Just a couple of notes about tarn; not all tarns are made equal and the type of T-Shirt you use can greatly affect the outcome of your spats. Generally, I have found that the pure cotton tarn (which is what I used here) stretch and will give you a greater quantity, but are also harder to work with. A synthetic blend will still be quite stretchy and easier on your hands, but you won’t necessarily get the large quantity or the sturdier outcome. One medium women’s adult size shirt is likely to create enough tarn for these spats.
About the bullion stitch; this is a tricky stitch and takes some getting used to. The best tutorial I have found on the web is a video by Margaret Hubert, which is accompanied by written tips. Just remember to keep your wraps loose.
This pattern was written using US standards and worked flat from the top down. Due to the bullion stitches and working with tarn, I would consider it to be an intermediate pattern.
One Size, approximately 11 ½” around the ankle and 2” from FSC to highest point of bullion shell. There is a lot of give with these, but if you would like a larger size, use a larger hook, if you would like a smaller size, cut your tarn ¼” thick and use a smaller size hook.
40 – 50 yards (35 – 45 meters) Tarn
G (4.0 mm) Hook
2 half inch (1.3 cm) buttons
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