Introducing BRITSOCK

BRITSOCK made it’s debut last weekend at Yarndale – and it was lovely to see so many people love it as much as I do. From tomorrow it will be available in the shop – and I’ve already commissioned the next batch as we don’t have much of the first batch left.

So what is BRITSOCK ?

BRITSOCK is a fantastic new yarn which has been custom spun for us in the UK by John Arbon.

BRITSOCK is British through and through. It’s made up from 40% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Wensleydale, 20% Alpaca and 20% nylon. The wools and alpaca are British, and even the nylon was sourced in the UK.

BRITSOCK has been spun with a high twist to make it more hard wearing. This also means that the stitch definition is fantastic, so this yarn really lends itself to texture and cables which will show up beautifully. With 400 meters to each 100 gram skein there’s plenty of yarn even for larger feet.

BRITSOCK isn’t just for socks though as it’s a lovely soft yarn which I’d be happy to have next to my skin. The yarn has a fantastic bounce to it, making it ideal for hats, scarves and shawls – anything where you want warmth without weight.

BRITSOCK isn’t superwash, so we’d recommend handwashing to keep it looking it’s best. However I can report that I’ve put a swatch through the washing machine on a wool wash and it was happy, and it isn’t a yarn which will felt as soon as you look at it.

So on to the colours.

At the moment we have semi solid colours at £14.50 a skein and some self striping colourways at £21.00 a skein.

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semi solid copper

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semi solid red

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semi solid chocolate

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semi solid blue

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semi solid navy

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semi solid violet

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semi solid jade

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semi solid green

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semi solid charcoal

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semi solid electric blue

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semi solid raspberry

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semi solid treacle

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semi solid silver

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semi solid slate

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self striping bramble

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self striping chilli pepper

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self striping violet and silver

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self striping red and blue

If self striping sock yarn is your thing there are 3 new colourways to choose from in our superwash merino and nylon base.

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self striping heatwave

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self striping ocean

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self striping not just pretty

We’ve added more colours of Bluefaced chunky roving

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semi solid raspberry

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semi solid copper

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semi solid bitter chocolate

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semi solid navy

There are more merino and tencel 4ply colours

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semi solid silver

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semi solid charcoal

The semi solid sock yarns are all back in stock

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semi solid bitter chocolate

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semi solid electric blue

There are mini skein sets

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Black Rainbow

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Silver Rainbow

There are lots and lots of semi solid mini skein colours.

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semi solid rose

Finally there will be lots of bargains in the sale shop as we’re making space for some new treasures.

The shop update will take place at 1900 on Friday.

Happy shopping


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2 Responses to Introducing BRITSOCK

  1. pambaknj says:

    How can you get thou yarn in the US? I live in Virginia.

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