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Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Review + Coupon – May 2019

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - May 2019 - Closed Box

Knit-Wise is a monthly yarn subscription box that sends everything you need to complete one small project each month. They have options for knitting and for crocheting, and you can choose your skill level for the knit boxes (Beginner or Intermediate/Advanced). All of the boxes are the same price!

This review is for the Intermediate/Advanced knitting box, $29.00 per month.

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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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About Knit-Wise

The Subscription Box: Knit-Wise

The Cost: $29.00 per month (save with longer subscription plans) + free shipping

COUPON: Use code POPTHEYARN to save 10% off your first monthly box!

The Products: a pattern, exclusive yarn, bamboo knitting needles, and notions required to complete the project

Ships to: US only

Knit-Wise May 2019 Review

I love the concept of a subscription yarn box that sends you absolutely everything you need to complete a project each month. Knit-Wise is a knitting subscription box that accomplishes this very well:

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This month, the featured pattern is a color blocked i-cord plant hanger. I think this project is very on-trend!

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - Yarn

The box included three cakes of yarn to complete the plant hanger, and I just adore these colors! There is a navy blue, a bright teal, and a white. The weights and yardages aren’t listed anywhere in the information provided, but each of my cakes weighed approximately 50g.

The yarn arrived already caked up, which is awesome! Most other yarn subscription boxes come with the yarn in skeins, which you then are responsible for winding into balls or caking up on your own (which requires a ball winder and a yarn swift). I think it’s great that Knit-Wise took this extra step out of the equation and has the yarn caked up for you already.

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - Yarn Up Close

Previously, I’ve had issues with the fact that Knit-Wise does not include information about the yarn sent, and as you can see in the photo of the booklet, they have started to remedy this. The yarn is listed as “100% cotton,” and it does, in fact, feel like standard cotton yarn. It’s on the softer side for cotton, and it has a medium twist to the strand.

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Two US size 6 (5.0mm) double pointed needles were included with the box. The needles are smooth and lightweight.

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - Darning Needle

Knit-Wise always includes a darning needle in the boxes. I love that they truly do include everything you need to complete the project down to the very last step of weaving in your ends! The needle is a smooth, glossy plastic.

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - S Hook

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - Seed Packaging

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How cute is this? Knit-Wise provided an S-hook that you can use to hang your plant pot from the ceiling. They also sent a small packet of wildflower seeds!

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - Basket

Although I thought the knitted plant hanger was a cute idea, I have to admit that there is nothing I personally dislike knitting more than an i-cord. I was putting off writing this review just because of that! So instead of pushing through a project, I knew I wouldn’t enjoy making, I decided to use these three skeins of yarn to make a crocheted basket. These colors are some of my favorites – my craft room is decorated in shades of aqua and teal – so I knew I would get a lot of use out of a basket in these colors!

Knit-Wise Yarn Subscription Box Review - Basket Close Up

I found the yarn very easy to work with. It’s quite soft and I think the stitch definition (especially with crochet) is great. My basket is a little bit floppier than it would have been if made out of a tighter-spun yarn, but that doesn’t bother me at all.

Verdict: The Knit-Wise brand advertises itself as delivering ready-to-go projects for someone who has a busy life. They send everything you need to make the project, eliminating the need to pick out a pattern, source the materials, etc. In this sense, the box definitely delivers on its promise. I see this box as being a fantastic subscription for a busy, working person who wants to take up knitting as a hobby. My favorite part of the box is that the yarn comes already caked up! In my opinion, though, if you are someone who is a more serious knitter or someone who cares a lot about knowing all of the information on the yarn provided (fiber type, yardage, care instructions), you might enjoy a different yarn/knitting subscription box.

For $29, including free shipping, I received three balls of yarn, needles, and accessories to complete a project. This seems a little high for the quality of items sent, but I look forward to seeing what Knit-Wise sends next month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the June box. Knit-Wise ships all boxes around the 20th of each month. The last day to place an order and receive that month’s box is the 18th.

COUPON: Use code POPTHEYARN to save 10% off your first monthly box!

Check out all of our Knit-Wise reviews the Craft Subscription Box Directory for more great knitting, craft supply, and DIY project boxes!

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What did you think of the May 2019 Knit-Wise Box? Let us know in the comments!


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Written by Krista Moore

Krista Moore

Krista entered the subscription box world through beauty boxes and quickly became hooked on boxes! She loves knitting, crocheting, all things crafty, and her cat! Her favorite boxes are KnitCrate, Allure Beauty Box, and FabFitFun.

Posted in Craft Subscription Boxes, Knit-Wise Reviews| Tags: knit wise | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. The needles are a UK size 6. A US 8 is 5mm. Just thought you may want to know.

  2. Informative review thank you, one less box I need to try out 🙂

  3. This must be a joke. I would not pay $29 for a plant hanger (causebox last season?) not to talk about paying $29 and still have to make it? The materials are worth less than $5, think sugar and cream cotton yarn on sale at Joann’s for $2.50! Thankyou for the review.

    • Thanks for the comment! As you can read in my review, I agree with you that the price of the box does seem high for what’s included in it. This cotton yarn was much, much softer than sugar and cream yarn but I definitely know where you are coming from!

  4. I am no longer interested in holder for hanging baskets so I am glad you crocheted a basket to use elsewhere. Love the color combination.

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