6e. Turn the work again to face the front toe area, and transfer 1 open stitch to
each side of the same centermost DPN.
6f. You now have 7 stitches on the centermost front DPN. Knit those 7 stitches.
You should now have 14 stitches on all the DPNs around the shoe.
6g. Facing the back heel, add 2 more open stitches to each side of the
NOTE: At this point,
you may have to break
up the center stitches
6h. You now have 9 stitches on the centermost front DPN. Purl those 9 stitches. with more DPNs.
6i. Turn the shoe to face the front toe area and add 2 more open stitches, as before.
6j. You now have 11 stitches on the centermost front DPN. Knit those 11 stitches.
7. GROW THE BOOT
7a. From where you left off, start
knitting around for 10 rounds.
8. RIB AND BIND OFF
NOTE: You may knit
around for as many
rounds as you want,
depending on how
much yarn you have
left. But remember to
leave enough yarn for
a final rib cuff and the
8a. After your last round is completed,
begin a knit purl rib pattern (k1p1) for
8b. Bind off all 14 stitches loosely and
tie in any remaining ends.
Repeat steps 2-8 for the second boot.
Voilà! You’ve just made yourself a
rustic pair of knitted slouch boots.