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Crocosmia

Knitting
April 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
525 - 900 yards (480 - 823 m)
Pattern written for 8 sizes.
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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.

Finished sizes: 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

To fit bust sizes: up to 2 inches (5 cm) smaller than finished sweater

Yarn: DK weight; 525, 575, 625, 675 (750, 800, 850, 900) yards

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

Notions: 5 stitch markers, cable needle (optional), yarn needle

Stitch pattern: Charted and written.