Northern Lights by Nen Schoonover

Northern Lights

February 2022
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
21” (52.5 cm) head circumference
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Inspired by the natural sky display of the auroras, the Northern Lights uses gradient yarn to mimic the beautiful curtains of color. This charted pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up using stranded colorwork. Duplicate stitching is then used to add the finishing touches with the light trails.

20 stitches, 28 rounds = 4” (10 cm) after blocking

Fits 21” (52.5 cm) head circumference

Knitting in the round
Duplicate stitch
Stranded colorwork
Chart reading
Decreases - (k2tog) Knit two stitches together

US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needle or size needed for gauge
US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles (optional if using Magic Loop method)
US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” circular needle or one size smaller than needle needed for gauge

Other materials:
Removable stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Yarn weight:

Suggested Yarn:
Color A - Knit Picks Swish Worsted White- 48 yards (44 m) / 22g
Color B - Knit Picks Swish Worsted Mimic - 66 yards (60 m) / 30g
Color C - Knit Picks Chroma Worsted Pixie - 31 yards (28 m) / 16g

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