The yarn I got in my KnitCrate is so bright and summery! 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 (usually) includes 2 skeins of premium yarn in the featured colorway, and 2 exclusive patterns (1 knitting pattern, 1 crochet pattern). All KnitCrates ship worldwide with free shipping and handling. Members also receive reward points and discounts towards future purchases.
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Each month’s crate has a theme, and this month’s theme is “Farmer’s Market”. All yarns for this month feature colors inspired by fresh summer produce. In the KnitCrate Membership for May, the contents of the crate are a little different than usual. You see, the yarn for this month is so luxurious, that it costs more than a standard skein. So instead of 2 skeins, we get 1 skein of this super-fancy yarn, plus a few small bonuses. The colorway for this month is called “Citrus Squeeze”.
The yarn is Knitologie Cozy Sock, an ultra-luxurious blend of Merino Wool, Nylon, and Cashmere. While the yarn from the March crate is hands-down, the softest, squishiest yarn I have ever touched, this fingering-weight skein is a close second! This month’s yarn is soft, smooth, and super-squishy in a little different way. The skein is dyed in lemon yellow and light orange, with a touch of grapefruit pink. I love how bright and happy these colors are!
As for the bonuses included in this crate, I love the handmade, blueberry-inspired stitch marker! It is a ring-type stitch marker, which is made for slipping onto a knitting needle. So, if you only crochet, this will not work as a stitch marker, but it could be permanently attached to a project as a small charm. We also received a package of ladybug buttons. I personally don’t think they match the yarn or go with the aesthetic of the KnitCrate, but they are very cute and summery. I will probably save them in my stash for whenever the right project comes along to use them with.
This month, the pattern booklet includes the 3 patterns from the Membership crate and Sock Membership Crate, plus 7 bonus patterns! The Artisan crates have been done away with, so now the Artisan yarns are sold in the KnitCrate Pop-Up shop each month (limited quantities), and the Artisan patterns are included in the Membership and Sock Membership crates. The bonus patterns and the Artisan patterns are not in the written booklet, but are only available as PDF downloads. (Instructions for downloading PDF versions of the booklet and all of the individual patterns are included in the book.)
The crochet pattern for this month is the Magic Socks by Lilia Vanini, and the featured knitting pattern is the Squeezed Citrus Socks by Sarah Jordan. Dancing Butterfly by Cynthia Levy is the featured sock pattern. We also get a bonus knitting pattern, the Jounce Cowl by Sarah Jordan. There is also a bonus sock pattern for the Pop-Up shop, called the Stratified Sock by Kristy Howell.
If you are thinking about signing up for a KnitCrate Membership, I highly recommend that you give it a try! I’ve been getting this subscription for a year now, and I have loved every single yarn I have received.
I can’t wait to make something from this beautiful yarn!
Thanks so much to KnitCrate for sending me this crate to review!
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