Star of Bethlehem by Stephanie McIntosh
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Star of Bethlehem

December 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
Gauge is not critical for this pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I designed this simple geometric star for the BaaRamEwe Christmas window display, a Jean Greenhowe knitted nativity set made by the BaaRamEwe knit night crew.

In keeping with the shop theme (Yorkshire yarns and British breeds), I’ve used pure Blue-faced Leicester DK for the star and Twilleys Goldfingering for the optional embellishment. You could substitute for almost any yarn, just remember that as with any stuffed item you’ll need a needle size a little smaller than usual so the fabric is nice and dense. I used a circular needle, or dpns would work, especially for the fiddly bits at the centre front and back of the star.

The star looks great as a hanging ornament, or with a little adaptation it could be made into a tree-topper.

The points and centres of the star are knitted in the round, so there is no seaming required.


British Breeds Yarns Blue Faced Leicester Double Knitting, shade 629 (yellow), 1 ball.

Twilleys of Stamford Goldfingering, shade 64 (orange), 1 ball.

3.25mm circular needle, 60cm or longer.

Stitch markers (optional).


Toy stuffing.

Waste yarn.

Updated September 2012. I’ve now added a pdf of this pattern, with slight amendments to instructions for the points. Please use this new version of the pattern.