Did you put your socks in the washing machine and they
came out a size or two smaller? Ahh, the sock fairy suffered
heat stroke! Socks should not be washed in water hotter than
How to Choose Right Size?
In the case of hosiery, the most important thing is to find the right size for you. Tights or stockings that are too big or too small will sink when walking. But what size to choose after all? You can find the right size from the table on the back of the pack, which shows the length and weight ranges. Here is a good size chart for you!
Sizes may vary by country. There is one way in Europe, one way in the UK and another in the US! Here’s a little help if you’re looking for matching sizes.
Wash your Socks Right!
Ensure that you follow the instructions given on the care label very carefully, but the rule of thumb is to wash cotton socks, knee highs and tights at 30°C. Solid colour cotton socks can be washed at up to 40 degrees. What is clear is that socks do not like to be tumble dried. To keep their shape and size, they should be hung on a washing line in the old fashioned way. Woollen socks, including those containing merino wool, are better off hand washed. If you do wish to machine-wash them, the temperature should be no higher than 30°C and they should not be tumble dried. The same applies to angora wool and brushed acrylic socks.
How to Take Care of Stockings?
As tights and stockings are delicate, it is generally recommended to wash them by hand. The best temperature for this is room temperature 30 degrees. However, if you want to machine wash, use the most gentle washing function and choose cold water washing. Be sure to use a laundry bag to prevent damage to the hosiery. To prevent branching, turn the tights before washing! By following these tips, you will guarantee a much longer life for your hosiery!