Iris Afghan by Kathleen Sperling

Iris Afghan

September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
2255 yards (2062 m)
One size: about 66" x 69"
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In the summer of 2016, my husband and I took our children on a long-awaited trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We’ve always wanted to visit Atlantic Canada, and my husband has a lot of family there. In Halifax, we were able to stay with his lovely uncle and aunt, who opened their home to us and were marvellous hosts. His aunt particularly likes purple irises, and had decorated her kitchen and dining room with them. As a thank you for their generosity, I designed and made this throw for them.

Yarn Requirements

  • main colour (white in sample): approximately 1700 yards
  • contrast colour 1 (dark purple in sample): approximately 200 yards
  • contrast colour 2 (light purple in sample): approximately 150 yards
  • contrast colour 3 (green in sample): approximately 130 yards
  • contrast colour 4 (yellow in sample): approximately 75 yards

Other Materials Needed

  • stitch marker (to mark beginning of rounds)
  • seven additional stitch markers, different from the first
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends