I’ve bought subscription boxes for books and stationery but I’ve 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:
- Knitcrate was created in 2012 and have amazing reviews (4.7 stars based on 2316 reviews). I love that you get the opportunity to choose which crate suits your crafting.
- High quality and natural fibre yarns I wouldn’t otherwise get to work with
The yarns are hand dyed specifically and available for a limited amount of time and only available to subscribers.
The yarn in my first box is sumptuous.
It’s DK weight with the colourway Leaf Eater and the fibre consists of 85% Merino wool and 15% cashmere. 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 (stash points) for members
There are different ways to build up your stash points which equate to different amounts.
- An online community where you can engage as little or as much as you want to
I have to confess I’m not really a ‘group’ type of person but I loved 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. I received an email with a tracking link to USPS so I could see where my Knitcrate was on its journey to me. Knitcrate ship worldwide.
- You can 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.
I’m really impressed with my first Knitcrate and it’s exceeded my expectations. I’ve loved receiving emails to keep me up to date with my order and to check that I’m happy. Awesome customer service.
If you’re looking for a yarn subscription box, I can recommend Knitcrate with no reservations.
I’m excited to see what arrives next 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!