Amanda Hird Arsenaultadded December 22, 2019

I wanted to try some new subscriptions after dropping a couple of Beauty ones...I saw these on Instagram adds and thought, my crochet and knitting basics could use a good refresher! So I joined this subscription and the crochet one. The great news is that there is an end to this subscription once the blanket is done! This is a bit pricy at $25 a month, but I think what you get from it is worth it! The first Kit is the big one because it comes with all the supplies. You get the plastic folder that holds the instruction booklets, stitch guide, knitting needles (US 8, 5 mm), yarn needle, stitch markers (4 orange & 4 blue), and the odd bent needle (I think is for doing cables?). You also get two skeins of yarn...grey this time. I chose the grey and white colors for this Afghan (just like the crochet kit) over the brown and cream. This is more than enough yarn to make 3 squares and you will have plenty of extra (though the instructions will tell you to hold onto the extra to make the final border...I think there will still be a ton left over even after that! The pattern book in the initial kit has three blocks (so not EXACTLY block-of-the-month!): knit all rows, knit row-Pearl row, and k1 p1...and the very back page shows the placement of these three blocks in the finished Afghan. These are very simple stitches that all knitters should master and that makes this kit a great way to learn stitches block by block or for seasoned knitters (like me) to practice more! For the beginners (and a friendly reminder to non newbies), there is a nice picture step-by-step guid to the stitches in the Stitch Guide booklet. Also, as a member of Annie’s, you can access their video guides that have lady (with a VERY strong southern accent) doing the blocks right along with you. If you are new to knitting, I suggest these videos because it is tough to learn casting on and knit & pearl stitches looking just at pictures! Also, if you have never read or followed a stitch pattern b


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