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