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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.
 
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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 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dyed evenly (3)
  • Nice texture (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Socks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

A classic.

By LindaV

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Collector, Dedicated Sock Knitter, Diehard Sock Knitter, Enthusiast

Pros

  • Durable
  • Dyed Evenly
  • Fun Color Mixes
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Socks

    Comments about Trekking XXL:

    I have made countless pairs of socks out of this yarn, and I never tire of it. It is reasonably priced, soft, machine washable, and durable. The colors are beautiful and don't run, and the self-striping patterns never cease to entertain me. I've never, not even once, found a knot in a skein or a flaw in the dyeing. There is plenty of yardage for a large pair of men's socks. When I make socks for myself (women's shoe size 9.5) there is easily enough left over for a pair of baby socks. A stellar product, I can't recommend it enough.

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    • No

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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

    About Me Enthusiast

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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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