Skein of the Month Club Subscription Box Review – June 2015
Skein of the Month Club is a subscription box for knitters. There are a couple of different price points and you can customize based on amount of yarn, yarn weight, etc.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Box: Skein of the Month Club
The Cost: This is a review of the classic club box in #4 weight (worsted). The classic club box was $24.99 for 2-4 skeins. However, we have recently learned that Skein of the Month Club has discontinued their subscription service. Their Facebook page is inaccessible and their online shop has been down for awhile. All current subscribers should receive refunds in the next 5-10 business days.
The Products: Soft, colorful yarn from Sunstag Yarns. Perfect for building your stash! Weights will always match and you can choose 1 (fingering), 3 (DK), 4 (worsted), or 5 (bulky). Please note: this is a subscription for yarn only and does not include any notions, projects, or other supplies.
This is a review of the classic club box in #4 weight (worsted). There was no information card included.
Ships to: US (free).
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Summer Breeze Yarn in “Blooming Lilac” (2 skeins, 50 grams/75 yards each) – Value $20 (?)
This is a 60% Cotton/40% Modal blend. Modal is a semi-synthetic cellulose fiber and is often used in combination with other fibers such as cotton. I like the color but I haven’t had a chance to make anything with this yet (I’m moving in three weeks and packing has to come first, unfortunately).
100% Peruvian Highlands Wool in “Frosty Heather” (2 skeins, 50 grams/110 yards each) – Value $20 (?)
This is a soft yarn in a good, neutral color. It’s perfect for fall or winter. I’m adding this in to my scarf from last month because the yarns are the same type of wool and the grays will go together well (plus I made the scarf a bit too wide so I will need more yarn to complete it).
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $40 for this month’s shipment. That’s about $15 over the cost of the box. Although the value was definitely there, I think the selection of yarns was odd – coordinating colors were promised, and I suppose the colors go together, but I’m hesitant to use two different types of yarn in the same project. Washing, fabric drape, wear, etc., would be different in different sections. It felt a little bit like they were just throwing leftovers in the box, especially since their shop website has been down for awhile now.
What did you think of the Skein of the Month Club? Are there any yarn or knitting subscriptions you’d recommend or that you’d like to see reviewed on MSA?