First Crocus


This seamless tee is worked from the bottom-up and features a hi/lo split hem, eyelet stitch details, monochromatic colorblocking and an optional, removable cowl. Knit up in the dk-weight Milo yarn from Manos del Uruguay, the merino/linen blend makes this a great light layering piece for multiple seasons. Visit my First Crocus tips page for tips & tutorials on every aspect of making this piece (including a video lesson on how to join the hems together.

This pattern is part of my Milo 2024 Spring Capsule Collection in collaboration with Fairmount Fibers (the US distributor of Manos del Uruguay yarns). It is available as an individual pattern on their website or you can purchase on Ravelry by clicking the button below.


Finished Chest Circumference: 36½ (39½, 42¾, 45¾, 48¾) (51¾, 54¾, 58) (61, 64, 70)”

How to Pick your Size: This garment has an oversized fit and is intended to be worn with 6” to 10” of positive ease, depending on your desired fit.

Yarn/Yardage: Manos del Uruguay MILO (65% merino wool, 35% linen; approx. 380 yds/100 g), 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.

Note: for the optional cowl, you will need 1 skein each of MC and CC.

[DK-weight  yarn]

Gauge:21 sts and 34 rows/rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st using larger needles.

Needles & Supplies:

  • US 6/4 mm 32” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 5/3.75 mm 16″ & 32” circular needle, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to obtain gauge.
  • For the cowl, you will also need a US 6/4 mm 16” circular needle.
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders or scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle


  • 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.

  Photograph cred: Sarah Chapman