Iris by Melody Hoffmann


September 2017
Light Fingering ?
19 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in lace stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1006 - 1509 yards (920 - 1380 m)
1, 2, 3: 33" (37", 41") [83.8 (93.9, 104,1)cm] long and 22,4" (57cm) deep / long to fit 30-36" (38"-44" / 46"-52")
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Iris is a sweet little shrug knit in the stunning Samite from Blacker Yarns.
As soon as I received the skeins, I knew that I wanted to make a lightwear sweater that would be a perfect piece for the Fall and Spring.
Light as a feather yet so warm and cosy. Wear it on top of a single tee with a pair of skinny jeans, or on top of a dress, maybe a little scarf or a cowl, and you’re ready for a new season!

Construction-wise I wanted to revisit the technique that I have used on the Myst shawl: Iris is knit flat, starting with a provionnal cast on. It is knit sideways then a three needle bind off is used to create the opening for the sleeves and a few rows are knit in the round for the cuffs.
Stitches are then picked up to create the hem. And voilà!

The lace might look intimidating but it’s actually a very simple and meditative stitch to work on.

My favourite detail is probably the central lace panel where the two lace sides meet.

2 (2, 3) skeins of Blacker Yarns Samite, 460 metres (503 yards) OR appr. 920m (1006 yards) / 920m (1006 yards / 1380m (1509) yards) of fingering weight yarn.

A set of 3, 75mm needles (US5)
A crochet hook of the same size

19 sts x 36 rows = 4” (10cm) in lace stitch after blocking aggressively. The lace pattern is worked over 22sts and 12 rows

Stitch markers
waste yarn
tapestry needle

33” (37”, 41”) 83.8 (93.9, 104,1)cm long and 22,4” (57cm) deep / long
to fit bust 30-36” (38”-44” / 46”-52”)

The pattern will be out on the 1st of September!