Yarn Subscription Review
A while back I asked my email subscribers for ideas on what they’d like to see as part of my newsletters, and most responded with REVIEWS! Particularly reviews to yarn box subscriptions. So, with that in mind, I set out to looking into getting some yarn box subscriptions just for the very purpose of reviewing.
Now, if you’re good, and read this whole review, I have a giveaway for you! 😉 Okay, okay… I won’t be so mean. If you just want to enter the giveaway you can just click here to go to the bottom of the page. But, it would really be cool if you were to read the review and let me know you’re thoughts but it’s so not a must.
What is a Yarn Box Subscription?
But, you may be wondering what is a yarn box subscription, or maybe not. But, in case you don’t know what it is, a yarn box subscription is simply a subscription you buy into on a monthly basis, for the most part, that includes yarn, as usually the main feature, along with other goodies like patterns, hooks, and tools you can use in your knit or crochet journey. Not all yarn box subscriptions are equally made though; they all vary. And the term “box” is just a term. Sometimes the items come in pouches or envelopes, and yes… boxes, too.
Once I got to working on this review, I got the idea of doing a “Benefits to Getting a Yarn Box Subscription” post, which I’m working on and will be released soon.
As I was asking more about getting subscriptions for review, Heather of Stash Yarn Club told me she has a really great subscription program for fellow crocheters and knitters. I knew I immediately had to jump on the chance of getting my hands on a yarn box! Heather was fantastic at sending me the current month’s, August, Stash Yarn Club package for review.
What’s the Stash Yarn Club and My Thoughts
Simply put the Stash Yarn Club is a monthly subscription where you received a package, in envelope form, filled with goodies! The main draw to the subscription is the yarn. Oh my… the yarn! The yarn is AH-MAZING! Okay, okay… let me break it down for you! I know you’re just as excited as I was to learn more, right?!
The yarn… Like I said earlier, it is ah-mazing! The yarn featured monthly is from an indie dyers from around the US. So you know the yarn you’re getting will always have a slight variation from one hand to the next. The Stash Yarn Club tries to vary the weight of the yarn. I received a lovely fingering weight yarn from Dandelions & Daisies Fiber Arts. The yarn is a fingering weight yarn that’s 75% super wash merino and 25% nylon, and 463 yards. The length is great for a beautiful small shawl, scarf, or cowl. Now, the name… oh my… I just fell in love with the name, Sassafras Sock. I don’t know why but the name reminds me of Fraggle Rock. <- That’s me showing my age. If you remember Fraggle Rock, please leave a comment below letting me know! Not to mention, the yarn worked up so beautifully! I made two mini swatches for crochet and knitting.
The crocheted mini swatch was in the Half Double Crochet (HDC) – which is perhaps my favorite stitch – and it worked up so beautifully.
The knit swatch is made using the regular stitch, which I think is the Garter Stitch, and worked up great, too, but my stitching in knitting leaves a lot to be desired. 🤣
The goodies… Stash Yarn Club has two kits that they provide: the Basic Kit; and, the Premium Kit. Each kit contains 1 yarn, and goodies. The Basic Kit contains 1 yarn and 1 goody. The Premium Kit contains 1 yarn and 2-3 goodies. Now, the goodies are a surprise, which I really enjoy. It’s the whole mystery of not knowing what you’re getting but still knowing that what you get is going to be fun. Heather sent me the Premium Kit so I got 2 goodies. I got a super cute felt alpaca pouch for storing my crochet tools, and cute notebook so I can jot down crochet related things, or whatever I want, really.
The pricing… the cost of the kits are relatively affordable. With each kit selection, you pay a certain amount plus a flat fee in shipping. Not bad! You also get to choose from a monthly recurring subscription payment, to every 3 months subscription payment, and even paying for just one month, if you so choose. You can also cancel at any time. These are great options to me. You can read more about this in their FAQ’s section here.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised and happy with the Stash Yarn Club. This being my first, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I knew I was getting yarn and goodies but just the quality of the yarn and the useful items was a great surprise. I like that all the items will be put to use and not just stashed in a drawer or container. Although, if an item is not to your liking, you can always gift it to someone who’s just starting to crochet and you know they will enjoy having it. I know that I remember when I first started crocheting, I relished and welcomed every notion and tool there was out there in crocheting until I found my groove and tastes. So, even if a month’s goodies are not for you, that’s okay! Just give it to a friend or family member who also could use it.
I found the Stash Yarn Club to be a great package for its value. You really do get a great yarn with several goodies that are worth it. I really like the idea of starting a small collection of indie dyed yarn of natural fibers even if I don’t always use the yarn immediately. It’s just a great to start a fantastic yarn stash, and to support indie dyers and small business owners. And, like I said, even if I don’t use the all the goodies, I know that I can have a small stash of goodies to give to friends and family who are venturing into the fiber arts.
Do I recommend the Stash Yarn Club? You bet I do!
What do you think? Pretty neat, huh? Let me know your thoughts. Are you part of a yarn box subscription? What do you recommend if you are? I can’t wait to read more about your suggestions!
Well, that’s it for me. As always, much love and happy hooking!