this shawl pattern, la cumparsita, was named after a spanish dance. inspired by my week at common ground, the chickadee version sings its own little tune in a blend of blues and greens. my first time working with malabrigo sock yarn certainly won't be the last. it is quite a pleasurable ply with the same subtle and sublime color changes of its worsted weight sibling.
the little bud lace pattern was a pleasure to knit but the border tripped me up just a bit. thankfully, the designer marnie maclean was a dear and easily diagnosed my dilemma. worked with size five circulars, it worked out pretty much to the suggested gauge. there was just one little modification made on the cast-off edge. this one is just plain purled instead of embelished as the pattern is written.