Frequently Asked questions
when do i need to sign up?
What if i don't knit?
why don't you send a whole skein?
how often do i need to pay?
what is a subscription service?
can I buy this for someone else?
can you feature my pattern?
what is your refund policy?
Yarn of the Month packages will get mailed the first week of the month. For example: if you want to receive the February package, you need to sign up by January 31st. If you sign up at any point in February, the first package you will receive will be in March!
Two main reasons: purpose and cost. As a knitter, I know just how pricey this yarn habit can be. Whole skeins of high quality yarn can run from $15-60 dollars! That is a big commitment, especially if I am not entirely sure that the yarn will work well for what I want it for. By sending you a small sample of yarn, you can play with a lot of different yarns for a lot cheaper than it would cost you if you bought whole skeins.
do you sell gift certificates?
what do I do with this sample?
I send you enough of each yarn sample for you to knit up a 5 x 5 square! That serves two purpose - first, you can get a good gauge of how much you might need for future projects, and at the same time you can be working towards an awesome sampler blanket!
Absolutely! In fact, that's one of my favorite things about Yarn of the Month. As a knitter/crocheter myself, I have often been told by friends that they don't know what to get me, since the wall of yarn in a store can be overwhelming to people who don't play with it a lot. Getting them a sampling of yarn delivered to their mailbox every month is the *perfect* gift if you have someone who knits or crochets in your life. You can trust that it's a good variety, high quality, it's exciting to get mail, and it's a gift that they get to open over and over!
The process for purchasing for someone else is simple. Go to the "shop" tab at the top, and put their information in the notes. Send me an email if you need any help!
what do i get every month?
Can i transfer my subscription to someone else?
I would love to consider your pattern for inclusion in our mailing! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk!
Each month you will receive a generous sample of 2 different yarns. The yardage will vary, but it will be enough to knit a 5 x 5 square of each. You will also receive a free pattern and a how-to guide to learn two new stitches! The yarns may be natural or acrylic, of all different weights and colorways.
Absolutely! That's so thoughtful of you! Just email email@example.com and we will get it set up!
Sure thing! Email firstname.lastname@example.org - I'll send you either a certificate in the mail, or something you can download and print depending on your preference.
No worries, I won't hold it against you! Although previous patterns have been primarily knitting patterns, we are expanding to include crochet patterns as well!
Do you want to learn to knit or crochet? Check out my blog and facebook page for links to great tutorials! Also, if you are using the yarn samples for something else neat, I'd love to see! In fact, I would like to see any project you are working on with yarn you found through Yarn of the Month!
You sign up to pay a small amount (taken automatically once per month thanks to PayPal), and I send you something in return every month. In this case, I send you a package with 2 yarn samples, a free pattern, and a free stitch guide. The yarn is a surprise, which is par for the course for subscription boxes. Very often you know a general theme, but not what particular items will be in there. You trust in the owner (me!) to curate your subscription for you!
It depends on which item you want. The best bang for your buck is the monthly subscription, which is $12.00 for our US customers ($15.00 for international). If you sign up to do that, PayPal will automatically charge you the correct amount each month. You can also purchase 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. For those you need to pay the total in order to receive the first month. With the month-to-month subscription you can cancel at any time with no fees. With the 3, 6, and 12 month purchases we do not accept refunds after you have received your first month's package.
If you are a month-to-month subscriber, you cannot get refunds on months that have already passed, but you can cancel your service anytime with no fees. You can also transfer your subscription to someone else!
If you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month package deal, we do not provide refunds once we have sent your first month's package. If for some reason you have suddenly developed a horrendous allergy to all things yarn, we can transfer your monthly mailing to someone else.
What do I do if I want more of the yarn?
Yay! Glad you like it! That's why I run this here business! So if you want to order more of the yarn you sampled, you can check first on this site to see if I have skeins for sale. I may or may not - sometimes I order too much and either will sell it here, or include it as little gifts or raffle prizes. If I don't have any extra for sale, you will be given the information in your package that you can use to order it yourself. I'll be adding stores and sites to the blog that will be good resources for future yarn purchases!