Tender’s rib mohair socks are knitted and hand linked in England from natural unbleached mohair yarn, with nylon for durability, then hand-dyed with natural dyes.
Traditional hosiery (like these socks) is knitted as a long continuous tube of many socks, which are then cut apart into individual socks. These are then linked, which means that the open sock has the two sides knitted together, leaving a flat, seamless, join at the toe. Linking requires the operator to loop every corresponding stitch of the top and bottom of the sock, by hand, onto a knitting machine.
Tender’s socks are made with a loop-back, or terry, double knit sole. This makes them especially comfortable, and appropriate to wear with lighter shoes or heavy boots.
These Tender socks have been hand-dyed with woad dyed. Woad, Isatis tinctoria, is a member of the brassica family, which also includes cabbages, and is native to Europe, where it is has been cultivated since the Stone Age. Similar to vegetable indigo, but less easy to process, and more delicate in colour, woad must be oxidised, turning the dye from a yellowish-green to blue.
Please note that the colour in natural dyed socks may transfer for the first few wears. We recommend washing cool, with similar colours, and not wearing with light coloured shoes until the socks have been washed.
- Knitted from unbleached mohair yarn, with nylon for durability,
- Heavy weight construction with full terry looped sole, suitable to wear with shoes or boots
- Dyed with woad
- Circular knitted on mechanical machines
- Hand linked toe
- Fully shaped heel
- Made in England
- One size
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