October 2020 KnitCrate Review (New Eco-Friendly Packaging) + Exclusive Coupon Code

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October 2020 KnitCrate Review – This super bulky wool yarn is so fluffy!  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 at least 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.

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

 

two skeins of fluffy cream / beige yarn on white background

 

New Eco-Friendly Packaging

This month, for the first time, KnitCrate has switched to offering an Eco-Friendly packaging option for their subscription boxes.  Instead of the cardboard boxes we used to get, the crates are shipping in biodegradable mailers made of cornstarch.  (You can still choose to get your crate in a cardboard box if you prefer.)  They are also offsetting carbon for every shipment, whether it’s in eco-friendly packaging or not.

As part of the new Eco-Friendly packaging, for each month you stay subscribed to KnitCrate, a reforestation organization will plant a tree somewhere where it’s needed.  The October crates are helping to plant trees along the rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest.

biodegradable mailer, info card, stitch marker, and two hanks of super fluffy cream colored yarn on white background

 

Each month’s crate has a theme, and this theme features neutral colors.  There are three different colorways available in the KnitCrate Membership for October: a soft, reddish clay color, a dark brown-tinted charcoal grey, and the creamy “Porcelain” shade that I received.

two skeins of super bulky fluffy wool cotton yarn on white background

 

The yarn is URU.YARN Chonk, a super-fluffy air spun, super bulky blend of Merino Wool and Peruvian Pima Cotton.  It’s crazy fluffy, and the skeins look HUGE, even though they’re only 100g each.  There seems to be a black thread running through the core of the strand, which adds dimension and texture to the look of the yarn.

ends of two skeins of yarn on white background

 

KnitCrate Extras

All KnitCrate subscriptions include a bonus item, and this month, it’s a tiny, handmade stitch marker!  It looks like a miniature skein of yarn, on a lobster clasp so you can clip it to your stitches.  So cute!

tiny brown yarn skein stitch marker on card, on top of fluffy cream colored yarn

 

Patterns

The crate usually includes a small pattern booklet, including the patterns from the Membership crate and Sock Membership Crate.  This month, with the new eco-friendly packaging, the pattern booklet is available as a digital download.  The October crate includes 1 crochet pattern (Overcast Cowl) and 1 knitting pattern (Cozy Kerchief) for the Membership crate.  For the Sock crate, there’s a sock knitting pattern (Twist Socks) and a crochet sock pattern (Fizzy Peach Socks).

two skeins of cream fluffy wool yarn on white background

 

The yarn in this crate looks and feels so nice!  I’ll be saving it until I find the perfect project for it, but I think it will make something beautiful!

Thanks so much to KnitCrate for sending me this crate to review! 

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


 

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