Difficulty: Intermediate

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x 100g ball of wool
  • 4.00 mm circular knitting needle (40cm)
  • Set of 4 double-pointed knitting needles
  • 20cm x 6mm ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Hobby fill

Abbreviations

  • K = knit
  • p2sso = pass 2 slipped stitches over
  • sl2tog = slip 2 stitches together knitways
  • st/s = stitch/es

Star – make 2

Using circular knitting needle cast on 115 sts and knit 1 row.

Shaping

Rnd 1: K21, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K20) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso [K1 is first st knitted in Rnd 1] (105 sts).

Rnd 2: K19, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K18) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (95 sts).

Rnd 3: K17, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K16) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (85 sts).

Rnd 4: K15, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K14) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (75 sts).

Rnd 5: K13, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K12) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (65 sts).

Rnd 6: K11, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K10) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (55 sts).

Rnd 7: K9, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K8) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (45 sts). Note – Change to set of 4 needles as work

becomes too small to work on the circular needle.

Rnd 8: K7, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K6) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (35 sts).

Rnd 9: K5, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K4) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (25 sts).

Rnd 10: K3, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso, K2) 4 times, sl2tog, K1, p2sso (15 sts).

Rnd 11: K1, (sl2tog, K1, p2sso) 5 times. [the last K1 is the first K1 worked in the round] (5 sts). Cut yarn leaving a 20cm tail. Thread tail through remaining 5 sts, pull to tighten, secure and neaten end.

Finishing

  • With wrong sides facing pin around 4 sides of the star.
  • Fold ribbon in half and pin inside 1 point (approx 1.5cm down).
  • Fill star, working fill out to points and shaping star.
  • Pin remaining edges.
  • Sew around all edges, using needle and thread, and a back stitch. Ensure that ribbon is secured well.

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