What extras should you consider putting in your Woolswap parcel?

With the next round of Woolswap open again in a few days time, I thought it would be a good idea to give you some tips on what to put in your Woolswap parcel.

When you join Woolswap you are asked some questions on your registration form and it is a good idea to complete this as best you can. Add as much information about yourself as possible. For example, if you are after some specific yarn that you may not have tried before, write it down. If you are after DK weight yarn in particular, write it down. Oh and don’t forget to put the things you do not like, for example if you do not like using acrylic yarn make it known. This all helps your Woolswapper to get a small picture of what you may be interested in.

Communication is a very big part of the Woolswap process. Because of this, I do encourage you to make contact with your Woolswapper once you have received your match. I myself have made some great friends from this process and some I have even been able to meet in person, which is definitely super cool. By communicating with each other, you can really gauge a better feel for what they would like. What if I want to send more than the minimum requirement of 100grams of yarn? My big tip here is to let them know so that there are no hidden surprises. By doing this the chances will be high that you end up getting the same amount back. This has worked well for me in the past. I always join the swap when there is an uneven number of Woolswappers that have registered.

Some items that you may wish to consider including in your parcel can be the following:

Knitting/Crochet Needles

Stitch markers and project keepers

Something from your hometown or area

handmade items

Gift a pattern from Ravelry

Project Bags

The list is really is endless and is really only limited to your imagination.

Check out all the details about what a Woolswap Membership entails and look forward to seeing you all onboard as a Woolswapper.

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