110 Crocosmia PDF
The Crocosmia PDF pattern is named after a bulb in the iris family. Native to South Africa, the plant's long graceful stems open pair after pair of delicate blossoms all summer long. Often brilliant orange, the flowers add a dash of bright color to the landscape.
The Crocosmia top is knit in the round from the hem up. The front and back are knit separately from the armholes up. The straps are cabled as well, and are knit extra long to join at the back of the top, instead of at the top of the shoulder.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Skill Level: Easy for Intermediate knitters
Finished Sizes: 31.25, 33, 34.75, 36.5 (38.5, 40.25, 42, 43.75)" To fit bust: up to 2" (5 mm) smaller than finished sweater (negative ease)
Yarn: DK weight; 525, 575, 625, 675 (750, 800, 850, 900) yards
Needles: 32" US 8 (5 mm) circular needles or size needed for gauge, and 32- and 20" US 6 (4 mm) needles for ribbing
Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch with larger needles
PDF updated 6/9/2014.