Here's what it looks like after I wash my hand-knitted socks.
I keep them in a certain spot for "dirty socks" and save them up for a while. Then, I hand wash them in batches, by color. (This was three colors.) I soak them in luke-warm water with "Soak," gently squeeze them a bit to get some water out, and put them in the washer on spin (all three batches together). "Soak" doesn't have to be rinsed out, which is one of the best parts. After the spin, they go on the drying rack.