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
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!
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.
Shop discounts and rewards for members
Known as stash points, there are different ways to build up your points which equate to different amounts.
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!
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!
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
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!