Leon is 10 years old and loves to draw. To keep him from getting too bored during the summer break, we asked him to design a new style of children’s socks for us. Leon thought about it for moment, then said, “I have an idea.” We were sitting right next to him: It only took him about a minute to create a finished drawing on the tablet and send it to us by email. The subject line of his email read: “Leon’s super-duper epic stripy socks.” We knew right away – these socks had to happen. It took Günter, our knitting engineer, a week of experimenting before he was able to knit a pattern that looked as much as possible like Leon’s design – and he did a great job. As soon as the first prototype was finished, strange things started happening: Adults who saw the brightly striped socks were asking if they would be available in larger sizes, too… So we are now knitting Leon’s super-duper epic stripy socks for both kids and grown-ups.
40% merino wool, 40% polypropylene, 18% polyamide, 2% elastane
Padding: smooth (light and airy)