I received this as a gift from my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas. I have crocheted before in the past but never tried knitting before. So far I have made coasters, a little pouch, and now I am working on a hat. It was a bit tricky getting started but they provided enough yarn that I was able to end up with a set of nice coasters.
I was attracted to this subscription box because I am a new knitter with short attention span. The reviews across the internet seemed to give this subscription at least a 4.2/5, so I thought I would give it a try. I'll be honest, some of the negative reviews on cratejoy made me nervous, particularly when I read about missed crates and poor customer service. The reality has been quite different.
1. Customer service: I did try to contact them through Cratejoy once and never received a response, which makes me think there is an issue in the connection between cratejoy and Knitwise because when I have contacted Knitwise directly through their own website I have had no problem with customer service. They have been prompt and helpful. There was a shipping issue (package got hung up at the post office) and I received a follow-up email checking that I received the package.
2. Quality: I am pleased with the quality of the yarn and the project they sent. It is for coasters, which honestly is about the attention span I have. Plus, I can make these for relatives and look like I am super crafty.
3. Support: They have many videos on the Knitwise website to help you out with techniques if you are struggling, which I really enjoy.
Overall, though only my first box, I am quite satisfied and at this point would recommend Knitwise to other knitters!
I've tried several boxes, and this is the only one that's truly for beginners. The yarn themselves are just okay, but they are in cakes, which is fantastic. I love that the box includes everything you need to finish a project. The project patterns are fantastically written, and they're easy to finish in a weekend. This is definitely my favorite box.
This is a perfect subscription for a beginning knitter like I am. I’ve enjoyed the simple but fun projects, and I really like access to the online tutorials of different stitches and techniques. I wasn’t crazy about the quality of the first ball of yarn I received, but the second shipment seemed better. I am very much looking forward to continuing my subscription and finding new projects to knit!
What a fabulous way to learn new skills, see other ways to knit (circular) and to experience great yarn. So glad I joined
I placed my first order on the 13th with the understanding that shipments would be processed starting the 20th. By the 31st, my mother had not received her shipment, and I was charged for my 2nd shipment. I messaged the seller - no response. My mother received the shipment a few days later, and it was missing key components - like the crochet hook. I messaged the seller again about the missing items and gave them 3 days to respond - still no response. I am cancelling immediately. I wanted to gift something creative but now I doubt I will ever use a subscription gift service again.
I got the Just-The-Yarn box. The yarns are great and nothing you can get at Hobby Lobby or Joann's. I look forward to this box each month and for only $12 it's a steal, as the yarns on their site are $10 each and you get 2 in each box.
I had never knit or crocheted before but always wanted to learn. This box comes with everything so I didn't have to be confused over which yarn and needles to buy. I made a set of coasters already and am working on the second project.
I got this box for my birthday from my daughter. Very unique and creative! I've been knitting for awhile but mostly blankets so it's fun to get this box each month for new ideas.
I love this! Very responsive customer service, had a question about the pattern and they responded right away!
The knitwise box for crochet is my favorite crafting subscription box. Last month's project was a beautiful wall hanging that was a quick weekend project. Looking forward to next month.
I LOVE Knit-Wise! It's so well thought out and put together and oh so creative! My daughter and niece loved the kids boxes we got them - the book making and pom pom animals! It get's their minds thinking out of the box and exposes them to new ways of being creative. I also got my mother a subscription as a gift, she's never knitted before and she loves it now. Very proud of myself. =) I definitely recommend Knit-Wise for yourself, your kids, or as a gift.
It was fun to learn something new. I look forward to more projects and to get good and versatile enough to make my grand babies blankets and gifts for the family.
I really enjoy my Knit-Wise boxes! The projects are fun and a good variety. There are a few other subscription boxes with higher quality products, but I am a newer crocheter and I really love the idea that this subscription allows you to specify a skill level!
These first two kits have helped me so much in understanding the basics of knitting. The second was fantastic in helping me understand in the round knitting. I am so glad I found this monthly subscription!
Knit-Wise has introduced me to so many new techniques that I probaby wouldn't have tried before. Also, now they are sending patterns by a different designer each month so that is interesting