Crocosmia

Crocosmia is a bulb in the iris family. Native to South Africa, its 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.

Top is knit in the round from the hem up. Front and back are knit separately from the armholes up. 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.

Crocosmia errata.

Crocosmia is also available in the eBook, Dog Days of Summer with Summer's Lease and Summer Squall.


Yarn: DK weight; 525, 575, 625, 675 [750, 800, 850, 900] yards
Model: Baah! Sonoma in Orange Amber in 36.5 in (92.5 cm); 233 yards in 100 grams; 100% merino
Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette stitch with larger needles
Needles: 32-inch US 8 (5 mm) circular needles or size needed for gauge, and 32- and 20-inch US 6 (4 mm) needles for ribbing
Finished size: 31.25, 33, 34.75, 36.5 [38.5, 40.25, 42, 43.75] in; 79.5, 84, 88.5, 92.5 [98, 102, 106.5, 111] cm
Bust size: To fit bust up to 2 inches (5 mm) larger than finished sweater (negative ease)
Notions: 5 stitch markers, cable needle (optional), yarn needle
Difficulty:
Easy-Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, m1r, m1l, left and right leaning 2/2 cables, traveling cables, knitting in the round
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.