A few weeks ago, the fine folks at KnitCrate got in touch with me; they asked if I would like to try out their subscription boxes and post a review. I’ve long wondered about Knitcrate’s yarn and we all love a good yarn subscription, am I right? So I said yes–especially because part of the offer was a discount code for all of you!
Subscribe to KnitCrate and use this Discount Code to get 20% Off: KTS20
So far, I have received two “Artisan” boxes. KnitCrate describes these boxes as “indie hand-dyed yarn in limited edition colorways, 2 exclusive knitting patterns (1 beginner, 1 intermediate/advanced), & 1 fun extra!” KnitCrate has many, many options available, including a new “Sock Crate” Membership that I’m curious to try.
My first box held three skeins of jewel-toned, organic cotton yarn (yay for spring and summer knitting!) from Kristin Omdahl Yarns. It also included this adorable plastic sheep (!) and both a beginner and an intermediate pattern. Cotton yarns are great for so many things–light summer garments, shawls, and dishcloths. These skeins are dyed so beautifully, I think they deserve to be something lovely . . . and I’m thinking they might even become part of a podcast giveaway! I want to hear your ideas for patterns!
I knit up some of the beautiful green. It’s a thick and thin cotton that produces a very soft fabric with some lovely drape 🙂
The second box contained two skeins of beautiful Dovestone DK wool from UK-based Baa Ram Ewe, two patterns, and a shawl pin from Yarnz 2 Go. I have to tell you, this wool is perfectly sheepy! I kept putting the skeins to my nose and inhaling that lanolin scent. I tried to get my husband to have a sniff (and he did!) I have wanted to try out Baa Ram Ewes’ yarn for a long time and this artisan box is the perfect excuse! I’m thinking the intermediate shawl pattern might be just perfect–or a fluffy pair of mittens that I can tuck away for next winter.
I’m excited to dive in to these skeins!! If you’re feeling the KnitCrate love and want some excitement, you can Subscribe to KnitCrate via this link and use this Discount Code to get 20% Off: KTS20
I’d love to know your experience with yarn subscriptions! Which have you subscribed to? Which are you dying to try? Any that you would or wouldn’t recommend?