Asteria by Christina Danaee
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Asteria

Knitting
November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in color work chart -blocked.
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 260 yards (165 - 238 m)
1, 2
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“The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.” You can read more about their mission and great work on their website.

The Asteria slipper-socks are perfect for chilly mornings and windy winter evenings. Slightly over-sized and slouchy, they feature a speckled pattern that resembles a clear winter sky full of stars. Knit with three colors of Yarn On The House’s super soft Big Sister DK, you can make these socks in endless combinations. The name β€˜Asteria’ comes from Greek Mythology, meaning β€œβ€™of the stars”.

Sizes:
1 - 8” wide x 9” long / 20.25cm wide x 23cm long
2 - 9.25” wide x 10” long / 23.5cm wide x 25.5cm long

Yarn:
Yarn On The House - Big Sister DK
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat
100g/231 yards
1 skein Concord Grape (MC)
1 skein Avocado (CC1)
1 skein Mint (CC2)

Materials:
US 3 –3.25mm DPNS or long circular needle
US 2 -2.75mm DPNS or long circular needle
Stitch Markers
Scrap Yarn (in a contrasting color and similar weight)
Tapestry Needle

Gauge:
24sts x 28 rows = 4”/10cm with US 3-3.25mm in color work pattern :: remember to keep your floats very loose when working the color work pattern. If necessary move up a needle size to help keep your color work loose

Special Techniques:
Magic Cast-on
Afterthought Heel
Kitchener stitch
Reading color work charts
Stranded two-color Knitting

Here are some of my favorite resources and tutorials for these techniques
Magic Cast on - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html
Kitchener Stitch - https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2013/11/11/kitchener-stit...
Afterthought Heel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wvvc1AfgpU
Color Work -
http://tutorials.knitpicks.com/wptutorials/