Seamless socks

What does “seamless sock” mean? What is the advantage? Where to find it?

Seamless socks are a luxury for some, a necessity for the most demanding. They are actually more comfortable. They don't have this bulge inside the front of the sock which can be a real inconvenience. When the shoes fit perfectly to a foot, it is true that it is a shame to disrupt the harmony between the foot and the leather with a seam on the front of the foot. For calceophiles, seamless socks are a strict necessity.

The only way to get seamless socks is to have socks re-knitted mesh to mesh.

To fully understand remeshing, you need to understand how a sock is constructed: a sock is knitted by a CIRCULAR knitting machine. The machine therefore knits a cylinder (heel and toe being "excrescences" made by certain needles) and the re-knitting therefore consists of CLOSING the cylinder.

Remeshing is the operation of making a seam on the top of the front of the sock. The socks are knitted by a machine and come out completely made, apart from this last seam. This stitching can be done by a machine or by hand. When it is done by hand, the stitcher places the sock stitch by stitch on a sort of comb so that the seam is perfectly insensitive. But the sewing is done by a machine.

This operation is labor intensive. These socks are therefore more expensive socks, but luxury socks. This luxury is available for both lisle socks and wool socks. In both cases, the knitting stitches can be taken one by one. These seamless socks are artisanal and proof of impeccable sock quality.

ALL socks sold on our website are “seamless socks”

Update: technical advances in knitting machines mean that this remeshing operation is increasingly automated. In fact, the manual operation consisted of putting the stitches on a sort of comb. Thanks to machines precise to 1/20 of a millimeter, even the thinnest socks can now be re-knitted seamlessly, i.e. mesh-to-mesh, without human intervention.