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Appliqué Star

Applique Star Afghan Square

Materials

I used approx 40gm of oddments of 8 ply 100% Wool in light purple for the background and an oddment of purple for the star. I worked the outline in oddments of 2 shades of green.
You will also need one small fancy button and a set of 4 double pointed needles in a size to obtain the correct tension.

Tension

20sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10cm) over st-st on 4.5mm needles, or needles needed to obtain gauge.

Abbreviations

st-st = stocking st
M1 = Make 1. Pick up the bar lying between the sts and knit into the back of it.
K2tog = knit 2 together

SSK = slip slip knit. Slip the next st from the left needle knitways, slip the next st knitways. Return both sts to the left hand needle in their new twisted states and knit them together. This forms a left slanting decrease.

Technique

Background:

Cast on 47sts and work 65 rows st st. Cast off.

Star:

Cast on 5 sts and arrange on 3 double pointed needles. Mark the beginning of the round and work as follows:

1st round: Knit

2nd round: Inc into each st

3rd round: (K2, M1) 5 times

4th round: (K3, M1) 5 times

5th round: (K4, M1) 5 times

Continue increasing in this manner until you reach (K9, M1) 5 times

Make points thus: K10, turn, P10

K2tog, K6, SSK

P8, turn

K2tog, K4, SSK

P6, turn

K2tog, K2, SSK

P4, turn

k2tog, SSK

P2, turn

K2tog, fasten off.

Rejoin yarn and work the remaining 4 points in the same manner.

Block.

Making Up

Sew star to base, sew small button to centre of star.

Using chain st, outline star twice using 2 shades of your chosen colour.


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, April 1998

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