I am totally and utterly lost. This is my first excursion into bootie-making. I'm trying to make these cute ones
and I'm stumped at what to do next.
Here's the pattern:
I knit the cuff (no problem)... knit the eyelet row (for threading the ribbon through at the ankle) and then comes the little flap that makes the top of the bootie (I assume that's what it's for).
(I put what I did / how I interpreted the pattern in RED
K8, *K1 P1* for 8 stitches, turn,*P1 K1* for the same 8. (As directed)
Work in seed stitch pattern on these 8 stitches for 12 rows. (total) (This got awkward after a few rows so I slipped the first set of 8 and last set of 8 stitches onto stitch holders then finished the seed stitch rows)
Pick up 8 stitches along the edge of instep. (Instep? Does that mean one side of the little seed stitch flap I just knitted?)
K across. Turn.
Knit 24 stitches, (But, there are only 8 stitches on the needle. How do I knit 24? Does this mean 3 rows of 8? Is this section for the bottom of the bootie? It doesn't seem like 3 rows of 8 - if that's what is meant - is enough. Of course newborn feet are pretty small... or maybe it's just meant to be half of the sole of the bootie and the completed bootie has a seam running down the bottom?)
then pick up 8 stitches along opposite edge of instep. (So, do I put the stitches I was just working on onto a stitch holder or am i supposed to pick the new stitches up while keeping the other stitches on? I'm so confused.)
Work even in stockinet stitch** for 4 rows. Or stick with garter stitch, knitting all stitches. (If this is the other half of the sole - which is what I suspect, why wouldn't the entire sole be in the same stitch pattern?)
Dec for foot: K1 K2tog, K14, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K14, K2tog, K1.
K 1 row
Dec again. K1 K2tog, K12, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K12, K2tog, K1.
Bind off. Sew together, and add your ribbon!
What I really wish I had was a a diagram of the shape of the bootie PRIOR to sewing it up. That would help. Any and all help would be so appreciated. I think I took a wrong turn somewhere and now I can't get back on track. :(