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How to Knit the Star Cluster Stitch

How to Knit the Star Cluster Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the star cluster stitch. This stitch creates a mesh like pattern with a lot of texture. The star cluster stitch would be great for scarves, blankets, and baby blankets!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Machine Washable Merino Lambswool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambswool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.


A pair of knitting needles



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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl – P
Purl Through the Back Loop – p tbl
Yarn Over – yo
Knit 2 Together-k2tog
Knit Two Together Through the Back Loop – k2tog tbl
With Yarn in Back – wyib
Slip Stitch – sl

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On:Multiple of 4 sts + 2.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Right Side): K1, *k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog-tbl; rep from *, end k1.

  2. Row 2

    P2, *p1 (the first yo), p1-b (the second yo); Cluster the next 2 sts as follows: sl 2 wyib, bring yarn to front between needles, sl the same 2 sts back to left-hand needle, pass yarn to back between needles, sl the same 2 sts wyib again; rep from *, end p1, p1-b, p2.

  3. Row 3

    K3, *k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog-b; rep from *, end k3.

  4. Row 4

    P2, *Cluster 2, p1, p1-b; rep from *, end Cluster 2, p2.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Star Cluster Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Star Cluster Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Star Cluster Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Star Cluster Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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Comments

  1. Michelle

    May 3, 2013

    You show K2TOG-B but no terminology on it

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 3, 2013

      It means K2tog through the back loop. I have updated to post to reflect that.

  2. Karen

    May 3, 2013

    What is k2tog-b? Is it the same as tbl?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 3, 2013

      Yes

  3. baifu68@msn.com

    May 4, 2013

    Can you show me how to up load picture?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 4, 2013

      You cannot upload photos to our site. You can share photos with us through email.

  4. Ann

    May 5, 2013

    Why isn’t it possible to pin a picture on the how-to-knit site onto pinterest?
    It would be a nice way for you to advertise.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      May 6, 2013

      There is a Pin It button under the title on every stitch post. So it is possible. We use Pinterest frequently to promote our tutorials.

      • Ann

        May 6, 2013

        I am sorry for the inconvenience.
        It must have been a problem on my laptop because now the button is suddenly there..
        I have experienced the same problem several times before, so I thought the problem was yours.
        Thank You!