Our Britsock blend has a very special place in my heart. It’s the perfect sock yarn. It has strength and bounce. It’s hard wearing, yet lovely next to your skin. Pretty much perfection.
We’ve been talking about having a similar yarn spun, and replacing the nylon. A yarn with a touch more luxury. A yarn which might not need to be quite so hard wearing. A yarn with a little more drape and shine.
Britsilk is a fantastic yarn which has been custom spun for us in the UK by John Arbon – it’s our beautiful Britsock yarn with silk instead of nylon.
Britsock contains 40% British Bluefaced Leicester, 20% British Wensleydale, 20% British Alpaca and 20% silk. Both wools and alpaca come from UK flocks. The wools and alpaca were processed in the UK, and the yarn was spun in Devon.
Britsilk was created for shine and drape. It shows individual stitches and textures beautifully. This yarn wasn’t created with sock in mind – the qualities which encourage it to drape mean it has less bounce and grip than my ideal sock yarn does.
Britsilk isn’t superwash treated, so we’d recommend handwashing to keep it looking it’s best.
Britsilk will be available in semi solid and multi colours.
There’s only one thing wrong with this yarn – and that’s completely my fault. We had an initial batch of 20 kilos spun – and once that’s gone it’s going to be close to the end of the year before we have any more.
Britsilk will make its debut at Fibre East on 29th and 30th of July, and will then go into the shop on Thursday 3rd August. If you’re a newsletter subscriber make sure you check your emails on Thursday at 1400, as we’ll have a special early bird offer for you.
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Due to limited stock we have a select colour range of Britsilk for now.
This will be available from a shop a week today – so you can start making plans.
Almost A Rainbow
A Hint of Octarine