10 Knitting Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we are going to ball our yarn ready to look at my 10 knitting affiliate programs to stitch up in 2020. Knitting is an extremely popular pastime and whilst it falls nicely within the lucrative hobby niche where we know people will spend money, there is also the professional use element as well. There are a number of sub niche possibilities here also so with a little work, this could be one that can be turned into quite a nice little sea change funding online business.

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Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches within this subject hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘knitting’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by knitting?

When I think of knitting, I picture of my old Nan sitting in her lounge chair, surrounded in balls of wool and clicking the needles to make jumpers, vests, blankets, scarves and beanies (pom pom hats for my New Zealand friends). Now there is obviously so much more to it than that so for the purposes of this post, I am going to focus on all aspects of needle and wool use – which may venture into crocheting as well. Added to that there are over 20000 knitting related searches undertaken online per month on subjects such as needles, stitches and patterns. So with that in mind I will have a look at some of the following areas:

  • Yarn
  • Needles
  • Patterns
  • Knitting Machines
  • Knitted clothing
  • Crochet
  • Wool based products

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to selling knitting related arts and crafts products online

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to knitting. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over knitting and crocheting related affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get their balls of yarn on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Hard core knitters and/or professionals will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those purchasing as a new hobby etc. will want to know exactly what they need and that the products you are promoting will fit in with their requirements. Make sure your programs can provide the products to back up the information that you are covering.

That said, as it falls neatly within the hobby niche people will spend money on knitting equipment online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 10 knitting affiliate program options that I have found below:

1. Knit Picks

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Knit Picks

Let’s start with an all in one knitting site in Knit Picks. This is a massive site providing access to just about everything to do with knitting and crochet including:

  • Yarn and Fiber
  • Kits and Value Packs
  • Needles and Hooks
  • Patterns
  • Books
  • Tools

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This is a great site for affiliates as it allows you to cover all aspects of knitting and crocheting in the one spot and could definitely be utilised to base an affiliate marketing business on. And for the more advanced readers, there is also an option for them to submit patterns for use on the site as well.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Knit Picks affiliate

Commission Rate: 10% (30% for new customers)

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated.

Application required?: Yes, the Knit Picks affiliate program is managed by Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Knit Picks affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links

Join the Knit Picks affiliate program here


2. Yarnspirations

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Yarnspirations

Yarnspirations is another large knitting based site offering just about everything your readers may need to help them with their craft including:

  • Patterns
  • Yarn
  • Tools and Accessories
  • Knitting needles
  • Crochet hooks

And for those in the more generalised arts and crafts niches, there is also a huge range of sewing, quilting and embroidery supplies too.

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This site could definitely be utilised to build a generalist business around if you were looking at the knitting niche or as a great addition to any arts and crafts, home decor, sewing or quilting or clothing sites as well. They stock all of the most well know brands and include a great ‘how to’ section to provide extra assistance for your readers.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Yarnspirations Affiliate

Commission Rate: 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes, the Yarnspirations affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Yarnspirations affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, data feed

Join the Yarnspirations affiliate program here


3. Woolery

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Woolery

Next we look into the fiber arts side of the knitting and wool niche with The Woolery. Whilst not necessarily just a knitting based site, they offer everything to serve the needs of “weavers, knitters, spinners and other fiber artists” with so much on this site that it can’t all be listed here however their main categories include:

  • Weaving
  • Yarns
  • Spinning
  • Fiber
  • Firber Preparation tools
  • Felting
  • Hook and Punch
  • Braiding
  • Knit/Crocheting
  • Used Equipment

And in the non wool side of things they also provide access to a number of arts and crafts kits for kids, project kits and other sewing accessories as well.

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There is definitely enough here to build an affiliate marketing business around and the site includes all of the well-known brands as well as a great blog providing extra post ideas for affiliates and information for their readers.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Woolery affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information to apply

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links

Join the Woolery affiliate program here


4. Ice Yarns

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Ice Yarns

As the name suggests, Ice Yarns sells yarns and wool of all types including:

  • Plain
  • Sock
  • Scarf
  • Luxury
  • Eyelash
  • Metalic
  • Ribbon – Ladder

And so many more…

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There is not enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing site around however it would be a great addition to any knitting, crocheting or fibre art site for example.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Ice Yarns affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and contact information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links

Join the Ice Yarns affiliate program here


5. Alpaca Direct

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Alpaca Direct

For this next site we take a look into both the pre and post knitting side of things with Alpaca Direct. Alpaca Direct offer over 2,000 Unique Products on both sides of the knitting fence including:

Pre Knitting

  • Yarn
  • Needles
  • Hooks
  • Spinning Supplies
  • Patterns

Post knitting – i.e. clothing and other stuff knitted from wool

  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Clothing
  • Slippers
  • Toys

