Sunday, February 3, 2013

Knitting: Citrusy Citron



This is Citron by Hilary Smith Callis. This was in the Knitty in Winter 09 and has been very popular on Ravelry. You can knit it in any weight yarn and I am still mentally damaged from my last lace weight shawl so I decided to knit it in 4 ply. The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma Fingering, since Knit Picks still don't post to Australia (I know crazy isn't it what a market they're missing out on) a bunch of us knitters went in and did a big mega order and sent it via a mail forwarding company. I found the Chroma a little sticky as it's a single rather than a plied yarn and frankly I found the 30% acrylic in it made it feel awfully squeaky to me after being spoiled by all the lovely natural yarns I have used.

I didn't hard block this shawlette because I don't want to lose the ruffley bits as I have heard can happen if you pin too severely.

This is a nice little bit of summer to carry me through the rest of the season and into Autumn. It was a fun knit and easy to memorise which made it perfect for braindead end of the day and car knitting.

3 comments:

Leonie said...

It's a very pretty Citron, the colour change is nice and slow and suits the pattern. Shame about the acrylic being yuck, does it feel better now it's knit up?

Lucy Amorosi said...

It's gorgeous, Kat :)

KatinSpace said...

Hi Leonie. It feels fine, very soft and smooshy. It's only the squeaking when I knit with it that freaks me out :)