Good morning, readers - It's quite the cloudy day here at The Sock Review HQ, but I secretly enjoy an excuse to stay inside and focus on the blog! As I'm writing, the sunshine is peeking in, ever so slightly...but that won't change my mind about wearing these lovely socks to celebrate a monochromatic mood today.
I'm not entirely sure what brand or even where these socks came from, as these were a gift from my mom a bit ago (I'm not even sure if they were intended for men or women, but that matters least to me). They are quite interesting though, not being a typical pattern one might find on a dress sock - almost gives me the feeling of being a "modern argyle," I'll call it that. You can see inside the triangular shapes, that either an extra bit of texturing has been done, or a specialized yarn has been used to create a sort of spotted effect. I absolutely LOVE texture on socks; although it does take different machinery to accomplish. If you'd like to learn some sock-knitting machinery basics (with some neat video) I recommend taking a look at this article by cottonworks™, which you can find here.
Some of my favorite textures in socks (by season) are: cable knits for Fall, pointelle for Spring, a nice sheer with a swiss dot for Summer, and a fresh look at a rib for Winter. So many textures are available through socks, and I'd love to see some more experimentation like the pair featured above. I'd especially enjoy more mixed textures in shorter silhouette socks. Something I've been wanting to see in socks is a textured sock with the use of sublimation or DTG (direct to garment) printing on top - I think that could be really cool, and sort of create a 3D effect...if you know of any brand or sock that accomplishes this, please let me know - I'd love to check them out.
Anyway, back to Monday socks - I hope you've enjoyed this short read about my adoration for sock textures and experimentation. Comment below on any brands you think offer interesting solutions to my sock texture "treasure hunt!"
Happy Monday, all - enjoy the week. Wear good socks :)