Knit a bit of history with this 39-star placemat size version of a red, white and blue flag. The lacy feather and fan stripes symbolize the flag waving in the breeze. The 5-pointed stars are created with a nifty combination of knit stitch and simple embroidery. Note: Embroidery is optional, leaving the white stars in the blue union appearing as simple knit stitches. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, yarn over both charted and written stitch pattern instructions are given simple embroidery (optional) GAUGE 4 stitches/51?2 rows per inch over stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18" x 11"