Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Inner Child is Goth

Or so it seems.

Pattern: Citron
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Baby Lace Merino in Merlot, overdyed with black
Yardage: ~410
Needles: US 6
Size: 42" wide x 20" deep
Would I knit this again?  Surprising myself, I'm going to say yes.  When I first saw this issue of Knitty, I was far more taken with Bitterroot, which I still intend to knit.  I wasn't going to knit a Citron at all!  But I kept seeing beautiful Citrons on Ravelry using various color-changing yarns, and I really liked them.  When I realized I had nearly enough Baby Lace left, I dyed it and off I went.  It was an enjoyable knit, and while I don't feel the need to have another myself, I could see it being gift knitting in the future.

Modifications:  I didn't have enough yarn for the full pattern, I always knew I'd come up a little short.  So for the ruffle at the edge, I ended up with five rows beyond the increase row instead of eleven.  I rather like the shorter, flirty ruffle.

Also, I've never worked with the original yarn called for (Malabrigo Lace) but it seems to be a thicker laceweight than I used, because my Citron is incredibly airy, and I managed, unintentionally, to block all the ripple out of the ruche!  I don't mind, though.  It was my least favorite aspect of the pattern...I did this one for the shape and the color.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful !!! I love both patterns. I wonder what color you will be doing the Bitterroot in ?!