Harris Wool (or Bobban wool as it is locally called) Ladies slipper or slouch socks -designed to be worn indoors as toasty footwear :) This particular pair are a lovely ochre/moorland shade - flecks of greens, yellows, browns - just lovely!
Traditionally worn in the Hebrides as utility wear for outdoor work such as crofting, fishing, etc. 'Bobban' socks are extremely warm and are usually worn over another pair of socks inside wellingtons.
My Ladies bobban socks would be perfect for plodding around the house or slouching on the couch - they must also be worn over another thinner pair of socks as Harris Wool has a slightly rough texture which softens over time. Could possibly be worn inside a very loose fitting outdoor shoe such as crocs, clogs, birkenstoks, etc. although they are quite thick and toasty!
The wool is the same wool used in the weaving of Harris Tweed fabric and therefore has the same wonderful depth of colour. Wear a little bit of the Hebridean landscape on your feet :) This pair are available for immediate despatch.
Mid-lower calf in height - I've prettied up these bobban socks with a hand crochet flower on each outer cuff :) 100% wool - handwash only.
Size - Medium (4.5 to 5.5 UK shoe size).
(These socks can be knitted in a smaller size (3.5 - 4.5 shoe size) or larger (5.5 - 6.5 shoe size) by adjusting the foot length - please convo me if you have a request). Allow up to 3 weeks for a custom order.
Handknitted socks take 12-15 hours to knit on double pointed needles - in the same way our grandmothers made them in years gone by. A real labour of love :) Would make a lovely gift item with a little story to tell - international shipping available.
Handknitted with care by a Hebridean (me!) in her home in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland x
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