What a great idea! My daughter is on point 6 days a week. She uses those moon boots that you can find in dance stores to keep her shoes from getting ruined going from class to class. These booties would be much more fun.
This pattern is worked flat on circular needles to make the picking up of stitches easier.
With yarn doubled, cast on 32 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, P1. Repeat from * to last st., K1.
Row 2 (WS): *P1, K1. Repeat from * to last st. P1.
I use a different rib stitch for this part. Here is the link:
Cast On: Multiple of 6 sts + 2.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): k2,*p4, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: p2, *(k2tog but do not sl from needle, insert right hand needle between the sts just knitted tog, and knit the 1st st again; then sl both sts from needle tog) twice, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: k2,*p4, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 4: p2, *k1, k2tog and knit 1st st again as before; k1, p2; rep from * to end.
I repeated it 5 times although I will knit more rows next time because I think It needs to be a little bit longer
TONGUE (worked on center 12 stitches, leave remaining stitches on needles (10 in each))
Row 1: (RS) With right side facing you K 21 sts, turn.
Row 2: (WS) K 10, turn.
Row 3 (RS) K10 turn
Continue in this manner until you have 11 ridges (you will have completed 22 rows).
Row 1: With right side facing you, K2tog, k 8, K2tog
Row 2: (WS) K all st.
Row 3: (RS) K2tog, k 6, K2tog
Row 4: (WS) K all st,
Row 5: (RS) K2tog, K 4, K2tog.
Do not turn work.
Row 1 (RS): Pick up and knit 14 stitches along the left side of the tongue, K 10 stitches from the cuff.
Row 2 (WS): K all st (24) pick up 14 st on the right side of the tongue, K 10 stitches from the cuff. (48 stitches total)
All rows: K all stitches until you have 3 ridges (6 rows)
Row 1: (RS) K2tog, K16, K2tog,, K3, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K16, K2tog.
Row 2: (WS) K all sts. (43)
Row 3: (RS) K2tog, K 15, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K14, K2tog.
Row 4: (WS) K all sts. (38)
Row 5: (RS) K2tog K 13, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K13, K2tog.
Row 6: (WS) K all sts. (33)
Row 7: (RS) K2tog, K12, K2tog, K2tog, K2tog, K11, K2tog
Row 8: (WS) K all sts. (28)
There are now 7 ridges on foot & sole. With RS facing, K 14 and cast off each side. Cut yarn, leaving 24" to seam. Sew the foot, heel and cuff. Weave in ends. Don't forget the second one!
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