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What does hubby wear under his kilt?

Schottische Kilt Hose, of course.

photo of schottische kilt hoseThese babies took forever to knit. The pattern is from Nancy Bush’s “Folk Socks” and the yarn is Knit Picks Bare, 100% merino fingering weight yarn. Due to hubby’s size 13 feet and tree-like legs I added an extra pattern repeat (both in the cuff and calf) and a few extra inches in leg and foot length. I knit them 2 socks on 2 circs using Addi US2 needles, which are actually 3.0mm (equivalent to US2.5s) so the gauge was a tiny bit looser than called for too.

The merino really softened up nicely after a good bath. I was very pleasantly surprised and hubby claims they are very comfortable.

The hose used just about 2 full hanks of yarn, plus a bit of a third for heel and toe reinforcement (I just doubled up the yarn for both the heels and toes).

Check out the calf decrease pattern on the back. I love that! Also, the picot edge at the cuff is a great detail.

If you dig sock knitting, buy Ms. Bush’s book. It rocks!

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10 thoughts on “What does hubby wear under his kilt?

  1. OMG! Those are truly amazing. I’m not easily impressed but I’m stunned by how nice these are.

    Kudos to you!

  2. Wow! Very inspiring. A friend of mine wears kilts once in a while and would love a pair of these… when’s his birthday again? Btw, love the cat-thing. It would make a nice yarn storage sollution as well.

  3. WOW, what an accomplishment. Those are absolutely gorgeous and make me really glad that my hubby does not wear kilts, because that’s a labor of love I’m not sure I would attempt. And you’re absolutely right about NB’s Folk Socks book; I bought it a few weeks ago and plan to start in January knitting a pattern from that book each month until I’ve knit them all!

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