Radiating Star Blanket

Download the Radiating Star Blanket knitting pattern for free on Ravelry.

This circular blanket is the ideal size for warming your lap on a cool evening, or swaddling a small child. It knits up quickly in the round using chunky yarn. The repetition of the radiating arms of the star is easy to follow once established. Eyelet edging prevents the edges from curling.

Suggested yarn: Patons North America Shetland Chunky
Yarn weight: Bulky (7 wpi)
Gauge: 15 stitches = 10 cm in Stockinette Stich
Needle size: US 10 – 6.0 mm
Yardage: 605 yards (553 m)
Sizes available: 42 inches in diameter

7 Replies to “Radiating Star Blanket”

  1. I am about halfway through this pattern, and am loving it! It’s my first project knitting in the round, and it’s so pretty. I’m actually wondering, novice that I am, how I might go about extending the pattern to make the finished blanket larger?

    1. Alexis Layton says: Reply

      Hi Sarah,
      Thank you for your compliments on my pattern. On Ravelry I have a group for people that are fans of my designs. In that group I have posted instructions for extending the Radiating Star Blanket pattern. Once you’re logged into Ravelry, you can get access to the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/alexis-layton-designs/pages/Radiating-Star-Blanket-Extension

      1. Thanks guys xx The one downside of sithcting the whole blanket in one big square like this is you have to sit with it on your lap as you stitch, and it gets pretty toasty on summer evenings! Hopefully we’ll have lots of chilly evenings so I can get it finished soon 🙂

    2. Hello I am new at circular knitting. How do I start this pattern with 8 stitches distributed evenly on double pointed needles?

      Do you have a youtube clip I could watch?

      I love the pattern…

      1. Hi Rosalie,
        Thanks for the compliment on my pattern. I don’t have a video at the moment, but starting this project is easily the fussiest part. I used three needles to hold the stitches and a fourth to be your working needle. I distributed the stitches as three, three and two, then joined those cast on stitches to knit in the round. It’s a bit challenging at first, but keep up with it. I hope this helps.

  2. I am afraid to use chunky yarn as it frays and breaks like a cotton ball. How can I adjust the star pattern to use 4ply worsted?

    1. Hi Karen,
      I’m not sure which yarn you are using, but the one I used for this project didn’t fray. The pattern is intended to be made out of chunky yarn because the thickness of it will help keep the teapot warm. If you would like to substitute chunky yarn with a thinner weight yarn I would recommend knitting this pattern with two strands of worsted weight held together. You should get a similar gauge.

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