Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Patternum Novum: Citron Grand

You guys remember Citron, right? Well, over the past couple of years I've received lots of requests for instructions on how to make it bigger - and I even made a bigger one myself - as well as lots of questions about how the garter tab cast on works. So I finally sat down, did some math, and decided to make it official.

Citron Grand is an update of the original Citron pattern that includes a photo tutorial of the cast on and detailed instructions (as well as yarn requirements) for up to 10 sections of Citron, and it comes in a handy pdf format.

Here with 7 sections.

The pattern is available via Ravelry (no account required) as a download for $3.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace (for an original flavor Citron) in Lettuce, or Wabi Sabi Yarns Lush Lace in Peacock (pictured), 435 - 1445 yards (398 - 1321 m)

Needles: US 6 (4mm) circulars

Gauge: 24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes available: 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) section repeats

If you like Citron, you'll love Citron Grand!

A few other miscellaneous items:

* Last week I returned from a trip around the world (Literally. We flew east to get to our destination and west to get home.), so I'll have more to share about that later.

* Since I'm finally over my jet lag, I'm finally getting organized, and it looks like I'll have two more fun giveaways coming up soon!

* Yesterday, I did a guest post for Whip Up -- check it out if you'd like to hear about the not-so-glamorous parts of pattern design.

* Today is my 32nd birthday. I'm starting to feel like maybe I'd like that number to stop getting bigger every year. :)


Unknown said...

happy birthday!

Jodi said...

Love the larger version of Citron! Have a wonderful birthday, Hilary. We're around the same age, and I agree that the number is getting a little scary.

Can't wait to hear about the trip.

barefootrooster said...

happy birthday, hilary! hope you have a fabulous day!

juicyknits said...

Many happy returns of the day, Hilary! I'm knitting Indicum right now and am enjoying it a lot. It's the first pattern by you that I'm trying and I'll surely return for some more.

Suzanne said...

Happy birthday, Hilary! Thanks for making Citron even better!

Evelyn said...

The Citron Grande is beautiful ... happy birthday!

Amy said...

I loved your guest post on on the design process, I shared it with my knitting teacher. She is doing a class right now on sweater design, and wants to share the post with the class which I hope is OK, giving you credit of course. Thanks for your insight.

Inconsolable Underwing said...

Hello, Hilary, and Happy Birthday! In the past week, I read the whole of your blog from the beginning post to today's--it's great! I look forward to knitting the Citron, the Citron Grand, and many more of your patterns. Best wishes for a great, new year of life ahead!

sophy ting said...

Grattis! :D

Also, i like the color of your Citron Grand! but, really, i don't know if i could stand to knit all those stitches.