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 ones are the cones used to hand link the socks.
You can notice a rainbow of colours, as we link the socks with the same colour and material making up them. This mean the lady linking has to change often the cone used, but the result it is a flat knit of the same colour of the other part of the sock. So a better comfort and a better look.
If you see socks linked with different colours, it means the Company producing wants to save time and money, not changing the coloour of the cone in production.
Can you believe we have people doing this job since 1970 ? Unfortunately for us they will soon retire..