These are big fun to knit, and the pattern includes lots of information on how to customize their fit.
Kilts and Kilt Hose are the exclusive domain of Gentlemen, in Scotland. Ladies officially wear Kilt Skirts, which contain about half as much fabric, and fasten on the opposite side. Their legs are covered by tights or stockings, rather than hose. In Scotland. But since I'm actually American, I break the rules. My ancestors are dead, and even if they weren't, it would be a mighty long trip for them to come here just to slap my wrists for going in drag.
The fact is, Kilt Hose are Dead Sexy, and cozy warm, to boot. No wee lassie should be denied the luxury. So I hereby give you ladies permission to make and wear your very own kilt hose, if you want to, and tradition be damned. I'll take the rap for it when I meet up with my forefathers, at that great distillery in the sky (or wherever else we all end up).
Oh, and Bailey would like me to assure you; This Pattern is Scottish Terrier Approved.