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There is probably enough here to base an affiliate site on if you are in the knitting or ‘wool’ based niches or alternatively it could be added to any fashion, kids or even ‘winter’ based sites as well. As with many in this area there is also a great blog and ‘how to’ section to again provide some great extra assistance to your readers.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Alpaca Direct affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 Days

Application required?: Yes, Alpaca Direct’s program is managed by Avantlink. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Alpaca Direct affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners, RSS Feeds, Dynamic Coupon Tool

Join the Alpaca Direct affiliate program here

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6. Andee Knits

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Andee

Now we head into the world of knitting machines with Andee Knits. Andee Knits offers a good range of knitting machines and relevant paraphernalia such as:

  • Machines
  • Accessories and parts
  • Designa kits and parts
  • Knitting books
  • Yarn
  • Patterns
  • Needles, hooks and tools

They also offer a small range of haberdashery products as well.

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There is probably not enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing business around however their offerings would certainly be a great addition to any knitting, crafts, home decor or home business sites. They stock all well-known brands and the machines make for some good high ticket earning opportunities as well.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Andee affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links

Join the Andee Knits affiliate program here


7. WoolOvers

Knitting Affiliate Programs - WoolOvers

WoolOvers is cool fashion site that specialises in, you guessed it, knitted clothing and accessories. They offer a large range of classic knitwear made from the “cosiest cashmere, the comfiest cotton, the finest merino wool” in for both men and women including:

  • Cardigans
  • Dresses & Skirts
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers & Sweaters
  • Loungewear
  • Ponchos & Wraps
  • Shirts
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Tops & T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Tunics
  • Shorts
  • Vests

And for those within the fashion related niches, there is also a good range of jewelry and shoes as well – oh and some nice looking rugs and blankets too.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - WoolOvers Stripe

There is a good range of yarns available too making this a great addition to any knitting site as well those working within any fashion or clothing type affiliate business also.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - WoolOvers Affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Daily

Cookie Duration: 60 Days

Application required?: Yes, WoolOver’s affiliate program is managed by Awin. You will be required to apply for an account then for the WoolOver affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Join the WoolOvers affiliate program here


8. We Crochet

Knitting Affiliate Programs - We Crochet

Let’s now focus on the crocheting side of things with We Crochet. As the name suggests, We Crochet offers a massive range of products with just about everything you might need to get started including:

  • Yarn
  • Kits and Value Packs
  • Hooks
  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Tools

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You could possibly base an affiliate business on this one of you are focused on the crochet niche itself or it would make a great addition to any knitting or crocheting site aimed at professionals and hobbyists alike or those looking to on sell. And as added assistance to your readers, there is also a good range of instructionals, tutorials and even some follow along videos as well.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - We Crochet Affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 15 Days

Application required?: Yes, the We Crochet affiliate program is managed by Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the We Crochet affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banner, product feed

Join the We Crochet affiliate program here


9. I Like Knitting

Knitting Affiliate Programs - I like knitting

I Like Knitting is a subscription based site aimed at hobbyists and professionals alike with membership offering a range of benefits including:

  • Patterns
  • Magazine
  • e-Book/newsletter
  • Discounts on merchandise and knitting accessories

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Obviously this site would again work best as an add on to any knitting or home made clothing related site although it could also work well within the home decor or even toy based niches. There is also a fantastic ‘how to’ blog and free patterns allowing for some great post ideas and/or bonus information for your readers.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - I like knitting affiliate

Commission Rate: Tiered on subscription sales as follows:

  • 1-9 = $8 each
  • 10-19 = $10 each
  • 20+ = $12 each

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal, website and social media information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the I Like Knitting affiliate program here


10. Home of Wool

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Home of Wool

And finally we look into a site that whilst probably not a direct knitting type site rather a wool based one with Home of Wool. The site offers a large range of 100% all-natural, chemical-free, organic wool based products (some of which have been knitted) including:

  • Adult Mattresses & Toppers
  • Kids Mattresses & Toppers
  • Protectors, Covers, Sheets
  • Nursery & Pregnancy
  • Pillows & Pillow Cases
  • Blankets & Duvets
  • Cushions & Throw Pillows
  • Recreation
  • Pet Beds
  • Rugs

And, for those who are after organic wool for their own uses, they do offer a smaller range of wools, yarns, fabrics and threads as well.

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If you are in the knitting niche you would probably not be able to base an affiliate program on this one however there are obvious add on opportunities for all manner of areas such as home decor, bedding, fabric and pet related affiliate marketing businesses.

Knitting Affiliate Programs - Home of Wool Affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Join the Home of Wool affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of knitting related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon’s commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every knitting related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

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There are knitting related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your knitting needles is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best knitting affiliate programs to stitch up in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own knitting based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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