Sample was worked on size 5-0 (1.00 mm) needles with fingering/sock/fine weight yarn, and the foot measured about 4-1/2 inches long. It would probably be desirable to work this pattern in finer weight yarn with smaller needles (or at at tighter gauge) to produce a smaller “shoe”.
K1fb – Knit in front and back
K – Knit
P – Purl
sts – Stitches
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
p2tog – Purl 2 stitches together
sl – slip stitch
psso – pass slipped stitch over
yo – yarn over
yf – pass yarn forward between needles
yb – pass yarn backward between needles
Cast on 30 stitches.
Row 1-8: K1fb, k to end (38 sts total).
Row 9: K to end.
Row 10: K1fb, k to end.
Rows 11-20: Repeat rows 9 & 10 five more times (44 sts total).
Row 21-24: K to end.
Row 25: K 32 sts and place on holder.
Rows 26-55: K on the 12 remaining sts (30 rows), ending at the same edge as that with the held sts.
Cast on 32 sts with a provisional cast on. (Provisional cast on how-to: Cast on 32 stitches with waste yarn and knit these 32 sts, or with waste yarn, make a crochet chain and pick-up and knit 32 sts.)
Rows 56-59: K 4 rows.
Row 60: K to end.
Row 61: K2tog, k to end.
Rows 62-71: Repeat rows 60 & 61 five more times (38 sts total).
Row 72-79: K2tog, k to end (30 sts total). Bind off.
Place 32 sts from holder onto needle. Pick up 16 sts across inner toe. Remove provisional cast on, and knit these 32 sts onto needle. (80 sts total)
K 2 rows on the 80 sts. Bind off 80 sts.
On wrong side, pick up 80 sts from the bottom of these 2 rows just knit (at the base of one full garter ridge).
K 2 rows. Break yarn.
Transfer 32 sts from each end onto separate needles (with needle points toward center of project).
Starting on right side, * knit 15 sts from the center section, k2tog (taking one stitch from center section and one stitch from side section). Turn, and repeat from *.
Next Row: K 2, (sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, p1) 3 times, k1, k2tog (taking one stitch from center section and one stitch from side section). Turn.
Next Row: K2, p12, k1, k2tog (taking one stitch from center section and one stitch from side section). Turn.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for a total of 24 rows (54 sts total). Break yarn.
Next: Put all stitches on one needle and starting on the right side, knit 5 rows.
Next Row (Eyelet Row): (Yo, p2tog). Repeat to end.
Next: Knit 2 rows.
Pattern Row 1: K 1, (sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, p1) 13 times, k 1. Turn.
Pattern Row 2: K 1, p 52, k 1. Turn.
Repeat Pattern Row 1 & 2 for a total of 36 rows.
Knit 4 plain rows. Bind off.
For Toe Shaping
Pick up 12 sts along increased edge of toe toward the cast on edge.
Row 1: K2tog, k to end.
Row 2: K to end.
Rows 3-10: Repeat rows 1 & 2 four more times (7 sts).
Repeat on other side of toe.
Sew up back and bottom seams. Thread ribbon through eyelet row at ankle.