Aurora by Mindy Abodeely


April 2014
yarn held together
+ Lace
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 1 swatch in moss st & 1 swatch in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 - 1900 yards (1463 - 1737 m)
Fingerless Gloves, Small, Medium, & Large (5 to 9 inch wrist)
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This gradient scarf and fingerless glove duo got it’s name both from my niece, whose middle name is Aurora, and also from the astronomical phenomenon, “Aurora borealis” or “Northern Lights” in the northern hemisphere or “Aurora australis” in the southern hemisphere. This phenomenon occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun collide once they enter Earth’s atmosphere. The result is an amazing “light show” in the sky consisting of brilliant colors cascading overhead. Those colors inspired the gradient color shift in these patterns.

So, what is gradient knitting? Gradient knitting is when multiple strands of yarn are held together while knitting. For example, in this pattern, initially 3 of the same color are held together. When it is time to begin shifting colors, the knitter cuts one of the original strands away and joins the new color. At this point, they are working with two strands of color A and one strand of color B. This process is continued as prescribed in the pattern.

6 styling suggestions included in pattern
Scarves can be worn in many different ways. The only limit is your imagination! If you come up with other creative ways to wear your scarf, please share them on your project page! Be sure to message me so I know to look for them. I may even feature them on the pattern page!

Size options
Scarf = one size
Fingerless gloves = small, medium, & large

Make 2 swatches each with 3 strands of yarn held together.

Swatch 1: CO 20, work in stockinette for 32 rows
Swatch 2: CO 20, work in moss stitch (k2, p2) for 32 rows

1 (2, 2) Skein Color A Shibui Cima (Pictured in “Brass”)
2 (2, 2) Skeins Color B Shibui Cima (Pictured in “Lime”)
2 (2, 2) Skeins Color C Shibui Cima (Pictured in “Pool”)

Circular needles for use of “magic loop” technique
Size US 7/4.5mm 32”+ circular or 10”+ straight needles (scarf)
Size US 7/4.5mm 32”+ circular or dpns (cuffs of fingerless gloves)
Size US 5/3.75mm 32”+ circular or dpns (body of fingerless gloves)

Finished Dimensions
Scarf: approximately 96” x 4”
Gloves: small 6” circumference x 8.5” length (medium 7” x 8.5”, large 8” x 8.5”)