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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched ...

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Irish Cream

from Fiddle Knits Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Irish Cream
Irish Cream
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Irish Cream

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • CDD - central double decrease
  • K2tog - Knit 2 together
  • K2tog Bind Off
  • Sk2P - Slip, k2tog, pass
  • Ssk - Slip, slip, knit
  • YO - Yarn over
  • *Instructions are provided for all techniques listed above

Pattern Description:

Choosing Yarn
This design will work best with a solid to lightly variegated yarn. Heavily variegated and hand painted yarns will blur the lace detail.

Irish Cream is worked from the top down (rows get longer as you go). All the patterning is done on the right side. Wrong side rows are your "rest" rows and are purled straight across. Three lace patterns flow gracefully into one another. The last lace pattern (section three) can easily be extended for a larger shawl.

When you're done knitting your Irish Cream shawl relax with the drink it was named for! Irish Cream is one of the ingredients in a frozen mudslide milkshake. The Recipe can be found on the last page of the pattern.

Shawl pin shown is from CacklinHenDesigns on Etsy.


Pre-blocking: 20 sts & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette
Post-blocking: 16 sts & 24 rows = 4" in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 62" wingspan x 16.5" deep at center (measurements taken after blocking)


  • 1 skein Fiddle Knits, Polka [100% superwash merino; 400 yds; 100 g] Color, "Mudslide"
  • US 5 / 3.75mm 60" circular knitting needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 stitch markers
  • blocking pins and/or wires