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For as much as I love knitting, I hate blocking. It’s such a vital step, and one that really makes the project – and shows off all of the hard work and countless stitches put into the garment. But it’s just not something that I am good at. It takes too much time, too much fiddly work when. Plus: wet yarn is so much less appealing and fun to play with.

But look at the results!! I finished this Whiskey Glass Shawl ages ago, and it’s just been sitting in my “To Be Blocked” pile. The larger problem is that I made this for a friend, and it’s looooong overdue. So I finally got my act together to get this project done. And, really, I couldn’t be happier with the results.

The pattern is free on Ravelry and definitely interesting, but not too challenging to binge watch a show while knitting. I used one skein of Scheepjes Whirl and just slightly modified the pattern to use up every inch of yarn. This cotton/acrylic blend in a gradient makes for a stunning final item.

Of course, any fingering weight yarn will do. I love the Scheepjes for this project for this cotton/acrylic blend – perfect for the spring and summer weather we are finally heading into!