Kilt Hose for Chubby Legs by Aurélie Colas

Kilt Hose for Chubby Legs

January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
180 - 232 yards (165 - 212 m)
"Not so chubby" (Small), "A little chubby" (Medium) and "Extra chubby" (Large)
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“As Robbie Burns day approached, and as the snow was upon us, I thought it would be a treat for my little one to have long handsome socks to keep his legs warm and cosy. What better way to celebrate the traditions of my Scottish home than to knit a pair of Kilt Hose?

As for the little details of the hose, well, what is cuter than these little “hugs and kisses” cables (XOXO) at the back of chubby calves? Add to that a few stretchy mock cables for a pretty yet comfy cuff, some shaping to allow room for these chubby calves, a traditional heel flap and gusset construction, easily adaptable for higher arches, and a nice round toe… and there you go!“

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Materials needed:
1 x 50g skein of The Knitting Goddess merino nylon 4ply sock


  • “Not so chubby” (Small): calf circumference = 15 cm (6 in)
  • “A little chubby” (Medium): calf circumference = 17.5 cm (7 in)
  • “Extra chubby” (Large): calf circumference = 20 cm (8 in)


  • Calf-shaping ensures adequate fit
  • Length of leg (before and after calf-shaping) and length of foot adjustable to accommodate various toddlers’ sizes

Further information as to why I designed these on our blog