A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Late Bloom: Purple Iris


Short rows can be a little intimidating for a beginner knitter. From neck warmer to full evening shawl, this is one super easy, fun, dramatic, stash-eating shoulder hugger. Garter stitch with short rows molds it to fit the wearer beautifully. The shawl is knit entirely in garter stitch with extensive use of short-row technique. I intended to extract the maximum impact from small amounts of fantasy yarns for contrast (next one for sure.) It suits many yarn weights, minimal finishing.


This is less a design than it is an idea. While I originally intended this to be a straight scarf, the short-row triangle gave it an interesting wavy look. Not totally what I was going for, but I like the way it turned out. That’s the nice thing about trying new things–I never quite know what I’m going to end up with.

MATERIAL: 627 yards (277 grams) of Patons Classic Wool in Royal Purple, Plum Heather, and Dark Grey Mix.
NEEDLES: US Size 8–Addi Turbo Circular and a pair of artisan 6″ RED HAT SOCIETY domino bamboo
MEASUREMENT: 28″ X 56″ Pre-blocked
TECHNIQUES USED: Short rows, yarn overs at beginning of rows, and knit-on border (optional.)
COMMENTS: Patons Wool bled quite a bit and thus required a few more wash to get clear running water. Written pattern is in the work and forthcoming.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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Comments on: "Late Bloom: Purple Iris" (1)

  1. Lovely color, as usual a beautiful shape, fall and drape. I love the lacy edge framing and offsetting the purple.

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