Free Stuff: Skacel

When Skacel said they would send us a few things for the Geek-A-Long swag bags, I thought they’d just send a few Addi Turbo needles, which was awesome. Then this huge box came in the mail…

skacel project bags

Inside were four of the coolest project bags I’ve ever seen. They have all these great secret pockets, including this handy-dandy flap thing that comes up and has places for little notions and snacks. I’m going to be honest here. I’m bummed they didn’t send an extra one for Megan-Anne and I to fight over. It would’ve been like a Knitty Hunger Games, and I’m pretty sure I would’ve been the victor. This bag could’ve been mine. Instead, it’s going to one of you!

When you post a picture of your finished Geek-A-Long blanket to the Ravelry GAL group in any of the three sizes (baby blanket, afghan, or full-sized), you will be entered into the raffle for that sized blanket. However, everyone in the group is eligible to enter the drawing for the fourth prize basket as our thank you for just being a member. If you’re not a member, however, it isn’t too late to join and get in on the fun! You can find everything you’ll need to know about the Geek-A-Long on the FAQ page.

skacel swag bag

Hidden inside each project bag we found the Tayberry Hat pattern by Cirilia Rose along with the addi Turbo needles and two skeins of their Kenzie yarn to knit it!

I’ve personally never had the pleasure of working with the Kenzie yarn, but my cheek sure was a fan of it when I rubbed it all over my face. It’s a beautiful tweed yarn made with 50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils. Kenzie is a light worsted and falls between DK and Worsted when it comes to weight.

skackel kenzie yarn

I realize that what I’m supposed to love about addi Turbos is the nickel plating and super pointy tips, which while useful, just doesn’t hold a candle to the blue cord they come on. The flexibility of the cord gives you control over your project that you just don’t get with the regular run-of-the-mill plastic ones, and the difference is especially noticeable when doing magic loop.

About Skacel

The Skacel Collection, Inc. has been a wholesaler of high-end yarns and needles for over 20 years. Our fibers are manufactured using the highest quality materials in our German, Italian, and Peruvian mills.

Skacel is proud to be the sole North American distributor for the addi Turbo line of hand-knitting needles and accessories, as well as the Zitron, Schulana, and Schoppel-Wolle yarn lines. Skacel also distributes the Schoeller+Stahl and Austermann yarn lines within the United States. As a family owned and operated entity, we strive to provide top-notch customer service, world-class products, and cutting-edge designs.

Thank you for your generous donation to the Geek-A-Long participants, Skacel! You can find Skacel on their website, Twitter, and Facebook. If you’d like to view the other Geek-A-Long benefactors and prizes, you can find them here.

~ Jac
While my sister might be the better knitter, I can make it longer without coffee and would win the Knitty Hunger Games.

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