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Posted by Liz Cadman on Mar 31, 2013 in Blog, Yarnbox | 4 comments

New Subscription Box Alert! Yarnbox – Monthly Yarn Subscription Service

New Subscription Box Alert! Yarnbox - Monthly Yarn Subscription Service

Yarnbox is a new subscription service that sends you quality yarns each month. They will open membership in April, but for now you can register your email address at their site.  They will let you know when membership is open, and you could win one of 20 boxes.

Here’s more info from Yarnbox:

The Monthly Yarn Subscription Club. Receive the world’s best yarns and more, expertly chosen, delivered to you monthly. Each month we choose fantastic yarns from unique sources and send them to you along with patterns and more.

What do you think of Yarnbox? I’m definitely interested to see what a box includes and also what the pricing will be.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 50 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. I’ve gotten both of the Yarn Boxes to come out so far and absolutely love this subscription. The value is amazing and so is the yarn. First box had two gorgeous skeins that valued at $30 each. The second had three (full sized!) skeins, again, lovely yarn.
    Yes there was a few issues with some yarn having chocolate melting on it but hey its a new company, they are learning from their mistakes. The owners are wonderful to talk to, and they are on Ravelry a lot, always answering questions. Very involved community there!

  2. I Googled Yarnbox as I am afraid to hand over money to such a new company (and they have really been beat up on their Ravelry thread for screwing up their first box – melted chocolate all over yarn) and I found this description Yarnbox gave to a webdesiger of who their target market is, which totally turned me off (I pasted the link below):
    “Describe the target audience for your website design Knitters! Knitters are passionate about their hobby. They pour their entire lives into the craft. They spend as much time on knitting as you do working on art…maybe more. They knit at night, in the morning, at business meetings at work, in the car. Knitters love yarn.
    Knitting takes 10 minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. There are a few different types of knitters.
    The casual knitter. This knitter picks up yarn to begin a project one to three times a year. They typically visit a big box store and buy cheap stuff – OR they visit a local yarn store and ask the owner to figure out a project for them. This is not our target audience.
    The emotional knitter. This knitter buys yarn when they feel blue. Like an alcoholic having a bad day, this knitter will buy yarn just to feel better about life. They love color, the feel of yarn, and the possibilities of what that yarn can create. They shop at yarn stores at least once or twice a month, possibly more. They mill around the store until something speaks to them. The yarn they buy ends up on a shelf at home. This is called “stash” and they probably have a closet full…maybe more. This is definitely our target audience.
    The avid knitter. This knitter can finish 12 sweaters in a year and still have time for other small projects. They constantly have 6 projects going at once. They are talented and educated about fiber. When they shop they have a good idea what they are looking for ahead of time. This is also our target audience.”

    • Hang on a sec, the chocolate melted on some of the yarn. But they are replacing the damaged skeins. You really should include all the facts.

      Aaaand where did you get the copy about target audience? I don’t see a link.

      For the record… No, I do not work for YarnBox. No, I was not paid to write this. Yes, I am an avid knitter and support YarnBox 100%.

  3. I followed a link from Yarnbox’s Twitter account to this site. I had no idea you could get subscriptions for lots of things! I am going to hit my back button as soon as I finish this post!

    Pricing is$39 month to month, $36/month for a 3 month subscription, and $33/month for a 6 month subscription. ( http://www.yarnbox.com/how-yarnbox-works/ ) You have to pay up front for the 3 and 6 month subscription.

    I am pretty excited and have already been saving up my pennies!

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