Friday, November 25, 2022

ChemKnits Creations Black Friday Sale!

The ChemKnits Creations  Black Friday sale is here!  Over 100 colorways are 10-40% off plus there are some fun mystery bundles available.  

Sale ends 11/28/22 at 11:59 PM EST.  Prices are as marked deals are available while supplies last - some deals are more limited than others. Etsy doesn't let you use coupon codes on top of sale items, so check to see which will give you the biggest discount.  

In addition to the above deals, there are a lot of new colorways and even some new merch that I just listed.  Thank you so much for checking it out! 

Extra Special Black Friday Deals

  • Extra Special Black Friday Deals: Buy a skein of "Thanksgiving Berry" yarn and you can add a mystery skein of yarn for just $10!  This mystery skein will be a surprise yarn weight (sock-bulky), fiber content (will be at least 50% animal fiber), and could be either superwash or no superwash.  (mystery skeins may come from current shop inventory. There are no progress keepers with this mystery skein.) Watch the video to see me dye the Thanksgiving Berry Yarn and to here me talk about more of these deals. 

  • 300 g Mystery Yarn Bundle - Buy a project bag stuffed with at least 300 g of hand dyed yarn and fun extras.  Full retail value is over $100.  You can pick between sock weight, DK weight, or non-superwash worsted weight yarn, but the colorways will be a complete surprise. This isn't intended to be a fade set, so the 300 g may or may not coordinate together. 

  • Add a Mystery Surprise Skein to the 2022 ChemKnits Chanukah Sampler!  If you order a Chanukah Sampler during the ChemKnits Black Friday sale you can add a mystery skein for just $10!  This mystery skein will come wrapped with a progress keeper.  This mystery skein will be a surprise yarn weight (sock-bulky), fiber content (will be at least 50% animal fiber), and could be either superwash or no superwash.  (Mystery skeins may come from current shop inventory.) 
    • Please note that this is a new listing!  The original ChemKnits Chaunkah listing is still there and doesn't show the option for the add-on mystery skein. 

  • Stitch Marker Bundles!  6 stitch markers in either a new surprise bundle or a bundle you can see from last year.  All of the progress keepers have a lobster claw clasp.  The mystery bundle may overlap with the 2021 bundle but also have new items. 
You can find all of these special listings under the "Black Friday" shop tab.  Sale yarn up to 40% off can be found under the "On Sale" Tab. 

All of these deals are available while supplies last or thought Monday 11/28/22 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Unfortunately Patreon coupons do not work on items that are already discounted, Etsy will override the sale price to use the coupon.  So please check to see which is a better discount!

Watch the Black Friday Video

In today's YouTube video, I will talk a little bit about my Black Friday specials, plus you can watch me dye the "Thanksgiving Berry" yarn that is featured in one of the special offers above.  

ChemKnits Creations Holiday Shipping Update

Any orders placed through ChemKnits Creations between 5 PM Friday 12/2/22 and Monday 12/12/22 will ship after Tuesday 12/13/22.  The shop processing times will be updated to reflect these changes and the shop will remain open so you can place orders. Thank you for your understanding.  Everything purchased during the ChemKnits Creations Black Friday Sale will ship next week.

This means that for the best chance to receive your ChemKnits Chanukah Yarn Sampler before the first night of Chanukah (12/18), order by the end of November! (Note: this link will take you to to the regular Chanukah Sampler listing, not to the Black Friday option with the mystery add on - see that link above or in the Black Friday shop section!) 

Other Yarn Retails Black Friday Deals

The following list includes affiliate links to KnitPicks, WeCrochet, KnitCrate, and Paradise Fibers, and I make commissions from purchases made through these links. 

  • KnitPicks & WeCrochet - Save 25% off sitewide with the code "CARTFULL25" 11/24/22 - 11/25/22 for Black Friday! See websites for full details.  
    • Which site should you shop with?  There are a few things to make the decision:
      • WeCrochet has a lower minimum for free shipping ($45 in the US) vs KnitPicks ($65 for US customers.)  
      • Most bare yarn is only available at KnitPicks. 
      • WeCrochet carries Lion Brand Yarn
      • There are some other exclusive tools and patterns that vary between the websites, too. 
  • Save 20% off KnitPicks and WeCrochetSitewide with the code "GIFT2U22" 11/26/22 through 11/28/22.  See websites for full details.  
  • KnitCrate - Use the code "BLACKFRIDAY22" to get 50% off the Black  Friday collection of yarn.  This stacks with active member discounts.  Sale ends 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday 11/30/22 and cannot be combined with any other coupon codes.  See website for full details. 
  • Paradise Fibers - Unwrap up to 20% off Black Friday Deals
  • Knomad - Save 50% off your favorite yarn bases (prices as marked) plus free shipping on US orders over $250. 
    • I haven't tried their new select lines yet, but I hope to try them out in 2023!  I am not an affiliate with Knomad, but I have received product for free in the past. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

