My quest to own ALL the self-striping yarn continues. This week’s addition to the stash is from Turtlepurl Yarns. I ordered the Trenchcoat colorway in their Striped Turtle Toes base. The base is 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon, and comes with a generous 450 yards/100 grams. I chose this colorway because it reminds me of a Burburry scarf. I can’t really afford a Burberry scarf, but I can certainly afford some socks!
One of the things I like best about Turtlepurl Yarns is that it is put up in two skeins, perfect for winding and then doing two at a time socks that actually match. The label even includes a note about being sure to start your socks from the same ends.
I wound both skeins into cakes this morning and knit a swatch because I wanted to see how the yarn was going to knit up. The high nylon content makes for a yarn that is not as soft as I would normally like, as my favorite sock base is a MCN base, but it had a tight enough spin that the yarn was not too splitty and it knit up nicely. Don’t get me wrong, the yarn isn’t rough and will be very nice to wear – it’s just not as soft as the sock I have been working on all week, so I noticed a difference.
I am ready to start both socks, and it will be nice to not have to worry about making sure my socks match when I begin, since the hard work was already done for me.
You’ll have to excuse the terrible looking cakes. I bought a yarn winder that I have been trying out, and I’ll post a review of it next week. We’ll just say I haven’t gotten the hang of winding, yet, rather than saying the yarn winder sucks. 🙂
I was going to start the toes, but the sausages seem to have gotten bored with my shenanigans this morning, and I think they are ready for a walk. The sausages win over knitting this time. I mean, look at those poor faces!