Pattern: Citron shawl by Hillary Smith Callis, Knitty Winter ’09
Yarn: Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud Lace, tidepool heather colorway. 1 skein.
Needle: US Size 3, Addi Lace
Mods and Notes: No (intentional, at least) modifications! The pattern (and sample) have a “ruffly edging”, and mine really does not. Not sure what happened there, but c’est la vie.
Oh my. This was probably the most tedious pattern I’ve ever knit. I started it back in July when we were in Florida, and it took me a good six weeks to slog through. By the final repeat, you are knitting SO MANY STITCHES for each row. So very many, many mind-numbing stitches. This almost requires television or movie watching to make it through. I’m happy with the way it turned out though!
It’s pretty tiny, so I’ll wear it as a little neckerchief thing. I bet it would look very cute with a tweed or velvet blazer, although it was far too hot to model that particular look today. Get here soon, fall!