Woollen Socks - Sizes Guide

In the table below blue numbers relate to lengths and black numbers and letters relate to widths.

This table does not show each and every sock size, but it is presented in a way that makes it easy to extrapolate the entire Woollen Prosthetic Sock range of around 700 diffident socks. With variations of sizes, plies, thicknesses and colours.

All model numbers in the Woollen Prosthetic Stump sock category start with one letter (Except the bulbous SSY sock which starts with 'SS') and followed by three digits. The first 2 characters of a model number, such as A1, A2, C2 etc., refer to the width of the sock, Top x Toe. The last two digits (in blue) indicate the length.

The following is an example of how to work with this table:

As the first model number, A116 below, indicates, the width of the A1 sock is 7½" x 4½" (top x toe). Therefore all the available A1 socks of the lengths: 12", 14", 16", 18", 20" & 22", as shown, have the same width. If this is the correct width for you and you need a length of 20" your model number is A120, and the Item Name - AK 20x1.

Please note that the actual flat measurements of a sock may fluctuate by ±5%.

If the size you want is not within the measurements range below you may require a Made-To-Measure sock. However, if you are not limiting yourself to a pure wool sock only, you may also want to consider a sock from the Cool wool or the Fleecenette sock categories. These two types are considerably more stretchable and therefore can accommodate a much greater range of length/top/toe measurement combinations.

Model Item Name Flat Measurements Available Lengths
A116 AK 16x1 16x7½x4½ 12,14,16,18,20,22
A220 AK 20x2 20x8½x5½ 12,14,16,18,20,22,24
A320 AK 20x3 20x9½x6½ 12,14,16,18,20,22
A418 AK 18x4 18x10½x7½ 12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26
B122 BK 22x1 22x7½x4 20,22,24,26,28,30,32
B230 BK 30x2 30x8½x5 20,22,24,26,28,30
B326 BK 26x3 26x9½x6 20,22,24,26,28,30,32
C118 PTB 18x1 18x6x3 8,10,12,14,15,18
C215 PTB 15x2 15x7x4 8,10,12,14,15,18
C315 PTB 15x3 15x7x4½ 15,18
Q120 KB 20x1 20x8x5 18,20,22
Q220 KB 20x2 20x9x6 16,18,20,22,24
Q322 KB 22x3 22x10x7 18,20,22,24
S122 SY 22x1 22x5x3 16,18,20,22,24,26
S218 SY 18x2 18x6x4 12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28
SS118 SSY 18x1 18x4½x2½x3 18,20,22,24,26
SS222 SSY 22x2 22x5x3x3½ 18,20,22,24,26,28
V108 AE 8x1 8x4¾x2 4,6,8,10,12
V208 AE 8x2 8x5½x2½ 4,6,8,10,12,14
V312 AE 12x3 12x5¾x3½ 6,8,10,12,14,16
W106 BE 6x1 6x3x2 4,6,8,10,12,14,16
W212 BE 12x2 12x4x2½ 6,8,10,12,14,16,18
W316 BE 16x3 16x5x3½ 6,8,10,12,14,16

The SSY socks have a bulbous Toe end. The last 2 measurements of the SSY 18x1, above, are: the width of the narrowest point x the width of the bulbous. (ie. 2½x3)

Leg socks*are available in 6 different types:

Standard 6 ply.
Beige 6 ply.
Blue Cosy** 8 ply.
Extra Heavy Cosy 8 ply.
Extra Light Cosy 4 ply with Toe End reinforced to 6 ply.
Blue Tip 6 ply with Toe End reinforced to 8 ply.

*Leg socks Model number in the table above start with the letters: A, B, C, Q, S, & SS.

**Cosy means that the sock is brushed on the inside.

Arm socks* are available in 2 types with the option to have the Toe End reinforced to 6 ply:

Standard 4 Ply.
Beige 4 Ply.

*Arm socks Model number in the table above start with the letters: V & W.

Finally, once you have worked out your size, say for instance BK 24x2, click on the 'Woollen Socks' category> Select the 'Below Knee' subcategory> scroll down the list and click on 'BK 24x2'. Alternatively, take the shortcut and enter BK 24x2 (or the model number B224) in the 'Search' box above and click 'Search'. In the product page, click on 'More info' and then you can select Sock Type, Top End Finish, and the option of with or without Suspension Pin Hole.

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