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KnitCrate Artisan Box Review – August 2017

By Lauren

knitcrate artisan crate box contents august 2017 As you can see from the photo to the left, this month’s Artisan Crate from KnitCrate is just fabulous, am I right?!  The theme is “Vintage”, and the colors, patterns, and extra treat are reminiscent of that theme, so fun!

The featured yarn this month is “Chill” by Sugarbush, which I received in the Mountie Mango colorway.  This yarn is just as chunky and awesome as it looks – it is a Super Bulky weight 100% Extra Fine Merino yarn, and you get not 2, but 3 amazing 100 gram balls!  This yarn is so super soft and fluffy that anything you make with it would be a treat.

The featured patterns this month are from designer Corinne Ouillon, with an option to make a beginner’s cowl “Texto“, or a triangle scarf “Avantage” featuring a a fun cable pattern.  These are the perfect projects for this yarn, as it’s one you would want to cozy up with and have touching your skin!

My favorite part about this month’s crate though knitcrate artisan crate box contents august 2017 3is the adorable postcards that were included!  They are by Red Fox Designs, and are beyond cute.  They feature a variety of animals, with phrases like “Hey Foxy”, “You’ve Cat To Be Kitten Me Right Meow”, and “Pugs & Kisses”.  They would be great to hang up on your wall or fridge as decor, or to send to your friends and spread the love!

If you would like this box, you can get it by becoming a KnitCrate subscriber by the end of this month!  KnitCrate has also given me some special coupon codes for you to use when you try out their monthly subscription – use GIRLY20 to get 20% off your first box OR use FREECRATE to get a free mystery box!  These codes apply towards all box options here: http://mbsy.co/gNVBP  Enjoy! :)

KnitCrate Unboxing & Review – July 2017

By Lauren

knitcrate sock box contents july 2017This month I had the pleasure of receiving all of KnitCrate’s July monthly boxes, and getting to unbox and review them all in a super fun Facebook Live video!  The video of me opening up and sharing the contents of each box is here, and I will also be sharing the specific contents of the boxes below :)

The theme for this month’s boxes was “Pop”, as all of the crates featured bright and punchy pop colors!  You can find all of the boxes mentioned on KnitCrate’s site, which will be available until the end of the month.

These boxes all contained so much joy, and I’m excited to share with you more about them :)

Aritsan Crate

In this month’s Aritsan Crate (previously known as the Main Crate), I was delighted to receive this bright and beautiful royal blue yarn!  It is a fingering weight yarn by Artisan Yarns called Sockpaca in the “BooBerry” colorway.  The fiber content is 60% SuperWash Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, and 20% Nylon, and there are 440 yards per skein.  It is incredibly soft knitcrate aritsan box contents july 2017and luxurious feeling, so that along with the subtle color variations of the blues make this yarn really special.

There are two featured patterns in this crate, a beginner shawl pattern called “Daisy” by Melinda Measor, and an intermediate/advanced shawl pattern called “Bluebell” by the same designer.  Both feature gorgeous lace patterns – either of these shawls would make quite the statement in this vibrant color!

Also included is this box is a pair of Yarn Safe Knitting Shears, the perfect scissors for travelling!  You can find this box and all of the other “Pop” boxes here.

knitcrate sock box contents july 2017Sock Crate

Up next is the Sock Crate (also featured in the first up-close photo) – isn’t this yarn stunning?!  It is a fingering weight yarn by Lavender Lune Yarn in the “Firefly Riot” colorway.  Not only does it have beautiful speckles of reds, yellows, teals, and purples, it’s got some sparkle in it too!  It is made up of 75% SuperWash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 5% Gold Stelina, and is 438 yards to the skein.

The featured sock pattern is “Celtic Climbers” by Lisa K. Ross, which showcase a fun cable-like lace pattern climbing up the sides of the socks.

Also in this box are some adorableknitcrate handmade tags by johavi “Handmade” tags that you can put on your knitted gifts!  The tags feature a variety of fonts and motifs and were made exclusively for this KnitCrate box by Johavi Woodworking!  Pick up this awesome box before it’s gone here :)

Crochet Crate

This month’s Pop Crochet Crate is definitely perfect for anybody who loves orange!  The featured yarn is a Sport Weight 100% SuperWash Merino wool by OMG Yarn at 345 yards per skein.  This fantastic yellow and orange colorway (which looks like the sun, am I right?!) is called “Rushmore”, and comes with 2 crochet patterns!

knitcrate crochet box contents july 2017The beginner pattern is a shawl pattern called “Jaynes Arrow” and the intermediate/advanced pattern is “Breezy’s Tee”, an oversized lacey tee that would make for the perfect beach cover up!  Both patterns are by designer Melina Gingras.

