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Cast on 76 stitches using a long tail cast on.
Place marker and join in the round.
Knit 12 rows in moss stitch.
Add 2-4 rows if making size 1 or 2.
(If possible, check against the skate to ensure that these rows will easily cover the toe of the boot,
which is slightly lower than the heel on a figure skate).
Begin decreasing on every round as follows:
K 35, K2tog, P2, SSK, K 35
continue until you have 40 stitches left on the needle(s).
Knit 22 rows (or number needed to reach top of skate boot) in moss stitch.
Bind off using Elisabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off to create a pretty, stretchy edge.
Embellish with buttons or pompoms, or whatever you choose!
Alternate pattern: replace all of the moss stitch with k2, p2 ribbing.
More details and pictures here: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/12/bunny-hop-skate-warmers-free-knitting.html