15 ridges = 2 inches
CaSt on 40 Sts for top. Work k 2, p 2 ribbing for 1 ? ins.
Short Rows-FirSt Row-K 26.
2nd Row-Turn, Slip 1 St, k 12.
3rd Row-Turn, Slip 1 St, k 13.
4th Row-Turn, Slip 1 St, k 14. Continue in this way to work 1 St more at end of each Row until all Sts have been worked off. Work garter St (k every Row) for 1 1/2ins. Dec. 1 St each side of next Row; repeat decreases every 6th Row (every 3rd ridge), 3 times (32 Sts). Work even until 4 ins. (on side ridge) from ribbing.
Beading Row-K 1, * yo, k 2 tog; repeat from * 14 times, yo, k 1 (33 Sts). K 1 Row.
Next Row-K 2 tog, k to end (32 Sts). K 2 Rows.
InStep-Slip firSt 10 Sts to holder; join another Strand of yarn, k next 12 Sts; Slip laSt 10 Sts to holder. Work back and forth on 12 Sts for 15 ridges. Break yarn. Slip 10 Sts from firSt holder onto same needle with inStep Sts; k these 10 Sts; pick up and k 14 Sts on side edge of inStep; k 12 inStep Sts; pick up and k 14 Sts on other side of inStep; Slip 10 Sts from holder onto free needle and k these 10 Sts (60 Sts). Work 1 in., end on wrong side.
FirSt dec. Row-K 2 tog, k 26, k 2 tog twice, k 26, k 2 tog (56 Sts). K 1 Row.
2nd dec. Row-K 2 tog, k 24, k 2 tog twice, k 24, k 2 tog (52 Sts). K 1 Row.
3rd dec. Row-K 2 tog, k 22, k 2 tog twice, k 22, k 2 tog (48 Sts). Bind off.
Steam iron flat and sew seam. Run ribbon in beading or make a cord to draw up bootee.