Star Rib Panel: a lace knitting stitch pattern

When I designed Snow recently, I noticed that the narrower panel in it was basically the same as Star Rib Mesh. I thought it was pretty as a panel, so here we are. For this stitch pattern, I used the double decrease from Star Rib Mesh instead of the one from Starfish. (You could use whichever you prefer, of course.)

This is the sort of pattern where I’m certain someone else must have come up with it independently. I just liked it, so here we are.


  • This is a stitch pattern such as might be found in a stitch dictionary. It is not a pattern for a finished object. You will need to add selvedges or some other form of knitted stitches to either side.
  • Star Rib Panel is a multiple of 8 + 1 stitches and 4 rows. (If you need a different number of stitches, change how many plain stitches are between each column; I picked something to make a multiple that matches up with the original mesh.)
  • I’ve made a stitch map for it.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns.
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  • CDD: centered double decrease: slip the next 2 stitches as if to knit 2 together, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the third.
  • k: knit.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1. (Right-leaning decrease)
  • ssk: slip each of the next 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit them together through the back loop. (Left-leaning decrease)
  • yo: yarnover

Row 1 (RS): *k3, yo, cdd, yo, k2; work from *, k1.

Row 2 (WS): purl.

Row 3: *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; work from *, k1.

Row 4: purl.