Serving the hand-knitting community for nearly 30 years, Skacel has remained a popular choice for quality yarns, needles, and accessories. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped ensure our continued success. And what better way to acknowledge its fans, than by giving them the opportunity to win some free swag! Be sure to enter Skacel’s June Sweepstakes, for your chance at some amazing products. One winner will be randomly selected each week, with all entrants eligible for the Grand Prize drawing on June 30th. Come back each week to enter!
Week #1: Winner Announced June 5
HiKoo® Abracadabra Alakazam Tam Kit
HiKoo® has taken color-changing yarns to the next level with the introduction of Abracadabra. Created by spinning a special polypropylene filament along with the base fibers, this amazing yarn magically changes color when exposed to UV light. When removed from the light, it will transition back to its natural colorway. Knit your very own chameleon-like tam, and become the envy of your knitting circle!
Week #2: Winner Announced June 12
HiKoo® CoBaSi DK Cushy Checked Slipper Kit
Inspired by the designer’s grandmother, the Cushy Checked Slippers are exactly what your feet need at the end of a long day – or any time of day for that matter. Cooler than wool and perfect for summer knitting and wearing, CoBaSi DK provides the perfect choice of fiber, as it is machine washable and dryable. Don’t forget to add the pom poms!
HiKoo® Simplinatural Namesake Reversible Cowl Kit
The featured design in Skacel’s October 2014 Progressive Needles Knit-Along, Namesake was designed by Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter, and is worked in HiKoo® Simplinatural. Comprised of Baby Alpaca, Mulberry Silk, and fine Merino Wool, the fiber’s cozy softness and superior stitch definition make it the perfect yarn for this particular project.
HiKoo® Rylie ‘Evolution Shawl’ Kit
The Evolution Shawl was designed by Fiber Factor® Season 1 contestant, Rachel Henry. This heart-shaped shawl follows the evolution of a knitter. It begins with garter stitch, representing the garter-stitch scarf that so many of us knitters began with. Then, a bit of stockinette appears as the beginner knitter learns to purl. Once the basic stitches are mastered, textured patterns like the diamond pattern become possible. The pattern continues to “evolve”, yielding a gorgeous, finished shawl.
Grand Prize: Winner Announced June 30
HiKoo® SimpliCria SimpliStriped Cowl Kit
HiKoo® SimpliCria is created with the softest Alpaca in the world. Really. Our Alpaca fleece is hand-sorted two times. During the first sorting, the softest 10% of the fleece is set aside as “Baby Alpaca”. The Baby Alpaca is then hand-sorted, with the softest 10% of the fleece set aside as “Super Baby Alpaca”. SimpliCria is comprised of 100% Super Baby Alpaca. Designed by Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter, the SimpliStriped Cowl combines six individual colors to produce one truly breathtaking piece. The kit will include yarn, pattern, addi Turbo® circular needles, as well as some special addi® swag!