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The sexy Trekking Hand Art

At the same time that I purchased the gorgeous Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend yarn, I also picked up a skein of this rather remarkable Zitron Trekking Hand Art. It was interesting how it happened as well. This skein was the last, lone skein of its kind of the shelf; the last of its colorway and the last of its brand line! The shop carried other Zitron yarns, but this looked like it was the last Trekking Hand Art skein. The striking blend of red, maroon, and black kept me coming back to it as I perused to the shop until I finally broke down and bought. And I am so glad that I did!

Atelier Zitron is a German yarn company with an extreme emphasis on unique and high quality product. According to their website, they source the finest raw ingredients possible and produce and dye all of their yarns within Germany’s environmental protection regulations. As such, Zitron only supplies its yarn to specialty yarn shops, making it quite the special commodity indeed. In addition to their wide range of luxury yarns, Zitron also sells its own brand of Profi knitting needles and crochet hooks, made from bamboo to be hypo-allergenic.

Look how thin and dainty it is!

The Trekking Hand Art line of yarn is a light fingering or 3 ply yarn, making it perfect for sock or lace knitting. A blend of 75% wool and 25% nylon makes it machine washable, making it perfect for any clothing projects that would need to be washed regularly (such as socks). This yarn is a lovely, light weight material that is a pleasure to knit with. The thread is thin, smooth and perfectly even throughout so that it slides easily from needle to needle.

Perhaps my favorite feature of it, however, is that it is a hand dyed yarn. Each colorway is dyed in small lots so that every color is its own exclusive dye design. And Zitron’s dye specialists are always coming up with new and unique color combinations for this line. And the color patterns itself so beautifully while being knitted. I absolutely fell in love with this black and red blend because as the project came along, it really looked like I was knitting smoldering embers. On one hand, I love that the colorways are only dyed in small quantities because that means that the project I made with this yarn will truly be one of a kind. On the other hand, however, I would so love to work with this specific color blend again!

"Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?"

Want to get your hands on some of this yarn? Check out your local specialty yarn shop. You can also check out the official online suppliers. In the US and Canada see skacel collection, inc. In the UK, see Viridian Yarns. And for everywhere else, check out Zitron’s International dealers page.

Have you knit something with this yarn? Please leave a comment and tell us about it!