Erastus

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Home
Designer: 
Amanda Keep Williams

 

Light and airy, this knitted snowflake is a perfect decoration for your home or holiday gifts.
 
One size
 

Finished Measurements

Approximately 7½” across from point to point (after steaming)
 

Materials

1 Ball BERROCO ELEMENTS (50 grs), #4903 Platinum
1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles (dpn), size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
16” Length circular knitting needle, size 6 (4.00 mm) or smaller
1 St marker
 

Gauge

24 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
 

Stitch Glossary

s2, k1, psso
Insert needle through the next 2 sts as if to k2 tog, then sl these sts without working them, k next st, pass 2
sl sts over k1 – 1 st remains.
 

Note

When there are too many sts to fit comfortably on dpn’s, change to circular needle.
 

Snowflake

Cast on 12 sts. Divide sts onto 3 dpn’s and join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry
marker up.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: * K2, M1k, rep from * around – 18 sts.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: * K1, (yo, k1) twice, rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 5 and 6: * K1, yo, s2, k1, psso, yo, k1, rep from * around.
Rnd 7: * K1, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, k1, rep from * around – 42 sts.
Rnds 8 and 9: * K2 tog, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, SSK, rep from * around.
Rnd 10: * K1, k1TBL, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, k2, rep from * around – 54 sts.
Rnds 11 and 12: * K1, k2 tog, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, SSK, k1, rep from * around.
Rnd 13: * K2, k1TBL, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, k3, rep from * around – 66 sts.
Rnds 14 and 15: * K2, k2 tog, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, SSK, k2, rep from * around.
Rnd 16: * K3, k1TBL, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, k4, rep from * around – 78 sts.
Rnds 17 and 18: * K3, k2 tog, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, SSK, k3, rep from * around.
Rnd 19: * K4, k1TBL, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, k5, rep from * around – 90 sts.
 
First Point: Using dpn, K2 tog, k2, k2 tog, (yo) twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, SSK, k2, SSK – 13 sts on
dpn. Leave remaining 75 sts on circular needle. Turn (you will be working back and forth from here).
Row 1 (WS): P2 tog, (p3, yo) twice, p3, p2 tog TBL.
Row 2: (K2 tog) twice, k1, yo, s2, k1, psso, yo, k1, (SSK) twice – 9 sts.
Row 3: P2 tog, p1, yo, p3, yo, p1, p2 tog TBL.
Row 4: K3 tog, yo, s2, k1, psso, yo, SSSK – 5 sts.
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6: K1, s2, k1, psso, k1 – 3 sts.
Row 7: Purl.
Row 8: S2, k1, psso. Fasten off last st.
 
Second Point: With RS facing, join yarn in first st on circular needle. Using dpn, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog, (yo)
twice, s2, k1, psso, (yo) twice, SSK, k2, SSK – 13 sts on dpn and 60 sts on circular needle. Turn and
complete same as First Point. In this manner, make 4 more points.

Finishing

Steam using steam iron and a pressing cloth.