Materials: fingering weight yarn, 2.25 to 2.75 mm needles, note: although these are knit flat, it is easiest to use double pointed needles.
Note: these are knit flat, not in the round, and sewn up
Cast on 36 sts. Work 4 rows in garter st. (knit every row)
5th row (RS):k2 * M1, K5. Repeat from * to last 4 sts. M1, k2, M1 k to end. 44 sts.
6th row (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1
7th row: Knit
Repeat 6th & 7th until leg measures 2.5 ‘’ ending with a purl row.
Next Row: (eyelet holes) *k1, YO, k2tog. Repeat from * to end of row, ending with a knit.
Next row: Purl.
To Make Foot: [K4 k2tog] twice. K15, turn. P 12, turn, k12 turn.
NOTE: at this part of the pattern you may find it easier to leave the stitches each side of the foot that you aren’t working with on their needles and use another 2 needles to knit the top of the foot
Working on these center 12 sts work 22 rows in st stitch for flap. Break yarn.
With right side facing, work the 13 sts on the needle at the right side of the toe flap. Then pick up and knit 13 sts along side of toe flap. Knit across 12 sts of the toe ,then pick up and knit 13 sts along the other side of toe flap. Now on the 17 sts on the left of the toe flap: K3, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (64 sts)
It is easiest if you divide these stitches up on at least 3 needles. What I found worked well was 26,(side of foot) 12 (toe) 26 (other side of foot).
Knit 15 rows garter st.
Next Row: K1 K2tog k to center 4 sts of the toe , k2tog twice, k to last 3 sts. K2tog K1.
Next Row: K to center 4 sts, k2tog twice, K to end of row .
Repeat these last 2 rows once then first row once. Cast off. Sew sole and back seam.
Crochet or knit an I cord tie for the bootee.
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