I recently bought a pair of bib top, over the knee knickers. These are great for chilly mornings when it is too cold for shorts, but not yet cold enough for full length tights.
Now I have found these “Over the Calf” long sports socks that are advertised as suitable for soccer, baseball or volleyball; as far as I’m concerned they can add cycling to that list.
I find them ideal; they are warm, being 75% acrylic, and the rest a nylon, polyester and spandex mix.
They are inexpensive at $8.99 a pair, and they are made in the USA.
They are extremely practical; it now saves me the expense of buying another pair of full length tights.
And if a chilly morning ride turns into a warm sunny afternoon, I can remove these knee-highs and replace with ankle socks.
There is a wide choice of patterns and colors; I bought a lime green and black checkered, and an orange and black pair.
The top picture does not do the lime green color justice; they are bright, almost fluorescent; grabbing the kind of attention I need most, that of the distracted driver.
Then in the 1970s I had a pair of woolen over the knee knickers that I wore in similar style with knee length socks. (That's me on the right.)
Once again I should point out that I was not paid for this endorsement.