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Yarn Crush Sock Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2016

Lacey Volk
ByLacey VolkSep 22, 2016 | 6 comments

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Yarn Crush’s Sock Crush is a subscription box for sock knitters where you'll receive materials for one sock project. Each box contains enough yarn for one pair of socks, a downloadable PDF pattern selected for that yarn, plus other goodies.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Yarn Crush

The Cost: Yarn Crush has two different boxes:

  • Yarn Crush: $32.99/month + $5 US Shipping ($8 to Canada, $11 rest of world)
  • Sock Crush: $26.99/month + $5 US Shipping ($8 to Canada, $11 rest of world)
  • You can elect to receive either box every other month instead of monthly for an additional $2 fee

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CODE: HELLO

The Products: Sock Crush boxes contain enough sock yarn to complete one pair, a corresponding downloadable PDF pattern, and usually a bonus item. Each box is guaranteed to have a retail value that is higher than the subscription price.

Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping is $5 to the United States, $8 to Canada, and $11 to the rest of the world.

Good to know: Some past boxes are available for sale through Yarn Crush.

Check out all of our Yarn Crush Reviews and the DIY and Crafting Subscription Box Directory!

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Twisted Owl Super Sock 4-ply (75% SuperWash Merino/25% Nylon), 100gr/463yards - $20 

Another great indie yarn this month! This one is so much fun! I have often admired speckled skeins like this on Instagram but I've never knit with one, so this was a welcome surprise. I couldn't wait to see how it knit up.

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I love the tiny bits of blue in the yarn, it really makes the pink pop even more!

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Revival sock pattern by Glenna C (download card with unique code) - $3.85

Unfortunately I neglected to take a close up of the pattern card this month and promptly got coffee on it after I downloaded, so this photo is from the pattern page on Ravelry. This is a simple twisted-stitch, top-down pattern. I don't love twisted rib (so time consuming for some reason!) but it adds some depth, so I do think this pattern will show off the yarn nicely.

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AnitaKo Bar Soap in Orange - $8

I could smell this soap as soon as I opened the mailer! This is a dense and rich olive oil soap; mine was Orange scented. I love these types of extras, I almost never splurge on fancy soaps myself, but the smell was so amazing! I may have to buy more from this shop for holiday gifts.

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I am really excited about next month's Yarn Crush preview: I've admired PomPom Quarterly patterns before, but I've never picked up a physical magazine. Very much looking forward to checking it out!

I'm also happy to see more coupon codes for all three brands sent in this month's box; I may even use all three this month.

Enough, enough... on to the knitting! Here's my progress on sock one so far:

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It looks kind of small in the photo, but that twisted rib stitch is really stretchy, so it fits like a normal sock. I'm really loving how the Twisted Owl yarn is knitting up - there's no color pooling at all, just a fun celebration of speckle-y goodness. I knit socks as gifts for the holidays, but I'll probably end up happily keeping these for myself!

Verdict: With the total of the products coming in just under $32, this box is a little lower in value than last month, but still equal to the price of the box including shipping. I think that's great for a box that supports smaller brands. And I loved everything, so Sock Crush is still a big win for me! So far, I'm enjoying Sock Crush more than the regular Yarn Crush box - for me, sock patterns are just more consistent than other one-skein projects. I am really loving the sock yarns selected so far as they're brands I wouldn't find otherwise.

Do you subscribe to any yarn boxes? What do you think of Yarn Crush’s Sock Crush?

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Lacey Volk
Lacey Volk
Lacey's introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Crate Chef and Ecocentric Mom, and she's looking forward to trying more.

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6 comments

Carol

Thanks, appreciate this review.

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Brandy

Have you guys thought of reviewing other yarn subscriptions.
I really like Yarnbox and would love to see reviews of it!

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Melissa

Thank you for saying this, Brandy. I so agree with you. Would love to see YarnBox reviewed. Especially appreciate a knitter reviewing these boxes. By the way, Lacey, if you get tired of reviewing yarn boxes I am willing to take the hit and review them for you 😉

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Lacey Volk

We’ve talked about it! 🙂 We wanted to see if folks were interested to see more yarn boxes or not before we started branching out. Make sure you sign up for Yarnbox notifications in the subscription box list and you’ll be notified when we do a review for them!

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Mary

I’d love to see a Yarnbox review!

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Mona

Excited to see a yarn box review! 🙂

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