Fox Fires by Helen Shrimpton

Fox Fires

by Helen Shrimpton
September 2016
20 inch square
both US and UK
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This pattern is available for £3.50 GBP buy it now

Inspired by the Arora Borealis, the stunning and magical lights that dance across the night skies in Northern countries.

In Finland these dancing lights are called “Fox Fires” or “Revontulet”.

The name comes from an ancient Finnish myth, a beast fable, in which the lights were caused by a magical fox sweeping his tail across the snow spraying it up into the sky.

Finland is also known as the Land of a Thousand Lakes!

So the design starts with a lake surrounded with rocks, then spreads out to show the night sky with flashes of pink, green and white lights dancing across.

You can make the mandala by following the pattern up to round 23, or to square up continue from rounds 24 to 35.
This piece will make a perfect centre to any blanket or afghan or a beautiful cushion facing.

Finished size: 51 cm/20 inches
I used Stylecraft Cotton Dk Classique
with a 4mm hook
A full list of colours used and amounts is included in the pattern, and also on my blog post Fox Fires with links to purchase the yarn I used.

Using a worsted/Aran weight yarn and 5.5mm hook will give you a 24 inch square.

There is a full photo tutorial and a written pattern available in English or a photo tutorial in Finnish.

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