Stoke & Staffordshire Bootie Pattern

Original Pattern Page…. Stoke & Staffordshire

MATERIALS
You will need 1 pr of 3.5mm (size 10) needles, Approx 1/2 oz baby/3ply yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 33 sts loosely (use a slightly larger needle if you like to cast on and off with). Work a K1,P1 rib for 10 rows.

Eyelet row: K1, * YO, K2tog * . Repeat from *’s to end.

P next row.

Divide for instep: K 22 sts, turn, P back over 11 sts.

Continue in Stocking Sticth for the next 14 rows on center 11 sts. Break off yarn

Sides: Pick up 7 sts on right side of instep, K 11 sts of instep, pick up 7 sts on left side of instep, K11 sts to complete row – 47 sts.  Work 9 rows in stocking stitch. ( It’ll be a little tight till you get a few rows up from the instep.)

Heel and toe shaping:
Row 1: K2, K2tog, K17, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K to end
Row 2: K2, K2tog, K to end.
Row 3: K2, K2tog, K15, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K to end
Row 4: K2, K2tog, K to end.
Row 5: K2, K2tog, K13, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K to end
Row 6: K2, K2tog, K to end.

Bind off loosly.

Finishing: Sew back/sole seam. Crochet a chain 16″ long. Thread chain thru eyelets.

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