Rua for red... These are classic tights rather than leggings and they have been knitted in our fabulous Lalland lambswool, which is supersoft with no itchy feel at all, and plenty of bounce and stretch under tension. Tension is crucial to this design. Going through the changes in needles allows movement from very tight to looser...this gives the stretch, just like in hosiery!
YARN - DiGilpin Lalland, 100% Scottish lambswool, 50gr/ball:
Small 5 balls, Medium/Large 7 balls
2.75mm (UK 12, US 2), 3.00mm (UK 11, US 3), 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3),
3.75 (UK 9, US 5) and 4mm (UK 8, US 6) either dpns or circular needles.
Sizes Small Medium
Size 8-10 Size 12-14
Waist (total): 60 cms (24 ins) 76 cms (30 ins)
Hips (total): 76 cms (30ins) 84 cms (33 ins)
Length of Body from
cast-on rib to start of gusset 28 cms (11 ins) 28 cms (11 ins)
Leg length 60 cms (24 ins) 76 cms (30 ins)
These measurements are taken when the tights are relaxed - not stretched.
Note: This pattern is for experienced Knitters who like knitting in the round.