Malabrigo is known for its rich colors and buttery softness, as well as for its own popularity. Because of its fine qualities and popularity among knitters and crocheters, it's hard to get a hold of, and it's hard to keep in stock. Periodically, we're able to replenish our collection of particular Malabrigo yarns, and this time around, we were able to finally get our hands on some Malabrigo Lace.
The Lace is a single ply made from baby merino wool, used as often for garments as it is for lace shawls. Faced with the pleasurable challenge of working up a shop sample in Malabrigo Lace, I spent at least an hour roaming around Ravelry looking at what others had used it for before I settled on a pattern. As of now, I'm about a dozen rows into Saroyan, a lovely, lacy, leafy scarf that's available as a free download on Ravelry. I'm not far enough along to share pictures yet, though I'll surely do so as it grows. When I started working on it, someone commented, "That's not really your kind of thing, is it?" and while it's not, that's part of why I chose it. I rarely knit lace patterns, I rarely knit scarves, I wouldn't have chosen this particular color for myself--but I'm having such fun! It feels good to reach out of my comfort zone and knit something different. If you'd like to make a lace-weight Saroyan of your own--or a Citron, or a Featherweight Cardigan, or any number of other things--come by the shop and we'll talk Malabrigo Lace.