Off My Needles

Slow Fashion Socks

Why I Knit Socks

People look at me like I’m a crazy old lady when I tell them I only wear hand knit socks. (I do have store bought athletic socks for working our and a couple pair of sturdy SmartWool socks for gardening. But other than for those special purposes, I wear socks I’ve knit myself exclusively.


  • They fit my feet perfectly.
  • I get to decide exactly what my socks look like.
  • No one else has socks exactly like mine.
  • The wool absorbs sweat better than store bought socks.
  • There’s a sense of accomplishment whenever I get dressed.
  • Sock knitting is easy, mindless knitting that I can do while reading, listening to a friend talk, watching a movie, or riding in a car.
  • Sock knitting satisfies my need to keep my hands moving.
  • I know who made my socks and what material went into them. (Although the worker did get paid $0/per hour for their work.) Ha!

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