Redshift is a project for the adventurous spirit — a graphic shawl knit circularly to a point in stranded colorwork, opened with a hand-sewn steek, and finished with a multi-directional garter edge. This shawl is the perfect opportunity to expand your skill set and add a jolt of energy to your wardrobe. Wear it loud and proud with a bright, high-contrast color combination or tone it down with a subtle pairing of neutrals or closely related hues from the Loft palette.
Redshift is also available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS.
Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
- 975 yards Color 1 (C1)
- 535 yards Color 2 (C2)
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.
- 26 stitches & 26 rounds = 4” in colorwork pattern from Redshift Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking
- 26 stitches & 52 rows (26 ridges) = 4″ in garter stitch with Size B needle(s), after blocking
Note: Be sure to swatch for both gauges. The correct proportion of the shawl depends upon achieving a square gauge (same number of stitches and rounds/garter ridges in a given measurement). Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).
Size A (for Colorwork Fabric)
- One each 24″ and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain chart gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size B (for Garter Stitch Edging)
- Two 32” circular needles in size needed to obtain garter stitch gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting your shawl to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller, or equal to the size used for the edging. Please read about Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).
*32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., the end of the shawl).
- Approximately 63½” [161.5cm] wingspan
- 30″ [76 cm] height at center spine
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting
- Color Dominance
- Crocheted Provisional Cast On
- Securing a Steek: Crochet Method
- Securing a Steek: Hand-Sewn Method
- Backward Loop Cast On