First, I recommend you turn your tights inside out. Also, make sure that the sink is completely clean.
I wouldn't recommend fabric softener. I was speaking with a lady about delicate fabrics, especially stretchy ones, and she said that softener will take the life out of these fabrics faster than if you abstained from softener.
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*Be sure* to use your knuckles like an old scrubbing board. The knuckles provide a friction. You don't want to poke your fingers through the fabric too far. The fabric could be stretched out of shape. Though you would be able to do this when it's dry, it's not a good idea at all when it's wet. Also, be careful you don't have any hangnails, rough nail edges, or jewelry. We don't want them to snag on the fabric!
YES! -------------------------------------------- NO!After the soak, I drained the sink and refilled it with fresh, lukewarm water. I swished the tights around in the water and squeezed it to get the soap out. I rubbed the tights again with my knuckles. I drained the water again and repeated the last step. By this time, the water didn't have any suds. Repeat swishing the tights in water until all the soap disappears. You should also be able to get more dirt out of the tights if you wash it a couple times.
Once the tights have no more dirt or soap, it's time to let them dry. Again, I wouldn't use a dryer because it's rough and will probably be too hot for the delicate fabrics. The tights could easily dry outside on a wire or just hanging from anything. I used my shower head.
As you can see, though I did a pretty good job scrubbing, I couldn't get all of the dirt out of the high traffic areas like the feet (no, I didn't mean my crotch was a high traffic area, hahaha! PS: my tight's crotch is, indeed, perfectly clean). But the rest of my tights look great! So there you have it! Hope this helps!