Worked in the round, Irish Whiskey contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Instructions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Irish Whiskey features 7 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Irish Whiskey has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double-pointed needles instead.
• US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Cable needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch marker (optional)
• 200-500 yds (183-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Knitpicks – Felici
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
218 yds (199 m)/ 1.75 oz (50 g)
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette stitch = 1”/ 2.5 cm on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, after blocking.
5.3 (5.7, 6.2, 6.6, 7.1, 7.5, 8)” / 13.4 (14.4, 15.7, 16.7,18, 19, 20.3) cm circumference.
NOTE ABOUT LOW VISION FORMAT
A large print/low visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download, with 22pt print in Arial. The large print/low visibility pattern contains written directions only; there are no charts or schematics. This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and works with the read-aloud function as well.
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