Friday, May 17, 2013

Two Color Star Stitch

Sample knit with Caron Simply Soft on US Size 6 needles


Multiple of 3

Cast on using whichever color you prefer

Row 1 (WS): With Color A - Purl
Row 2: With Color A - K2 *YO, K3, Pass the first of the 3 knits over the second and third* Repeat from *, end K1
Row 3: With Color B - Purl
Row 4: With Color B - K1 *K3, Pass the first of the 3 knits over the second and third, YO* Repeat from *, end K2


Repeat these four rows for the pattern.  Happy Knitting!


18 comments:

Hope said...

I enjoy watching yor videos, even though I don't really knit. I find them quite relaxing :)

Bev LeDoux said...

You don't explain how to get the second color onto your needles. When you cast on, you only use the first color. Can you tell me what to do to get the second color on? I want to try this stitch. Very pretty.

Thank you,
Bev

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

There really isn't anything to explain. You just begin using the other color as I did in the video. Just drop one yarn, pick up the other yarn and knit with it. That's all.

Bev LeDoux said...

Yes, but your second yarn is already attached since you have been knitting for several rows. How do you attach it to your needles. It doesn't just hang there, does it? Doesn't it have to be attached to something? I'm confused. I haven't been knitting that long. Please show me or tell me.

Bev LeDoux said...
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Sapphires-N-Purls said...

I did tell you. All you do is begin knitting the row with the new color -- it really is what you do whether it's the first time you use the different color or if you're fifty rows into the knitting. Instead of knitting with one yarn, you put the second yarn in your hand and knit with it instead. I'm sure if you actually give it a try you'll see that it isn't as hard as you think. Good luck!

Alex Rodriguez said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial! I've made a really nice scarf for my mom which I'm sure she's gonna love. However I was wondering how exactly do you cast off for this kind of stitch? I'm still a beginner and dont want to ruin this nice scarf with a bad bind off.

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You can just cast off as normal. I usually use the standard knitted bind off on things unless I need something more stretchy.

saundra wilson said...

I am new to knitting and have watched more than I can count videos on youtube. I have had a lot of down time as my mom is in the hospital so I thought while sitting at her bedside I would keep my self occupied and learn to knit. I can say I am obsessed with your videos, I wanna learn them all.. Thank you so much for making a horrible time seem so much more productive. I am trying this stick to make my moms a small blanket to cover her legs so when she is better she can use it in her wheel chair.. Thank you Thank you...

Hemlata Agarwal said...
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Hemlata Agarwal said...

You r doing a wonderful job by teaching us .. Stitches,booties for babies,etc.I can't tell u how much happy & thankful I m. Thnx once again.i m from UDAIPUR(Rajasthan)(INDIA)

Pamela Roberts said...

I am interested in knowing how many stitches do I need in order to make a 2-color star pattern for a twin bed. I want to make one for my granddaughter. Thanks Pam

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You will need to knit a gauge swatch to determine your gauge with the yarn and needles you plan to use. Once you have your stitches per inch, you can calculate how many to cast on to make the size you want.

Jeanne Addis said...

This is a beautiful pattern. I want to try it. Can you tell me the needle size and the yarn you used.
Jeanne

Jeanne Addis said...

Never mind. Just went back to your video where you named the yarn and needle

Jeanne Addis said...

I never did a gauge swatch. When you say to do a gauge swatch do you do it in the star stitch pattern or do you do it in stockinette stitch?
Jeanne

Unknown said...

Hi
I enjoyed your video and the beautiful pattern very much - thank you!
I want to try to use it for a 4 year old girl sweater
Can I ask you a question referring to how to knit reglan pattern?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

I am not a sweater knitter, and have never knit a raglan. You may want to post your questions on a forum such as knittinghelp.com or Knitting Paradise.