Star of Bethlehem
“And lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was.” - Matthew 2:9
I have interpreted this verse to set the scene for the birth of Christ with stable and palm trees under the expansive star. Quick to knit with simple stranded color work, this ornament is complete when the knitting is finished. Make as many as you wish for your tree or as gifts for others! This ornament takes such little yarn and time that you may wish to make it in a fabric you enjoy, regardless of the gauge, and fill to the size you wish.
Finished Measurements: approximately 2.75 inches (7 cm) in diameter, 8.75 inches (22 cm) in circumference
Skills Required: Knitting in the round, chart reading, increasing and decreasing, stranded knitting.
Yarn weight: Fingering (14 wpi)
Gauge: 33 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches in Stranded pattern
Needle size: US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Yardage: 35 - 40 yards (32 - 37 m)
Sizes available: One Size
Pattern instructions are written, but stitch patterns are given in chart form only.