Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spotlight on twiddletoes

When it's just a bit too cool to wear flipflops, don't you wish you had socks that would fit around that thong? Have you ever wished someone would make socks with a big toe? Well, twiddletoes does exactly that.

Watermelon Tabi —
85% wool, 15% mohair

Tabi socks are named after traditional Japanese socks that have a separation for the big toe.
twiddletoes specializes in handknit, artisan footwear, designed and created entirely by hand — no machines, no mills, and no mass production. twiddletoes knits regular-toe socks, too.

Simple Luxury
Alpaca Socks —
100% Alpaca
twiddletoes explains that each sock is made up of over seventeen thousand stitches. Yes, that's 17 with three 0's. Each one of those stitches is slipped from needle to needle by hand, not whirled around the gears of a machine. A pair of socks has over 34,000 stitches — about twice what a proportionally-sized sweater (on larger needles with larger yarn, of course) uses. As for yarn, these socks take a little over 1/4 of a mile of yarn.

twiddletoes is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out her blog, her online store, and her Etsy and 1000 Markets stores.

13 comments:

  1. The watermelon socks are so cool!

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  2. 17,000 stitches, wow! Great article!

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  3. Great post! Twiddletoes is so talented and patient with those needles and yarn!

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  4. Those watermelon socks are great! Nice blog!

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  5. A lot of stitches and a lot of yarn go into these socks! I'm very impressed at the craftsmanship!

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  6. Great post, love those socks!

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  7. Great information. That's amazing the amount of stitches!

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  8. Love these! Great post...those watermelon socks are darling.

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  9. Such luxurious socks and such a great article!

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  10. Great article!
    Watermelon tabi are so cute!!:D

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  11. Love the explination on the number of stitches. Great posting!

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