Confession – I love subscription boxes, especially for crafty goodies. I already subscribe to the very lovely Little Box of Crochet. Since I learned how to knit this year, I wanted to find a decently priced subscription box to receive knitting goodies every month as well. I tried one earlier this year that was decent, but the customer service left much to be desired. It was time to find a new knitting subscription box!
After doing some research, I found Knit-Wise. For $29 a month, you can receive some curated knitting goodies right to your front door. You can choose between Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced projects. I selected Beginner since, well, I only know how to knit and purl (or some combination of the two) and that’s it.
When my first box arrived, I opened it excitedly.
The box came with everything you need for a starter project – yarn, needles, a latch hook, and an instruction booklet. It also came with a cute tote bag. The first kit was for making coasters. The instruction booklet linked to a website where you could watch tutorials. I watched tutorials on the jersey stitch and adding fringe. The tutorials were short but effective, and I was able to make some pretty coasters immediately.
I really liked this project because you can knit something pretty and practical, but not boring. And it’s something you can display proudly in your home and not just, say, your bathroom.
My one quibble with the kit is I struggled with the needles. I tend to be a very tight knitter, and the texture of the needles is very coarse. Again, this is probably more related to my tight knitting than anything else, but it was the only part of the kit that I struggled with (my dog ended up munching on one of the needles, so I guess he inadvertently solved that problem.)
All in all, Knit-Wise offers up cute knitting projects for an affordable price. I can’t wait to try the second box!