The Sock Encyclopedia: Everything You Need to Know About Socks

The Sock Encyclopedia: Everything You Need to Know About Socks

A sock of the month club will help you discover new socks from all over the world! It’s easy to start; just click here and you’ll be on your way to sock heaven in no time. And once you try them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them... they really are that good! Check out our sock encyclopedia to learn more about the different types of socks, where they come from and their benefits! With so many varieties and options, we know that there’s something for everyone! So what are you waiting for?

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What are socks made of?


Socks are made of a variety of materials, but the most common are cotton, wool, polyester and acrylic. Cotton is breathable and allows feet to breathe. Wool is also breathable and wicks away moisture from the body. Polyester socks are warmer because they trap heat within their fibers. Acrylic socks are made with a synthetic fiber that feels like wool but doesn't have the same level of insulation as wool does. Some people love this about acrylic socks because it means you can enjoy all of the benefits of wool without being too warm in cold weather. Other people prefer cotton or wool for this reason.

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I want some! Where can I buy them?


No matter what type of socks you're looking for, you'll find it at The Great Sock Encyclopedia. Whether you're in the market for fun men's ankle socks or a gift sock subscription, you'll find it here! They offer socks for all occasions and are sure to have something perfect for any man or woman. With everything from crazy color dress socks and cool mens socks to fun crew socks and colorful socks, they've got a pair of new favorite shoes waiting just for you!

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How can I make my own socks?


You may have heard of the best sock subscription and wanted to know how you can make your own socks. Well, you can try knitting or crocheting your own socks! Knitting is a lot like sewing and involves looping yarn with a needle in order to create something from scratch. Crochet, on the other hand, typically involves using a hook (although some people use their hands) and making loops with the same kind of string that would be used for knitting. If this sounds like too much work for you, there are plenty of other ways to get custom made socks delivered directly to your door!

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I’ve got my supplies. How do I start knitting?


You may not know how to knit, but that doesn’t mean you can't learn. This video is a great place to start. It will show you how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. Once you have the basics down, it’s time for the fun stuff. There are lots of videos online which will show you how to make sock patterns with different stitches for an even more personalized look.

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How do you create patterns?


Knitters are the ones who design and create patterns for socks. They decide what colors, shapes, and stitches will be used. These designers use a technique called charting which is a way of graphing out the pattern in charts that tell you what stitches to use when knitting. The designer chooses how many rows each chart will contain, how big the squares on each chart are, and how many stitches there are per row or column. There are different ways of charting depending on whether you prefer flat stitch charts or round stitch charts.

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Yarn dying with Kool-Aid!


Yarn dying with Kool-Aid is a fun way to add color and personality to your project. It's easy, safe and inexpensive for beginners. To get started, you'll need the following items: kool-aid packets of your choice, white or light-colored yarn, measuring cup or other container for dyeing and a small amount of white vinegar. Just follow these steps and you'll have some awesome socks!
1) Fill the container with lukewarm water. Add in enough kool-aid packets (depending on how intense the color is that you want) until it looks like a good consistency. Stir in the vinegar until all the granules are dissolved. The mixture should smell like vinegar - not strong but not pleasant either.

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Blind warp knitting - what is it?!?


A blind warp is the process of turning a knitted or woven fabric into a tube by weaving or knitting with the grain. It's also commonly called warp knitting. In a blind warp, one end of the fiber is on top and the other end is underneath, so that it's not possible to see what's happening from either side. It can be made from any type of yarn, thread or fabric, but usually it's made with wool.
Blind warping is usually done on a loom and in order for it to work properly, you need to set the loom correctly.

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What happens during the hand-linked toe process?!?


It starts with the toe. We hand-link the toe, which means we tie a piece of thread around the toe's edge, loop it under and over, then pull it through and knot it on the inside. This process ensures that no seam goes straight up your heel or toes (unless you're into that). Then, we knit from the top down, which means that every row is completed before moving on to the next one. It takes about an hour for us to finish a sock this way.
It starts with the toe. We hand-link the toe, which means we tie a piece of thread around the toe's edge, loop it under and over, then pull it through and knot it on the inside.