Wednesday, April 21, 2010



Citron by Hilary Smith Callis, Knitty Winter 2009

  • Yarn 1: My handspun "December Sunset", 50% Merino Wool, 50% Tencel (187 yards / 64 g per skein), 1 skein
  • Yarn 2: My handspun "Graphite", Carbonized Bamboo (440 yards / 59 g per skein), ~0.75 skeins
  • Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Knitpicks Options Needle

I decided to use two color-compatible yarns I've spun to make this shawl, as I didn't think I had enough of either (and I was right!). Although the multi-colored yarn is much thicker and a (Navajo-plied) 3-ply and the solid silvery yarn is a slenderer but significantly more variable thickness single-ply, I think it worked out pretty well :)

The fiber:

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The yarn:

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The shawl:


Some close ups:


And closer:


And, of course, here's Bug's Citron photo shoot!


Bug looks a little bit like a fuzzy flower, don't you think?


Happy (slightly early) Earth Day!


Beverly said...

Oh! I love your Citron! What a great combination of yarns. And of course, the silvery gray compliments Bug's eyes nicely.

WingedStrategos said...

Beautiful shawl! It looks great on you and Bug too.

Anonymous said...

Wow that Citron is gorgeous. I was really go run out and buy the yarn until I scrolled down a bit. Figures as that is one of a kind GORGEOUS!!! Love it!

Alice said...

I think this is my favorite Citron to date. Your handspun yarns really are so gorgeous knit up!

SJ said...

It looks lovely! The shine of the two yarns really ties them together (and honestly the difference in weight between them looks to be a non-issue).

You know that Bug's photo shoots are my favorite!

Oiyi said...

Wow, super gorgeous shawl. Your spinning is terrific.

Kara said...

This is so beautiful. I could stare at it all day!

Christie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Linda said...

Thats a gorgeous Citron. I think I may rummage in my fibre and spin soem yarn for the same pattern. Hello to bug!

sula said...

Mmm, I love what you've done with this! Great yarn combination. I have to say, it almost does Bug justice!

kristin said...

Oh, I love this! This is my favorite Citron yet.

Laiane said...

How did I miss those Bug photos?! He's such a handsome cat. ;-)

Eklectika! said...

Love your Citron - it's like a sunset!