Whiskyfied by Melanie Berg


April 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in garter stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
904 yards (827 m)
102.5“ [260 cm] wingspan along top edge and 19“ [48 cm] deep
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There’s a funny story behind this shawl. I bought the yarn, Ysolda’s Blend no. 1, in March 2016 at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. It was so soft and lovely I couldn’t resist.

I packed it in my suitcase, along with a nice gift for my husband: a bottle of 50-year-old whisky. The bottle was hand-filled (and maybe not closed as tight as it should have been), and when I opened my suitcase back in Germany I found that some of the whisky had leaked out into my new wool!

Fortunately, I like the smell of whisky, because it lingered as I was knitting up this shawl.

You don’t need to pour whisky on your own yarn to enjoy knitting Whiskyfied! It’s an asymmetrical triangle with slipped stitches zig-zagging tipsily throughout the body. Garter stitch and a few lines of garter stripes on stockinette add a bit of punch, as well.

Please note: The original yarn is currently not available, but Zelazna 2-ply from Martin’s Lab is a wonderful substitute.

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

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