Star stitch forms a fantastic textured fabric, it looks three dimensional! If you know how to purl two stitches together, you should be able to master this stitch easily enough.
It's a repeating pattern over four rows.
Abbreviations: k = knit; ms = make star; p = purl; st = stitch
To 'make star' (ms), purl three stitches together so that you form a stitch on your right-hand (working) needle, but leave the three stitches on your left-hand (holding) needle. Wrap yarn around your right-hand (working) needle once. Then purl the same three stitches on your left-hand needle again. This time, drop those three stitches from the left-hand needle. This completes the star. Note: you have not increased or decreased the number of stitches overall.
Instructions (cast on a multiple of 4st plus 1st):
Row 1 (right side): k to end
Row 2: p1, *ms, p1, repeat from * to end
Row 3: k to end
Row 4: p3, ms, *p1, ms, repeat from * to last 3st, p3
These four rows form pattern.
Short video tutorial...
Our Frost Flower and Star Stitch cushion cover knitting patterns use star stitch. Give them a go...
Or you can buy a DIY kit to make the Star Stitch cushion cover. We're very excited to be collaborating with Wool Couture to bring you everything you need to make this cushion cover.