Thursday, February 5, 2015

Burberry Inspired Sock Kit and A Shameless Plug


I've been busy knitting socks.  It's bitter cold here in the midwest and cozy hand knit socks have been the major knitting project lately.  I love knitting them in any sort of color changing yarn.  Stripes, variegated, gradient and solids with spots of colors in it.  

I've put together a Burberry inspired sock kit that is available in my Etsy shop.  I am down to 5 kits at the moment.  I love the simple, classic stripe goodness and colors.  Burberry has been around forever and for good reason.  It never goes out of style.


Here's the information from my Etsy listing:

Everything you need to complete the knitted, Burberry inspired socks! 

You get:
*One skein of fingering weight (1) yarn. 75% superwash merino/25% polyamide 
(460 yards/420meters) 
*One printed pattern in a plastic page protector 
*One project bag (style may vary)
*A coupon for your next order. 

No need to change colors to get this classic British look. The yarn does all the work for you!

This is a very basic sock pattern. You will easily get one pair of socks from this yarn. I have included a video link to show you how to complete the Kitchener stitch for the toe.

 
The classic Burberry stripes are nice and clean.  Black, white, red and tan.

 
I have these rain/snow shoes I wear and how cute are these socks with them?


On to my shameless plug.  I am so very honored to be featured in the Simply Knitting, February 2015 issue 129.  This is one of my favorite knitting publications.  Great projects, free patterns, stories, puzzles, reader projects AND free goodies.  This issue comes with a free knitting pattern and set of bamboo needles!  How great is that?  

If you live in the United Kingdom, I'm sure you are very familiar with this publication.  For us in the USA, I have found it in Joann Craft Store and Barnes & Noble book store.  You can find the issue number in the lower right hand corner of the magazine.  


 On page 78 is a full page article about my knitting/crocheting journey.  I love how it turned out.  Pics of my Missoni Inspired Crocheted Blanket, Fortune Cookie Baby Booties (which is a free pattern in my Craftsy shop), Knitted Arm Warmers, me in a rocking chair crocheting a crocodile stitch scarf, Technicolor Chevron Blanket, Giraffe Hat and my daughter wearing the Hitchhiker with charms (pattern by Martina Behm on Rav). 

My Christmas Hats Collection was mentioned a couple years ago as well.


Here are a few of my favorites in the February 2015 issue.  This Hot Water Bottle Cozy has great texture and the pattern is free in this issue.


Knitting God, Alan Dart has a free, exclusive pattern in every issue.  This Sugar Plum Fairy is just darling.


This wrapped cardi is so chic.  The pattern calls for DK weight yarn and the pattern looks to be for the intermediate knitter. 


This free pattern for a manly cardi looks oh, so cozy.  Would be a great boyfriend sweater for a gal as well.

Thank you so, so much Simply Knitting for a great publication!  Keep up the good work.  

Here are all the links for Simply Knitting






My Sock Kit is only available in my Etsy shop 

You can find all my patterns in my



Best,
Sheila

Yarn tip:
When I am knitting socks, I knit the 2x2 rib back and forth, on the double point needles, as if you would on straight needles. I then start knitting in the round and sew up the rib after the bind off when I fasten off the tails. So, cast on, knit the 2x2 rib, then start to knit in the round with the remaining needles. You will sew up that rib with the cast on tail after you have completed the rest of the sock.

19 comments:

  1. Love the way those socks knit up. Congratulations - I love Simply Knitting and have way too many copies as I cannot get rid of any! How exciting to be featured in such a wonderful publication. I will have to head to the newsagent tomorrow. I had already seen it as I love the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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    1. Thank you, Jayne, for the kind words. I keep all my periodicals too! Not just SK, but ALL of them! My bookcases runneth over!

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  2. I LOVE those socks. I went to check out the link in your etsy shop even though I am on a yarn diet until I use up some of my stash. Pulled together my self control (for now) but I did pin it to find it again once I finish a few of my in progress projects. I'm sure I'll be back. And congratulations on the publication! That's exciting.

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    1. Thank you Natalie! "Sock diet".....I love it!

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  3. I have never knitted before for LOVE the look of these socks.

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    1. Hi Kati, Craftsy and YouTube have loads of videos if you are interested in learning how to knit socks. Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Congrats of the article! That is so exciting. Those Burberry socks are so pretty.

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  5. Love those burberry inspired socks. How exciting to be featured in a magazine.

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  6. Really lovely color in the socks. Classic, indeed. Love it!

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  7. Wow! I love your Burberry socks! Great pattern and colorway.

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  8. Congrats on being in the magazine! That is so exciting. Love all your projects. I will have to check out your etsy site!

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    1. Thanks Laura! Your site is cute and I am now a bloglovin' follower!

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  9. Great socks! I live in th uk and love simply knitting, I read the article you're in just last night!

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    1. For some reason your comment makes me squeal with delight! Knowing someone read my blog and the article....sort of makes me feel a bit famous!

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  10. Great socks! I totally love them with those shoes!

    Congratulations on being featured in the magazine! That's too cool!

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    1. Thanks Rachel. Aren't they just perfect together?

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  11. First, HOORAY! for getting the shout out in the magazine. That's a big deal. Second, I love your yarn! Those socks are super sassy.

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  12. Congratulations on making the Simply Knitting issue. Your socks look wonderful - I've only made one pair but hope to try more this year.

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    1. Thank you Carmen. I have been on a sock knitting binge this past week or so. I've dug out a slew of fingering yarn from my stash. Must make room you know!

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