The Star Cluster Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #246

Stitch Description

This 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!

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Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. 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.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
ptbl
Purl Through the Back Loop
yo
Yarn Over
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
k2tog tbl
Knit 2 Together Through the Back Loop
wyib
With Yarn In Back
sl st
Slip Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On:Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Row 1: (Right Side): K1, *k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog-tbl; rep from *, end k1.
  • 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.
  • Row 3: K3, *k2tog, (yo) twice, k2tog-b; rep from *, end k3.
  • 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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