Citron at the Improv


This weekend I had to get creative, you see I ran out of the mystery yarn for my citron shawl.  I bought the yarn at a fiber festival and was told it was around 1000 yards.  It's more like 600-700 yards if you as me!  I did seven repeats of the ruching sections of the citron shawl.  Then I realized there just wasn't enough.


I prefer the citron shawl to be big so ripping out wasn't an option.  So I did a little stash diving and problem solved.  You know what?  I love this shawl even better!  The garter stitch edging gives it a pop of color.  The green and the blue yarn is Madelinetosh Lace, and the dark brown is Silky Alpaca Lace.

My color selections happened in the evening (not the best time to make decisions for me).  I went to bed with some frustration and decided not to look at it for more than twelve hours.  Once the time out was over and I was refreshed with morning thinking skills, I went with the colors.


I decided not to block it for now.  I love the drape of the shawl and I want to keep the ruching.  I tend to be aggressive when blocking.  So for now I'm enjoying its natural state.


If you haven't made this shawl pattern, you really should :)

Comments

  1. Oh I love it! The two colors are so pretty! I ordered yarn the other day to make my Citron! I found some rainbow yarn & plan on making it for Ree. It's fingering weight & only 800 yards. I'm hoping that will make it big enough!

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  2. Lovely. If I knew how to knit, this would be my next project!

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  3. Great color choices! It really turned out very, very pretty and I like the lacy, "soft" look the shawl has. Good idea not to block it. :-)

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  4. This is absolutely stunning!!! That edging just really makes it look 'finished' . great choice of colors, too! (I cast on for another this weekend!!!)

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  5. Wow, how beautiful! I love the pop of color on the end. I'm afraid the size of that shawl is enough to freak me out and send me in the other direction! I guess I should think of the end result!

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  6. wow! what a great fix. It looks fantastic!

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  7. i love the garter stitch trim you added, such lovely colours! yes, maybe i should give this shawl a try ;)

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  8. Love it love it love it! (:

    I have some of that silky alpaca. In white and orange. I'm using the white (held double) to knit a hippo. I used some of the orange to make a (leg- and tail-less cat). I'm still not sure how you manage to use such thin yarn on a regular basis.

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  9. Ahhhh...you are so very clever. I love this! So beautiful and full and drapey. I, too, will make this shawl...some day.... :)

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  10. I think it works beautifully. I'd love to have a go but it looks like such a big project..maybe in the summer...

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  11. It looks so lovely, this pattern is in my queue x

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  12. Beautiful! I love the trim - the colors are perfect! And I agree with you about the blocking - the natural ruching is such a nice touch!

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  13. Lovely!! I definitely agree, the edging makes the shawl!

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  14. I love it! The garter edge really makes the project! You are going to make me want to knit another one of those aren't you.....

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  15. The edging makes it! I have the yarn. I have the pattern. I will make it eventually. But now I'm thinking I may need to jazz it up a bit because of your inspiration. Decisions, decisions.

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  16. I love the addition of different yarn. It totally adds something to your Citron!

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  17. this is gorgeous.....love the colors and it totally makes the shawl pop!!

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  18. I haven't made this pattern and I LOVE yours! The edge stripes are super pretty - clever you!!

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  19. it must be so comfy to wear, it's just lovely! someday i'll have to make one too!

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  20. This is just gorgeous!! And, the spring green cowl is going to be lovely, too! You are doing all the good. blessings ~ tanna

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  21. It really is quite pretty with the edging the way you made it. Great choice.

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  22. Oh, Karen - that is just gorgeous! I love the ruching, too; I don't think I'd block it at all… xo

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