Mismatched Knee Socks

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Marianne Wakerlin

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Marianne Wakerlin

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Walk on the Wild Side

Marianne Wakerlin's wildly styled accessories are hand-knit from skeins of recycled cotton yarn. In cool palette with coordinated yet mismatched designs, these cozy knee socks cleverly repurpose waste materials, getting more mileage out of perfectly good cotton strands while spinning a good yarn about the power of upcycling. By utilizing existing materials, the artists reduce the amount of water, land, pesticides and herbicides used to grow new cotton fibers, and they also eliminate the need for harmful chemicals to dye virgin cotton yarn. The sock designing, knitting, and finishing final touches are completed at small, family-owned businesses in Vermont, North Carolina, and Oregon.

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Made in Vermont

Marianne Wakerlin, the 'Socklady' was the founder of Solmate Socks. The company is named after her mom, Sunny, who taught Marianne how to knit when she was nine years old. Marianne continued a life long enthusiasm for knitting, but it wasn't until she started knitting socks that her real passion was born.

Within a few years Marianne had knit over one hundred pairs of socks for family and friends, and she decided to turn her hobby into a business. Her colorful and complex patterns are knit in the USA at a family owned knitting mill, hand finished and then "mismatched with care."

Crafted with care in the USA from recycled cotton. Her yarns are created by recovering the scraps from the production of other cotton products, mainly t-shirts. All of the little cotton scraps are gathered together and ground up so that they can be re-spun into "new" yarn. The yarns are then knit into her colorful socks. These recycled yarns are certified to be free from harmful substances (i.e. toxins like formaldehyde), made with respect for the environment and with respect for human rights.

The company is run in a small town in central Vermont, where the Socklady and all her helpers are surrounded and inspired by the woods, brook, gardens and hills of the countryside.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
nylon, polyester, lycra, cotton
Measurements
Medium: Approx women's shoe size 7-10
Care
Machine wash gentle, dry on cool. No bleach.
Item ID
40437

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5.0

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5.0

Perfect Sock-Lover Gift

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from Renton, WA

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Pros

  • Great Gift
  • Unique Product

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keep Your Feet Warm

    Comments about UncommonGoods Mismatched Knee Socks:

    This was the perfect gift for my friend who practically eats, sleeps, dreams, & lives for socks!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Stunning!!!

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    from Washington, DC

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    Pros

    • Fun To Wear
    • The Colors Are Sumptuous
    • The Fit Is Ideal

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Pilates Class

    Comments about UncommonGoods Mismatched Knee Socks:

    These socks are wonderful! I can wear them with pants as well as with capris, as they are long in length. They are knee socks!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
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    • Other

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    5.0

    Love the socks

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    from Chicago

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cute

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lounging

      Comments about UncommonGoods Mismatched Knee Socks:

      I wear these socks when I am lounging around the house. I don't know if they would be comfortable in boots (the weave is kind of wide), but I haven't tried that. I think they are adorable and love them for the use that I bought them.

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      • No
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      • Wife
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      • Other

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