KnitCrate {yarn subscription service interview}

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The Stats, please:

Shop name: KnitCrate

Website: www.knitcrate.com

What is KnitCrate?  A subscription box service for fiber artists around the world!

Your name: Andrea and Joe, we're co-founders!

 

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Hooray for co-founders! When did you start KnitCrate?

We announced our concept early November 2012 and opened a wait-list thinking a few dozen people would be interested – within 24 hours we had several hundred people who said they wanted to subscribe! We worked around the clock so we could start taking subscriptions in late November 2012.  Our first KnitCrates shipped early January 2013 and we’ve been curating packages ever since!

What does KnitCrate specialize in?

KnitCrate is the first and only subscription box service for knitters and crocheters.  Each of our KnitCrates is a curated package with at least one pattern, enough premium yarn to complete the pattern, a sweet/soothing extra and a fun extra. 

 

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We had so much fun working with you for the August KnitCrates! Your curated packages are awesome. I really love the idea of a surprise bunch of knitting or crochet goodies showing up at my door once a month!

What makes the KnitCrate subscription box service unique?

Bringing nothing but the newest and best knitting and crochet related items to the market in a fun and special way!

We often bring KnitCrate-exclusive colorways from indie dyers as well as new awesome patterns. Aside from our KnitCrate packages, we offer a knitting needle rent-to-own program that lets people try before they commit to a needle set and also helps spread out the payments. 

We love to bring new exclusive products to the market. For example, we recently commissioned a new heart shaped hot/cold water bottle pattern and coupled it with Be Sweet’s Whipped Cream yarn. We presented this new product to Stitch Red and they approved it for their awesome charitable program!

 

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I want a shiny red mailer at my door, I wonder what's inside! What kind of projects do your subscribers like to make?

Our subscribers are very open minded and have asked for projects ranging from home goods, children’s wear, scarfs, cowls, toys, and even for their pets!  We’ve received fantastic feedback on the dozens of projects we’ve shipped to thousands of fiber artists around the world. Check out our testimonials page at KntiCrate.com to learn more and see our past packages there as well.

Ewe Ewe's Wooly Worsted yarn was in 4 of the August KnitCrates and you sent different color combinations to each subscriber. What's your favorite color of Wooly Worsted?

That’s the hardest question we’ve had all week! They’re all SO LOVELY. We’d have to say the brightest colors (pinks and greens) are our favorites. Funny thing is those are the same colors our subscribers are raving about!

KnitCrate has subscriptions for knitting and crochet, that's awesome. What's your favorite Ewe Ewe pattern? 

The Layer Cake Cowl in the new tri-color pattern we featured in our August 2013 Intermediate/Advanced knitting KnitCrate.

 

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I can't wait to see what's next from KnitCrate! What upcoming events and new products do you have planned? 

We’re currently working on a new KnitCrate Limited Edition package that promises to be packed with nothing but goodness! Also, we’re working on a new jewelry piece for fiber artists that actually doubles as a functional tool to help knit or crochet. We have other exciting projects in the pipeline as well! Of course, each month we ship unique KnitCrates so they could each be considered new products in and of themselves!

KnitCrate is a great service. Thank you so much for adding Ewe Ewe to your growing lineup and for sitting down for this little chat. We had fun! 

Visit their website: www.knitcrate.com

Find out more about subscribing to KnitCrate here

Find Your Stash {yarn shop interview}

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The Stats, please:

Shop name: Find Your Stash

Address: 301 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

Website: www.fystash.com

Your name: Crystal Ewoniuk

How long has your shop been open?

We celebrated four years on August 1st!

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Congratulations, that is so exciting! I hope you had a great party. What does your shop specialize in? 

Stash is offers a variety of yarns for all types of knitters and crocheters. We also provide specialized customer service through helpful employees, as well as classes designed for beginners to advanced knitters and crocheters.

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Helpful stores are the best stores! What kind of projects do your knitters like to make?

Accessories, we love them! Hats, cowls, shawls, mitts, you name it. We have great sweater knitters too; it’s amazing the talent that we get to see everyday.

Wooly Worsted is perfect for accessories and gives great stitch definition. What's your favorite color of Wooly Worsted?

My favorite would definitely be Teal!

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Teal is lovely, but I love them all! Ewe Ewe has great accessories knitting patterns, what's your favorite Ewe Ewe pattern? 

It’s hard to choose, I love them all!  But my favorites would be the Whenever and Wearever Wrap patterns.

Knit and crochet! Those are two of my favorites, too!

Thanks for taking the time to chat with Ewe Ewe. Does Stash have any events coming up?

