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Tabbed Spats / Legwarmers by Sally Melville

Mother-Daughter Knits: 30 Designs to Flatter & Fit
Knitting
March 2009
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
160 - 300 yards (146 - 274 m)
One size, two heights

Easy tabbed legwarmers or spats with button accents.

Skill Level: Easy

Size Information:

  • One size, two heights
  • Spats or Legwarmers
  • Circumference at base: 11 (11.5)” / 28 (29) cm
  • Circumference at top: 9 (12)” / 23 (30.5) cm
  • Height: 8 (16.5)” / 20 (42) cm

Materials:

Spats:
- 160 yd / 144 m (1 ball) Lana Grossa Luxor (31% merino wool, 49% microfiber, each approx. 1.75 oz / 50g and 165 yd / 150m), in color 009 brown (medium/worsted weight)

Legwarmers:
- 300 yd / 270 m (2 balls) Berroco Peruvia (100% wool, each approx. 3.5 oz / 100g and 174 yd / 160m ), in color 7114 brown (medium/worsted weight)

Both:

  • One pair 5.5 mm / US 9 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 8 (20) Buttons, 1/2” to 3/4” (13 to 20 mm) wide