Star Stitch creates a lovely all-over pattern with an open fabric (slightly lacy, but not quite). This simple stitch pulls on the bias as the knitting progresses, but it's easily corrected with wet blocking.
This all-over texture stitch creates a consistent, slightly open fabric. It’s perfect for sweaters (but it’s so fun to knit that you could add it to almost anything!).
Cast on 33 st using your favorite cast on method.
Knit four rows (garter stitch edge).
Row 1 (RS): Knit
Row 2 (WS): Purl
Row 3 (RS): K2, [(yo, k3, pass 1st stitch over 2nd and 3rd st)] repeat between brackets to last stitch, k1
Row 4 (WS): Purl
Row 5 (RS): K1, [yo, k3, pass 1st st over 2nd and 3rd st)] repeat bet brackets to last 2 st, k2
Row 6 (WS): Purl
Row 7 (RS): K3, [(yo, k3, pass 1st st over 2nd and 3rd st)] repeat bet brackets to last 3 st, yo, k2tog, k1
Repeat Rows 2 – 7 until swatch is approximately square.
Knit four rows.
Bind off on next row in knit.
Note: The swatch will noticeably pull on the bias (this will be more prominent in some yarns vs. others), but this is corrected with blocking. Wet block your swatch and pin flat until dry.
inc - increase
k – Knit
k2tog – Knit two stitches together (decrease 1)
p - Purl
RS - Right side
st - Stitch/stitches
WS - Wrong side
yo – Yarn over (increase 1 st)