Knit StarsNovember 23, 2012
I’m knitting these cute stars for Christmas and they are so much fun. They are a free downloadable pattern from Webs. I can see making these in all kinds of colors. The pattern calls for sport weight yarn, but I knitted them in worsted. It doesn’t really matter for these – it just depends on how big you want them.
These stars use a really interesting construction. You cast on 5 stitches and join in the round. You increase stitches as you go around and then start knitting the points by using turns and decreasing stitches. After a few stars, I had the pattern memorized.
the ends are used as stuffing, so no weaving in!
One thing I liked about knitting these was there was no ends to weave in! I hate weaving in ends. You use the ends as stuffing. So if you want the stars to be plumper, leave longer ends.
sewing the two halves together is so easy
I knit these using Magic Loop, which made it so easy. No DPN tips to mess around with. These were pretty fast to knit, also – one star from start to finish takes about an hour and a half.
I gave the stars a little soak after I knit them and laid them flat on a towel to block. Then I sewed the two halves together, stuffing the ends in as I went. I crocheted a little loop at the top so I could hang them.
Wouldn’t these be cute in pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day? I could even see knitting a bunch of them in a room’s colors and throwing them in a big bowl on a coffee table. So many possibilities.