2022 KnitPicks Big Sale - Summary and Best Deals!

The KnitPicks Big Sale starts 11/9/22 and goes through 11/21/22!  I'll be updating this post as new deals come through KnitPicks and WeCrochet. Sometimes these sibling websites have the same deals, and other times they vary.  At the bottom of this post you can find links to my previous years tracking the big sale and predicting what may come.  You can see where I'm right and where I was wrong! 

I am a KnitPicks & WeCrochet affiliate marketer, so the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn commissions on sales made through my links.  

2022 Weekly Deals - KnitPicks

Some deals last longer than others, here are some of the deals that are available on KnitPicks and WeCrochet in 2022.Most coupon codes are limited to 1/person/website, so you can often use the same code on both KnitPicks and WeCrochet. 

In previous years of the Big sale, there have been some freebies that lasted the entire sale.  This year it looks like the deals are more limited, which means we may get more freebies later on?!?

  • KNITPICKS: 11/9/2022-11/14/2022: Pick your Promo! Items will be automatically added to your chart when you use the promo code. Spend $75+ Get a free chart keeper with code "CHARTGWP", Spend $150+ and get a Free Needle Clutch with code "CLUTCHGWP", Spend $300+ and get a free interchanable needle set with code "MOSAIC300" or "PRISM300" 

  • WECROCHET: 11/9/22-11/13/22: Spend $75+, add a basic chart keeper to your cart, and use code "CHARTGWP" at checkout.  

  • KNIPICKS 11/15/22 - 11/21 - Buy an Everyday Tote and get a free basic travel pack with your purchase using code "TRAVELGWP" at checkout.  I ADORE these every day tote bags and have them in multiple colors.  The KnitPicks bags have a stockinette print on the inside, or at least they have in previous years.  There are a few totes on clearance for $8 and those work with the promo code.  UPDATE: It looks like the tote bags are the same on both websites, so some will have the KnitPicks stockinette pattern on the inside and the others may have the WeCrochet crochet hooks on the inside. 

  • WECROCHET 11/15/22 - 11/21 Buy an Everyday Tote and get a free basic travel pack with your purchase using code "TRAVELGWP" at checkout.  I ADORE these every day tote bags and have them in multiple colors.  The KnitPicks bags have a stockinette print on the inside, or at least they have in previous years.  There are a few totes on clearance for $8 and those work with the promo code.  UPDATE: It looks like the tote bags are the same on both websites, so some will have the KnitPicks stockinette pattern on the inside and the others may have the WeCrochet crochet hooks on the inside. 

  • Coming soon!

The WeCrochet website consistently updates its deals a few hours before KnitPicks.  The KnitPicks website updates at about 8 AM Eastern Time, and WeCrochet a few hours before that. 

2022 Daily Deals

What specials will we have in 2022?  Will we have one day limited deals? Check out how they compare to the 2021 sale!

KnitPicks Daily Deals:

  • KnitPicks 11/10-11/11/22: Save 30% off all KnitPicks Exclusive needles and hooks.

  • KNITPICKS Daily Deal 11/12/22 - 11/13/22: Extra savings! $10 Yarn Bowls and Ball Winders, $15 Spindles.  (Prices as marked, no coupon code needed.)
  • 11/15/22 on Both KnitPicks and WeCrochet - $1 / $3/ $5 yarn day! Limit 5 balls per color per order.
  • 11/16/22 KNITPICKS - 40% Off KnitPicks eBooks, & extra 20% off all clearance books

  • 11/17/22 KNITPICKS - Select Kits and Value Packs 30% off.  This is how I started accumulating a stash, I'd buy clearance kids with Palette since I used that base all the time for colorwork.  

  • KNITPICKS November 18-20, Spend More to Save More!  Save 10% off $100 with codue "STACK100", 15% off of $200 with code "STACK200", and 20% off $300 with code "STACK300" If you're buying yarn that is available on both KnitPicks and WeCrochet, go to WeCrochet because the discounts are bigger.  (see the discounts below under WeCrochet daily deals) 
  • 11/21/22 - The last day of the Big Sale!

