Halo by Jared Flood


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1485 - 1820 yards (1358 - 1664 m)
46 (54)" [117 (137.5) cm] diameter
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Halo is available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS, available at brooklyntweed.com.

A classic circular shawl in meditative lace begins with just a few stitches at the center point and grows according to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s pi shaping principles. Rings of eyelets inspired by ripples in still water make for easy lace knitting, with bands of tranquil stockinette as resting rows throughout. Halo is written for two sizes, 46” and 54”, and suggestions are given for further customizing the pattern to your desired size. The lace edging requires working from a simple chart. Knit in Loft, this shawl is light and warm when folded to wear about the shoulders; it also makes a handsome bedspread or sofa throw.


1485 (1820) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


6 (7) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in colors Almanac (Small Shawl) Snowbound (Large Shawl)


17 stitches & 28 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking
Note: Finished gauge will vary once shawl is blocked into circular shape.


One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

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 center of the shawl).

Finished Dimensions

Small (Large) Shawl
46 (54)“ / 117 (137.5) cm diameter
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after lace blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Circular Cast On
Felted Join
Knit-Two-Together Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this shawl are charted only.