Stars from the East

Stars from the East
by Angela Roberge

Less than 5 grams of waste yarn and needles to match
(The star in the photo was made with aran weight yarn and 3.5mm needles)

Gauge is unimportant to this project.
Pattern notes:
These stars can be made larger (perhaps for a pillow) or smaller (the star in photo is 1 1/2” across) by changing needle size or yarn weight, or by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches by intervals of 10 and adjusting the pattern accordingly.

DCD – Double Centre Decrease – Slip two stitches together as if to knit, K1, slip 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch
Cast on 65 stitches and join in the round.
Round 1 – K5, * DCD, K10, * repeat ** to last 8 stitches, DCD, K5 (55 stitches remain)
Round 2 – K4, * DCD, K8, * repeat ** to last 7 stitches, DCD, K4 (45 stitches remain)
Round 3 – K3, * DCD, K6, * repeat ** to last 6 stitches, DCD, K3 (35 stitches remain)
Round 4 – K2, * DCD, K4, * repeat ** to last 5 stitches, DCD, K2 (25 stitches remain)
Round 5 – K1, * DCD, K2, * repeat ** to last 4 stitches, DCD, K1 (15 stitches remain)
Round 6 – DCD 5 times (5 stitches remain)
Break yarn with 6” tail, thread through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Sew in ends.
A loop to hang this ornament can be made by chaining (with a crochet hook) the cast on yarn tail, then fastening the loose end back into the star.

Merry Christmas!


About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets,, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

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