Saturday, October 15, 2011

twinkle twinkle

up above the world so bright

After my breakthrough with Garilynn's Serengeti Sun pattern yesterday, I decided this morning to give her Star Light pattern a try. Shown here using scrap baby yarn on 2.75mm needles, the little star knits up to 3.25" across - very cute.

Like the Serengeti Sun, this little star is knit in one piece starting with the centre and then picking up stitches along the edges to make the points. And like the Serengeti Sun, the points are worked with an iCord edge incorporated on the right edge of each point. Once you reach the top tip you turn and work an applied iCord edge down the left edge of the point. As a result you have beautiful seamless iCord edges all the way around which finishes it very nicely!

Although the Star Light pattern was released after the Serengeti Sun pattern in my opinion the instructions are more clear and detailed. The designer spells out that increases are to be worked by knitting in the stitch  below and the stitch above, not by knitting in the front and back of a stitch as I had concluded yesterday. And she spells out how to do the applied iCord edge which would have saved me a YouTube tutorial or two. I've put a couple of notes on my project page in Ravelry which may be helpful to anyone planning to knit it. Now I'm trying to decide whether to add google-y eyes or not.

If you think you'd like to knit one, or knit the Serengeti Sun dishcloth pattern from the same designer then please leave a comment before the end of the weekend indicating which pattern you'd prefer and your Ravelry user name. I'll gift either pattern through Ravelry to the first twenty people who express interest before the end of the weekend.


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Meg said...

Anything that uses scrap yarn is awesome. I'd love to knit the star pattern! would look great as Christmas ornaments.

Sandy said...

Very cute, also just spotted your darling bee washcloth pattern and saved it to my computer, hope to use it later. Thanks for sharing.