I've never seen a star toe. The instructions on this site (about which I know nothing) claim that the number of stitches only needs to be divisible by 4:
Is that picture similar to the star toe you're seeing?
I've only ever done standard toes and short row toes--oh and one round toe that I didn't like.
I have a wonderful book called Socks a la Carte that demonstrates several different heel and toe styles along with several cuff and body styles. It's a great resource. I bought it for 6 bucks brand new on Amazon and that included shipping. It did take about 3 weeks to ship but it was worth it for the price.
At the front of the book it has detailed instructions on each style and then in the back of the book is set up as flip pages so you can mix and match your socks designs.
I have a sock book by Cookie A (Sock Innovation). I love her designs.
Peggy, I gave my attention to this book at the recommendation of Bren's post and I found it to have good instructions for a number of different heels and toes, however they are all based on a 64 st. sock. I learned a lot yesterday from spending time reading it and I'd recommend it for your collection.
I finished sock #1 with the star toe and I'm pleased with how it turned out. This toe has a decrease line down the middle of the sole under the toes. I don't know if that would be a problem for socks intended to be worn in shoes. The pair I'm knitting are "bed socks". Now on to sock #2.