The Fair Isle knit patterns are strongly influenced by Northern European and Celtic culture.Among these patterns, the cross is often seen among early knits. These socks are based on the image of the Fair Isles themselves, around the cross pattern. “CNOC” means “Hill” in Gaelic.
These socks use combed cotton yarn, which is a very soft version of regular cotton. Combed cotton doesn't have any impurities or short protruding threads, is stronger than regular cotton, and is made by treating the cotton fibers before they are spun into yarn.