My Citrine Sweater

I've been wanting to make a fun but basic sweater in my Niya yarn. I came across Emily Green's Citrine pattern from Makingstories and thought that it was a perfect fit. I loved it's basic construction with fun shoulders. 
I knew working this sweater in my 100% Silk Niya yarn, would be perfect. It is  going to be so squishy and soft and keep me cool during the warmer spring months. 
The hardest part was picking the color. 

 

I don't have a neutral colored sweater to just chuck on with a pair of jeans. So I decided to go with our Color Natural. 

 

I made the size 2 which is for a 48" bust I, I am usually a 38-39" bust. Emily suggests a 12" positive ease but I didn't want it that oversized. 
I was able to make gauge with a size 7 needle; 18 sts x 27.5 rows=4". 

The front and the back worked up really quick and fun. Easy but enough to keep my interest. 

Next were the sleeves, I worked the sleeves like the pattern called for. When I went to mattress seam the sleeves together I realized my arms are a little bigger then what the pattern called for. 

I tore back to right before the shoulder shaping and increase a sts at each edge every 4th row. Till I had added 6 sts. Then I finished attaching the sleeves as the pattern said to.  

Lastly was the collar, its stated that you should use a 4 US needle.

(After working the collar, I think I would of pickup about 10 sts less) 

For blocking I wet blocked it and layed it flat to dry. After a couple hours when the garment was still damp I placed it in the dryer on low heat tumble dry to fluff the garment up. 

 

 If you are wanting to make one of these cute pullovers for yourself this is what you will need!

Sizes: 1 (2 3, 4, 5, 6)

Finished Bust Circumference: 43.5 (48, 51.75, 55.58, 63.25)" to be worn with a 12" positive ease at bust. 

I used Niya (100 % silk) 262 yds  per 100 g.

4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Gauge: 18 sts x 27.5 rows = 4" after blocking


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