Twenty Years of Zitron Trekking Knit Along and Contest

Can you believe that it’s been 20 years since Zitron first introduced his Trekking sock yarns to the market?  Since its introduction, Trekking has found a home in nearly every sock knitter’s stash.  One of the highest quality sock yarns on the market, Trekking is a true staple.

To celebrate this milestone, skacel is proud to announce the upcoming Twenty Years of Zitron Trekking Knit Along and Contest, hosted by Michelle Hunter of Knit Purl Hunter.  The Knit Along (KAL) will begin in January of 2011 and end on July 15th.  Each month a new one skein project will be featured, which will introduce knitters to different techniques.  Instructions for the projects will be posted in increments at www.knitpurlhunter.com on a weekly basis, along with educational “how-to” video clips.  Each week, a little more of the pattern will be revealed.

For those knitters participating in the KAL, there will also be weekly and monthly prizes awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize.  The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a weekend getaway to Seattle for two people, including a trip to skacel and a $1,000 yarn and needle shopping spree in the skacel warehouse!

January's project uses Trekking XXL, Color: "Susanne". Knitters will be making a toe-up sock.


Detailed information on the KAL can be downloaded at www.skacelknitting.com.  Registration forms to enter each contest will be made available over the next few weeks.  To provide all knitters with a chance to obtain KAL supplies, skacel has also added a link to the site which will be updated on a daily basis.  There you will find shops in your area that stock the monthly supplies.  Many of these shops also do mail-order!

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to be a part of Twenty Years of Trekking!  From exciting designs to exciting prizes, you’re sure to have a blast.  And who knows…you and a guest might find yourselves on the way to Seattle!