Incognito Spats by Laura Ricketts
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Incognito Spats

Knitting
August 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in rib patt using MC on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
481 yards (440 m)
8.75" ankle circumference, 12" calf circumference (tall size only), and 3.75 (8.5)" tall

Dress up the plainest shoes with these distinctive accessories. Utilitarian ribbing and cog-shaped buttons pair with gauzy ruffles to add a steampunk touch to any outfit.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 8.75” ankle circumference, 12” calf circumference (tall size only), and 3.75 (8.5)” tall. Spats shown measure 8.5”.

Yarn Rowan Cocoon (80% wool, 20% mohair): #805 mountain (dk gray; MC), 2 balls.

Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% kid mohair, 30% silk; 230 yd): #595 liqueur (red; CC), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Sirdar USA.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): straight. Size 10.5 (6.5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holder; tapestry needle; six (twelve) .75 ” buttons (shown: #460004637 “Steampunk buttons” in silver from www.buttons.com); four .5” buttons; needle and thread.

Gauge 15 sts and 22 rows = 4” in rib patt using MC on larger needles; 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st using CC on smaller needles.

Note These spats are worked in the round from the top down to the gusset, then the instep is worked back and forth in rows.