  • WeCrochet: 11/10/22 Only: Get the Cozy Cabin Ebook on WeCrochet for $9.99 or patterns for $2/each. Sale ends 11/10.

  • WECROCHET Daily Deal 11/11/22 - $30 Yarn Swifts and $10 Ball Winders (Prices as marked, no coupon needed.)  This is a 50% off discount on these items, and it can stack with the other coupons. 
  • WECROCHET Daily Deal 11/12/22-11/13/22 - $5 Bright Hook Set (prices a marked, no coupon code required.)
  • WECROCHET Daily Deal 11/14/22 only - Buy a Hank of Alla Prima Yarn and get a Free Skein of Tuff Puff with code "FREEPUFF" 
  • 11/15/22 on Both KnitPicks and WeCrochet - $1 / $3/ $5 yarn day! Limit 5 balls per color per order.
  • 11/16/22 WECROCHET - 40% Off WeCrochet exclusive eBooks, & extra 20% off all clearance books, and $3 individual patterns 
  • 11/17/22 WECROCHET - Stuffed Alpaca 40% off today only! (I have one of the handpainted ones and it is SUPER DUPER cute.)

  • WECROCHET 11/18 -11/20, Spend More to Save More!  Save 10% off $75 with code  "STACK75", 20% off of $150 with code "STACK150", and 25% off $300 with code "STACK300" KnitPicks has a similar deal, but the discounts are bigger with smaller purchases with WeCrochet.  One main difference between the inventories is that most of the bare yarn offerings are only available through KnitPicks. 
  • WECROCHET 11/21/22-11/21/22 (The Last day of the big sale) - Spend $50 and get a free zipper pouch with code "FREEZIP50"  This promo lasts one day beyond the big sale! 

Best Bare Yarn Deals

Coming soon! Once the big sale starts I'll share my picks for the best value in bare yarn. There are a lot of bare yarns in the 30-40% off category. 

  • Bare Chroma Twist Bulky - 50% Off
  • Bare Chroma - 50% Off
  • Bare Hawthorne and Stroll Sock Blanks - 30% off each
  • Bare Curio #10 - 40% Off
  • Bare Chroma Worsted - 40% Off
  • Bare Yarn Minis - 21% Off (these are 10 g mini skeins that you can sample popular bare yarn bases - they do not offer them in bulk.) 
  • Don't forget that you can dye pastel colored yarn, so if there is a pale pink or green in a yarn base you love that is 60% off, this is a great candidate for overdyeing

30% Off Bare Yarns - There are a lot of bases that are 30% off, so I'm going to list them here rather than put them all in a list.  In general 30% off is better than any coupon code we ever get from KnitPicks.  Bare Wool of the Andes Roving, Bare Wool of the Andes Superwash Wortsed, Bare Wool of the Andes Bulky, Bare Woodland Tweed, Bare Super Bulky Soft, Bare Swish Bulky, Bare Swish Fingering, Bare Twill, Bare Stroll Sport, Bare Shimmer, Bare Shadow, Bare Palette, Bare Paragon,  Bare Reviere, Bare Rustic Wool, Bare Muse Sock, Bare Muse Aran, Bare Merino Wool DK, Bare Luminance, Bare Lindy Chain, Bare Journey Tweed, Bare Imagination, Bare High Desert Worsted & Sport, Bare Hawthrone, Bare Hawthorne DK, Bare Hare, Bare Galileo, Bare Gloss DK, Bare Gloss Fingering, Bare Glass Roving, Bare Felici Sock, Bare Capretta Superwash, Bare Capretta, Bare Cadena, Bare Aristo, Bare Andes Del Camp, Bare Alpaca-Merino Boucle, Bare Andean Treasure

20% Off Bare Yarns - Bare Wool of the Andes Worsted, Bare WOTA Superwash Bulky, Bare WOTA Sport, Bare Swish Worsted, Bare Swish DK, Bare Surefoot Sock Yarn, Bare Stroll Roving, Bare Eco Superwash Alpaca Sock, Bare Cotton Boucle, Bare CotLin, Bare Comfy 100g, Bare Array

10% Off Bare Yarns - Bare Woolen Cotton, Bare Wonderfluff, Bare Stroll, Bare Curio #3

On further inspection, it looks like every single type of bare yarn is at least 10% off for the big sale! 

