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Surprise Yourself!

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"When I opened the box I thought, "Boy these guys really remember me"  I would have bought this yarn if I had been in the store.  It is so fun to knit with." - a happy customer from Idaho

Our birthday got us thinking about wonderful presents we were surprised with as kids.  We decided you might like the opportunity to surprise yourself for a change!

These bags are perfect if you:

  1. are in charge of buying your own presents but would enjoy a surprise once in a while
  2. have family that would like to get you more than a gift certificate, but don't know exactly what to get (send them the link!)
  3. have yarn lovers on your list, but don't have the bandwidth to put together just the right thing

First, choose the size of your surprise.

Then in the notes section of your checkout, provide us with one word to guide us. Your word could be "optimism" "pink" "cables", anything at all. We will use your word as inspiration as we pack your bag full of wonderful goodies, each chosen with love and care.

Your surprise will include a project with yarn and a pattern. There might even be a gadget or two. We promise that the value will always be more than you pay. 

The fine print: We are unable to take returns or exchanges on the items included.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Adore it!

I was so thrilled to open my surprise bag!!! The yarn is delightful and I can't wait to get started knitting. I hope I get another surprise bag next year. 💜

Surprise Yourself!

Great pattern! Love the yarn and. color, perfect! Also appreciate the hand balm. Sure need it in Michigan in the winter. Thank you!

Surprise Bag

I ordered the “Bigger” surprise bag and can’t tell you enough how awesome this was! My husband picked it up from the shop and had nothing but nice things to say. Such a cool idea too! It exceeded my expectations exponentially! I was beyond excited to open the surprise you put together. It is perfect and the personal note Beth wrote was so sweet! I’m looking forward to knitting this blanket!

Such gorgeous yarn

I ordered the $75 Surprise Package and got the Zen Yarn Garden Gradient Trio in "moon purple" of 600 yds and the Manos del Uruguay Cabrito kid mohair of 230 yds. I plan to make a reversible scarf in feather and fan with the Zen Garden three shades. of purple and a hat with a few stripes of the kid mohair. I am addicted to reversible. scarves and love the "Reversible Scarves" by Audrey Knight patterns.....I have tried almost all of them!!
Mary Loera

Not what I was expecting

I am someone who is returning to knitting. So I classify myself as a beginner because I am starting over again. I was quite surprised with the pattern I received, especially because it includes fringe. I don’t want to be making fringe, I want to be knitting. Also I don’t like wearing fringe. I supposed for my one word instead of putting “beginner” I should have put “fringeless.”

Your yarn makes a positive impact

By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.

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