The Cable knit socks are different than I anticipated, they are little thinner than I expected, but that works out better, because I can wear them with my tighter boots instead of wearing nylons or pantyhose tights. Although they do not have the super soft material, they are comfortable enough that I forget that I have them on my legs.
However, the unexpected surprise is that they stretch approximately 7 inches above the middle of my knee, which makes them thigh high on me. This is an advantage because when I wear a skirt and sit down, there is no exposure of my bare legs since the socks expand several inches above the knee.
I like the way they stay up high on my legs for the entire day, without any slipping, sagging or bagging, and the elastic at the top does not cut into my thigh, so there are no red marks on my skin when I come home in the evening.
I bought these knee-highs in December 2014, therefore I have owned and worn them for over a year, and they have held up very well.
I ordered white socks to go with an outfit and received ivory socks (as clearly labeled on the package). Not sure if the person writing descriptions thinks that it's all pretty much the same thing, but I disagree. So, just be aware that "sage" may be more like hunter green (as another reviewer posted) and "plum" more like Barney purple.
Happy customer! These are just what I wanted for those long cold winters. Warm and serve their purpose while stylish. They add a little pop of color and style with the great knit pattern for those long winters that we endure here in WI. Finding stylish clothing while still wearing 10 layers is extremely difficult. Very happy with this purchase.
I wear these with heavy wool or cotton leggings and put them right over a pair of short socks then wear boots over them! They stretch enough and still haven't shrank.
What a beautiful shade of plum. The stitch pattern on the socks is two columns of weaving and then a pretty v cable knit. The yarn is a very fine yarn (almost feels like crochet thread instead of yarn. The band/cuff of sock is 1 5/8" and is a very soft and gentle on your leg. The quality of this sock reminds of the quality we had about 40-45 years ago. The socks is so well made that they should make legs look nice and your feet warm and comfortable for many years. Socks are made in Taiwan and distributed by Foot Traffic out of Kansas City. I think you will be as happy with this purchase, if you decide to buy them, as I am.