Starpath Scarf, a Star Stitch How-to
As I prepare class materials to teach "A Star Stitch for Every Purpose" at this year's [national crochet guild conference], I celebrate a 19th century Star stitch with this scarf. It's designed to offer maximum color fun because there are zero ends to weave in, and no switching between attached colors. It's finished with fringe-as-you-go edges.
The pictured scarf is crocheted with two strands of a shimmery draping sport weight yarn held together because it amplifies the lovely starry texture of this stitch. You could easily use one strand of a worsted wt ((CYC #4 Medium weight) yarn instead and get the same finished dimensions. That makes this project a great way to combine leftover yarns from other projects.
A contrasting color for each row also heightens the starry texture. Another feature of this special stitch pattern is that the backs of the Stars are pretty too.
I love the range of Star stitch variations I'm finding. My goal is to design with them in ways that take