ChemKnits Big Sale Strategy

I love the KnitPicks Big Sale and getting freebies for yarn that I would purchase anyway.  At the beginning of the sale, I make a list of the yarn that I would like - but I don't purchase all of the yarn right away.  I try to make sure I have enough to get free shipping ($65+ USD) and then look to see about getting the minimum needed for a freebie.  I also hold out in case there is a daily deal (think $3/yarn day) so I have enough for free shipping on those days, too.  

In past years, I had advice on discounted yarn to purchased during the big sale versus waiting for a (hopeful) Black Friday % off coupon.  KnitPicks recently made some changes to bulk bare yarn purchases, adding some wholesale options for indie dyers and removing bulk discounts from the retail website.  This means that my advice on when to buy bare yarn during the big sale has changed a bit.  

KnitPicks Wholesale bare yarn discounts range from 20% off packs of 20 to 40% off packs of 100 (on select bases.) These discounts do NOT stack with coupon codes from the retail website, which means that I'm no longer waiting to use a 25% off coupon on Black Friday to use on a 20 pack of bare yarn (25% off of the bulk pack that was already15% off is ~36% off the base price.)  My old advice was to get anything that was 40% off or more.  This year, I'm not recommending holding off on purchasing any bare yarn if the discount looks good in early November.  

Personally, I will probably jump on any bare yarn I love that is over 20-25% off.  At the time of writing this post (11/8), the big sale hasn't started.  But I'm hoping we get some new Special Reserve or Limited Edition bare yarn lines! 

Build Your Own Value Pack

The Build Your Own Value Pack discount stacks with the big sale, at least as of 4:45 PM 11/9/2022.  With this sale, add 10 or more skeins from a featured yarn line and use the code "MYVALUEPACK" for 20% off this personalized pack.  I just purchased 10 stroll sock blanks, 30 skeins of Bare Swish DK, and 10 skeins of Bare Wool of the Andes Superwash Worsted... and got 20% off all of it with this coupon.  

I did not expect this discount to work on the big sale, and in fact earlier in this post I wrote "however I do not expect it to stack with any big sale discount."  This may change.  However, in my livestream we also realized that this works on more than just the yarn bases listed below.  There are many bare yarn lines that work under "MYVALUEPACK" - see the listing description to see whether the yarn works with this sale.  

These yarn bases include in this promo include: Wool of the Andes (Sport, Worsted & Bulky), Swish (DK, Worsted & Bulky), Palette, Stroll Fingering, WOTA Superwash (Worsted & Bulky), Twill, High Desert, and Brava. Note that the KnitPicks bare yarn options are not linked under the Build Your Own Value Pack link, so you will need to search for those options separately to add them to your cart.  (Bare yarn seems to be mostly removed from the WeCrochet website as of 11/8/2022.)  As of 11/9/22, this code works on a lot of different bare yarn lines, check the description of the listing to see where you can get this discount! 

What Are My Favorite Discounts From Previous Years?

  • Free items with minimum purchase.  I'm a sucker for enamel pins and tote bags, especially when I'm buying yarn I would buy anyway! 
  • $1/$3/$5 yarn
  • Limited edition yarn.  Some years we get awesome new skeins of bare yarn.  

Want to see how this Big Sale compares to past years? 

Watch me chat about the Big Sale in a Livestream!

What time do deals start?

As of 7 AM Eastern Time 11/9/21 the KnitPicks Big Sale Page hasn't updated, but there are some cool promos.  The WeCrochet Big Sale was up when I woke up this morning - but the yarn page didn't work yet.  I did get an email about the WeCrochet Big sale at 3 AM Eastern Time 11/9/22. 

Things seemed to update at 8 AM eastern time (5AM pacific) 

What about Black Friday?

In 2021, KnitPicks had a 25% off coupon on Black Friday and a 20% off coupon for cyber weekend.  We will have to wait and see what will happen in 2022!  I'll update this post so we can track the pattern for future years. 

Update 11/24/22 - On Thanksgiving morning the Black Friday sale is starting!  Save 25% off KnitPicks and WeCrochet sitewide with the code "CARTFULL25" 11/24/22 - 11/25/22 for Black Friday! (affiliate links) See websites for full details.

11/26 - 11/28/22 Save 20% off KnitPicks and WeCrochet Sitewide with the code "GIFT2U22" through 11/28/22. See websites for full details.  

I am a KnitPicks and WeCrochet Affiliate which means that I earn commission for sales made through my links.  I made all of the recommendations and product selections on my own and purchased them myself.