What does a star mean in a knitting pattern?
When you see an asterisk or *, it means you are to repeat something. For example: k3, *p1, k1; rep from *, k3. This means you would knit 3 stitches to begin. Then purl 1 and knit 1.
How do you do star stitch?
Start Stitch – row and stitch multiples
The first row – the star row – creates the ‘stars’, which are essentially made up of a single crochet 5 together (sc5tog) (UK double crochet 5 together) – one for each point I guess – followed by a chain 1, which creates the ‘eye’ or centre of the star.
What is rib stitch?
Rib stitch is a textured vertical stripe stitch pattern and is created by alternating knit and purl stitches in the same row, then knitting the same stitch in the next row. This forms columns of knit and purl stitches, and is often used for cuffs or brims.