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Iris Afghan

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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.

Size information

Laid flat: approximately 66" x 69"

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
  • 5.5mm straights or circular at least 16" long
  • 5.5mm circular, 47" long
  • 5.5mm circular, at least 80" long (maximum length 100")
  • Stitch marker (to mark beginning of rounds)
  • Seven additional stitch markers, different from the first
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge

14 stitches and 20 rows to 4" in stocking stitch
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