Want a free pattern for a hat knit with this stitch? Click HERE to go to the Star Struck Hat pattern!
To make the Stars, Purl 3 stitches together, leaving stitches on left needle; make a Yarn Over, and Purl the same 3 stitches together again, and then drop off left needle
Row 1: Knit all stitches (Right side of fabric)
Row 2: P1, *Make Star, P1* Repeat from * to end
Row3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: P3, Make Star, *P1, Make Star* Repeat from * to last 3 stitches, P3
Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.
Star Stitch in the Round:
To make the stars in the round - Knit 3 stitches together, leaving stitches on the left needle, Yarn Over, and Knit the same 3 stitches together again and drop from the left needle
Cast on a multiple of 4, place the stitch marker on your right needle and join to knit in the round, being careful that the stitches are not twisted
Round 1: Knit all stitches
Round 2: *Make Star, K1* - continue to end of round
Round 3: Knit all stitches
Round 4: Knit 2 *Make star, Knit 1* - continue to end of round. (You will only be knitting two at the beginning of this round. In all other instances, you will only knit 1) You will end the round by making a star; you will see that you have two stitches before your stitch marker, and one after the stitch marker. Slip two stitches to the right needle (slip purlwise so the stitches are not twisted), remove your stitch marker, and slip the two stitches back to the left needle. Now, make your star, and then slip one stitch back to the left needle, place the marker on the right needle. The marker will be back in the same position it was before you removed it to make the star and will correctly mark the end/beginning of the round.
Repeat Round 1-4 for pattern
As always, if you are a visual learner, here is a video demonstration of the stitch. Rows 1 and 3 are not shown in the video as they are just plain knit rows. Rows 2 and 4 are demonstrated to show you how to make the Stars. (This video demonstrates the flat stitch pattern)