Malabrigo Caracol is a truly unique yarn! It starts with a bulky thick-and-thin single ply made of Malabrigo's delightfully soft superwash merino wool, and then is criss-crossed with a binder thread (either black or white.) Then the yarn is dyed in a signature Malabrigo kettle-dyed colorway, and: poof! Something unlike any other yarn on the market, inspired by a particular style of hand-spun yarn. Caracol knits up into a cozy, fluffy fabric with a ton of texture and visual interest. Simple stitch patterns really let it sing!
Great for: Warm winter accessories, big cozy afghans, and adding interest to the simplest stockinette patterns
The colors shown on photos are illustrated as reference, as mentioned above, they can differ on more or less of one tone, due to the hand-dyed process.
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Suggested Gauge / Needle / Hook Size
Knitting needle size: 9-15mm (US 13-19)
Knitting gauge: 9sts = 10cm (4")
Crochet hook size: 10-15mm (US N/P 15 to P/Q)
Crochet gauge: 9sts = 10cm (4") in single crochet
Machine washable up to 30°C, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble, dry flat.
Craft Yarn Council Size
6 super bulky