your Festive Surprise Box will contain:

  • 200 g of luxury fibre yarns from Irish Artisan Yarns (one full skein and two 50g skeins, all in a blend of merino, yak and nylon)
  • A full colour booklet containing the "Meadow Dance" shawl pattern, specially designed by Ailbíona McLochlainn
  • Along with some surprise treats too!

Pattern Skill Level:

The design is suitable for intermediate knitters. Some of the methods used in the pattern may be unfamiliar, but the techniques are fully and clearly explained.

Full charts are provided and a digital version can be sent upon request so that charts may be enlarged tablets or computers.


Shipping timeline:

All treat boxes will begin shipping from the 24th of October 2023

We ship worldwide.

Tax-free pricing is available for customers outside the EU and this will be reflected at checkout.

Shipping Carrier

Packages can be shipped via An Post (the Irish National Postal Service) or DPD / DHL Courier.

We ship Tuesday - Friday each week.


Rates within Ireland 

Standard Post: €4.95

Express (Tracked) Post: €5.95

DPD Courier: €8.50


Rates to Northern Ireland 

Tracked Post: €7.00


England, Scotland and Wales

DPD Courier: €14.50

(Unfortunately we cannot ship to the Channel Islands at the moment.)

A note re Brexit:

VAT will automatically be collected at checkout on order values under £135 (the prices you see when browsing include VAT).

On orders over £135 VAT is collected by the shipping courier, but your cost at checkout will reflect ex-tax pricing.


To Europe

Tracked Shipping starts at €7.00

Rate will be calculated before check out depending on location.

DHL Rates are also offered at checkout.

All international packages are sent via a Tracked Express Service.


To the USA and Canada

Up to 2kg: €12.00

DHL Rates are also offered at checkout.


To New Zealand and Australia

Up to 2kg: €14.00

DHL Rates are also offered at checkout.


Please see here for our refund / exchange policy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Lucy P
Highly enjoyable

The yarn is incredibly soft and comes in gorgeous colours, it's a real joy to knit! The instructions are easy to follow, lovely pattern. Great gifts and nice box make the Festive Surprise 2023 perfect - as last year. I am already looking forward to the Festive Surprise 2024 :)

Nikki Hudson

This box was a gift for our crochet-loving daughter and she is over the moon excited! The yarn is so soft, top quality and she couldn’t be happier. We’ll be purchasing from This isKnit again!

Such gorgeous yarn!

The presentation of the box is beautiful but it is nothing compared to the beautiful yarn inside. This may be the softest yarn I've ever felt and I'm sure it will knit up beautifully. The colors are lovely and reminiscent of the Irish seascape. Nice surprise of two extra little gifts. I can't wait to start. The box arrived safely in the U.S.

Katrin H.
Festive Surprise 2023

Every year at Christmas I treat myself to a special gift. This year it's the Festive Surprise Box. Of course, I won't open it until Christmas Eve, so I can't say anything about the contents yet. But the box itself looks beautiful and I'm already looking forward to it. Many Greetings from Germany!

Amanda Pawson
This is knitastic

As always fantastic service , speedy delivery and very knowledgeable ladies. Just hope I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew with this project as I still have lot to learn.