February 1, 2011

Gentleman's (Olive) Half Hose

Gentleman's Half Hose

My second time knitting the Gentleman's Half Hose in Ringwood Pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. I recently sort of rediscovered the pair I knit almost two years ago, realizing it was great for wearing over stockings with a skirt and a pair of boots in the winter. I wanted them in a different color and decided the olive green Katia Laine Nylon I bought a few years ago would be suitable. The last time I knit this pattern I made a mental note to use a tighter gauge the next time, so I went down to needle size 2.0 mm, and it worked out great (the pattern is written for a man's foot). The socks are also shorter as a result, but the staying up thing for these "almost knee socks" is not a problem when I wear them over stockings. I'm very happy with them and might end up knitting a third pair some day.


  1. Lovely as always! Great colour choice!

  2. They're gorgeous! I love a simple pattern that is interesting without making a big fuss, and these look perfect.

  3. lovely! Love the color. I need some thinner over tights, under boot socks too. my feet get so cold!