Citrine Light





fingering weight yarn


We have always loved our longtime Friend of the Flock Emily Greene's Citrine pullover, so we were ecstatic when she told us she was working on this lighter-weight version in our ethereal fingering-weight Weld! Featuring the same graphic details as the original, Citrine Light takes advantage of Weld's wonderful balance of drape and stitch definition for a fabric that's as effortless to wear as it is joyful to make. Citrine Light also turns its worsted-weight sibling's construction upside down, for a completely seamless, top-down project you can modify as you go. The modified drop-shoulder armhole makes it easy to customize the fit of the sleeves and body, depending on your personal ease preferences, while Emily's signature knitterly details like tubular bind offs and the Vikkel Braid at the neckline elevate the finish for a truly heirloom-quality garment. 

A note: Citrine Light is available as a digital download and a yarn+pattern bundle here at, but 100% of pattern sales revenue goes directly to the designer, just as if you bought the pattern directly from their website or on Ravelry. We think this way, everybody wins: you get an easier, more straightforward experience as a consumer, our indie designer friends get to realize the maximum revenue from their work, and you get another great way to access new designs in our yarn outside of our pattern collections.  

Type:   Indie Design — Digital Download
Designer:   Emily Greene
Yarn:   Weld
Skill Level:   5 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Weld (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 200 yds [183 m]; 1.76 oz. [50g]): 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13) skeins. Sample shown in Red Feather (burnt orange).

38.75 (42.5, 45.25, 51, 54.5, 57.75, 61.25, 64, 69.5)" [98.5(107.5, 115.5, 129.5, 138.5) {146.5, 155.5, 162.5, 176.5} cm] finished circumference at chest. Suggested ease +6-12" [15-30.5 cm]; pullover shown measures 51" [129.5 cm] with 9" [23 cm] positive ease.

Size A (for body and sleeves): US 3 [3.25 mm]: One 36-60" [90-150 cm] circular needle 
Size B (for neckband): US 1 [2.25 mm]: One 36" [90 cm] circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Stitch markers; tapestry needle; waste yarn

23.5 stitches & 32 rounds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch worked in the round with Size A needle(s), after blocking
30 stitches & 33 rounds = 4" [10 cm] in twisted ribbing worked in the round with Size A needle(s), after blocking (relaxed and unstretched)

Skills Required: 
German Short Rows, Crochet Cast On, Cable Cast On, Tubular Bind Off (optional), Vikkel Braid (optional). Instructions provided for optional techniques.

About the Designer

Emily Greene is a Portland, Maine-based designer of knitwear and buildings. Her graphic handknit designs are heavily influenced by her architectural background and by her broader studies of shape, pattern, and surface design. Emily’s modern knitwear designs have been published by Laine Magazine, Brooklyn Tweed, Pom Pom Quarterly, and Woolfolk. 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 can be found on both Instagram and Ravelry as @emilygreeneknits; her knitwear designs can be found on her website,

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