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Citric Acid
Friday, December 10, 2004

Citric AcidThis is the first sweater I ever knit. It was an accident. I went to Seaport Yarns, just to check it out, and I saw this acid green Manos del Uruguay yarn. It was love at first sight. I bought several skeins, not even knowing what I was going to do with it. Then I remembered a somewhat simple sweater from the Spring 2003 Interweave Knits. It's called the Gatsby Pullover. One of the interesting features is that it has shaping a few inches in from the seams. This adds an interesting dimension to an otherwise straight forward sweater. This being the first sweater I ever knit, the arms are too long and its rustic nature makes Kyle call it my Hobbit sweater. But I like it just fine.

I love love love Manos Del Uruguay. Their colors are bright and jewel-like. I love thick and think homespun yarn. And every time I see Manos in a shop I gravitate to this color. It's called "Citric". Maybe I'll get some more and make a matching hat and scarf.


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hey there! im searching for a sweater to do with my purty manos (why do we buy it sans pattern? cause its too pretty to walk away from). how many skeins did you need for this sweater?
~melissa

By Blogger Melissa, at 11:26 AM  

Gosh, I love that color too. I think I'll go order the back-issue for that mag. I just subscribed this month, and I love that sweater; its the kind of thing I'd love to wear to just knock about. Great job - I like your blog!

Jeri
http://www.scoobagirl.typepad.com/tangled_threads_and_seawe/

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:55 PM  

I think I had 6 or 7 skeins of the Manos yarn to do the sweater. I just bought the yarn with no idea of what to make with it, but it worked out well.

By Blogger Angela, at 8:21 PM  

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