Star knitting pattern

Deck the halls with these sweet, sparkly stars designed by Rosee Woodland. Knitting up in a flash, they'd make great last-minute gifts!

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Star knitting pattern

Celebrate in style this Christmas with our glittery, silver star knitting pattern by Rosee Woodland, taken from Knit Today issue 118.

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We’ve given you two ways to knit this great star knitting pattern: work flat on straight needles, or in the round using double-pointed needles (DPNs). If you want to make a small star hold the yarn single as normal and use 3¼mm needles, or to make a large star hold the yarn double and use 4½mm needles. Choose straight or double-pointed needles in your preferred size depending on whether you want to work flat or in the round. See which needles should I use to knit in the round? for more on how to use DPNs.

These sparkly stars would make great stashbusters as you can knit two small stars or one large one using just 60m of yarn. Remember to save a few short lengths of yarn to make the hanging loops. What colours will you choose? Go for stylish monochrome or a bright, cheerful rainbow and use them to trim your tree – or hang them up as bunting all over the house!

When you’ve finished this star knitting pattern, why not cast on more decorative knits for your home with our free heart decoration knitting pattern?

Star knitting pattern
This star knitting pattern works up quickly in sparkly metallic yarn.

To make this star knitting pattern you will need:

Star knitting pattern

This pattern uses our standard set of knitting abbreviations.

Tension

Small star: 25 sts and 50 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over garter stitch using 3¼mm needles.
Large star: 20 sts and 40 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over garter stitch using 4½mm needles with yarn held double.

Star knitting pattern worked flat

Cast on 117 sts using the thumb method.

Knit one row.

Row 1 (RS) K11, *k3tog, k20; rep from * to the last 14 sts, k3tog, k11. [107 sts]

Row 2 (WS) K10, *p3tog, k18; rep from * to last 13 sts, p3tog, k10. [97 sts]

Row 3 K9, *k3tog, k16; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3tog, k9. [87 sts]

Row 4 K8, *p3tog, k14; rep from * to last 11 sts, p3tog, k8. [77 sts]

Row 5 K7, *k3tog, k12; rep from * to last 10 sts, k3tog, k7. [67 sts]

Row 6 K6, *p3tog, k10; rep from * to last 9 sts, p3tog, k6. [57 sts]

Row 7 K5, *k3tog, k8; rep from * to last 8 sts, k3tog, k5. [47 sts]

Row 8 K4, *p3tog, k6; rep from * to last 7 sts, p3tog, k4. [37 sts]

Row 9 K3, *k3tog, k4; rep from * to last 6 sts, k3tog, k3. [27 sts]

Row 10 K2, *p3tog, k2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p3tog, k2. [17 sts]

Row 11 K1, k3tog 5 times, k1. [7 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Sew together short edges with RS tog. Weave in ends. Spray with starch and leave to dry flat. Attach hanging loop.

Star knitting pattern worked in the round

Using double-pointed needles, cast on 115 sts using the thumb method. Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist your stitches. Place marker.

Purl round one.

Round 1 (RS) K10, *k3tog, k20; rep from * to the last 13 sts, k3tog, k10. [105 sts]

Round 2 P9, *k3tog, p18; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3tog, p9. [95 sts]

Round 3 K8, *k3tog, k16; rep from * to last 11 sts, k3tog, k8. [85 sts]

Round 4 P7, *k3tog, p14; rep from * to last 10 sts, k3tog, p7. [75 sts]

Round 5 K6, *k3tog, k12; rep from * to last 9 sts, k3tog, k6. [65 sts]

Round 6 P5, *k3tog, p10; rep from * to last 8 sts, k3tog, p5. [55 sts]

Round 7 K4, *k3tog, k8; rep from * to last 7 sts, k3tog, k4. [45 sts]

Round 8 P3, *k3tog, p6; rep from * to last 6 sts, k3tog, p3. [35 sts]

Round 9 K2, *k3tog, k4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k3tog, k2. [25 sts]

Round 10 P1, *k3tog, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3tog, p1. [15 sts]

Round 11 K3tog 5 times. [5 sts]

Break yarn and thread through rem sts.

Weave in ends. Spray with starch and leave to dry flat. Attach hanging loop.

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