Stars by Xandy Peters


November 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
15 - 20 yards (14 - 18 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These stars are a fun way to learn stacked increases. You may have seen these in the Fox Paws or Solarita patterns and wondered how they work. You can use these fun stars to practice stacked increases before jumping into a more complex project, or just make them because they’re a lot of fun. Stacked increases are worked by slipping stitches back to the left needle to work them again.

Finished Size: Approx. 6” (15 cm) in diameter.
Yarn: Approx. 5 yards (9.5 m) of worsted weight yarn in 3 different colors. You can use any weight yarn that you want with the appropriate needle size.
Needles: Size 10 (6mm) needles, or one size up from size on label.
Gauge: 16sts and 32 rows for a 4 x 4” (10 x 10cm) square.
Other Materials: Sewing needle, steamer, blocking surface, pins, starch (optional).
For a video showing how to do the increases in this pattern, follow this link.
This article will help if you want to use stacked increases in other projects.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photography by Beth Shepherd Peters