My very first Yarnbox! A review of February 2015’s box.

March 2, 2015

Attention: Yarn lovers, you will want to read this. This is not a sponsored post.

I finally bit the bullet and signed up for a 3 month classic YarnBox! I’ve had my eye on this service for so long, and I’ve been making a little bit of money from my blog so I thought why the heck not?

Yarnbox is a yarn-y subscription service for crocheters and knitters. Each box is curated based on your tastes. So if you like to work with chunky yarns vs worsted yarns, bright colors vs neutral colors, knit vs crochet, you can customize your box to your liking. Then you choose your service plan, 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or bi-monthly (every other month). Of course, the longer you sign up for, the more money you’ll save. And finally, you choose classic, luxe (which includes a bit fancier and more expensive yarns) or sock yarns. I signed up for the 3 month classic subscription.

Each box contains enough yarn to offer you a substantial savings than if you were to purchase the yarn individually from the manufacturer. And you’ll also receive both a crochet and knitting pattern to go with the yarn in your box. Your patterns will be saved in your digital library on Yarnbox.com.

What was so much fun about February’s box was that both the yarn companies whose yarn I received, collaborated together to come up with complimentary colors for this month’s project! I received a gorgeous light blue yarn from Sincere Sheep and a multi-colored green colorway from Knitted Wit. I’m really happy with the colors I received. But on Yarnbox’s Ravelry discussion board, you can see all the other color options that people got. Off the top of my head, I saw some people with purple and pink and green and cream.

So I received 2 hanks of yarn (each hank was 330 yards) and two patterns for $37.95. And I worked it out that everything in my box, including the patterns, was valued at somewhere near $63. That’s a pretty good deal! These yarns are both a squishy DK weight blend of Polworth wool and Tussal silk and colored with natural dyes. These photos don’t really do justice for the beautiful colors mixed into the green yarn.

And I made the crochet color-blocked cowl. Here’s some pics of blocking and the end result:







YarnBox is seriously so much fun. I loved the yarns, the patterns, and the Ravelry community. I am already so excited for March’s box!

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