Knitting has made quite a comeback in recent months and many a young hand is being turned to the age-old craft of turning yarns into clothes, tea cosies, quilts, throws and fluffy toys. Anyone of almost any age can quickly grasp the basics. Once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll be knocking out scarves and woolly hats for family and friends.
Knitting subscriptions are an easy and affordable way for beginners to start crafting for the home, for gifts and for new kids in the clan. Don’t worry if you are not an old hand like Grandma. Most boxes come with everything you need to complete a pattern or two. In our round up of the best knitting subscription boxes in the UK we’ve included some affordable kits for making small items as well as knitting magazine subscriptions that come with yarn and knitting needle supplies to get you going.
Best knitting subscription boxes in the UK
Knitted Toys and Accessories
Best knitted toys subscription
Make lovely little toys such as fluffy hedgehogs and squidgy turtles for little boys and girls with a monthly subscription of yarns and patterns for knitted toys and accessories from the Hobby Box Club. In each box you’ll get everything you need to make the cute little creatures, including the pattern, the yarn, correctly sized needles and any other materials such as stuffing for soft toys. Prepay for a 6 to 12 month subscription and you’ll get a free knitting bag.
Stitch Box Knitting
Best knitting subscription for home fashion
Stitch Box Knitting’s Kit of the Month is the best knitting subscription we’ve found for crafty home makers. With the 56-page Stitch Box book that you receive when you first subscribe, along with yarn and accessories, you’ll be making throws and blankets for crafting yourself a fashionable homestead. Each kit of the month includes 4 balls of yarn to knit, a Getting Started guide with a ball of practice yarn, 5 pairs of bamboo needles, a yarn needle and a circular needle.
Yarn for the Soul
Best themed knitting subscription
Recreate scenes from quintessential English literature with a themed knitting subscription from Yarn for the Soul, which offers you a variety of different knitting club options. Their subscription clubs include the Brambly Hedge Mini Skein Club; The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe Blanket Club and the Beatrix Potter Mini Skein Club. Our favourite is the Luxury Knitting Club subscription. For £45 a month you’ll get themed scenes that are suitable for advanced knitters along with two 100g skeins of yarn in the weight of your choosing. The subscription boxes are sent out by second class post before the end of the month. Delivery is free for subscribers in the UK.
Knit in a Box
Best variety of knitting subscriptions
Knit in a Box offers a plethora of different knitting subscriptions from knitting clothes for ladies, babies to garments for boys and girls. Knitting boxes for making clothes for baby girls and boys come with a knitting pattern and at least 3 balls of yarn in suitable colours and buttons plus extra gifts. We like the 3-month Ladies Knitting Subscription with a new pattern each month and 3 to 6 balls of yarn along with buttons and extra gifts and surprises all beautifully wrapped.
Let’s Knit Together
Best knitting magazine subscription
Get 6 issues of the Let’s Knit monthly magazine for £35.99 and receive a large 800g bundle of yarn and a pattern book to make big knits such as stockings and jumpers with a seasonal festive theme, including 6 knitted and 2 crochet characters. After your introductory bundle of yarn, you’ll have to buy more yarns separately. Subscribers get discounts on other knitting items and accessories on sale through their website. The monthly magazine subscription is a fantastic resource for knitting ideas, inspiration and patterns with over 450 knitting patterns for garments, toys and homewares in the pages.
Best knitting magazine subscription with knitting free bag
This knitting magazine subscription is a tad cheaper, and new subscribers get a free knitting bag too. Fork out £30.95 for six issues of the Simply Knitting Magazine and get a fab knitting bundle in your free knitting bag filled with gifts worth over £50, including Knitpro needles, a book of knitting patterns. The monthly magazines are delivered to your door and you’ll get a free knitting gift with each issue. You need to be a patient knitter as you might have to wait at least a month to receive your first subscription as they are sent out within 28 days of payment clearing.
Best knitting yarn bundles
Knitting patterns are easy to find online so instead of limiting what you can do with a box of yarn, the knitting subscription boxes from the Hobby Box Club let you decide what you want to create. In each monthly subscription box you’ll get 6-8 balls of yarn, depending on the yarn’s weight and size, which is enough to crochet anything from cute toys and baby clothes to blankets. The knitting kits also come with the correct sized needles for each yarn as well as decorative bits and bobs such as buttons, lace and ribbons. Subscribe for 6 to 12 months and get a free knitting bag with your first delivery. The good people at Hobby Box always throw in a few extras for their subscribers too! Well worth signing up for.
Knitting subscription boxes: The verdict
There are lots of reasons to take up knitting if you’ve never tried it before. For kids, learning to knit is an excellent way to develop motor skills and stay focused. Very young kids will need supervision to begin with and there might be a few tears of frustration at first so make sure you’ve got the time and patience to coach them at first until they get the hang of it. Your patience will pay off as the kids will be super proud of their creations. For young knitters and for adults that want to make gifts for kids we recommend the Knitted Toys and Accessories subscription box from Hobby Box. If you are already a dab hand at knitting and want a challenge, then a knitting subscription from Yarn for the Soul will give you something to get your teeth into. If you are a speed knitter with lots of time on your hands and want to try your hand at lots of new patterns, then a knitting magazine subscription will give you hundreds of inspiring ideas. For more fun with yarn, have a read of our article featuring the year’s best crochet subscription boxes.