Star Garland by Claudia Eisenkolb

Star Garland

Knitting
November 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
45 yards (41 m)
Small Star: 9 cm /3½”, Large Star: 12 cm/4¾”
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This star garland is a lovely decoration for your home as well as for an outdoor party among trees with your family and your friends.

Each star is based on a pentagon that is worked from the center out and ve triangles that form the points of the star. Worked with a DK weight yarn in bright or muted colors, it is a quick knit.

Combine the two sizes given and your favorite colors and make yourself or your best friend a nice present. A single star can also be a decorative adornment on the top of a pretty wrapped gift for a good friend.

SIZE
About 9 (12) cm) 3 ½“ (4 ¾”) in diameter.

YARN AND YARDAGE
Wollmeise DK or a DK weight yarn that gives you gauge; 40 meter/ 45 yards of each color will be sufficient for a small and a large star.

Every knitter knits differently, therefore yardage is an estimate.

Sample shown in color ways:
Mont Blanc (light greyish blue; A), Flaschenpost (greenish teal; B), Erbse (bright green; C), Ahoi (blue; D), Koralle (red; E), Gänsefüsschen (orange; F)

GAUGE
27 stitches and 36 rows = 10 cm/ 4” in stockinette stitch.

Gauge is not critical but will have an effect on size and yardage needed.

NEEDLES
3 mm/US 2 1/2” set of double pointed needles (DPNs).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS
5 stitch markers: one for beginning of round, four to mark repeats (it is helpful to use two different colors/kinds of markers); yarn needle.

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES
CO, knit and purl stitches, sl2wyif;
Increases: kfb, kfbfbf, M1L, M1R, M2RL;
Decreases: k2tog, ssk.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner

NOTES
The star starts as a pentagon worked in the round for the center. Then each of the five points is worked individually back and forth.