The fun extra in this month’s Crochet Crate is a beautiful rainbow wood crcohet hook by KnitPicks in size H-8 (5mm).  You can get this crate here!

Knitologie Crate

Lastly, I received the Knitologie Crate, which is a no frills crate that simply contains 2 skeins of an exclusive hand dyed luxury yarn that you can dream up whatever you want with.  What I love about this crate is that this yarn is truly unique and you can’t buy it anywhere else as it is only for KnitCrate subscribers!

knitcrate knitologie box july 2017The exclusive yarn in this month’s crate is a Sport Weight 100% SuperWash Merino Wool at 330 yards per skein.  Of all of the colors in this month’s Pop crates, this one is definitely my fave as it’s a blend of my 2 favorite colors, pink and purple!  Together they create a stunning hot pink/purple magenta-like combo that I am totally obsessed with.  The color is called “Kiss” which makes sense to me 😉  While this crate has no patterns or tools, it does contain 5 different discount codes for the yarns and tools featured in the other boxes, ranging from 10-25% off their shops!  And just so you know, all of the other crates feature 2-3 discount codes for the companies of the featured fiber goodies as well.

If you would like any of the boxes mentioned above, you can get them by becoming a KnitCrate subscriber to the box you want by the end of this month!  KnitCrate has also given me some special coupon codes for you to use when you try out their monthly subscription – use GIRLY20 to get 20% off your first box OR use FREECRATE to get a free mystery box!  These codes apply towards all box options here: http://mbsy.co/gNVBP  Enjoy! :)

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KnitCrate Sock Box Review – June 2017

By Lauren

knitcrate box contents june 2017 square This month I received something a little different in my mailbox from KnitCrate  – they’re monthly Sock Box!  The Sock Box includes a skein of sock yarn to make a pair of socks, an awesome sock pattern, and an extra fun goodie!  The theme for this month’s box was “Color Me Fresh”, and the colors in this box definitely made me feel bright and cheery :)

The featured yarn this month is “Storyteller” from Knits and Knots Tahoe, in their Taffy Island colorway.  The yarn is hand dyed, with each skein being unique, and it is simply gorgeous!  It variegates from pale mints, to bright greens, to dark teals, with specs of corals and oranges, a truly beautiful combination.  The skein is 463 yards / 100 grams and composed of 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon.  The sock pattern included is “In-Bloom” by Doreen Blask, a sweet little ankle sock pattern with a decorative cuff.  I can’t wait to see how this knits up!

Also in the box was an extra fun treat, a body scrub by Midnight Scentworks in the Blackberry Sage scent.  The scrub is a pale purple color so naturally I love it (hehe), and it smells amazing too.  I can’t wait to treat myself to a mini spa session with this!

knitcrate box contents june 2017If you would like this box, you can get it by becoming a KnitCrate subscriber by the end of this month!  KnitCrate has also given me some special coupon codes for you to use when you try out their monthly subscription – use GIRLY20 to get 20% off your first box OR use FREECRATE to get a free mystery box!  These codes apply towards all box options here: http://mbsy.co/gNVBP  Enjoy! :)

 

KnitCrate Review – May 2017

By Lauren

knitcrate box contents may 2017How fun are the vibrant colors in this month’s KnitCrate?  This month was inspired by the night jungle, and I am totally in love with this theme!

The featured yarn this month is from Tanis Fiber Arts, an organic machine washable worsted weight merino wool yarn, in the “Iris” colorway.  It is hand dyed and absolutely gorgeous – I am especially in love with the purples and teals in this yarn, and can’t wait to see how it knits up with all of the other colors!

There are 2 intriguing patterns is this box, both by designer Jennifer Hagan.  The beginner pattern is the “Honeycomb Cap” (pictured above), and the intermediate/advanced pattern option is the “Sawtooth Shawlette” (pictured below).  I love both of these patterns for this yarn and am not sure which one I’ll choose!

The knitting tool featured this month is a double-pointed needle holder by The Steady Hand Shop on Etsy.  This little pouch is super cute and a great way to keep your DPNS organized!

