Wine Slice by Jane Murison

Wine Slice

January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
262 - 875 yards (240 - 800 m)
Kerchief size, mid size, and generous
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Wine Slice is an amazingly excellent bakery item I’ve only ever seen in one shop in Manchester. It looks a bit like an Arctic Roll, but it’s made of chocolate truffle and marzipan. It’s indulgent, cozy and satisfying.

This is a simple triangle shawl recipe, designed for when you’ve got a lovely skein you urgently want knit right now this minute. You can memorise the instructions very quickly, and hold down a conversation while you knit.

Design notes

As it grows from the centre of the top edge, you can continue knitting as long as you like, as long as you have yarn to add. One 100g skein of double knit yarn will make a small but wearable kerchief, or you could keep adding more yarn until it’s a giant triangle blanket.

The pattern is knitted flat in garter stitch (although you can use stocking stitch occasionally to create varied texture). It features an attached i-cord edging (which you can use to tidy your ends away so you can minimise boring weaving in), a central cable column, and is finished with a picot bind off.

Size and Yarn Requirements

Kerchief size - Span: 81cm/32”; Depth: 30cm/12”; 1x100g DK yarn (240m/262yd), plus a few scraps of contrast colour.
Mid size - Span: 142cm/56”; Depth: 53cm/21”; 2x100g (480m/524yd) DK yarn, plus a few scraps of contrast colour.
Generous - Span: 178cm/70”, Depth: 68cm/27”; 3x100g (720m/ 786yd), plus a few scraps of contrast colour.

Sample Yarn

  • Ovis Yarns Archie DK, 100g, 240m/262yd (BFL/Masham blend) in Tequila Sunrise
  • Countess Ablaze The English Gentleman DK, 100g, 240m/262yd (BFL/Masham blend) in Tiffany’s Lipstick
  • Countess Ablaze The English Gentleman DK, 100g, 240m/262yd (BFL/Masham blend) Classics Society OOAK
  • Various DK scraps for contrast colours

Needles and notions

  • 5mm circular needles (or choose a size for your preferred gauge)
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Electronic scales (optional)


…doesn’t matter too much, but the sample for garter stitch, blocked, is 10cm x 10cm = 36 rows x 15 sts