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    4.9

    Trekking XXL

    The rich colors, subtle striping and soft hand have made this sock yarn a hit with knitters. One ball will make a pair of adult socks. Made in Germany.
     
    Available online only.
    Content:
    75% Superwash Wool/25% Nylon
    Care:
    Machine Wash Regular
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/450yds
    Gauge:
    7.5 sts = 1" on US 0-2
    Knitting Weight:
    Sock
    $17.50 ball Discountable
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    TrekkingXXL
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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          5.0

          Great sock yarn!

          By Sock Addict

          from Tustin, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Great Self-striping Color
          • Makes Durable Socks
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Socks

          Comments about Trekking XXL:

          I love this brand for its consistently great quality and color palettes.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Nice Color, a Bit Scratchy

          By alohanoa

          from Honolulu, HI

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Coarse

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Trekking XXL:

            I wanted to make a shawl for my Mom for her birthday. The yarn is nice and stretchy, and the color is very nice. But the texture is a bit rougher and scratchier than I was expecting. I suppose that's OK for a shawl, since it will be worn over clothes.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Order fulfillment and shipping was lightning fast, as usual. I love ordering from WEBS :)

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            • No

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Another lovely German sockenwolle

            By Captain Hook

            from Olympia, WA

            Comments about Trekking XXL:

            Trekking XXL has gorgeous colors, patterns that work up as if by magic (and make daily sock making that much more fun), a beautiful hand, terrific stitch definition, colors that are stable despite repeated washing, spin and staple qualities that ensure springiness and dimensional retention...it's a wonderful yarn.

            Having said all that, and having made hundreds of pairs of socks, I still consider Trekking XXL (and Opal) to be a bit lower on my list of favorites than Regia, many OnLine Supersocke, Austermann STEP, Schoppel Wolle, Fortissima....

            Why? I have no idea. The difference is that subtle and personal! So if you're new to sock making, you won't go wrong with this yarn. Just make sure you look up the color online to see how it looks worked up, and make sure that the color patterning/repeats will allow you to make two matching socks from one ball, if that is what fits your budget.

            Budget shoppers can also choose to work the footie/cuff/heel/toe of a sock in different complementary colors/yarns. Footies and cuffs and heels and toes don't have to be the same color.

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            5.0

            Great choice for your 1st pair of socks!

            By sfknitgirl

            from San Francisco CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Trekking XXL:

            A dream to work with for my 1st pair of socks. DH loves the feel of the wool & wears them right after they come out of the wash...and since I wash them inside-out, he often puts them on that way since the purl-side looks good too! I will use this yarn for another pair but for ME!

            Color was true to picture.

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            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Sock Yarn

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Trekking XXL:

            This is one of my favorite brands of yarn- it's wonderful to work with. My socks seem to last forever and the color selection is fantastic. I throw them in the washer and dryer- inside out- as I have enough socks so that the rotation isn't weekly (more like monthly).

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            in my top three sock yarns

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Trekking XXL:

            I've knitted hundreds of socks and this is one of the best yarns I've used. It's soft and nice to work with and wears like nothing else except maybe Regia. I've knitted about 10 pairs of socks with it, two pairs for a man who has worn them weekly over two years -- no holes yet. (I did reinforce the toe of course.) The two pairs I've made for myself, unreinforced, are only starting to show wear after 3-4 years of weekly wear and walking 30m to work. I recommend washing them inside out and hanging to dry to keep them looking their best.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            outstanding sock yarn

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Trekking XXL:

            Trekking is a pleasure to work with, and wears like iron.

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