"While I’m happy about making vintage sock bundles available, it saddens me to tell you that I may have designed my last pair of men’s and ladies' socks. Several things are contributing to this decision. The only person who knows how to operate the special knitting machine that can make my socks (and keep it running!) came out of retirement in 2014 just to continue to produce them. But, at 85, he may really retire. All my beautiful yarn, leftover from other projects, has finally run out and the wonderful high-quality Italian yarn to replace it has become very expensive. If I am able to continue, I would have to raise the price of the new socks, probably to $35."
For the first time ever, I’ve made ladies socks! They are made in Japan, at the same factory as our men’s socks. When I closed my men’s fashion business, I saved all my precious yarns and am using them now in these special socks, so you can feel good about buying a product using re-purposed materials. The special colorful “tying” yarn is comprised of eight colors knotted together using a machine called the “Arranged Winder”.
The foot is standard women’s size and the leg is shorter than the mens. They look great with casual shoes and cropped pants or leggings.