Top-Down Kilt Hose Calculator
Edit 3/14/13 - Some people have wondered if my estimate of 100 grams of yarn per sock is correct. In my experience this is usually enough, but you may want to err on the side of caution and have some extra yarn ready, especially if your recipient has a large foot or long legs. If you don’t mind, please update your project page with your yardage/weight used so I can gather more info and adjust if necessary.
This pattern is all you need to make top-down kilt hose from any yarn for any size body. Really, it’s the pattern I’ve used to make every pair of kilt hose I’ve ever made, it just never existed outside of my head.
The pattern includes information on how to measure and fit kilt hose, choosing yarn and needle sizes, and how to plug in any cables, color work, stitch patterns, or intarsia your heart desires.
This pattern is an advanced beginner pattern. Basic knowledge of top-down sock construction is helpful.