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If you would like this box, you can get it by becoming a KnitCrate subscriber by the end of this month!  KnitCrate has also given me some special coupon codes for you to use when you try out their monthly subscription – use GIRLY20 to get 20% off your first box OR use FREECRATE to get a free mystery box!  These codes apply towards all box options here: http://mbsy.co/gNVBP  Enjoy! :)

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KnitCrate Review – April 2017

By Lauren

knitcrate box contents april 2017Are you excited for Summer?  I know I am, and this month’s KnitCrate box is getting me even more pumped!  The theme for this box was inspired by Miami and Malibu sunsets, and these colorful yarns will definitely have you dreaming about your next vacation on the beach!

Included in this box is 2 hanks of Vocabulary Yarn’s 100% Superwash Merino Wool Aran weight yarn, in the Cara Cara Orange and Hawaiian Ice colorways. The orange color way has gorgeous hints of yellows and pinks in it, just like a tropical sunset, while the blue colorway has shades ranging from jade, to teal, to an icy blue, reminiscent of a mermaid tail!  (You guys know how much I love mermaids so I am definitely feeling this one 😉 )

There are 2 hat patterns included for this yarn, a beginner hat incorporating a ribbed and slip stitch pattern, and an intermediate/advanced hat pattern featuring a fun geometric fair isle motif.  Both patterns are great adds to your library for making a 2-color hat!

As an added bonus, this box also includes a Sheep Milk Soap from Maple Hill Farm in the Vanilla Bean scent, what a treat!  Check out the details of this soap on Etsy here.

knitcrate box contents april 2017 croppedIf you would like this box, you can get it by becoming a KnitCrate subscriber by the end of this month!  KnitCrate has also given me some special coupon codes for you to use when you try out their monthly subscription – use GIRLY20 to get 20% off your first box OR use FREECRATE to get a free mystery box!  These codes apply towards all box options here: http://mbsy.co/gNVBP  Enjoy! :)

KnitCrate Review – March 2017

By Lauren

knitcrate box contents march 2017Last month I shared with you my first experience of KnitCrate, a subscription box for knitters, and I’m excited to continue to share the contents of their box each month!  Last month I reviewed their January and February boxes, as well as their February sock box. In case you missed it, check out that post here. I’m happy to share that this month’s KnitCrate box was just as much of a delight to receive!

The March box features 2 skeins of Knit One, Crochet Too “Crock-O-Dye”, a 65% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon, 15% Silk fingering weight yarn.  This yarn is super soft and luxurious feeling.  I love yarns that have silk blended in – it always gives them that sheen and drape that make the resulting fiber extra special :)

It looks like there were a few different variations of color combos going around in this month’s box, and I received a blue and green that compliment each other beautifully, Algae #1527 and Lichen #1583.  While I don’t tend to typically wear earth tones myself, these colors are absolutely gorgeous and I happen to have a friend who loves earth tones – so I know what her next present is going to be :)

knitcrate box contents march 2017There were 2 patterns also included in this box by Knit One, Crochet Too – “Windswept Shawl”, a beginner shawl pattern, and “Ole Shale Shawl“, an intermediate/advanced shawl pattern.  While the first is pretty straightforward using a stockinette stitch and garter pattern, the second incorporates a wavy lace pattern as well as an all over lace pattern.  Both of these designs incorporate 2 colors, perfect for the yarn!

As an extra goodie in this box, there were a set of 5 removable sheep stitch markers.  These are so adorable  – I love that the little sheep are reversible so that you can always see them whichever way they turn, and that precious little heart!  You can also find these individually in the GloriaPatre Spin N Knit Etsy shop here.

knitcrate sheep stitch markers croppedKnitCrate has given me some special coupon codes for you to use when you try out their monthly subscription – use GIRLY20 to get 20% off your first box OR use FREECRATE to get a free mystery box!  These codes apply towards all box options here: http://mbsy.co/gNVBP  Also, if you sign up by the end of this month, you will get this box!  Enjoy! :)

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KnitCrate Review – A Subscription Box for Knitters!

By Lauren

knitcrate box contents january 2017This month I am so excited to share my first review of KnitCrate, a subscription box for knitters!  Each month they send you a knitting project with a pattern and all of the yarn you need to complete the project.  The main box includes 2 pattern options for the featured yarn (a beginner as well as an intermediate/advanced version for you to choose from) and an extra fun goodie!  There is also a sock version of this box for sock lovers, so fun!

