Friday, January 21, 2011

You always wanted to learn to knit Fingerless Gloves … here is your chance! … join the Knit-Along!


You love fingerless mittens and gloves, you have a cell phone dependency, and it is cold outside.  A pair of fingerless gloves would be perfect ... but the knitting looks like it might be tough! … here is your opportunity to knit a pair with the help of Michelle Hunter and the rest of the knitting world in a fun Knit-Along!

Last month, Skacel teamed up with Michelle Hunter of "Knit Purl Hunter" to kick-off a series of monthly Knit-Along (KAL) projects (and contest, more on this later).  Each month a new one skein project is featured, introducing knitters to different techniques ... the February project, called "Reciprocation", features a fingerless glove pattern! 

On February 1st, Michelle will post the first segment of the gloves, and will be posting the rest of the instructions for the project in three more segments on the 8th, 15th and 22nd at www.knitpurlhunter.com.   Along with the pattern, educational “how-to” video lessons will enable knitters of all skill levels to participate!  Also, comments and questions will be answered daily at the KAL site.

Bonus:  Additional chances to win prizes will be given to those who knit the fingerless gloves in this month's featured Trekking yarn color "Sand"!

Did someone say Contest? There will be weekly and monthly prizes awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize ... 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! More info on these great prizes ...

So, get in on the fun … click for all the details, schedule and materials list and supplies!  We made it easy to get everything you need by February 1st … checkout our "easy" button to shop for the February Knit-Along Kit!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Knit Socks … Win Prizes! … Join the Knit Along!

Have you seen the 20 Years of Zitron Trekking Knit Along and Contest?  Skacel has teamed up with Michelle Hunter of "Knit Purl Hunter" who is leading the knit along!  The Knit Along (KAL) will began this month, and will end on July 15th. Each month a new, one skein project will be featured, which will introduce knitters to different techniques. Each pattern is an original Michelle Hunter design featuring Trekking yarn.

January's KAL features the "Center of Attention" toe-up sock.  If you have never done toe-up socks, this is your chance!  Michelle has posted the first segment of the sock, and will be posting the rest of the instructions for the project in three more segments on the 8th, 15th and 22nd at www.knitpurlhunter.com.   Along with the pattern, educational “how-to” video lessons will enable knitters of all skill levels to participate!  Also, comments and questions will be answered daily at the KAL site.



Bonus:  to kick things off, if you knit your socks from the special edition Trekking XXL color "Susanne", Skacel will donate $10 to the Marsha Revkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research!

Did we mention Prizes? There will be weekly and monthly prizes awarded, culminating in July with the Grand Prize ... 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! More info on these great prizes ...




So, it's not too late to get in on the fun … click for all the details, schedule and materials list and supplies!  We made it easy to get everything you need, checkout our "easy" button to shop a Knit-Along Kit!