The Gentle-Top is a calf length, plain-knit, lightweight sock. It has a hand-linked toe seam, an elastic-free top and ribbed leg which holds with even pressure. The Gentle-Top is machine washable, durable and comfortable.
The Gentle-Top is ideal for wearing in shoes or lightweight boots. It is especially suitable for people who have poor circulation, Reynaud’s syndrome and diabetes.
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Have an elastic-free top and gentle, stretchy rib. Have a hand-linked toe seam. Can be used as an alternative to the Corrymoor Bedsock or as a flight sock. Are hard wearing and will last for ages. Are resilient and will keep their shape after many days of wear. Are odour resistant (smooth mohair fibres have nowhere for smelly foot bacteria to lurk). Can be machine washed at 40⁰c (see washing instructions). Are for women and men. Are available in 16 colours.
Fibre Content: 55% Mohair, 45% JAS Nylon
Why add nylon? Mohair itself has relatively little elasticity and so we add nylon to give extra stretch. The nylon does not detract from the beneficial effects of the mohair.
Corrymoor Sportsman – plain-knit, lightly elasticated top.
Corrymoor Adventurer – elastic-free top with cushion loop stitch throughout.
Corrymoor Bedsock - a loosely knitted sock for wearing in bed.
Corrymoor Sprint – a lightweight trainer sock.
“In 25 years the mohair fibre and ingredients of your Corrymoor Socks haven't changed…..but detergents and washing machines have.”
So what is the best way to care for your Corrymoors?
A Bit of Science and tips on washing
Mohair is a fibre made up of the protein keratin (like your own hair, silk, wool and other animal fibres). The scales of the mohair fibre are flattened and overlay each other giving a smooth surface (unlike wool). This gives mohair its smooth handle and high lustre and your Corrymoor Socks their unique hard-wearing, anti-bacterial (no smell), wicking and non-felting properties.
Mohair has a much greater resistance to shrinking and felting than other natural fibres, but it too finds it hard to resist the action of the protease enzymes found in many of the “low temperature” detergents. Sadly, the enzymes cannot tell the difference between dirt and the protein fibres of the mohair which can ultimately weaken and breakdown resulting in slight shrinkage and felting of your beloved Corrymoors.
For your Information (although we do not recommend you try this out at home)
Corrymoors are dyed in water which reaches boiling point, this is then followed by rinsing AND spinning AND tumble drying!
We do not recommend this option if you are a NEW CUSTOMER or if the socks are a GIFT.
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