Hope everyone has knitted socks! If you haven't I encourage you to take a class and or learn. They are fabulous! But for some reason my sock projects get put aside... for other knits!
I'm a wood double points, US 1.5, TopDown ribbed sock girl myself!
Many sock knitters use 75% natural fiber, such as wool with 25% polyester. Or Superwash wool blend for easier wash/dry care also to hold up and be worn longer.
Oh but not me... I do enjoy 100% wool, and hand washing! Yep! I use Eucalan, grapefruit scent for washing and then air dry.