Citrine by Emily Greene


November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27.5 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in stockinette stitch, on larger needle, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1075 - 2160 yards (983 - 1975 m)
44 (48½, 52¼, 55¾, 59½, 63¾) {66½*, 71*, 75¼*, 78¾*} inches [112 (123, 132.5, 141.5, 151, 162) {169*, 180.5*, 191*, 200*} cm] finished garment circumference at chest (*see notes)
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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. With its relaxed style, easy fit, and architectural details, Citrine is an elevated basic that’s likely to replace your favorite comfy sweatshirt.

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) {7*, 8*, 9*, 10*}:
44 (48½, 52¼, 55¾, 59½, 63¾) {66½, 71, 75¼, 78¾}ʺ [112 (123, 132.5, 141.5, 151, 162) {169, 180.5, 191, 200} cm] finished garment circumference at chest
Suggested Ease: + 8-12” [20-30 cm]
Pattern includes a detailed schematic (included in photos, at left), with finished garment measurements given in both imperial and metric units.
Samples shown are size 3 (Forêt), worn by Emily with 10” [25 cm] of positive ease, and size 2 (Genêt), worn by Michele with 15” [38 cm] of positive ease.
* Please note, sizes 7, 8, 9 & 10 are included in individual PDF pattern only, and are not included in print/eBook publication by Making Stories. Individual PDF pattern is #sizeinclusive.

1075 (1170, 1290, 1395, 1500, 1595) {1835, 1965, 2100, 2160} yards [985 (1070, 1180, 1275, 1370, 1460) {1680, 1795, 1920, 1975} meters] of worsted weight yarn needed
Samples shown in De Rerum Natura Gilliatt (100% French mérinos d’Arles and black Portuguese merino, carded and woolen spun in France); 270 yards [250 meters]/100 grams), in colorways ‘Forêt’ and ‘Genêt’; requires 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) {7, 8, 8, 8} skeins.

If combining different sizes for Body & Sleeves, you will need:
For Body & Neckband: 785 (880, 965, 1050, 1140, 1225) {1440, 1550, 1665, 1700} yards [720 (805, 885, 960, 1040, 1120) {1320, 1415, 1520, 1555} meters] of worsted weight yarn
For Sleeves*: 290 (290, 325, 345, 360, 370) {395, 415, 435, 460} yards [265 (265, 295, 315, 330, 340) {360, 380, 400, 420} meters] of worsted weight yarn
*Note: If you are combining different sleeve & body sizes, you may need to lengthen or shorten the sleeves relative to the schematic measurements. This will increase or decrease the approximate yardage / meterage required for the sleeves.

18 stitches & 27.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
22 stitches & 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in 1x1 twisted ribbing with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: US 6 / 4.0 mm

Size B (for Neckband)
One 16” [40 cm] circular needle or one set DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: US 4 / 3.5 mm
*A longer circular needle may be used for neckband if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Stitch markers (minimum of 4), removable stitch markers (minimum of 2), waste yarn, blunt tapestry needle, blocking wires & T-pins (optional)

Intermediate: Skills required for this pattern include casting on, binding off, increasing and decreasing, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, and seaming. Instructions are provided for special techniques used, including Alternating Cable Cast On, Sloped Bind Off, Short Rows (Wrap & Turn method), and Exposed Three-Needle Bind Off.

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.

*Love this design, but wish it were top-down and seamless? Be sure to check out sister pattern Citrine Light.

Currently, purchases of the individual PDF pattern for Citrine will include two PDFs: the newly updated, 2023 version of the pattern (version 8), and the previous, 2018 ‘legacy’ format (version 7). The 2023 version of the pattern has been updated to include: a more inclusive size range, improvements to sleeve fit and greater clarity regarding sleeve & body sizing, instructions for all special techniques used, a more detailed schematic, new sample photographs, and a new pattern layout. The 2018 ‘legacy’ version, produced by Making Stories, will remain available for 4 months for knitters who may already be working from this version of the pattern. This ‘legacy’ version will be retired in late May 2023.

Citrine was originally published as one of the 12 modern, minimalist patterns featured in JEWELS, the third book in the European Nature series by Making Stories which combines ethically and environmentally-friendly made yarns with modern, minimalist knitwear designs.

Yarn support generously provided by De Rerum Natura. Ce patron est aussi disponible en français sur le site De Rerum Natura.
Photographs of ‘Forêt’ sample by Chris Shusta.
Photographs of ‘Genêt’ sample by Ricarda Schueller for Making Stories.