Linen Knit Socks｜25-27cm｜Charcoal
Linen, which is both highly absorbent and quick drying, is ideal for socks. It is hygienic and comfortable to wear without getting stuffy. It is recommended not only for spring and autumn, but also for winter. You can wear it with leather shoes or boots to keep it cool and dry even in winter.
The opening of the shoe uses a knit structure to keep it soft and not tight with rubber. In particular, there are surprisingly few types of socks made of natural materials that do not tighten, and the comfort is relaxed and light. People who wear layered shoes to cool down are also using it.
It also has the unique luster of linen, giving it an elegant impression. It doesn't look as casual as cotton, it's not as delicate as silk, and it's not as stuffy as synthetics. Recommended as a classic sock that can be worn every day to match your everyday clothes.
We also have a lot of colors. Originally, the coloration is unique to a manufacturer that also worked on collection brand products. Linen dyes brighter and more beautifully than cotton, and this color variation takes advantage of its characteristics.
In order to improve durability and comfort, fibers other than linen are included, but polyester and polyurethane are contained inside the knit structure, and all parts that come into contact with the skin are made of linen.
Like other linen knit products, it can be washed at home. As for the washing method, it can be machine washed, and there is no special care to be taken except to use a net to prevent snagging.
A factory specializing in linen knitwear located in Yamagata Prefecture, where the knitting industry is thriving.
Linen is most often used as a woven fabric, and knits (knitted) are rarely seen. Kenland, which has long continued to manufacture collection brand knit products centered on wool, has perfected linen knit technology through years of research, and now specializes in linen knit and produces it as its own brand.
To make linen into a knit, the machines and manufacturing methods are different from those of weaving, so detailed management and accumulation of techniques such as thread making, knitting, and dyeing are required. The finished fabric itself and the suitable use are also different.
Of course, linen's high water absorption, quick-drying, fastness, coolness, and glossy texture of the thread are the same. On the other hand, there are also aspects such as "it is easy to wrinkle" and "it is taut and a little hard at first". The knitted structure of linen knit creates elasticity, does not wrinkle, and has a soft texture.
In addition, unlike wool knits, it can be machine washed. "Linen material x knit technology" has advantages that other combinations do not have.
Since there are various types of knitting, the appearance and stretchability of each are different. Having supported the knit production of collection brands for many years, the development of colors is also attractive.
I think that there are many people who are new to linen knit, but it is a material that I would like you to try once.
90% linen, 9% polyester, 1% polyurethane
*Because we use natural materials, the length may differ slightly.
[Handling and care]
Dehydration is possible with a washing machine at home using a laundry net. In the case of hand washing, machine washing is recommended as the load varies depending on the part. Use a laundry net to prevent snagging.
When drying, it is recommended to dry flat. Please refrain from hanger drying as the fabric will stretch due to its own weight.
Avoid tumble drying as the fabric may shrink or become too soft.
Knitted fabrics become softer with every wash. Linen is a fiber that separates, so there will be dust at first due to the nature of the material, but this is not a problem. Please take the waste that came out.
*Frequently Asked Questions/Supplementary Comments*
・Maker part number KL-M13 premium linen socks
・The color of the second close-up image of the fabric is "Deep Navy".
・There are two sizes, "22-24cm" and "25-27cm", each with color variations.
・Threads may stick out from the opening of the shoe, but this is not a defective product as it is caused by a combination of manufacturing processes and materials. If it bothers you, cut it off without pulling it.