Orkney Angora Over the Knee
Measurements & Sizes
|US Women||5 – 7½||8½ – 10||10½ – 14|
|US Men||3½ – 6||7 – 8½||9 – 12|
|EUR||35 – 38||39 – 42||43-46|
|UK Women||2½ – 5||6 – 7½||8 – 11½|
|UK Men||3 – 5½||6½ – 8||8½ – 12|
|Sizes are approximate|
Most of the styles we offer are labeled “one size fits most”, as this is often the only option available to us from our suppliers.
Each style is listed with the label’s sizing, supplemented by our own experience in testing the socks, if we find that extra information to be useful or different from the label. We encourage you to drop us a line with your measurements if you’re having trouble figuring out what will work best for you. Check out this Sock Journal post for tips on which measurements we need!
Sock sizing is an odd thing, and after all these years, we still don’t have it fully figured out… When a label says “size 9-11”, it doesn’t necessarily mean shoe size. This range is typically intended to fit US women’s shoe sizes 4-11 or something close to that, but we all know that isn’t always true! Then there’s the labeling that covers your height and weight, but everybody’s weight is distributed differently, so this is not much help either. Unfortunately, we have found it very difficult to find socks or stockings that stretch over 23 inches, even when custom made (although many of our Dreamer Socks will now fit beyond that!). Cotton is easiest to stretch and can be further loosened by wetting the fabric and pulling the tops occasionally as they dry.
Kids Sizes: This is a newer area for us, and there is limited information about whom these smaller socks are meant to fit. Feel free to give us your feedback based on personal experience or working knowledge, and we’ll continue to upgrade this growing section!
Smaller Feet: Feet smaller than about a women’s size 7 can find the average sock to be too loose, but they often fit into kids sizes. We’ve had many of our house brand DreaM Stockings made in smaller versions to fit the petite-footed among us. (We also have options for Larger Feet, as well as a category for Tube-Style socks that will fit any size foot!)
Men’s Sizes: A size larger than the standard women’s range, these are usually labeled for men’s shoe size 10-13 and often fit men’s U.S. shoe sizes 8-12 best. (When converting women’s sizes to men’s, just subtract two, e.g. women’s 11 = men’s 9).
Plus Size: This is generally a larger version of the industry standard “one size”. Keep in mind that every person is shaped differently, and that will affect your results with fit more than any weight limit. Our best advice is to try things out, measure your legs, read the sizing tips on the product, and keep your expectations as realistic as possible. We strive to provide accurate sizing information for each and every style listed on our website– just scroll down to the “Sizing Tips” section of any product page to see information from our own in-house tests.
If you need to convert shoe sizes, we have a post in the Sock Journal all about Sock Math! And as always, if you have questions about a specific style, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to answer based on our own personal experience and the feedback we’ve received from other customers.
Fully fashioned, 50% angora, 29 inches long and as cozy as can be. We used to offer these a long time ago and the wonderful folks at Orkney Angora are making them again, to our very specific specifications.
50% angora, 50% lambswool
Hand wash in warm water or use wool wash cycle. Lay flat to dry and reshape whilst drying.
We only get these items in small batches and frequently run out long before we can get more, so get them when you can and sign up for notifications!
Due to the hand dyed factor, color imperfections are possible. The current batch of Black is very deep blue-black, and may look navy against more neutral blacks. Our images are edited to be quite blue for this reason.
Soft and silky, angora fiber has a fluffy halo and hollow fibers that create a fantastic thermal wool. Its super cozy properties can be beneficial for arthritis and other cold-induced aches and pains. Angora fiber can only be produced by Angora rabbits (Angora goats produce mohair) and grooming their fur is a necessary part of their health care, they can get hairballs just like cats! There are some great facts about angora wool on its page for the 2009 International Year of Natural Fibers.
We are aware of the concerns about angora sourcing and are actively avoiding angora socks that come from uncertain sources. We have worked with the folks at Orkney Angora since 2004. Until recently they did all of their own rabbit farming and although they now outsource, they keep a close eye on their supplier, even personally checking in to oversee the animals' welfare to make sure they can provide cruelty-free socks and warmers. For more information, please view Orkney Angora's statement.
Fits women's US shoe size 8-11 (up to a men's 9).
29 inches long, with 20 inch stretch in the calf and cuff. These socks are fully fashioned and fit more snugly at the ankle.
Since they have no elastic, you may want to use sock garters to keep them up (they do not stay up on their own).