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Hose are a period item of clothing used for keeping the legs warm. Often made out of a linen or wool. There are some modern hose-like items that can be worn, and look fairly close to period hose.

Hose were bias cut, so if patterned, diagonal stripes and diagonal check or plaids would be most common. Sometimes hose had leather soles sewn on to them, so you didn't have to wear shoes. (you can do this to modern socks too). Various devices including garters and attachment to a belt were used to stop hose falling down.

You can also make woolen scoggers, which are period arm warmers! (Ask Mistress Margie of Glenmore about these)