How to knit the Open Star Stitch Pattern. So Woolly
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How to Knit the Open Star Stitch (it’s so cute!)

Today, you’ll learn how to knit the Open Star stitch pattern (similar to the Twisted Knot Stitch we practiced a while ago).

It’s an easy four-row repeat pattern, perfect for those knitter who love texture <3

If you thought that the Seed stitch is one of them most textured patterns, you knit to practice this one!

In fact, two of the four rows are plain knit rows, and the other two involve 2 simple steps, which will be repeated time and time again.

Moreover, it doesn’t curl, it’s great for dishcloths, scarves, or baby blankets.

But also for  many other projects, such as hats, sweaters, or even mittens.

However, before starting, I’d suggest using pointy needles: The sharp tip needles will help you a great deal when passing the stitch over #ad

So, it’s time to knit a beautiful swatch.

Grab your needles and a some yarn, and let’s do it!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over (simple increase)

passo: Pass the first knit stitch from right to left over the other two stitches

WS: Wrong side of the work

BO: Bind off

I made this swatch out of 100% Merino Superwash wool yarn (worsted weight, super smooth, fluff-free, perfect for baby stuff) #ad

How to Knit the Open Star Stitch Pattern - 4 rows only. So Woolly

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Note that the cast on row should be loose; if you use the Long Tail or the German Twisted method, use 2 needles at the time to cast on, or simply a bigger needle.

The even rows form the right side of the work.

There are two edge or selvage stitches included (the first and the last); they will be knitted on every row.

How to Knit the Open Star Pattern

CO multiples of 3; I.e.: 3 * 4 = 12 stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K1 (edge), *K3, passo, yo*. Repeat from * to *, to last 2 st, ending with K1, K1 (edge)

Rows 2 and 4: K across

Row 3: K1 (edge), K1, *yo, K3, passo*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, ending with K1 (edge).

These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO knitwise after row 3 (RS).

This is the other side of the work:

How to knit the Open Star Stitch Pattern (wrong side of the work). So Woolly

Enjoy the step-by-step video tutorial:

How to Knit the Open Star Stitch (4 rows only!)

Thank you for watching!

A big hug, and happy knitting 🙂

Carolina – So Woolly

PS: Searching for more textured-cute-diagonal stitch patterns? Take a look!

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