Wanted: Fabulous kilt hose pattern

grandcarriage's picture

I don't want to reinvent the wheel... I just want a basic wonderful above the calf kilt hose pattern. I dance for 14 hours/week and have the calves to prove it, so it either has to be fitted, stretchy, or both, and it can't fall down, and it can't be a finer than light-worsted or dk/yarn. This is all about using my old stash and having some warm wool socks for this winter.

What's your fave, guys?

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Bill's picture

Rhiannon Sock Pattern by

Rhiannon Sock Pattern by Cookie A
There is also a beautiful kilt sock pattern called Rhiannon...multiple cable in front, ribbed sided and cable in back. The calf decreasing is on each side of the back cable...
You can find it with a search...I'm not sure where I found it...
ooops...it's on the pattern...www.cookiea.com

Bill's picture

"Knitting Kilt Hose and

"Knitting Kilt Hose and Flashes" is a ravelry group with discussions about several patterns for kilt hose, and lots of help. There is a specific thread for the "he-mo-leanan-kilt-hose" because the designer is a member of the group.
So if you have pattern questions while you're knitting...they'll be answered in very quickly. There are also pictures of the hose knitted in different weights of yarn, including handspun.

JesterTwin's picture

You might try the book,

You might try the book, "knitting Scottish kilt hose & hiking socks" by Joanne Gibson Hinmon. I knit a pair for my kilt.

Craig's picture

You could also try Basic

You could also try Basic Knitted Kilt Hose by Diane Jenson, also on Raverly

rvicarus's picture

I so want to see you in said

I so want to see you in said kilt, and proposed kilt hose... Grrr... Dreamy!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yowza!! That's a visual. --

Yowza!! That's a visual. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

rvicarus's picture

I so want to see you in said

I so want to see you in said kilt, and proposed kilt hose... Grrr... Dreamy!

Bill's picture

I can highly

I can highly recommend:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/he-mo-leanan-kilt-hose

these beautiful Kilt Hose were designed by Anne Gilmour...a tricky knit but a tour de force!

Thor's picture

Aren't these kilt hose

Aren't these kilt hose amazing? I won an auction to have a pair of socks hand-knitted and THIS IS THE PATTERN I selected. The knitter is currently working on them and the "in-progress" photos are so cool! She says that the pattern is a lot of fun to knit. I sent her Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Socks That Rock" to knit up my little babies and the cabling is just popping. Looking forward to sharing more when I get them!

Bill's picture

Great choice! ...they're

Great choice!
...they're show stopper Kilt hose!
and Anne Gilmour, who designed them is a sweetheart!
...very helpful in answering any questions as you knit them.

Kerry's picture

Great looking socks Bill.

Great looking socks Bill.

Aaronknits's picture

Wow! Those are beautiful!

Wow! Those are beautiful!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I think there's an old

I think there's an old article by Elizabeth Zimmermann about kilt hose. Unfortunately, I can't remember where I saw it. You may also want to check out socknitters.com - I think they may have patterns or a link. Lots of luck hunting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.