With double pointed needles and A, cast on 60 sts. Divide sts onto 4 needles - 15 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.
Rnds 1-5: Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.
Rnds 6-14: Work in St st worked in the round (k every rnd). Change to B.
Rnd 15: With B, knit.
Rnd 16: *K to last 2 sts on needle, k2tog; rep from * around - 56 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rep Rnds 15 and 16 until 32 sts rem. Change to C.
With C, rep Rnds 15 and 16 until 4 sts rem. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail through rem sts and pull to gather. Knot securely.
Weave in ends.
BOOTIES (make 2)
With smaller needles and A, cast on 23 sts.
Row 1: P11, place maker (pm), p1, pm, p to end.
Row 2: K1, M1, k to last st before marker, M1, k1, M1, slip marker (sm), k1, sm, M1, k1, M1, knit to last st, M1, k1 - 29 sts at the end of this row.
Rows 3, 5 and 7: Purl.
Row 4: Rep Row 2, removing markers as you go - 35 sts.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 8: Change to B.
With B, k14, k2tog, pm, k3, pm, k2tog, k14 - 33 sts.
Row 9: P to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, sm, p to next marker, sm, p2tog, p to end - 31 sts.
Row 10: K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k to next marker, sm, k2tog, k to end - 29 sts.
Rows 11 and 12: Rep Rows 9 and 10 - 25 sts at the end of Rows 12.
Row 12: Rep Row 9 - 23 sts. Change to C.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: Purl.
Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 13 and 14.
Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.
Thread yarn tail into blunt needle and seam sides. With same yarn tail, continue to seam across open end to close toe.
Weave in ends.