Cloudstrider Spats (Lace Version)
The corset like lacing on the short version of these spats is accented with a lacy chain insert, perfect for attending a symposium on the psychology of cephalopods.
Designer Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size 11.75 (13, 14.25)” calf circumference; 12″ long. Model shown measures 13″, with 1-2″ negative ease.
Yarn Your Mom Knits Octosport (100% superwash merino; 274 yd [250 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): carbonite (MC), 2 (2, 3) skeins; garnet (CC), 1 skein.
Hook Sizes G/6 (4 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions St marker (m); yarn needle; 1 yard of 3/8″ or 1/2″ grosgrain ribbon; pins; sewing needle and matching thread; marking pencil; twenty-four 1/2″ or 3/8″ buttons; 3/4 yd of 3/8″ black elastic.
Gauge 19 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in patt with larger hook; 20 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in sc blo with smaller hook.