It’s all about the Socks – Handmade Socks

Oh yes! These days around here it’s all about the socks, those handmade socks. You can’t have failed to notice them all over the Instagram and Facebook feeds. 

It started back in the summer with the purchase of the wondrous 1920s Autoknitter Sock Knitting Machine.

Now, after months of learning (through trial and error) how to master the beast, making every mistake possible along the way, it now turns out serviceable socks (almost) every time. 

Alongside the actual making of socks a whole new world of adventures into the natural dyeing of yarn has opened up. Also unashamedly spammed on the social media feeds. With the production of socks now in full swing the machine requires continuous feeding with yarn.

So it’s time to unleash these new ventures out into to world. Styles have been honed and tested, washed and worn (very cosy they are too)….

Here’s where you’ll find them: –  

On the Website:

Two styles of ladies’ socks are now available on the website – here and here. Just a few at a time, new colours will be added regularly.

Cottage Socks on Etsy:

This is a brand new off shoot. As of last week, they now have their own Etsy shop, which is Cottage Socks. Do please go take a look. As well as the ladies’ styles, this also includes socks for men – following the ‘Standard’ pattern given in the original instruction booklet from 1923.

And for those of you who want to knit your own – 100g skeins of the hand dyed yarn are available to buy, using dyestuffs ranging from nettles to elderberries and red cabbage…..mmmm sounds delicious!

Out and About:

All this online action is all very well, but in the spring Cottage Socks will also venture forth into the real world, pitching up first of all on a Designer/Maker stand at The Frome Independent market. Dates for this and other events will be announced nearer the time.   



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