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Radiant Star

Cast on 102 stitches. 
Row 1: Purl. 
Row 2: Knit. 
Row 3: K1, [sl1 wyb, p8, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p8] 5 times, k1. (92 sts) 
Row 4: P1, [k8, p1, k8, sl1 wyf] 5 times, p1. 
Row 5: K1, [sl1 wyb, p7, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p7] 5 times, k1. (82 sts) 
Row 6: P1, [k7, p1] 10 times, p1. 
Row 7: K1, [sl1 wyb, p6, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p6] 5 times, k1. (72 sts) 
Row 8: P1, [k6, p1, k6, sl1 wyf] 5 times, p1. 
Row 9: K1, [sl1 wyb, p5, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p5] 5 times, k1. (62 sts) 
Row 10: P1, [k5, p1] 10 times, p1. 
Row 11: K1, [sl1 wyb, p4, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p4] 5 times, k1. (52 sts) 
Row 12: P1, [k4, p1, k4, sl1 wyf] 5 times, p1. 
Row 13: K1, [sl1 wyb, p3, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p3] 5 times, k1. (42 sts) 
Row 14: P1, [k3, p1] 10 times, p1. 
Row 15: K1, [sl1 wyb, p2, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p2] 5 times, k1. (32 sts) 
Row 16: P1, [k2, p1, k2, sl1 wyf] 5 times, p1. 
Row 17: K1, [sl1 wyb, p1, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso, p1] 5 times, k1. (22 sts) 
Row 18: P1, [p1, k2, sl1 wyf] 5 times, p1. 
Row 19: K1, [sl1 wyb, sl 2tog, k1, p2sso] 5 times, k1. (12 sts) 
Row 20: Purl. 
Row 21: K1, [k2tog] 5 times, k1. (7 sts) 
Cut yarn leaving a 25cm (9.75 in) tail. 
Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn through the remaining 7 stitches on the needle, gather and secure. Sew side seams together to form a star block.

Motif directions reproduced with permission from 150 Knit&Crochet Motifs, Interweave Press, 2011
Sample shown in Wool-Ease.

 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

k = knit p = purl
p2sso = pass slip stitch over sl = slip
st(s) = stitches tog = together
wyb = with yarn in back wyf = with yarn in front