Stash is part of the Yarn Crawl Along the Rockies! From September 21-29 all the Denver area Front Range shops, 23 of us, will be hosting the yarn crawl! This is our second year and we are all looking forward to another fun event!

That's great, I love a good yarn crawl. I hope it's a huge success! Thanks, Crystal! 

Have a stitchin' good day! Come visit Find Your Stash!

 

Yarnover Truck {yarn shop interview}

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The Stats, please:

Shop name: Yarnover Truck

Address: Somewhere Awesome, Los Angeles, CA

Website: www.yarnovertruck.com

Your name: Maridee Nelson & Barbra Pushies

How long has your shop been open?

We had our launch on March 23rd so we are just 6 weeks in!

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Congratulations, that's so exciting! So what does your shop, er... truck specialize in?

We are really trying to carry a lot of local products that are made by local companies which is why we wanted to add Ewe Ewe to our stock. We have yarns, accessories and patterns all created by companies that are based here in California. We do also carry other products but the local aspect is something that we feel really sets us apart from many of the other yarn stores in the Los Angeles area. 

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I love the idea of a California-centered shop! Are Californians making fun things?

Since we are so new, we haven't had too many people come back and show us their finished projects yet.  But many people have been buying yarns and told us they were making shawls.  

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That's perfect for California! Are any of them Ewe Ewe patterns?

Our store really tries to show an equal amount of both knit and crochet patterns and we just love the Wearever Wrap!

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I love to knit and crochet and Wooly Worsted is perfect for that. Do you have a favorite color of Wooly Worsted?

All of the colors of Wooly Worsted are so wonderful but if pushed to choose just one, it would be Red Poppy. But we are also super excited to see and start working with the new colors!

So where can knitters and crocheters find the Yarnover Truck?

We are trying out different locations every weekend. We are working to try and have a couple of regular spots that we visit every month but since we are so new we are still working those out. I think we will probably have one in Orange County, Burbank and likely Santa Monica. The best way to find us is to check our calendar of events on our website

Thanks for the chat, ladies. I can't wait to hang on the truck some day soon!

Click here to visit the Yarnover Truck.

Hillsborough Yarn Shop {yarn shop interview}

Wooly Worsted Washable merino wool superwash yarn is sold in local yarn shops all over the country and our new series, Yarn Shop Interviews gives a little taste of what knitters like to make with Ewe Ewe!

Hillsborough Yarn Shop found Ewe Ewe from this great Knitters' Review article. Here's what Anne and her knitters are up to at this lovely North Carolina yarn shop. 

How long has your shop been open? We opened on October 18, 2006. I am a breast cancer survivor,
October is breast cancer awareness month, in Hebrew the word for life is the number 18 - so the stars aligned!

What does your shop specialize in? We specialize in natural fibers only. I like to tell folks that no
acrylics gave their lives up in our shop!

What kind of projects do your knitters like to make? Our knitters are always looking for a challenge; they enjoy making garments that include the three S's: shawls, socks, and sweaters. Our knitters enjoy colorwork, lace, and working in the round, steeks are no problem for us!

What's your favorite color of Wooly Worsted? My personal favorite color in Wooly is #80 indigo but then again, I'm the gal who thinks black is a color - the darker the better I say!

What's your favorite Ewe Ewe pattern? My favorite pattern is the Preppy Hats pattern for the Boston Whaler hat - a great introduction to colorwork - we've used it for classes and cannot keep it in stock. Did you know you can make two hats with just two skeins of Wooly Worsted?

Shop: Hillsborough Yarn Shop, 114 South Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC
Owner: Anne Derby 

Thanks, Anne!

DownTown Knits, Apex, NC {yarn shop interview}

Wooly Worsted merino wool yarn is sold in local yarn shops all over the country and our new series, Yarn Shop Interviews gives a little taste of what knitters like to make with Ewe Ewe!

DownTown Knits was the first yarn shop to carry Wooly Worsted! Here's what Michele and her knitters are up to at this adorable North Carolina yarn shop. 

How long has your shop been open? Two years as of May 13th!

What does your shop specialize in? Unique yarns, local yarns and creating a community experience!

What kind of projects do your knitters like to make? Sweaters, hats, lots of cowls and baby items!

What's your favorite color of Wooly Worsted? Hmm this is hard, I love them all and so do our customers!

What's your favorite Ewe Ewe pattern? Beach Bum Pullover baby sweater knitting pattern, we even have it featured in our shop. We also love the Happy Cowl!

Shop: DownTown Knits, 122 North Salem Street, Apex, NC
Owner: Michele Riggs 

Thanks, Michele!