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Knit Stars

November 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.

Pattern:  Knit Stars
needles:  US #6 circular
yarn:   Worsted Wool
Ravelry Page

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14 comments

  1. these look so nice — thanks for showing the projects and the link!


  2. love this pattern but cannot open the pdf… is this available in any other format?


  3. Leslie: I just tried the link again and it worked. I can see the pdf just fine. Try it in another browser maybe. I can’t figure out why you can’t open it! It should work.


  4. Love your knitted stars! I might just copy you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas time with your loved ones.


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  6. Happy new year .. i will just copy ur stars they are amazing


  7. I tried this pattern but there seems to be a counting error beginning on row 5. I thought I could correct it at that point but the stitches don’t come out as the pattern states. Granted, I did try this at 6:00 am, but each time I tried it it came out to be a miscount. I so liked the stars and am hoping to get it worked out.


    • Toni: Have you tried again? Recount the stitches – the pattern is correct. Please check again and let me know.


      • This happened to me too. If by line 5 I was to have 30 stitches, I would have to kfb, k1 instead of k2. Did that not happen to you?


      • Jerra and Toni: I did another sample star this morning to check out line 5 and it came out correctly, with 30 stitches. I think I know possibly what you did on line 5. The pattern calls for *kfb, k2, kfb* and then to repeat this sequence. That would mean that you kfb, k2, kfb, kfb, k2, kfb, kfb, k2, etc. Do you see how you have to do two kfb in a row? If you do the repeat wrong (kfb, k2, kfb, k2, kfb, k2. . .) it won’t come out right. Do you think this might be what happened? Try again and let me know!


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  10. Yes! That’s exactly what I did. Thank you so much!!


  11. I had exactly the same problem on row 5, I didn’t read it properly! After counting the row on paper (1 to 30) and putting all the kfb’s in, I saw what I did wrong! (Glad I wasn’t the only one!)
    Love, Angelique (the Netherlands)



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