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La Cumparsita Shawl

from Marnie MacLean Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : La Cumparsita Shawl
La Cumparsita Shawl
La Cumparsita Shawl
La Cumparsita Shawl
La Cumparsita Shawl
La Cumparsita Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • yarn over
  • decrease
  • increase
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • work from a chart
  • blocking lace

Pattern Description:

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La Cumparsita is one of the most well known tangos and means 'the little parade.' This delicate lacy shawl is composed of two complimentary lace patterns and a simple border with an easy picot bind off. Worked in superwash merino wool, it's surprisingly durable and ready to be worn over a flirty ruffled dress or slung round your neck as a elegant scarf.


20 sts x 28 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One Size: 62"/157.5 cm wide by 31"/79 cm deep


  • 560 yds/512 m Dizzy Blonde Studios Dizzy Blonde Superwash Sock
  • US size 5/3.75mm (or size to obtain gauge) circular needles 32"/80cm length
  • NOTE: Yarn estimate is exact, you may wish to buy extra to be safe.

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • blocking supplies
  • Optional: cotton thread for lifelines

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