Toirneach Kilt Hose by Aislinn L. Charlton-Dennis
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Toirneach Kilt Hose

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
525 - 700 yards (480 - 640 m)
One size
This pattern is available for free.
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Excerpt From Knitty

For so long I wanted to make my Dad a pair of kilt hose, GOOD kilt hose for dress occasions, but the only pattern I could find was so abysmally complicated it struck terror into my heart. I almost gave up hope, but the fierce Irish warrior/knitter in me refused to. Then Ric and Wayne, the awesome owners of my LYS Fiberworks, loaned me their copy of “Designs for Knitting Kilt Hose and Knickerbocker Stockings” by Veronica Gainford. While this is an excellent book, it doesn’t really have any patterns; instead it provides a guideline on how to make kilt hose. It sat on my bookshelf for over a year, until I finally got up the courage to figure out how to put it all together and make a pair of evening wear kilt hose. The Amphora Lace Pattern comes from “The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns” by Sterling Publishing Company. The title of the pattern comes from the Gaelic word for Thunder, which is my Dad’s nickname. It’s pronounced “teer-nahcht”.

In the section Shape Calves the directions read as follows:

Next Round: K2tog, work in pattern to last 3 sts, ssk, p1. Work 2 rounds in pattern as set. Repeat these 4 rounds 17 times more. 48 sts.

The line should read:

Repeat these 3 rounds 17 times more.