Friday, July 8, 2011

Star Stitch




Want a free pattern for a hat knit with this stitch?  Click HERE to go to the Star Struck Hat pattern!


For Star Stitch, work with a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 1

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)

10 comments:

Swanson's said...

I have just taught myself how to knit..well trying to teach myself. Some of these stitches have been so easy to follow! I am so excited I know something besides the basic stitching. Thanks for sharing!

Your's Truly, said...

how many stitches do you start out with to follow this pattern?

thank you

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You need to work with a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 1

閒妻涼母 said...

how to knit the star stitch in a round in order to knit a hat?

sorry~
My English is no good ,hope you know that what I mean!
thank you.

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Rather than me trying to explain, here is a good article on converting stitch patterns for using them in the round. Hope this helps!
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2007/10/08/converting-stitch-patterns-for-working-in-the-round.aspx

heodoola said...

thank you so much. You teach very easy to learn

Jorell said...

Thank you so very much!!!!

Amada said...

Thanks so much! Your explanations are so clear and your patience to teach is so great!
I really loved to knit the star stitch.
Regards,
Amada

mandy said...

in the written pattern it says to knit 3 together, but in the video its showing purl 3 together , which do you do?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You're reading the instructions for the stitch in the round, where they are knit. If you read the instructions for working the stitch flat, it says purl, and the video shows the flat version.