Iris Cushion Knitting PatternI was totally blown away by the colours of the plants at Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, France.  We went in the first week of June – caught the ferry from the UK and drove down.  We spent 2 weeks travelling around and visited quite a few gardens and, by far the most spectacular, was Monet’s Gardens.

For that time of the year the Irises and Roses were in full bloom and the irises in particular were incredible – lots of different sizes and they stood so tall.

This image has inspired me to design my Iris Cushion

The cushion is knitted as one piece in Stockinette Stitch in Double Knitting yarn and the pattern provides a coloured chart to follow for the iris. There is a 4 button opening at the back.

This would make a lovely gift for someone who loves their plants and gardens.


Materials – All Double Knitting yarn
1 – 50 gram ball White
1 – 50 gram ball Light Lilac

Small amounts of –
Purple, Dark Lilac, Lilac,Yellow, Light Green, Dark Green (suggestions for yarns are provided in the pattern)

Any yarn supplier can be used for Double Knitting yarn that knits to the following tension:

Tension 22 sts and 28 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over stocking stitch on 4 mm needles