hand knitted wool socks - ready to ship or custom made

Oxted, United Kingdom · 915 Sales


hand knitted wool socks - ready to ship or custom made

Oxted, United Kingdom 915 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

sockysocks is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I'll re-open on Friday 28th April.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

I'll re-open on Friday 28th April.

Mandy Williams

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Mandy Williams


Socks, socks and yet more socks!

Even before I’d knitted my first pair I had a bit of an obsession about socks. I walk many miles each week with my dog so comfortable feet are very important to me.
I started knitting socks a few years ago and became completely addicted. Then I discovered Etsy and 'sockysocks' was born. There is no sign of an end to my obsession so good news if you like my socks too!

I am constantly knitting socks for my shop but if stocks are low or I haven't got the size you want please read the FAQ's section of my shop policies about custom orders and I'll do my best to make you some.

p.s. In case it's not obvious from my current stock, I make adult (including crazy socks made from scraps of yarn), baby and toddler socks, yoga socks and phone socks.


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  • Mandy Williams

    Owner, Designer, Sock Knitter

Shop policies

Last updated on March 29, 2017

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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If you wish to cancel an order after payment please convo/email me immediately.
Your socks will be sent in a bubble wrap envelope. Washing instructions will be included, along with an invoice and a small amount of yarn for repairs (for adult socks only).

If you'd like socks sent directly to a gift recipient please supply the address and any message you would like included in the parcel in the note to seller section and I will write it on a gift invoice which doesn't include the price.

I will ship by Royal Mail by the end of the next business day and then send you a shipping notification. This will include a tracking number if applicable - see notes below.

Postage charged on the first item only.
Orders with a value of up to £60 will be sent First class. (First class small packet costs £3.40, the rest of my postage charge covers packing).
Orders over £60 will be sent First Class Signed For which requires a signature on delivery (at no extra cost to the buyer).

Orders with a value of up to £60 (approx. $75 USD) will be sent Airmail. This does NOT include tracking. If you require tracking, insurance or a faster service please contact me BEFORE buying as it will incur an additional charge.
Orders over £60 will be mailed using a trackable service - Airsure or International Signed For (at no extra cost to the buyer).

Everyone please note that in the event of bad weather, increased security, customs checks and busy times like the run up to Christmas, mail can occasionally take up to 6 weeks to be delivered. If you haven't received your order after 25 working days please contact me so that I can start the claims process and offer you either a refund or a replacement (please contact me sooner if you are worried).

Please see Royal Mail's website for current details of any known delays -

Buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

If a package is undeliverable due to an inaccurate shipping address provided by the buyer, or if a package is unclaimed by the buyer, I cannot be held responsible. The buyer will therefore be responsible for the cost of re-shipping the package.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope you will be happy with your socks. In the unlikely event that you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 14 days of receipt. I will either exchange or refund the item (buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs).

Please contact me if you think your order is lost in the post so that we can talk about a refund or replacement.
Additional policies and FAQs
I use machine washable 4 ply sock yarn (fingering weight yarn) made from a mixture of wool (for warmth and durability) and polyamide/nylon (for stretch). 4 ply yarn isn't particularly thick so my socks can be worn comfortably in shoes and trainers. My patterns are my own that I have developed to give the neatest shaping and best fit. It takes me about 15 hours to knit a pair of medium womens socks and about 20 hours for mens. Mens socks are 4 stitches (about half an inch) wider than womens socks. My socks are made with a standard knitted heel but I can make them with a reinforced (double thickness) heel if required. I hand knit my socks 'in the round' on 5 double pointed needles so there are no seams. The toe is grafted (kitchener stitched).

All measurements are as accurate as possible and made against a flat unstretched sock. Obviously the socks will stretch (a good inch) when on your feet so should measure a little less than your foot length/width - they should have what is called 'negative ease'. I like socks to fit quite snugly and as a UK size 5 I would wear a UK womens size 4-6 for the best fit. My foot measures just over 9 inches long, 9 inches at it's widest part and 9.5 inches around the bony ankle. Mens socks are slightly wider and fit an average mans foot which is approximately 10 inches wide. I can make extra wide socks if required; please get in touch to discuss.

Please note the main sizes given are for UK shoe sizes, with an approximate US size - please check a conversion table if you are outside the UK. This is the one I refer to -
If you are unsure of which size to buy please contact me.

Custom orders -

I knit adult (women & men) socks from UK size 3 ( approx US W size 5) upwards and baby/toddler socks in the following sizes and sock (foot) length -

0-3 months - 10 cm (about 4 inches)
6-9 months - 11 cm
12-18 months - 12 cm
18-24 months - 14 cm (about 5.5 inches)

Please measure your baby's feet if possible before buying as the age range is approximate.

I don't knit any other sizes of childrens socks at the moment (but older children will fit women's sizes). Sorry, but I also don't knit knee high socks and I don't offer my socks for wholesale. Nor do I knit plain socks or socks from a buyers own yarn or socks for the iPhone 6 Plus. I also don't offer discounts on large orders - but I do provide a free shipping upgrade on orders overs £60 (see shipping info above).

This link - will show you examples of my sold work and the yarns I have used previously.

If you would like me to knit you some socks please contact me with a link to an example of your choice of yarn (from my sold or for sale listings). I will advise you if it is still available and give you an estimate of how long it will take to fulfil your order and the cost. Womens socks are £25 (up to UK size 8), mens socks (and womens UK 9 upwards) £28, yoga socks £20 and baby socks between £8 and £11.50. iPhone 5/SE socks are £6 and iPhone 6/7 socks are £7. I don't charge anything extra for custom orders. Once your order has been knitted I will contact you and list the socks for purchase (one medium pair usually takes me 3-4 days to knit). Custom orders should be bought within 7 days of listing. If they have not been purchased within that time they will be put up for general sale as I will assume that they are no longer wanted. My refund policy also applies to custom orders.

All prices quoted here are in UK sterling (GBP).

My socks are knitted in my smoke free home. I have a dog but he is not interested in my knitting and I always knit with clean hands.

The colours in my photos have not been adjusted and are as close as possible to the actual socks (that British light will allow!).

Sadly, even my socks don't last forever. Should you need some yarn to make a repair to yours please contact me and if I still have the yarn I'll send you some free of charge (a small amount of yarn is now sent with the socks, but if you bought socks prior to Spring 2013 or have lost your yarn please get in touch).

If you have any questions about anything I've forgotten to mention please get in touch!

Terms of business: All sales are subject to UK & EU law.

Please note, contrary to what it says on the listings, VAT or any other sales tax is NOT included on any item in this shop as I am not registered to collect VAT or any other form of sales tax - this is a mistake that Etsy needs to correct.