Astra by Katya Frankel

Astra

Knitting
February 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
120 - 170 yards (110 - 155 m)
To Fit 18 (20, 22-23, 24-25) in / 45.5 (51, 56-58.5, 61-63.5) cm head circumference.
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Astra is knit in the round using a knit and purl stitch pattern that gradually transitions into a star-shaped crown. It is worked with a light 4ply yarn and is suitable for an advanced beginner.

  • Skill Level Intermediate – working in the round, knit, purl, simple increases and decreases, and finishing.

  • Finished Measurements 15 ¼ (17 ½, 19 ¾, 21 ¾) in / 38 (43.5, 49, 54.5) cm brim circumference. Shown in size 19 ¾ in / 49 cm. Designed to be worn with approximately 2-3 in / 5-7.5 cm of negative ease.

  • To Fit 18 (20, 22-23, 24-25) in / 45.5 (51, 56-58.5, 61-63.5) cm head circumference.

  • Gauge 28 sts and 36 rnds = 4 in (10 cm) over Stocking and Reverse Stocking stitch worked in the round on larger needles 22 sts = 4 in (10 cm) over Garter stitch worked in the round on smaller needles

  • Yarn Manos del Uruguay Serena (60% baby alpaca / 40% pima cotton; 50 g / 172 yards / 155 m) #S7325 Deep Sea; 1 skein Substitute with approximately 120 (135, 155, 170) yards / 110 (125, 140, 155) m of 4-ply weight yarn which knits to the specified gauge. Yarn amounts might differ slightly depending on the yarn composition.

  • Needles & Notions Size 2.5mm (US1) set of double pointed needles or size required to obtain the correct gauge Size 2.75mm (US2) set of double pointed needles or size required to obtain the correct gauge Stitch markers and tapestry needle