0177 Northern Lights Afghan


by Charlene Shafer

This afghan pattern is written for  both Fairisle with a lining and Garter Carriage.

For standard electronic knitting machines

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Try this pattern using the garter carriage or knitting in fairisle. This gives a completely different look to the design. Instructions for both versions are included in the book. The afghan has a lining on the back to hide the floats of a fairisle design.



Fingering yarn.   Normally knits at tensions 6-7. 

You will want to knit a little looser for this afghan so if 6 is what you normally knit this yarn – knit the afghan at tension 7 or 8.  When knitting 2 layers, you will have a nicer drape and softer feel if you loosen the tension at least 1 number and many times 2 numbers.

Amounts for Garter Carriage Afghan

  • 32 ounces

Amounts for Fairisle Afghan

  • 30 ounces for Main Color
  • 16 ounces for Contrast Color


Choose between Book only/ Book + Design disk / Design disk only

Design Disks are available in three different formats

  • Brother/Knitking 930 Disks: can be used on all machines KH 930 and newer.  Requires the FB100 disk drive.
  • Brother/Knitking 940 Disks: can be used on all machines KH 940 and newer.  Requires the FB100 disk drive
  • DesignaKnit CD: can be used along with DesignaKnit (.pat, .stp or both) format.  Requires the DesignaKnit software

Additional information

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × .2 × 11 in