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…
This 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.
– 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…
One more photo… a detail perhaps?
The 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!