Crocheting and Knitting

What does an asterisk mean in knitting patterns?

Answer

Wiki User
07/10/2009

Asterisks indicate a section of the instructions that will be repeated. For example, with the instruction below:

K2, *P1, K1* repeat 2 times, P1, K2

You will actually be doing this:

K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2 (the bolded stitches are the ones from inside the asterisks)