Finished booties

Fibre: Blue Faced Leicester
Spin: 2 ply, WPI 13
Weight: approximately 22 grams / 0.8 oz
Yardage: 60 meters/ 65 yards.
Needles: DPN size 3 mm, I used 2.5 mm but I knit loose.
Gauge: 23 stitches to 10 cm/4 inches

Pattern:

Sole:
Cast on 10 stitches. You can use a provisional cast on as the stitches will be needed later. Knit 30 rows of garter stitch.
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Sides:
Pick up 15 stitches on the side edges and 10 at the remaining short edge. (If you used a provisional cast on at the heel you unravel it and pick up the stitches.)

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Now you knit in the round. Look at the picture. Knit 1 round, purl 1 round, totall 12 rounds.

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Toe and top of foot:
Now we work the toe. Knit one long side needle. On the short side needle you knit 9 stitches then you slip one stitch from the following long side needle and purl these two together (p2tog).

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*Turn the bootie inside out and knit the short side needle again like this: slip one, knit 8 stitches, slip one stitch from long side needle and knit 2 together.

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Turn again and slip 1, knit 8, p2tog with one stitch from the side needle.* Repeat *to* until you have 6 stitches remaining on the long side needles. Make sure you are on the right side and knit the side and heel needles.

 

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Cuff:
Now we knit in the round again and the next round is knitted like this: k2tog and yo. This makes the holes to thread the ribbon trough. After this you purl 1 round, knit 1 round until desired height. My cuff is 16 rows high. After a knit round bind off loosely.

Weave in the ends and tread a ribbon through the holes. (I have used a satin ribbon on the ones I give away, it’s so pretty, on my own kids booties I quickly changed the ribbon to elastic bands because I hate the tying of the ribbon.)

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