Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Citron from Knitty, main body knit in Flamboyance Yarns Dashing merino sock. The pattern calls for a heavier laceweight yarn with around 500 yards, so the sock yarn ran out just after the increases for the ruffled edge. I used some leftover RYC Cashsoft 4ply in deep purple for the remainder, when that ran out on the last row I cast off with a paler lilac/mauve in the same yarn.

If I made this again I would probably use KFB rather than M1 for the increases - at this sort of loose gauge, the M1s are very obvious when the piece is blocked. I love the shape it creates, and I tried not to block it too harshly to retain as much of the ruching as possible.

I'm now working on a Season 14 Doctor Who scarf, as worn by Tom Baker (the fourth Doctor). WittyLittleKnitter is an excellent resource for Who scarf patterns and information. I'm using Cascade 220 for mine, substituting Beige for sand, and Goldenrod for Gold. I also got Christmas Red standard as the heather version is pretty much impossible to get here at the moment.

Thanks for all your comments on the last post, and particularly regarding "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". I finally started reading it, but haven't got very far yet, it does seem good though.

I've just seen the news on John Simm Online that he has a new TV project, working with Philip Glenister. That was exciting enough in itself, but it also stars Max Beesley, so I'm one happy bunny today. We don't have Sky any more but it will likely be out on DVD soon after broadcast, judging by the current "Strike Back" made by the same people for Sky.

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At 4:50 pm, May 05, 2010, Blogger Auntie Noo said...

Citron looks gorgeous, I love the two colours that you've used together.

Can't believe that John Simm thing is on Sky - My sis knows the fella who's directing (or some other fancypants job !!) it out there, although he hadn't said what the project actually was, just that it was Phil Glenister and John Simm...... bahhumbug to Sky!! ;)

At 5:56 pm, May 05, 2010, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

It's a small world isn't it! At least these things are being released on DVD after broadcast, for those of us who don't want/have Sky. If your sis hears any interesting info please do pass it along :-)

At 10:15 pm, May 05, 2010, Blogger acrylik said...

Loving your Citron, definitely going to be knitting that at some point. I do like how the final ruffle contrasts with the main yarn.

At 3:06 pm, May 06, 2010, Blogger Anni said...

gorgeous shawl. would love to knit it, if only I had time.

At 4:48 pm, May 06, 2010, OpenID knitsamadworld said...

I like the different coloured border, and the fact that it has the ruffles is cute.

Ooo, wonder what John, Phil and Max are going to be doing together???

At 5:17 pm, May 06, 2010, Blogger Linda said...

Thats a lovely Citron, but even better a Beesley, Sim, Glenister combination .... I love Max Beesley ...

At 11:55 am, May 07, 2010, Blogger Daisy said...

That looks beautiful! Love the colours, and looking forward to seeing the scarf too.


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