In the snowy fog of this winter day, I am happy to share with you the new version of the beautiful “Citrine” pattern created by @emilygreeneknits in Gilliatt for the book “Jewels” and which is reborn with an enlarged size range to dress chest sizes from 80 to 180 cm, a new layout and more detailed explanations.
Citrine is a perfect wear-everywhere pullover, with a relaxed, drop-shouldered silhouette, close-fitting long sleeves, and a slightly scooped neckline.
Graphic columns of twisted ribbing travel diagonally across the upper yoke, converging precisely at the neckline with the exposed three-needle bind off used to join the shoulder seams.
Pullover is knit flat from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. The front and back shoulders are shaped with short rows (wrap & turn method), then joined using an exposed three-needle bind off at the shoulders. The sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn to the body. The neckband is worked in the round from stitches picked up along the neckline edge.
You can easily combine two sizes in this pattern, one for the body and another for the sleeves, in order to get just the right fit for you – you won’t need to make any modifications to the body, just follow the seaming instructions for your preferred sleeve size (not your ‘body’ size) to mark the base of the armhole and join your pieces.
Emily @emilygreeneknits advises to choose a positive bust size between 20 and 30 cm for a good placement of the armholes on the arms.
For her version in Gilliatt ” Forêt “, Emily knitted a size 3 with 25 cm of ease; for her version in Gilliatt ” brouillard “, Céline knitted the size 2 which she wears with 23 cm of ease.
This is a pattern of intermediate difficulty, which can be knitted while enjoying the beauty of the stitch work and which I hope will bring you much pride and satisfaction!
Emily Greene’s graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Through her signature use of diagonal lines and texture, Emily aims to create patterns that inspire and challenge makers to stretch their skills and elevate their handknit wardrobes. She lives and works in Portland, Maine.
Photo Credits of the green sample: Emily Greene