Monday, 9 August 2010

Star Pattern

This is for a star worked from the centre out, alternatively there is a pattern for a star worked from points to centre here - it has a pretty swirly pattern in the centre and is the pattern used for the mario star. This one has straight lines coming from the centre instead.

Size: Approx 15 by 15 inches
6 x 3.25mm DPN
Sirdar Bonus DK, 100g x 1 (approx 1/4 of a ball for 1 side)

This is worked in the round from the centre out but to start cast on 10 stitches on 1 needle and knit a row then purl a row.

1: *P1, inc1, P1. Rep from *
2: K
Separate the stitches out onto the remaining needles (3 st on each needle)
Tie loose yarn to live yarn and start to work in the round.

3: *K1, inc1, K1, inc1, K1. Rep from * to end.
4 and all evens: K
5: *K1, inc1, K3, inc1, K1. Rep from * to end.
7: *K1, inc1, K5, inc1, K1. Rep from * to end.

Continue in this fashion until 35 stitches on each needle.

To make the points:

When you have completed you last round, take the live yarn to knit the point on the next needle, ignoring the other 4 for now.

1 and all odds: K1, K2tog, K to end
2 and all evens: P1, P2tog, P to end

Continue until only one stitch, tie off and cut live yarn. Repeat this process for each needle.
Sew the hole in the middle up.

I make these into cushions, just make 2 of these and sew together around the edges, leaving one point open. Fill with desire stuffing (I used bean bag beans), sew up remaining point!

I've made a load of these in different yarns and patterns. To make the spiral one I just alternated between black and white every 4 rows. The colourful one is made with King Cole Riot - Magic 404. Took a whole ball for that one and I used my Mario star pattern. The sirdar uses about half a ball per cushion.

I love sharing! WOO! But please give credit where credit's due and don't try to pass this off as or sell this(the pattern) as your own work! Ta muchly!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

new star pattern idea

hmmm.. I had a go at knitting from the inside out insead of doing the points then k2tog until all gone. Well, at first it sucks. knitting 10 stitches over 5 needles is hard work. but once you've gone round about ten times it piss easy. in my opinion it is easier than my previous method.

This is how i'm doing it so far:

needles: 3.25mm, yarn: Sirdar bonus dk.

c/o 10 st evenly over 5 needles

1 and all odds) K
2) *inc 1 k2 (rep from *)
4) *inc 1 k3 (rep from *)
6) *k1, inc1, k2, inc1, k1(rep from *)
8) *k1, inc1, k4, inc1, k1(rep from *)

continues in this fashion til as big as you want it! COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! It's bitchin, and doesn't make the swirly thing in the middle (tho i like that for some styles) so it means you can fit more symmetrical decoration in there.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Stripey Star

Stars, stars, stars...

Hmm...obsessed with knitting different coloured stars atm. Currently making a black and white stripey number, but here's what i've done already:

Magic Riot:

And, ofcourse, Inviibility: