Whiskey on the Rocks
Whiskey on the Rocks by La Visch Designs. Sometimes all that’s needed is a little scarf to show off that wonderful single skein of fingering weight yarn. Combine it with easy to remember shaping and easily adjusted sizing, and we have a definite winner! It doesn’t hurt either that the loopy i-cord bind off is perfect for using up odds and ends. Whiskey on the Rocks is an asymmetrical triangle or “boomerang” shawl worked sideways on the bias in one piece. The instructions for the body with the eyelet patterning are provided both charted and written out.
Gauge: 15 sts / 20 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over body patterning, measured after blocking
Finished Measurements: One size – finished dimensions: 186 cm (73 ¼ inches) along the upper edge and a depth of 60 cm (23 ½ inches), measured after blocking. Change the size of the shawl by using heavier or lighter weight yarn and/or working fewer (or more) repeats of the body. This will, of course, change the amount of yarn needed.
Materials Used: Yarn: MC: 384 m (420 yds) / 100 g Tosh Merino Light by Madeline Tosh (100% merino; 384 m (420 yds) / 100 g) in “Whiskey barrel”. CC: 56 m (61 yds) / 15 g ONION knit Nettle Sock (70% wool, 30% cellulose; 185 m (202 yds) / 50 g) in Oker. Substitute any single-ply type fingering weight yarn for the MC and any solid colored yarn for the CC for a similar result.
Needle Size: 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles for the body of the shawl; 3.5 mm (US 4) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles for the i-cord bind off
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Intermediate