A sock of the month club can be a fun gift for anyone in your family, or just something to help you enjoy fresh socks every month. But some sock-of-the-month clubs may disappoint, so before signing up you’ll want to make sure the one you choose will give you some excellent socks that you’ll love wearing all month long – and also won’t break the bank! That’s why we put together this comprehensive encyclopedia of socks that covers everything from packaging and wrapping to yarn dyeing, blind warps and hosiery quality testing.
What is a Blind Warp?
A Blind Warp is when there is no selvedge, so all the ends are cut off. What this means for you is that you don't have to worry about matching up edges and getting a nice looking seam. You will be able to knit without worrying about which row you're on, or if you missed a stitch, because there won't be any rows to count!
Blind Warps also work well with self-striping yarns because they create stripes in your knitting. You can do this by knitting one row with one color, then continue knitting with another color.
What is an Inset Heel?
An inset heel is a style where the heel is sewn on to the upper along with a seam that runs down one side. This allows for a more refined and finished look than with an exposed back.
Insets are popular because they create shoes that can be worn with any type of sock, which means you're not limited to dress socks or ankle socks!
Ankle high inset heels are perfect for men who have skinny ankles but don't want their feet to slip out when they walk.
These heels also come in a variety of heights, so you can wear them during work and casual occasions alike.
What are Full-Grain Socks?
Full-grain socks are a type of sock made from a single piece of thick animal skin. The term full-grain is often used in place of genuine leather because it's made from the same materials, but doesn't have to come from an animal. Full-grain socks can be made with different fibers such as wool or cotton, and can be found in any color or pattern imaginable. They're usually durable and comfortable, and will last longer than most other types of socks. Most importantly, they're breathable, which means your feet won't get stinky!
What is a Yarn Dyeing Process?
Yarn dyeing is a process in which yarn is soaked in a bath of dye, and then the excess liquid is squeezed out. The dyed yarn may be dried before use, or washed with chemicals to set the color. This can be done by hand, or by machine. In general, it takes about six hours for one batch of yarns to be dyed.