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Woollyback walking socks


Woollyback walking socks


Made by Laura’s Loom

Laura’s Woollyback socks are knitted from thick, warm ‘Shetland-type’ yarn (i.e. a yarn created from a mixture of wools that resemble a Shetland yarn in texture but which are not sourced from Shetland). The yarn has a lovely quality and knits into fantastic socks. By using this yarn they’ve been able to reduce the nylon content of these socks to just 10% and still keep a cushioned sole and a ribbed leg.

Laura has ordered this yarn from a Huddersfield spinning mill while she waits for her own 100% British wool yarn to be knitted. Her yarn has been sitting at the knitting mill in Leicestershire for several months now but Covid has hit them hard and they are struggling to keep up with less than 50% staffing rates.

But never fear, she’ll do her best to keep your feet warm this winter!

She has chosen four luscious landscape-inspired colours for her Woollyback socks:

Bog — deepest peaty green almost brown
Bramble — a lovely soft purple with a hint of grey
Broom — a mustardy yellow with flecks of red and green
Storm — a ‘metallic’ greyish-blue

These calf-length, cushioned-soled socks are just as comfortable as Laura’s popular Salted Wool Socks, and are possibly even thicker and warmer!

PLEASE NOTE: These socks are generously sized and tend to run large. If you prefer a closer fit you’ll prefer the Salted Wool Socks.

Good to know:

fibre: 90% wool plus 10% nylon for structure, stretch and stability
made in the UK — knitted in Leicestershire, the historical heartland of England’s sock industry
Two adult sizes
Small (4-7 / 36-41)
Medium (8-10 / 42-45)
Recommended care: Handwash or in a gentle wool cycle at 30C. Do NOT tumble dry. If you put them in a tumble dryer they will shrink and go hard… don’t do it!! Re-shape whilst damp.


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Made by Laura’s Loom

Laura's Loom creates the highest quality products from 100% British wool. We start with the fleece, which we gather from farms in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, spin it into bespoke yarn, then weave and knit the yarn into blankets, scarves socks and more. Our classy designs show off the yarn at its very best.