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Cashmere Socks

spinlps

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Handle ... Wash ... Dry
Carefully ... Coldly ... Heatlessly.
 

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How are cashmere socks in term of confort?
 

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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'.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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SO they are good in front of your screen at home during winter but not to walk.
 

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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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