Winter Halo by Francesca Hughes

Winter Halo

October 2018
Lace ?
21.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in over Lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1290 yards (1180 m)
One size: 90cm x 90cm / 36” x 36”
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Inspired by rings around the moon, the lace work and shaping represents craters and noticeable shapes and shadows on the moon’s surface.
Winter Halo is a Hap style shawl, full of fun techniques including lace work, short rows and a delicate picot edging. Using one colour Merino Singles Lace weight as a base yarn, you can use up scraps of Mohair Silks to strand with it for colour blocking. These two yarns together create a beautifully soft and ethereal shawl, which will keep you cosy through the winter’s moonlit evenings.

Yarn A
Viola Merino Lace (lace; 100% Superwash Merino) 115g / 825y/754m
Shade: Ice Berg; 1 skein (or 600m/656y laceweight yarn)
Yarn B Mochoo (lace; 72% Kid Mohair, 28% Nylon) 50g / 492y/450m
Shade: Violet; 1 skein (or 450m/492y of laceweight Mohair)
Yarn C
Native Yarns Kersey Kid Mohair & Silk (lace; 70% Kid Mohair, 30% Silk) 25g / 210m/230y
Shade: Gwyneth; 1 skein (or 130m/142y laceweight Mohair)
Yarn D
Viola Mohair Lace (lace; 70% Superfine Kid Mohair, 30% Silk) 50g / 547y/500m
Shade: Wild Rose; 1 skein (or 90m/99y laceweight Mohair)

4mm / US 6 circular needles (80cm/32”)

Gauge: 21.5 sts & 27 rows = 10 cm / 4” over Lace Stitch Pattern on 4mm needles after blocking.

Notions: 8 stitch markers (1 individual to identify beginning of round), darning needle for sewing in ends.