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Thread Starter 
I picked up some cashmere and cashmere blend socks lately but didn't save the care instructions. Any rec's on how to wash them? I was thinking hand or machine wash with Woolite and dry flat. Thanks.
post #2 of 14
With my cashmere blend socks I wash on delicate and lay flat to dry. Hand washing would be fine, but I'm not that dedicated.
post #3 of 14
I am lazy about socks, so I throw them in the wash with the other dark stuff on cold, then into the dryer on low heat. Never had a problem that way. They might shrink somewhat, but they stretch back out, as far as I can tell. If I cared a little more, I would lay them on a towel to dry.
post #4 of 14
Handle ... Wash ... Dry Carefully ... Coldly ... Heatlessly.
post #5 of 14
How are cashmere socks in term of confort?
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tips. So far so good.
post #7 of 14
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How are cashmere socks in term of confort?
Mine are very soft and comfortable, and seem to hold up pretty well, considering how I treat them. The only problem I have with them is that they are so warm that they make my feet sweat a bit, and then if the shoes don't breathe my feet get damp and cold. Wool or other socks do not do this. I just got a pair of part cashmere Polo socks on clearance. I think they are about 12% cashmere, and otherwise lambswool and nylon, etc., and they are extremely nice, stay up well, and look durable. A good deal for $8, in my opinion. BTW, (and not trying to be one of those picky annoying spell-checker people, but since you asked for us to correct your English,) the word is 'comfort'.
post #8 of 14
Another disagreeable thing I have noticed with my cashmere socks is that they tend to make your foot slide inside a leather shoe.
post #9 of 14
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Another disagreeable thing I have noticed with my cashmere socks is that they tend to make your foot slide inside a leather shoe.
True on all counts. I received two pairs of cashmere for Christmas this year, and while I do love them, they definitely will warm your feet considerably (to the point of perspiration) and they do tend to bunch up in my leather shoes. However, if you live in a really cold environment and walk outdoors, you'll be happy with the cashmere. BTW, I handwash mine and air dry, which almost assures that they won't get much wear from me.
post #10 of 14
SO they are good in front of your screen at home during winter but not to walk.
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SO they are good in front of your screen at home during winter but not to walk.
Well, you just have to lace up your shoes tightly. Jon.
post #12 of 14
I usually handwash all my delicate fabrics in baby shampoo. Just use some elbow grease to make sure its clean, and then lay flat to dry. although if you wear a lot of cashmere socks, it may become a time issues. My problem with cashmere is that they tend to pill easily, but feel so wonderful
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Rummaging through the basement, are you?
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