December 12, 2014

Taking care of your socks

To have a quality sock it is important to use the best quality yarns. This is the most important detail …

May 3, 2014

Have a look

Several times we discussed on this blog about the importance of the number of the needles of the machine producing …

December 6, 2013

Filo di Scozia

One of the most popular question about socks, after asking “what does it mean hand linked”, is “what does it …

November 23, 2013

Extrafine Merino Australian wool 2/72.000 count

In praise of wool socks

As cotton for Summer, wool should be the best for Winter. And it was this way until the marketing of …

November 9, 2013

Pajamas

  Talking about clothing, all the care we should have about our own body, is starting from the “simple” things …

July 17, 2013

Colour’s combinations

In the technology and web era, it seems quite strange that the best way to work on colour combinations it …

May 10, 2013

Knitting points

Beside of the fitting of the sock, the number of needles is influencing the look too. More needles the machine …

May 3, 2013

This cotton is soft…

A lot of people are thinking a soft hand is making automatically a cotton sock an high quality sock. Which …

February 6, 2013

hand linking the socks

Cones in our linking Department Sometime a picture is worth thousand words. You can see here our linking department. Those …

January 30, 2013

The little boutique of socks’ experiments

Our lab is like a vulcano, always warm and ready to explode with something new. Most of time we are …

January 2, 2013

From the staple to the sock

Sometime one picture is worth thousand words. Here you can have the “life of a sock” from the beginning (the …

December 12, 2012

The “soft hand” of cashmere

Cashmere yarn is today well know for its peculiarity : softness, warmth, comfort. But there is cashmere and cashmere, as …

October 2, 2012

Cones of yarn

After 22 years in this business, still I’m wondering when thinking about how 120.000 meters of yarn can be in …

April 11, 2012

Vicuna

I suppose not everybody heard about Vicuna. The Vicuna is an animal living on the mountains in South America, having one …

March 12, 2012

100% Silk

Silk is the best yarn to keep the body’s temperature. As everybody knows, silk is coming form the silk worm …

February 10, 2012

Information for the final consumers

Since mostly of the time our hosiery is sized, it is very important the final consumers select the right size …

January 4, 2012

Tricks : how to discover it is hand linked or not

As we discussed some months ago, one of the main issue about quality socks it is the linking, as the …

December 21, 2011

Embroidery

We have our special 216 needles machines capable to produce styles with little embroidered or micro-fancies designs. These machines are …

December 6, 2011

Ironing process

Another important step of production is the ironing process. There currently are two ways of ironing : the old style, …

November 9, 2011

The legendary “linking machine”

We already posted some weeks ago about the famous “hand linked sock”. We told you about the process of the …

November 2, 2011

The “Cuff”

On our over the calf sock, we have 5 cm average lenght of elastic (spandex) and 12 cm of “cuff”. The …

October 12, 2011

Cashmere and Silk

For most of the people appreciating our socks, our 70% cashmere 30% silk item it is our best luxury style. It …

October 5, 2011

Cashmere

Our best sellers luxury styles for the coming season are our cashmere and cashmere/silk models. For the ones not familiar …

September 28, 2011

Holding the sock to the leg

It is not just a matter of having elastic on the top. To have a good fitting it is important …

September 20, 2011

Fitting

Why having a sock made up on a 240 needles machine it is a better option compared to a lower …

August 17, 2011

Ribbed or flat knit ?

It is not just a matter of look. If you are buying an 100% cotton or an 100% wool sock, …

July 26, 2011

Jacquard

There are some styles can be grouped under one denomination. Jacquard for example indicate all the styles made on the …

July 15, 2011

The old good socks

Beginning of last Century socks were still made on flat linear machines. There were two kind of problems : the first …

July 9, 2011

Needles and gauge

We already had a post about the importance of the number of the machine needles in order to have a …

May 5, 2011

Hand linked toe…what does it mean ??

On all top quality hosiery, people find the label “hand linked toe”, but 90% of the consumers don’t have an idea …

April 21, 2011

Linen

Easter is arriving and weather is nice here in Italy. Nothing better than 100% linen sock for Spring. Linen was …

April 12, 2011

Cotton yarn

In our opinion the best quality of cotton is still the Egyptian one. The reason is because the staple of …