As this little shawlette was taking shape, I couldn’t help but notice a resemblance to a slice of citrus due to its semi-circular shape and increases subtly radiating from the center. With its bit of ruffle and ruching, and especially its reference to my favorite of the California winter crops, I knew I would be wearing this wintry fruit accessory to each and every holiday party this year. ~ Hilary Smith Callis
During the month of May, my friend Elseline and I knitted Citron shawls together. This impromptu KAL started when she shared a photo of her Citron she started using the a skein of yarn I had sent to her for Christmas. Elseline was preparing for a trip to Andalusia Spain and was taking this particular project with her as vacation knitting. When I saw her Citron, I had to cast on one too and opted to use stash yarn, which I’m embarrassed to say has been in my stash for over four years.
Today seemed like a good day to finally take photos and share my new shawl with you all. I opted to block out my Citron, which has given it light look with touches of depth where the ruching stitch is used. I love it and cannot wait to wear it this fall!
Here’s the particulars:
Yarn: For this project I used one skein of Malabrigo fingering weight (440 yards/402.3 m) in the colorway Persia.
Needle Size: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Blocked Size: 15 1/2″ (down the middle) x 43″ (tip to tip)