Below are the contents of their February main box and sock box.  If you like what’s inside, you can actually purchase these boxes if you start your subscription by the end of the month!  You can also get 20% off your first month with coupon code GIRLY20, OR a free mystery box with code FREECRATE at checkout, woohoo!!  The one I got is above (pink and purple yesssss), more info about that at the bottom of this post 😉  Check out all of the details on starting your subscription here:  http://mbsy.co/gNVBP

KnitCrate February Box

knitcrate package february 2017So first of all, KnitCrate’s packaging is super cute.  I saw this bright shiny red package near the mailboxes as I was walking into my apartment building, thinking “That’s so sweet!  Who could that be for?!”  and…to my surprise, it was for me!  It also happened to be right before Valentine’s Day when it arrived so this was a super special Vday treat :)

I was delighted when I opened it up to find 3 skeins of Mrs. Crosby “Steamer Trunk”, a gorgeous semi-solid 100% Merino Wool yarn in Lagoon, Garden House, and Smitten.  The pattern for the yarn is a patchwork purse, with a “Triangle” and “Mitered Square” option.  Who doesn’t love options?!

knitcrate box contents february 2017Also included in this package was an adorable heart-shaped lavender and shea butter bath bomb by Etsy artisan Petting My Unicorn.  It smells absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to use it!  I hear it’s got Epsom Salt in it too which is perfect for soothing those sore knitting muscles 😉  Want to get your hands on this awesome project?  Get it here!  And don’t forget to use one of the awesome offer codes mentioned above :)

KnitCrate February Sock Box

knitcrate sock box package february 2017I was thrilled to also receive the February Sock Box.  But seriously, how fun is it to open a box and be surprised by what’s inside?  I personally love surprises and find the un-boxing of the mysterious goodies inside to be half the fun :)

The sock yarn included in the February box is Mrs. Crosby “Train Case”, a blend of 55% Merino Wool, 15% Nylon, and 30% Outlast Viscose, a unique fiber that extends the life of your socks!  Apparently this unique colorway with flecks of gorgeous blues and greens was made especially for Knit Crate subscribers, how cool is that?!

knitcrate sock box contents february 2017

knitcrate sock box contents february 2017The pattern included is a design by Mindy Vasil called “Soft Serve Socks”, which feature a beautiful swirling lace pattern that goes all the way up the socks!  I can’t wait to see how the colors in the yarn knit up in this pattern.  Also included in the sock box was the lavender bath bomb for double the love!  I gave it to my friend Katie as a sweet Valentine’s treat since I was so lucky to receive two :) Another awesome feature in the boxes is that you get special promo codes for knitting products, at least 2 per box!  In this box was a discount for more patterns from the designer, and the Petting My Unicorn shop.

KnitCrate January Box

Because KnitCrate is amazingly awesome, they also sent me their January box to review since they know how much I love pink and purple :)  The postcard for this box is just so fun – even though New Year’s has come and gone, it totally got me excited about the new year all over again!

knitcrate box contents january 2017Inside this box were 2 hand-dyed yarns by Mode Knit Yarn, “ModeWerk”, which is a super soft 100% superwash Merino Wool yarn, in the Daenerys Eyes and Mercury colorways.  The pattern options for this yarn are a beginner’s scarf pattern, and a intermediate/advanced lace cowl pattern by Annie Modesitt.  As someone who could tackle either skill level, I find it really nice to choose which design I would prefer to make!

The fun extra included in this box was a KnitCrate notebook and pen.  I feel like KnitCrate really understands their customers, because us knitters are always taking notes!

As I mentioned before, you can get a free mystery box just like this when you use coupon code FREECRATE with your monthly subscription, OR get 20% off your first month with coupon code GIRLY20!  Please note that these only apply to the month to month subscription, and not to the 3 & 12 month plans as those are already discounted!  Sign up to try out Knitcrate and see if it’s something you would enjoy getting in your mailbox each month here:  http://mbsy.co/gNVBP

Overall, I really enjoyed this service, and can’t wait to try out these yarns and patterns.  I appreciate the care and attention KnitCrate puts into making their boxes joyful to receive, with tons of value and surprises inside.  I hope you enjoyed this review, and please let me know if you have any questions!  I look forward to sharing more boxes with you :)

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