I’m so happy with the yarn in my November & December KnitCrates! Plus, don’t miss this exclusive coupon code, just for my readers.
When my November KnitCrate arrived, my computer was completely dead, so I couldn’t make an unboxing video. Instead, I’ve waited to unbox my November and December KnitCrates together. These yarns are beautiful!
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 with free shipping and handling. Members also receive reward points and discounts towards future purchases.
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First, the November Crate:
Each crate has a theme, and the theme for the November crate is “Beneath the Waves”. All yarns for this crate feature colorways inspired by the ocean. I got the “Shoreline” colorway, a warm, slightly pink-ish beige.
The yarn is Knitologie Glowing Worsted, a worsted-weight blend of Merino Wool, Alpaca, and Silk. In fact, that silk makes up 30% (😮) of the fiber content, and makes the yarn feel soooooo luxurious. The silky feeling is amazing! I received a different colorway of this yarn in a previous crate, and used it to design my Puff Stitch Hat. With two 100-gram skeins, there is plenty of yarn here for a decent-sized project.
All KnitCrate subscriptions include an extra, or a small bonus item. In the November crate, I got a sampler pack of fancy tea. There are several fruit-flavored teas in the sampler, but so far the mango is my favorite!
The crate also included a pattern booklet, with several patterns that can be made from the yarn in the crate. This booklet includes two knitting patterns and a crochet pattern, as well as a sock knitting pattern and sock crochet pattern for the sock crate. (The sock crate is a separate subscription, with hand-dyed sock yarns.)
Now, let’s open the December Crate:
The theme for this crate is “Greenery”, inspired by the winter season. This crate also features new iterations of items from past crates.
First up, the yarn. The base is Vidalana “Lofti DK”, a DK-weight blend of Merino Wool, Organic Cotton, and Baby Alpaca. 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.
I received this marled green colorway, which reminds me of spruce or forest green mixed with a warm white. I can’t wait to see what the marled colors look like in knitted or crocheted fabric!
The extra for this crate is a new version of the KnitCrate logo pin. It’s black and white, and super cute! I also have a silver logo pin and a rainbow logo pin from previous crates.
This crate also included a pattern booklet, with knit and crochet patterns and knit and crochet sock patterns for the yarns of this month’s crate. There’s a pattern for legwarmers, and even a crochet scarf with furry pom poms!
These are my 20th and 21st KnitCrates so far, and I have loved every yarn I have received. It encourages me to try new types of yarn and new colorways. Plus, you can now choose which colorway you’re going to get ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about getting a color you don’t like. If you love yarn, I think you’ll love a KnitCrate subscription.
Thanks so much to KnitCrate for sending me this crate to review!
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