Read on to find out what goodies KnitCrate has sent this month!
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Getting that blue/green box in the mail gives anticipation at what beautiful yarn I’ll be receiving each month. As I have mentioned before in some of my reveal videos, KnitCrate had moved back to sending all orders in their classic box. They tried out biodegradable “Tyvek” type bags, but some of them were opening in shipment and ruining the yarn. So, they have gone back to the boxes. The boxes are great for gift-giving, or storing important items. They are extremely sturdy so storing items you can stack in the closet is a great idea to give a second life for them.
This month’s theme is “Cabin Retreat”. The included theme card reads:
As we welcome both a new month and a new year, let’s take some time to recharge by indulging in a little Cabin Retreat. Bundle up for snowy midday hikes where bright skies bring depth to rich woodsy hues. Long winter nights have us reaching for toasty-warm handmade scarves and shawls to keep away the chill and start a new project. We embrace the peace and serenity of a cozy cabin in the woods with this month’s yarn.
I always read the theme card before digging into the box and check out the patterns that come with the box. But quickly after, I unwrap the goodies and start squishing the yarn!
This month, our yarn is Audine Wools Flannel in the “Slate” colorway. I love the deep charcoal of the color!
The yarn is a blend of 47% Suri Alpaca, 38% Alpaca Wool, and 15% Non-Superwash Merino Wool. The DK weight yarn contains 231 yards per hank and is, of course, handwash.
Look at the beautiful depth of the deep grey yarn. You can see the wispy natural fibers of the alpaca and wool creating a subtle haze to the outside of the yarn.
Next, we get to see our little extra goodie KnitCrate always includes. This month is a lip balm made by Delight Naturals. The flavor is “Apple Cider” and tastes just like a warm cup of apple cider. Unlike some lip balms that leave an aftertaste from whatever ingredients they use, this lip balm keeps my lips hydrated and tasting great the entire time. I checked out Delight Naturals website and they have a ton of interesting-looking flavors that I want to try out (like chai tea, creme brulee, and funnel cake!).
Each KnitCrate comes with a digital booklet of four patterns to accompany the yarn that was included in the crate. The booklets are beautiful every month and include shots of the yarn and patterns with full instructions.
The first of the four patterns is the Knit Tucking in Cowl by Megan Williams. I love that KnitCrate gives their Ravelry usernames so you can go check out their other designs if you are liking what you see.
The crochet pattern for the month is the Oak Ridge Hooded Cowl by Natalia McHayle. There is always a knit pattern and a crochet pattern made with the yarn included so you have at least one pattern ready to go if you are stuck on what to make with your haul. This cute cowl would be great for the still chilly days of Winter.
KnitCrate has a sock subscription as well as a regular yarn subscription. Both subscriptions receive the same booklet so regardless if you subscribe to the socks, you will get two patterns for a knit and crochet sock that you can try out. This month’s knit socks are the Whimsy Wooded Socks by Nicole Bracey. I love the spiral detail at the top.
Last but not least are the crochet socks Snowy Path by Louise Belair. I have yet to make a complete pair of socks, but one of these days I will give one of my sock patterns a try.
If you love getting surprises and great deals, KnitCrate is a steal for the quality of yarn you receive and the constant sales they run in their member central. If you want to learn more, check out what they have to offer by heading over to their website. Remember to use Deja20 at checkout. They let you stack coupons so whatever deals they have going on, you’ll get an extra 20% off as well.
Did you get a KnitCrate this month? What color yarn did you get? What are you going to make with it? Let us know below.
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