Is Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box Right for You?
Knitcrate is a wonderful yarn company that has taken the time to create the yarn subscription box that gives you the most bang for your buck. Let’s take a look at all the benefits of the Knitcrate yarn subscription box and see if it is right for you.
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If you want to give Knitcrate a try after reading this post, make sure to use the discount code WINDING20 for 20% off your first box.
If you are not sure if a yarn subscription box is right for you, check out this post where I review all the factors that you need to consider before subscribing to a yarn subscription box.
Once you have determined that you are the perfect canidate for a yarn subscription box, it is time to find out which box is right for you. I have done the research and have the results so you know what to expect from the Knit Crate yarn subscribition box.
In this post we will look at:
- The Company
- The Yarn
- The Patterns
- The Extras
I have also included an unboxing video so you can see what I have received my first two boxes.
Knit Crate Yarn subscription Box
Please note that Knitcrate has sent me several free subscription boxes to evaluate for this post. All opinions are my own.
If you want to see first hand what is in these boxes, check out my unboxing video below where I open my first two Knitcrate subscription boxes.
Knitcrate is an amazing yarn company that hand dyes yarn specifically for its subscription box. These yarns are available for a limited amount of time and can only be purchased by subscribers. The main focus of the company is to provide the best subscription box possible and I think they have really achieved that.
The Yarn in the Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box
Knitcrate uses premium yarn bases such as merino wool mixed with cashmere, silk and alpaca. They tend to stick to slightly toned down colors and neutrals.
With Knitcrate you will almost always recieve two skeins of premium yarn in each box. (I will discuss the box that came with one skein below). Two skeins is often more than is included in other subscription boxes. Most of the yarn is colored with a slight ombre effect or monochromatic colorway.
The weights of the yarn very between fingering and bulky weight yarns. You will tend to see the thicker yarn in the winter months.
I have been in love with the quality of the yarn, I have recieved so far.
Each box comes with three patterns. You will recieve a knit pattern, knit sock pattern and a crochet pattern. These patterns are clearly written and easy to follow. They are deisgned for advanced beginners, which is a wonderful level to include because it is not too hard and not too easy of a pattern.
To get a really good idea of what types of patterns you can expect in each box, I dug through Knitcrate’s Social Media and looked back at the patterns included in the last year of subscription boxes.
After reviewing all of last year patterns which were included in their boxes I can sum up the patterns with one word: Accessories! Subscribe to Knitcrate and you will have a closet full of fun handmade accessories for all times of the year. Some kits even included patterns for a matching set of accessories. Remember that you also get the knit sock pattern in every kit.
Here is what some of the projects I have seen.
Shawls, Wraps, Hats, Scarves, Cowls, Fingerless gloves, Shawlettes and Ponchos.
Hats, Bonnets, Shawls, Cowls, Wraps, Handmuffs, Capelettes, and Ponchos.
If you are happy making these kinds of projects then Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box maybe the perfect box for you.
Most boxes you receive will come in a beautiful teal box that can be saved and reused easily. You will recieve two skeins of yarn and a booklet with all your patterns. In the booklet you will also get to see a collage of photos that will inspire the next months yarn colors.
I really love the photos they have put together. It helps to get me excited about next months box.
Occasionally Knitcrate likes to mix up the box and provide you with an even higher quality of yarn. Because it is higher quality they are only able to send one skein, but look below to see what else they sent along.
In this box I recieved a beautiful variegated yarn in a fingering weight. This month’s booklet included 6 patterns worked up with this yarn. I also recieved a beautiful project bag to stick everything into. I just had to add my hook and favorite traveling scissors and I am ready to crochet on the go.
For only sending one skein that month they completely made sure that I still got the most for my money.
They did let me know in an email that this months box would only include one skein of yarn. Since Knitcrate allows you to cancel at anytime, I could have canceled and skipped this box, but I am very happy that I didn’t.
Are you someone that really wants to know what they are getting before they get it? Knitcrate does a sneak peek of their boxes where you can see the two color skeins that you may get before you recieve them.
Knitcrate is only $24.99 (free shipping) for the subscription box. You can try one month and unsubscribe at anytime. If you want to try out a Knitcrate box make sure to use the coupon code WINDING20 for 20% off your first box.
This price is very reasonable for a yarn subscription box. But more importantly is the worth of your box. Knitcrate shares on their website that each box is worth $63 per box, but let’s break down the price.
2 Skeins of Yarn – ($26 per skein) $52
3 Patterns – (Est. $3 per pattern) $9
(I estimated the pattern at $3 each because that appears to be what the company is valuing them for.)
Yarn ($52) + Patterns ($9) = $63
Plus you get the pretty box for storing knick knacks in or for packaging your beautiful crocheted items as gifts.
For the oddball box they shared the breakdown on instagarm.
1 skein of Knitologie Sheen: $32
4 patterns: $5 x 4 = $20
Project Bag: $15
Total Value: $72 for $24.99
I would definitely say that Knit Crate gives you great value for your money.
I hope you enjoyed my in depth look at the Knitcrate Yarn Subscription Box. Let me know in the comments below if you think you will give it a try.
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