I just made a pair of socks, used Encore from Plymouth Yarn. It is a worsted weight 75% acrylic 25% wool. Made the socks for my sweetie, who works outside year round in big boots! He really liked them.
No, I am not ashamed that I have a major crush on a man who dressed in tights and made faces for most of the 80's, and now plays a crippled drug addicted doctor...and is almost the same age as my father.
I thank you for all your suggestions. I had already thought of the encore, but was worried about all the acrylic that his feet would sweat and start to stink I might have to try the superwash I even have some knitpicks swish lying around here.