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Knitcrate Review | Yarn Subscription Box

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I’ve bought subscription boxes for books and stationery but I had been reluctant to try a yarn subscription box and I probably would have scrolled past Knitcrate.  Isn’t that for knitters and not crocheters? But then I read Lindsey’s post on Winding Road Crochet, Is A Yarn Subscription Box Right For You? and I could feel that tingle of excitement…


There are a few reasons why Knitcrate drew me in.

You get the opportunity to choose which crate suits your crafting

Subscription options available with Knitcrate

You can swap your colour vibe each month

Recently introduced, each month there is 5 day period (20th – 25th of each month) where you can preview three different colourways (energise, chill, neutral) and via Manage Subscription, swap to the colour that suits you best. You can leave it to ‘anything goes’ if you like all three colourways and would like to be surprised! Notification of the time period is received via email with relevant links which starts with a live preview. There’s also a great YouTube video that explains how to swap. You can watch the live preview on YouTube and Instagram.

High quality and natural fibre yarns

The yarns in this yarn subscription box are hand dyed specifically and available for a limited amount of time only. They’re only available to subscribers. These are yarns I wouldn’t otherwise get to work with.

My first box contained DK weight yarn with the colourway Leaf Eater. The fibre mix of 85% Merino wool and 15% cashmere and just feels lovely to touch.  Just look how lush it is!

Yarn received in one of Knitcrate subscription boxes
Yarn showing label from a Knitcrate subscription box

New patterns and techniques to try out

The printed booklet contains a crochet, knitting, sock pattern and diagrams (these can also be downloaded as PDF files).  Information is also included about the inspiration for the colour, the featured designers, the pop-up shop for the month and a theme peek for the next month.

Yarn and booklet in the Knitcrate subscription box

Shop discounts and rewards for members

Known as stash points, there are different ways to build up your points which equate to different amounts.

how you can earn rewards and points with Knitcrate
Knitcrate stash points

An active and informative online community

You can engage as little or as much as you want to in Knitcrate’s online community. I have to confess I’m not really a ‘group’ type of person but I love how active and encouraging Knitcrate’s Ravely community is.  Never say never!

Reasonably priced

For $24.99 (which currently converts to £19.10 for my UK readers) you receive approximately $63 worth of yarn and patterns.  That’s what I call value for money!

FREE shipping

Yes, even to the UK.  You will receive emails with a tracking link to USPS so you can see where your Knitcrate yarn subscription box is on its journey to you.  Knitcrate ship worldwide.

Cancel your subscription at any time

I’m thinking that there might be times when you want to pause your subscription which is easy to do from the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ link on the website.


For the past couple of months there have been extras too! In one box I received a tape measure and in another a stitch marker. Great value for money.

If you’re looking for a yarn subscription box, I can recommend Knitcrate with no reservations.


Update: I’ve received 4 Knitcrate boxes so far and each time I’ve been impressed. These yarn subscription boxes exceed my expectations each and every time. 

I’m always excited to see what arrives each month! 

ps This made me chuckle

Message at the bottom of the Knitcrate subscription box

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KnitCrate is a monthly yarn subscription for knitting and crochet makers and crafters! They partner with both well-known and independent designers and fibre artists to deliver curated project kits complete with inspiring premium yarns of the month, exclusive knitting and/or crochet patterns, plus creative extras and bonus promo codes!

 
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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting and being out in nature are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school. I'm passionate about early help and sharing strategies with families to empower and help build resilience. I'm a member of of my Local Authority's Early Help Operational Board, working alongside other professionals to instigate change and growth.

2 Comments

    • Shaz Goodwin

      Hahaha I guess you couldn’t wait Anne 🙂 I love that it’s yarn I wouldn’t usually buy/use. You don’t have to make the pattern in the crate and have the option to buy more in the pop up shop. Something I didn’t mention (which you may have discovered now) is that there is a swap shop too. Although when I scrolled through it looked to be mostly US so postage may be prohibitive. Enjoy!

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