The inspiration for this colorway came from the beautiful purple irises in our next-door-neighbor's yard. Almost half the skein is dyed a deep rich eggplant. The other colors are soft lavender, daffodil yellow, and spring green. I then lightly speckled over the lighter colors with lilac and red and green.
I dyed it on Splendid Sock, which is fantastic for everything from socks to shawls to sweaters and beyond. It's made of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon.
Purple Iris on Splendid Sock
463 yards / 3.5 oz / 4 plies
75% superwash merino / 25% nylon
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry.
Purple Iris would look great with Eggplant, Aubergine, Lilac, and Marigold.
I included two photos of a hat I knit using Purple Iris on Wonderful Worsted to give you an idea of how it can work up. Keep in mind that this will vary depending on your pattern and many other factors.
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