Redshift by Jared Flood


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern from Redshift Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1510 yards (1381 m)
Approximately 63½" [161.5cm] wingspan; 30" [76 cm] height at center spine
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Redshift is available as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS, available at

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.


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)
4 skeins of C1
2 skeins of C2
Photographed in colors Cinnabar (C1) and Woodsmoke (C2)


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 in 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).

Finished Dimensions

Approximately 63½“ / 161.5cm wingspan; 30” / 76 cm height at center spine
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

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

Skill Level

5 out of 5

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