Sounds like a three needle bind off in which case you should be working with equal number of sts on the two needles that hold the sts. If you're off by one st it's ok. As you are doing the bind off, pick up two sts from the needle with 6 sts and one from the needle with 5sts and bind off together. It will hardly be noticeable especially on the bottom of the bootie.
(I saw the pattern and yes, the row before the bind off should have 6 sts in it, not 5: Sl1, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog tbl.)
Last edited by salmonmac : 10-30-2011 at 02:17 PM.