Broad Stripes and Bright Stars


Designed by solmama May 2008

Inspired by a stitch found in “The Harmony Guides”

Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in red, white and blue
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

P3tog = Purl 3 stitches from the left needle together.

yrn = yarn round right needle like a yarn over


Cast on 38 stitches with red or # of stitches divisible by 3sts + 2

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K1, *p3tog leaving the three stitches on the left needle, yrn, purl those 3 original stitches together again and let them fall off the left needle, repeat from * until the last stitch, K1

Attach white yarn to your work.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Knit

Repeat these 4 rows five more times.

Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Cut red yarn.
Attach blue yarn to your work.

With the blue yarn, repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Now repeat Rows 1-4 five more times, the white yarn for Rows 1 and 2 and the blue yarn for Rows 3 and 4. The final Row 4 will not be knit because it should be bound off.

Weave in Ends.


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