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Fairmount Fibers, Ltd.
U.S. Distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)
First Crocus (2024D)

First Crocus (2024D)


Spring 2024 Elizabeth Smith: Milo Capsule Collection

As the winter ground begins to slowly defrost, the first signs of Spring start to emerge. Colorful crocus blossoms, bright daffodil gradients and fresh foliage – all signs of a new beginning and winter’s end. This was the inspiration behind Elizabeth Smith’s mini Milo collection - 3 layering pieces all knit in the beautiful wool/linen blend from Manos del Uruguay. Each piece is created with simple knitting techniques and features floral-inspired eyelet stitch motifs and monochromatic colorblocking in different shades of Spring. 

Construction

For the top, the back and front hems are worked separately in rows, then joined for working the lower body in the round to the underarms. The upper body is divided for working the back and front separately to the shoulders which are shaped using German short rows. After joining the shoulders using the three needle bind-off method, the trim around each armhole and the neckband are worked in the round.

The optional cowl is worked in the round from the bottom up.


  • Designer
    Elizabeth Smith
  • Finished Size
    Top
    Finished Chest Circumference: 36½ (39½, 42¾, 45¾, 48¾) (51¾, 54¾, 58) (61, 64, 70)”
    Length: 22 (22½, 23¼, 24, 24¼) (24½, 24¾, 25) (25¼, 25½, 25¾)” at center back; 2” less at center front

    Note: This garment has an oversized fit and is intended to be worn with 6” to 10” of positive ease.

    Cowl (one size)
    23½” circumference at lower edge, 21¼” circumference at neck edge, and 5½” tall
  • Yarn
    Shown in Milo, i2622 Amatista (MC) and i2613 Nymph
    Top: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) (3, 3, 3) (3, 4, 4) sks MC,
    and 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2) (2, 2, 3) sks CC
    Cowl: 1 sk each of MC and CC
  • Notions
    Stitch markers
    Stitch holders or waste yarn
    Tapestry needle
  • Gauge
    21 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st using larger needles.
  • Needle Size
    Top
    US 6/4 mm 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
    US 5/3.75 mm 16” and 32” circular needles

    Cowl
    US 6/4 mm 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
    US 5/3.75 mm 16” circular needle