I love knee-high socks. Most of mine are cotton blends, black + colour striped, but I also own the odd check, fishnet and sheer variety. These socks cost a good deal more than regular ankle socks so I tend to be mending holes a lot instead of buying new pairs. But there comes a time in every sock’s life that no amount of mending will patch the toe holes and threadbare heels.
However, all is not lost! Your socks can have a new life adorning your upper limbs instead of your lower ones. Simply snip away the offending worn material – usually the ankle to toe bit – and snip a small hole for your thumb and you have a brand new pair of armwarmers! (I recommend starting with a small hole for your thumb and then gradually increasing in size if required – the material will stretch!)
This works especially well for patterned socks because they looks pretty much the same as armwarmers you would otherwise have to buy. You can wear them ruched as in the picture above, or pull them up to get a sort of opera gloves look as below. If they’re too long you can cut them to any length your like!