Star Cluster Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

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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Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch 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.

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9 thoughts on “Star Cluster Stitch

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

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

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

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  1. Ann says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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!

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