Siberian Iris

Iris is one of my very favourite flowers in the garden.  From the early dwarf bearded iris, to the Siberian iris, iris ensata or Japanese iris, and the taller bearded iris, it is difficult to pick a favourite.  Their bright colours are a delight to see on a walk through the garden in spring.  I particularly enjoy the 2 coloured varieties, which were the inspiration for this design.

The shawl is worked in one piece, starting at the neck with a long garter tab.  The shawl is crescent in shape with a stockinette stitch body in a slightly variegated handspun yarn.  The lacey edging is done in a co-ordinating semi-solid handspun.  The crochet bindoff was done in the main colour for a contrasting edge.  Approximately 300-350m of each yarn was used.  The handspun was a heavy lacweight merino.  Fingering weight yarn may also be used, but additional yardage may be required (up to 400m of each colour).

Once again, I loved having complete control over blending these fibres and colours together to create a unique handspun yarn.

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