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mismatched socks: poppy & grape

by Marianne Wakerlin
Recycled
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  • the story

Fire & Ice

Keep those tootsies warm this winter with a snuggly pair of mismatched socks in fiery or frosty colors. Sharing the same hues and patterns, these festive socks are a fun take on the classic case of mismatched socks.

The color arrangements will vary for each sock, but expect an arrangement of reds, greens, yellow, blues for Poppy and blues, purples, greens for Grape. Handmade with recycled cotton yarn and dyed without the use of harmful chemicals. Knit and hand finished in Vermont by Marianne Wakerlin.

Due to the recycled nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

  • details
Recycled
Item ID
18288
Made from
combed cotton, nylon, lycra, glass
Measurements
Women 8-10, Men 7-9
  • the maker

Marianne Wakerlin

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.

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MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (72)
  • Comfortable (62)
  • Soft (60)
  • Durable (52)
  • Warm (22)

Cons

  • Poor fit (4)

Best Uses

  • Around the house (55)
  • Daily use (49)
  • Travel (22)
  • Office (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (62 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (51), Bargain shopper (23), Trendy style (16), Career (13), Athletic (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (29), No (25)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (7), Other (3)

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5.0

As bright and colorful as the pic shown!

By 

from puyallup,wa

About Me Casual

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Around The House
    • Daily Use
    • Travel

    Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

    I really like these so much I felt moved to check out the artist's website to check out more of her work and I plan on buying more pairs. No they aren't that warm to me but I am anemic (and this is winter) so I'm already colder than most people. However on cuteness and comfort alone I love 'em!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Beautiful Socks, but...

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Around The House

    Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

    I understand how handmade items have their nuances. These socks are gorgeous to me, but feel on the small side for an adult male. They feel as if they will stretch easily and constantly slip down. Maybe there isn't enough elastic in the cuff or something.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No, No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    mismatched sockd=s

    By 

    from Madison , wisconsin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Around The House
      • Daily Use
      • Travel

      Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

      love these socks1 was given a piar 4 years ago and the heel just wore out.. I ordered some when I found your web site.. since everyone had been asking me for my socks! they are warms fun durable. Wish they weren't so pricy!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      These socks make me happy

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Bargain Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Around The House

        Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

        I use these socks in lieu of slippers. I love that they keep my feet warm without overheating (slippers and fleece socks overheat my feet). I've had a pair of these socks (in a different pattern) for two years, and I wore them so much, they wore out. I loved them so much, I just had to get a new pair!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Warm & Comfy

        By 

        from Michigan

        About Me Bargain Shopper, Career, Casual, High End

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Around The House
          • Daily Use

          Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

          My wife really enjoys these socks. She says they're some of her most comfortable and they're thick & warm too!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...

          By 

          from New Zealand

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

              Bought for my sister for Christmas 2 yrs in a row, she now owns them in each colour! She says the old ones look as good as the new! And she gets heaps of people say "where did you get those socks?" :-)

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Fun gift

              By 

              from Carbondale, IL

              About Me Athletic, Career, Casual

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Around The House
                • Daily Use

                Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

                I have 2 pairs of these myself, so I know the quality is good. The mismatched socks are fun but not obnoxious. I wear mine to work all the time, and I get great compliments.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Mother
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite products.

                By 

                from Crossville, TN

                About Me Retired Academician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Soft
                • Warm
                • Whimsical

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Around The House
                  • Daily Use
                  • Fun to wear
                  • Travel

                  Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

                  I enjoy wearing the socks because the colors and patterns are so cheerful and comfortable. The socks provoke surprise from others who don't suppose that I might be so bold as to wear such socks.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Nothing like these socks/fun and warm

                  By 

                  from Shingletown, CA

                  About Me Bargain Shopper, Casual

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Soft
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Around The House
                    • Daily Use
                    • Travel

                    Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

                    Unique socks, great colors, comfortable

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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Don't judge by mismatched socks.

                    By 

                    from Richmond, VA

                    About Me Athletic, Bargain Shopper, Casual, Trendy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable
                    • Soft
                    • Warm

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Around The House
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about MISMATCHED SOCKS: POPPY & GRAPE:

                      My daughter has always worn mismatched socks so this was a great gift idea. I just wish there was like a package deal;i.e., 6 pairs in one pack.

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

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