Na Fir Chlis by Angie Lanigan

Na Fir Chlis

July 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
660 yards (604 m)
One Size
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In Scottish Gaelic folklore, the beautiful northern lights were known as Na Fir Chlis or “the nimble men”, aka Merry Dancers. Knit with a colourful gradient, the corrugated ribbing and stockinette pattern remind me of the rippling curtains of aurora borealis I’ve been lucky enough to experience several times. Or, turn this reversible cowl to watch the colourful stripes streak across the sky.

Finished Size: 26” circumference and 8” high, blocked

Note about gauge:
Pattern gauge is 32 stitches x 38 rows in corrugated ribbing, and
30 stitches x 38 rows in stockinette, blocked. Note that the reverse side is easily modified to accommodate a difference in row gauge if necessary.

Yarn requirement:
One skein of Knit Picks Chroma Fingering in each of two colours: Natural (Main Colour) and Pegasus (Contrast Colour)
330 yards of fingering weight yarn in each of two colours for Main Colour and Contrast Colour.

Special techniques:
Corrugated Ribbing (charted)
Two-Colour Stranded knitting (charted)
Two-Colour Braided Cast On (photo tutorial)
Two-Colour Latvian Braid (step-by-step directions)
Stem-Stitch Sewn Cast Off (photo tutorial)