March / April 2021 KnitCrates – Unboxing & Review + Exclusive Coupon Code

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These two KnitCrate yarns are so squishy and luxurious!  Plus, don’t miss this exclusive coupon code, just for my readers.

 

 

KnitCrate is a monthly yarn subscription service, delivering high-quality, hand-dyed yarn to your doorstep.  They offer several different crates, with different types of yarn and projects. The crate shown in the video above is the KnitCrate Membership, which includes 2 skeins of premium yarn in the featured colorway, and 2 exclusive patterns (1 knitting pattern, 1 crochet pattern). All KnitCrates ship worldwide. Members also receive reward points and discounts towards future purchases.

Use Coupon Code “YAYFORYARN20” for 20% off your first KnitCrate.

4 twisted skeins of luxury yarn, muted green, purple, green, and purple

 

KnitCrate Updates

KnitCrate has been experiencing the shipping delays and supply chain issues that are currently affecting many companies.  With the rise of shipping costs and raw materials, the price of the crates have had to go up a bit.  The price of the Knit & Crochet Club Crate is now $29.99 if you pay monthly, although you can get discounted pricing for paying for 6 months or 12 months at a time.  Shipping now costs $7.95 for domestic shipping, or $11.95 for international shipping.

Because of the unavoidable delays and other related problems, they have temporarily removed the option to select which color family you want for the yarn in your crate.  Everyone in the KnitCrate Membership is now on the “Anything Goes” option, which means you’ll get a surprise colorway each month.  I enjoy being surprised, as I have never been unhappy with any of the colorways that I have received, but if you don’t want to be surprised, you can always skip a month or several months until the option to choose your color family returns.  🙂

 

First, the yarn from the March Crate:

Each crate usually has a theme, but because of shipping issues, the yarn and theme originally planned for the March crate had to be cancelled.  (This is why the yarn and patterns shown in the digital pattern booklet do not match the yarn in the crate.  The patterns are still for worsted weight yarn, though, so the yarn in the crate could still be used with those patterns.)  Instead of the original theme, the theme for the March crate ended up being inspired by the night sky.  I got a lovely heathered colorway, a warm, muted purple with touches of grey, red, and blue.

two skeins of muted heathered purple yarn on white marble

 

The yarn is Vidalana Celestial, a worsted-weight blend of Alpaca and Tencel.  It is so smooth and soft!  This yarn really has a luxe feel, and I think it will be lovely when made into a finished item.  With two 100-gram skeins, there is plenty of yarn here for a decent-sized project.

two hanks of purple alpaca yarn on white marble

 

Now, let’s open the April Crate:

The theme for this crate is “Petal”, inspired by spring flowers, of course!

First up, the yarn.  The base is Audine Wools Bloom, a DK-weight blend of Alpaca, Silk, and Camel.  It’s a chainette yarn, which means the plies of the yarn are chained together instead of twisted.  This chainette construction gives the yarn a soft, fluffy squishiness.

two rolled skeins of muted yellow-green yarn on white marble

 

I received this heathered yellow-green colorway, with hints of brown and darker green.  Isn’t it lovely?

two twisted hanks of muted, heathered green yarn on white marble

 

Extras

All KnitCrate subscriptions include an extra, or a small bonus item.  In the March crate, the extra is a yarn sticker for your car.  It says, “Honk if I dropped a yarn ball!”  The extra for the April crate is a set of 3 flower stickers.  I think these are more like decals, as the sticker itself is more vinyl-like than paper.

KnitCrate pattern booklets and stickers on white marble

 

Patterns

The patterns for the March crate are only available as a digital booklet including the patterns from the Membership crate and Sock Membership Crate.  The March booklet includes 1 crochet pattern (Laptop Sleeve) and 1 knitting pattern (Rising Mist Cowl) for the Membership yarns.  For the Sock crate, there’s a sock knitting pattern (Compose Socks) and a crochet sock pattern (Grass is Greener Socks).

The April crate also includes a pattern booklet, featuring the Pretty Petals Bag (crochet pattern), Foliole Shawl (knitting pattern), Fireside Socks (crochet pattern), and Bright Side of the Moon Socks (knitting pattern).

contents of the march and april 2021 knitcrates - two skeins of purple, two skeins of green, pattern booklet, and sticker set

 

Both of these yarns are very pretty and luxurious, and I think they will make great finished projects.  If you don’t mind being surprised with your colorway each month, I would definitely recommend signing up for the KnitCrate Membership!

Thanks so much to KnitCrate for sending me these crates to review!  I’m excited to see how these yarns work up in a project.  🙂

Click Here to see more KnitCrate Unboxings from previous Membership Crates.


 

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