PostStitch Review and *GIVEAWAY*

This month I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a box from the PostStitch. Sporting the very appropriate slogan “A project in a box,” this montly subscription-based knitting club does the legwork for you — compiling the yarn, pattern, and all the tools you need to complete the selected project — so that you can just open your box and knit. There are two subscription options to choose from — BigStitch and SockStitch, the former delivering a woman’s accessory project and the latter an adult woman’s sock project. Arriving at my door in early May was the current month’s BigStitch…

IMG_9220As I mentioned in an earlier post, there was no waiting for good light and a proper photo for me to tear into this box.

IMG_9241And I have to say, opening it was really fun. I love surprises!

IMG_9217This month’s project is Mares’ Tails by Katie Rempe, a big, beautiful linen/silk blend wrap. Shown here is a postcard that details the contents of the box — a feature that I think makes the whole project come together really nicely.

IMG_9242And as advertised the box came with everything I’d need to complete the project:

– a print copy of the Mares’ Tails pattern

– 1 skein of Breeze by Anzula, a beautiful lace linen/silk blend

– a set of ChiaoGoo needles

– stitch markers

– highlighter tape

– and a very fun extra, an alpaca beverage koozie

I had to delay my casting-on a couple days just to finish up my current WIP — it wasn’t easy with that pretty, pretty pink yarn waiting for me! In addition to the yarn, the designer and needles were new to me, so there was just a ton of anticipation on the front end of this project! Once I got going…

IMG_9244I was totally hooked…

mares tailsAnd I’ve been knitting away every since.

One more photo… a detail perhaps?

mares tails detailsThe needles, the yarn, the very fun pattern are all just tops with me. If you’re in love with this project — and really, who can blame you — you can still pick up a kit for yourself in any of the three beautiful colorways — it’s available here.

As an added bonus, the PostStitch folks are co-hosting a KAL for this month’s project in their Ravelry group with the designer herself. It’s been an awesome group, a great place to find support when questions arise and just a fun place to share progress. I think the coolest thing to see is that this PostStitch box has been the first foray into lace for a number of knitters and what a wonderful introduction they are having — complete with support from the designer. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Trying this month’s box out and touring the offerings, I can honestly say that I see a lot of great potential here. Whether you are a knitter looking to be challenged in a supported environment or perhaps you don’t have access to an LYS and crave a group knitting experience or maybe you are like me and you just like surprises, PostStitch is a really great option available to knitters all around the world.

As a special treat, Amy & Megan — the ladies behind PostStitch — have offered to do a *GIVEAWAY* here for you! One lucky reader will win a $60 coupon code to use toward a PostStitch subscription. This code can be used toward the BigStitch or SockStitch clubs in either a single or multiple month subscription — the winner gets to choose the club that suits him/her best!

To enter, just leave a comment below sharing which PostStitch subscription you’d like to try and why. It’s that easy!

Entries will be accepted through Monday, May18th, and 11:59CST and I’ll select and announce a winner Tuesday the 19th.

I’m going to get back to my Mares’ Tails knitting (because I’m addicted). Best of luck to you in the giveaway — I can’t wait to see who wins!

48 responses to “PostStitch Review and *GIVEAWAY*

  1. I’d love the big stitch subscription! I already have over 10 socks in my queue with yarn ready to go!! So Big Stitch it is!

  2. The Post-Stitch subscription I’d like to try is the Big Stitch. The color shown was beautiful. Accessories such as cowls and shawls are wonderful travel projects for me. I have started lots of socks and get stuck on the heel…so the other kinds of projects get completed. I’d love to win!

  3. Wow! Had not heard about this new club!! Love the sock club but have never tried lace yet so that may a great push for me!!

  4. That’s a hard decision! … I’d probably go for the big stitch. It would be amazing to win.

  5. I really like that the club has everything you need to finish the project. Have to check this out when my fiber diet is over. I would love to win that would count against my not buying yarn till I have used up some stash would it?

  6. After seeing previous months kits, I’d choose the Big Stitch! Love all the projects!

  7. PostStitch- what a lovely idea. And this is such a gorgeous peachy colorway. I like clubs and the fact that it includes the knit tools. Sign me up for the SockStitch. *crossing my fingers*

  8. Wow~what a generous giveaway! The kit with everything included is such a nice idea. I’d choose the Big Stitch.

  9. I would love the Big Stitch Kit! I’ve gotten far too into on the go sock-knitting, so let’s try something new!

  10. Would love to win the Big Stitch….Thank you for the opportunity…Love your blog

  11. I would choose SockStitch because I love adding to my “sock drawer” when I can! Thanks!

  12. I’d love the Big Stitch box. All you know is that it’s a woman’s accessory. So it’s a complete surprise!

  13. I’ve never been much of a sock knitter so I’d be all about the Big Stitch box. I checked it out and considered subscribing the last time you linked it, but now will have to wait to see if I win! πŸ™‚

  14. Fun choice! Back and forth…. Hmmmm. I think Big Stitch for me if if if….. Thanks for the contest!

  15. What a fun idea. The subscription boxes seem to be becoming popular at the moment. I’m going with the sock version, as I alway have several pairs of socks on the go.

  16. I love the idea of a surprise knitting project. I know the sock project would be my choice. I love knitting socks! Glad I found your blog on Instagram!

  17. I would love to get a sock stitch subscription. I have not knitted socks before and this would definitely get me started!

  18. Wow – that is an amazing box, and I love the shawl. I think I would choose a big stitch box, if shawls like that one are the kind of thing that come in it. I love that needles are included – no need to hurry and empty a set before I start!

  19. I love the idea of getting everything you need for a project delivered to your door. The shawl is beautiful, sigh another thing to put on my to do list. I’m not a sock knitter but the woman’s Bigstitch box has me very intrigued.

  20. It is always so much fun to get yarn in the mail. So much more fun when it’s a surprise project. I think I would enjoy SockStitch, so I think I’ll go check it out now. πŸ™‚

    Thank you and PostStitch for this giveaway.

  21. What a great idea! Guess I’d have to go with the bigstitch box, seeing how socks and I are currently in a love/hate relationship……I’m confident it’ll pass in time……

  22. I think I would try the Bigstitch box; I’ve knit many socks this past year and have several more planned. Your shawl project looks beautiful!

  23. I would like to try the bigstitch box . I tend to hoard sock yarn so I really don’t need to add to that. πŸ˜†

  24. Oh my, that is a really tough decision! I’m in a bit of a sock rut right now, so the SockStitch would be just the thing to rock me out of it.

  25. So pretty! And what a hard choice to make. I have been making a lot of socks lately, so maybe the sock box and trying a new sock yarn would be fun.

  26. I’d love to try the Sock Stitch box because I can never have too many pairs of socks.

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