I’m addicted to indie sock yarn, and after the success of my Missoni knock-offs, I’m excited to merge my love of handknit socks with all things Burberry. In my search for self-striping sock yarn on Etsy, I came across TurtlePurl’s Trenchcoat colorway. The designer’s listing states that U.K. fashion plaids inspired the yarn.
I have always adored tartan plaids. I’m particularly enamored with Burberry’s iconic Nova Check, which accents many of its designs, including the brand’s signature trench. What I’m less enamored with, though, is the label’s exorbitant price. So imagine my delight when I found this smashing yarn! I paid a little more money to upgrade the yarn base with cashmere. I justified the splurge: I’m indulging a luxury experience without the luxury cost.
In keeping with Burberry’s classic appeal, I decided to use my tried and true vanilla sock pattern – ribbed cuff, stockinette leg, foot, and toes. I’m delighted with the results so far. Dare I say these socks are quite lovely, actually. (I’m writing with a British accent…can you tell? No? Okay then).
Included in Turtlepurl’s packaging was a handmade stitch marker, which I used to knit my Christmas in Paris Supah Slouch Hat. Turtlepurl’s yarn is quite decadent. I’ve never knit socks with cashmere before. And I may have to consider doing it again as the yarn is so soft and squishy to knit.